Accountant Job Placements – Finnish Refugee Council (FRC)

Job Title:           Accountant
Organisation:  Finnish
Refugee Council (FRC)
Duty Station:    Kampala, Uganda
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
primary responsibility of Accountant is to provide professional technical
finance and accounting services, to keep a clean accounting system and
procedures, and ensure timely reporting.
Key Duties and
Responsibilities: 
Payment and procurement preparations
(30%)
·        
Oversee
and prepare all financial transactions to ensure conformity with approved
accounting and budgetary control systems, procedures and regulations.
·        
Pre-check
procurement and service provider vouchers and bills before payments are
authorised.
·        
Prepare
and maintain staff payroll; posting of salary, NSSF and PAYE payments into
electronic systems, and prepare salary slips to staff on a monthly basis.
·        
Ensure
all statutory payments and dues are remitted and filing done.
Accounting and Financial Reporting
(60%)
·        
Follow
up, receive and track all accountability of advances from project staff.
·        
Follow
up the utilisation of advances against project budget.
·        
Reconcile
by 10th of every month the bank accounts and cash receipts for HQ book keeping
and assist in monthly and annual income and expenditure statements preparation
for both HQ and donors.
·        
Ensure
that all finance related documents are stored appropriately in the FRC electronic
and physical filing system.
·        
Ensure
the standard Financial accounting procedures, plus FRC finance manual guided
accounting principles are adhered to.
·        
Provide
and submit to HQ all necessary documentation related to audits.
·        
Prepare
monthly narrative reports as part of the consolidated operations report.
Other (10%)
·        
File
in annual URA tax returns and other tax related documents and requests, and act
as focal point on all tax related issues with URA.
·        
Assist
in controlling the approved budgets and ensure that expenditures comply with
grant/donor agreements.
·        
Revise,
in liaison with the supervisor and the Accountancy Unit at the FRC HQ, the
finance policies, systems and procedures of the organization.
·        
Support
in preparation of new project proposal’s budgets.
·        
Carry
out field verification visits for the different projects when relevant.
·        
Undertake
any other duties as may be assigned by the supervisor.



QUALIFICATIONS,
SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE:
·        
The
ideal applicant must hold Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting. Other finance
related degrees such as Business Administration or Commerce can be considered,
if accompanied with full professional accounting qualification (e.g. ACCA,
CPA).
·        
Post
Graduate Diploma in Financial Management an advantage.
·        
At
least 3 years’ relevant experience in a finance role
·        
Flexible
with good communication, feedback, and interpersonal and supervisory skills,
assertive and able to question unclear transactions.
·        
Able
to work with a multi-cultural environment within the organization.
How to Apply:
All suitably
qualified and interested candidates should send 
maximum 4-page long CV and 1-page Application letter on one
attachment  including Basic salary
request , contact details (email and telephone) of 3 professional reference
persons  to;     frcugandaadmin@refugeecouncil.fi   Do not email copies of certificates. Those
are requested from short listed candidates only. 
Deadline: 4th November 2019
                
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