Project Accountant NGO Jobs – Living Earth Uganda (LEU)




Organisation: Living
Earth Uganda (LEU)
Duty Station:  Kampala,
Uganda
Reports to: Finance
and Administration Manager and Project Supervisor
About LEU:
Living Earth Uganda
(LEU) is a natural resources and environmental management NGO that was
established and formally registered under the Non-Governmental Organizations
Registration Statute, 1989 and licensed to operate in Uganda in September 1999.
LEU promotes awareness and skills creation in environmental management, to
prompt communities and other stakeholders to translate the right ideas into
action.
Job Summary:  The Project Accountant will be responsible for
supporting project financial activities at Unit/regional offices. The Project
Accountant will work operationally with the Project Supervisor(s).
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Drawing a detailed workplan to guide implementation of activities.
  • Implementing Organizational Finance Policies and Procedures
  • Checking and ensuring accuracy of all receipts and payments
    transactions of the organization.
  • Responsible for entering financial information and maintaining all
    financial records for projects and for the organization. This will include
    Posting books of accounts and ensuring all accounting records are
    up-to-date and are maintained in accordance with the generally accepted
    accounting principles and organizational policies and procedures.
  • Obtain approvals as per organization policies and procedures  on all procurements and purchases for
    the projects and for the organization.
  • Preparation of monthly and annual financial reports.
  • Preparation and filing of tax returns, remittance of NSSF
    contribution and any other statutory obligations
  • Preparing the payroll and ensuring its proper deductions and
    accuracy.
  • Maintaining the Fixed Assets Register.
  • Ensuring proper control of organizational funds, stores and other
    assets.
  • Ensuring that due liabilities are discharged in time and due
    revenues are collected promptly.
  • Provide financial inputs for proposal development, project
    management, Human Resource Management policies, logistics, travel and
    other areas of administration.
  • Perform any other duties as may be assigned by Management.


Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The applicant must hold a first degree in in  accounting or any related field
  • Three years of experience  in
    similar field
  • Good working knowledge of computer programmes including MS Excel,
    Word, and accounting packages such as quick books etc is a MUST.
  • Possession of certified accounting 
    qualification or  part of it
    is an added advantage
  • Demonstrated ability to meet deadlines
  • Proven skills & experience in report writing, documentation,
    and  team work
  • Excellent interpersonal, and communication (verbal and written)
    skills
  • Excellent budget and workplan 
    management skills
  • Ability to work with limited supervision
 How to Apply:
All applicants
should send their applications and resumes to: The attention of the Human Resource
Officer, Living Earth Uganda, Plot 409, Canon Njuba Road Nakulabye, P.O.Box
28694, Kampala, Uganda or info@livingearthuganda.org, copied to
swithern@livingearthuganda.org or hand-deliver it to Living Earth Uganda Head
Office at Plot 409 Canon Njuba Road, Nakulabye or Hoima Office on Plot 11,
Tayali Drive, Kijungu, Hoima or West Nile, 
Arua Office on Plot 4 B Awindiri Cresent
Deadline: Friday 22nd February 2019.
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