Assistant Accountant Job Opportunities – Habitat for Humanity Uganda

Job Title:  Assistant Accountant
 Organisation: Habitat for Humanity
Duty Station: Uganda
Reports to: 
About US:
for Humanity Uganda (HFHU) affiliated to Habitat for Humanity International
(HFHl) is an Ecumenical Christian Ministry that welcomes to its work all people
dedicated to the cause of eliminating poverty housing.
Job Summary: The Assistant Accountant
supports HFHU to operate efficiently & effectively.  Functionally this requires timely and
accurate data entry to ensure timely preparation of financial statements. The
Assistant Accountant is also responsible for the cash management function to
support the organization’s operations
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
Data processing to support
Financial Reporting
Responsible for timely and accurate Branch and National office reports
Reviews reports for accuracy using a branch Report Checklist.
Reviews source documents of accountability for reasonableness and
Make corrections on reports as necessary and communicates changes to the
branch Accounts Assistant.
Assists branch staff in correcting reporting errors and solving problems
in financial reporting
Reviews loan disbursement and repayment data
Responsible for entering data into computerized accounting software.
Enters reviewed branch data into SUN system
Enters other financial data into Sun systems
Assists in the timely and accurate submission of HFHU reports to HFHI.
Assists in monthly bank and balance sheet items reconciliations.
Assists in the preparation and review of monthly and quarterly financial
Cash Management
Responsible for management of National Office Petty Cash :
Disburses National Office petty cash according to approved requests and
cash handling controls.
The Assistant Accountant will receipt all monies received at the National
Office and bank them.
Reviews accountabilities for the petty cash advances.
Maintain reasonable cash balances and ensure replenishment of the
approved petty cash float
Prepares payment vouchers and related work
Prepares payment vouchers for all the approved requests.
Responsible for withdrawing cash and depositing all HFH Uganda cash and check
Responsible for making payments to suppliers and others parties and
ensuring proper acknowledgement is received from them.
Supports both the internal and External Audit Processes by providing
required documents and information.
Ensures that the finance printed stationary is in stock and requested
finance books are disbursed in a timely manner
Tracks the stock of finance printed and other stationery items
Any other reasonable duties as relates to the interests and operations of
Habitat for Humanity Uganda.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
The ideal applicant must hold a Bachelor’s Degree in Commerce, Business
Studies with a specialization in Accounting.
At least three years post qualification experience in a busy finance
 Computer Literacy with Competency
in MS word, MS Excel and SUN Accounting software
Excellent written and oral communication skills in English
Ability to work with minimum supervision
Ability to manage multiple tasks at a time and work effectively with
colleagues from different backgrounds
Strong planning, organization, interpersonal, communication and
decision-making skills as well as team building and negotiation skills
High level of integrity, self-driven and able to set own work schedule
with rigorous deadlines.
High level of professional people management and customer care skills

Note:  This job description is not incorporated in
the employment contract.  It is intended
as a guide and should not be viewed as an inflexible specification as it may be
varied from time to time in the light of strategic developments and following
discussion with the post holder. The post holder will be expected to work to
agreed objectives, which should facilitate achievement of the responsibilities
in accordance with the performance review process.
How to Apply:
suitably qualified and interested candidates should  their applications to the Human Resource
Department to this email address:
position applied tor should he indicated clearly in the subject line. Habitat
for Humanity Uganda
0414 501457/0392 765 802.
Deadline: Friday, 13th
December 2019
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