Fresher UNHCR Project Accountant Non-profit Careers – World Vision International

Job Title:        UNHCR
Project Accountant
Organisation: World
Vision International
Duty Station: Uganda
Reports to: Response
Finance Manager
About US:
World Vision Uganda
is a Christian Relief, Development and Advocacy Non-Government Organization
dedicated to working with children, families and communities to overcome
poverty and injustice. We currently work in over 41 districts in Uganda. World
Vision is committed to the protection of children and we will not employ people
whose background is not suitable for working with children. All employment is
conditioned upon the successful completion of all applicable background checks,
including criminal record checks where possible. “Our Vision for every child,
Life in all its fullness. Our prayer for every Heart, the will to make it so.”
Job Summary:  The UNHCR Project Accountant will work closely
with the Response Finance Manager in budget preparations, monitoring grants
budgets, MYPBAS commitments against approved budgets and expenditure, prepare
financial reports and assist finance & operations staff in understanding
basics of government/multilateral grants regulations and World Vision
International Financial policies.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Provide guidance and participate in the development of Program
    proposals with a view of advising on key strategic financial implications
    as per FM and donor requirements.
  • The incumbent will also prepare and revise program budgets and cash
    flows in line with donor requirements, financial policies and procedures
    and advise management concerning appropriate actions to be taken in order
    to achieve set objectives in line with donor requirements.
  • Build the capacity of grants finance and program staff through on
    job training to enable them understand and interpret multilateral grants
    policies and WVI Financial Manual.
  • Capacity build/Orient project partners/sub-grantees on grant rules
    and regulations and other grant/financial information so as to ensure
    compliance with contract terms of donor agencies.
  • Prepare grants for audits, review and assist in the implementation
    of program and financial audit recommendations with a view of providing
    adequate implementation plan to ensure recommendations are implemented on
    timely basis.
  • Review program expenditures to ensure proper documentation, coding,
    donor requirements and WV financial policies compliances, budget
    availability and initiate any necessary corrections or adjustments.
  • Prepare quarterly, semi-annual and annual program financial reports
    to different donors, follow-ups and maintain donors’ relationships.
  • Track payable and receivable accounts for vendors and program staff
    on a monthly basis and maintain them at low levels so as not to put
    program funds at risk.
  • Update grant files with proposals, grant agreements, budgets,
    financial reports, narrative reports, cost extensions, no cost extensions
    and other relevant correspondences.
  • Track and Monitor the use of program assets and equipment as per
    World Vision Policies and provide assets and equipment report to the
    management on quarterly basis for corrective actions.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The ideal candidate for the World Vision UNHCR Project Accountant
    job opportunity must hold a university degree in Finance or Accounting.
  • Two years of experience in financial accounting, preferably within
    World Vision.
  • Must have a proven knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting
    Principles and a practical knowledge of financial systems and internal
  • Previous experience in government grants financial management,
    establishment and monitoring of budgets.
  • Must have proven knowledge and experience in spreadsheet
    applications and an understanding of data processing concepts and systems.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
How to Apply:
All suitably
qualified candidates are encouraged to apply online by visiting World Vision
International’s e-recruitment jobs portal at the web link below.
Please follow
instructions on How to Create Account and Profile at World Vision’s
e-recruitment portal.  Qualified female candidates are particularly
encouraged to apply.
Deadline: 15th July 2018
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