Accountant NGO Jobs – Dwelling Places (DP)

Title:          Accountant
Organisation: Dwelling
Places (DP)
Duty Station: Kampala,
Reports to: Finance
About US:
Dwelling Places (DP)
is a registered Christian Non Governmental Organization
(NGO) which
specialises in the rescue, rehabilitation, reconciliation, resettlement and
follow-up of children living on the streets. The overall objective of DP is to
have a society where every child has a chest to rest their head on and a place
to call home.
Job Summary:  The Accountant will provide a professional
accounting service to the organisation ensuring that sound financial internal
controls are in place and adhered to and financial transactions are carried out
in accordance with recognised International Accounting Standards and
organisational policies and procedures to ensure the Accountancy Function
delivers on the agreed objectives as per the annual approved Work plan
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Ensure a robust system of internal control in accounts is developed
    and adhered to
  • Assist with external audit process and ensure recommendations are
    acted on
  • Oversee internal audit process
  • Ensure the accounting ledger (Quickbooks) is accurately kept up to
    date and a regular backup carried out
  • Ensure that sound financial controls are implemented in line with
    the financial policy
  • Oversee the professional development of the accounts Assistant and
    volunteers attached to the accounts section
  • Ensure a balanced, approved budget is developed and adhered to
  • Ensure all incomes are accurately recorded and appropriately
    accounted for and banked in a timely manner
  • Process all payments in line with the financial policy and in a
    timely manner to ensure activities can be carried out
  • Prepare the monthly payroll for approval
  • Collate all payment requests (requisitions and staff expense claim
    forms), ensuring they are appropriately authorised, in line with approved
    budgets, have supporting documents attached and value for money is
  • Prepare a weekly update of the organisation’s cash position for
    management, listing pending requisitions, anticipated funds and future
  • Arrange payment of approved requisitions
  • Aid the organisation in the objective of reducing and minimising
  • Oversee the maintenance of the asset register 
  • Participate in the reporting of the financial performance of the
    organisation in line with statutory, donor and organisational policy
  • Assist in the preparation of the annual accounts and the audit
    process as required
  • Ensure regular monitoring reports for donors are prepared by
    deadlines, responding to ad-hoc requests for information as required
  • Participate in producing monthly financial reports for budget holders,
    seeking explanations for variances
  • Participate in Producing financial reports for the quarterly Work
    Plan review process, as well as the regular Monitoring & Evaluation
    report on progress against the workplan
  • Assist the Finance Manager in Preparing reports for management/ BOD
    as requested
  • Prepare all Uganda Revenue Authority and National Social Security
    Fund schedules/ returns by the deadlines
  • Ensure all cash and bank reconciliations are done as stipulated in
    the financial manual
  • Assist in organising basic financial training for other staff
    members within the organisation where required and play a mentorship role
    for the Accounts Assistant
  • Carry out any other duties as may be assigned by the Country

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The ideal candidate for the Dwelling Places Accountant job placement
    should hold an equivalent to graduation from a four-year college or
    university with a major in accounting, finance, economics, or a related
  • At least three years of general accounting experience with
    management experience desirable
  • Two years of experience in nonprofit sector desirable
  • Equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to
    successfully perform the essential duties of the job
  • Extensive knowledge of budgeting, accounting and auditing practices
    and principles
  • Knowledge of computer applications related to the work (i.e.
    Microsoft Excel and Word, accounting packages)
  • Knowledge of standard office practices and procedures
  • Able to effectively communicate in person, over the phone and in
  • Able to maintain accurate and up-to-date financial records
  • Able to prepare clear and concise written reports for different
  • Strong analytical and research skills
  • Able to organise own work, set priorities and meet critical
  • Good interpersonal skills to interact with coworkers, managers,
    subordinates and donors to convey information and to receive work
How to Apply:
All suitably
qualified and interested candidates are encouraged to send the following;
  • A handwritten application letter with
    and updated CV with academic qualifications
  • A pastor’s letter, LC1 Letter and letter
    of recommendation from previous employer
  • Two passport size photos
Deliver your
applications to: Dwelling Places Head Office – Off Nalukolongo Masaka road near
Mutundwe Police Station between 8:30 am to 5:00 pm Monday to Friday or email
to: or call 0312-513701
Deadline: 8th February 2019
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