Accountant NGO Job Careers – Finnish Refugee Council (FRC)

Job Title:  Accountant
Organization: Finnish
Refugee Council (FRC)
Duty Station: Kampala,
Reports to: Human
Resource & Finance Manager
About US:
Finnish Refugee
Council (FRC) is an INGO promoting adult education and community development
among refugees since 1997 as an operational partner to UNHCR and OPM.
Job Summary:  The Accountant will provide professional
technical finance and accounting services, to keep a clean accounting system
and procedures, and ensure timely reporting.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
preparations (30%)
  • Oversee all financial transactions to ensure conformity with
    approved accounting and budgetary control systems, procedures and
  • Prepare and maintain staff payroll; posting of salary, NSSF and PAYE
    payments into electronic system, and preparation of salary slips to staff.
  • Ensure all statutory filings and payments are prepared and remitted
    on a timely basis.
  • Support the Program Manager to check advance requests from staff for
    project work.
Accounting and
Financial Reporting (60%)
  • Follow up and receive accountability of advances from project staff.
  • Prepare monthly project cash accounts and book keeping, and bank
    reconciliations by 10th of every month, inclusive of monthly and annual
    income and expenditure statements for both HQ and donors.
  • Assure that all finance related documents are stored appropriately
    in the FRC electronic filing system.
  • Review the monthly audit trail and reports to ensure accuracy.
  • Support HQ in the internal and external audit of accounts.
Other (10%)
  • Lead as focal point on all related issues with Statutory Regulators.
  • Assist in controlling the approved budgets, and ensure that
    expenditures comply with grant/donor agreements.
  • Assist in preparation of project proposal’s budgets.
  • Carry out field verification visits for the different projects when
  • Undertake any other duties as may be assigned by the supervisor.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The ideal candidate for the Finnish Refugee Council (FRC) Accountant
    job must hold a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Business
    Administration, Commerce and Other degrees can be considered, if
    accompanied with full professional accounting qualification such as ACCA
    and CPA.
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Financial Management an advantage.
  • Three years of relevant experience in a finance role.
  • Flexible with good communication, feedback, interpersonal and
How to Apply:
All candidates
should send their Email applications to  
Please include in
your application letter:
  • Gross salary request,
  • Maximum 4-page long CV
  • Contact details (email and telephone) of
    3 professional reference persons.
Deadline: 31st July 2019
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