Financial Accountant NGO Job Vacancies – Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS)

Organisation: Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS)
Duty Station: Kampala,
Uganda
About US:
The Wildlife
Conservation Society (WCS) is a non-governmental organization headquartered at
the Bronx Zoo in New York City, that aims to conserve the world’s largest wild
places in 14 priority regions. Founded in 1895 as the New York Zoological
Society (NYZS), the organization is led by President and CEO Cristián Samper.
WCS manages four New York City wildlife parks in addition to the Bronx Zoo: the
Central Park Zoo, New York Aquarium, Prospect Park Zoo and Queens Zoo. Together
these parks receive 4 million visitors per year. All of the New York City
facilities are accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA).
Job Summary:  The Financial Accountant will report to WCS
Uganda Program Finance and Operations Director. The overall Purpose of this Job
is to assist WCS in the development and maintenance of efficient accounting and
finance management procedures for the country program in collaboration with the
Finance and Operations Director. This position is primarily focused on
delivering day-to-day support to the financial component of program management
and administrative responsibilities as outlined below.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
Financial
Accounting and Fiduciary Accountability
·       
Assist
in managing all in-house financial transactions including initiation of online
banking transactions, disbursement and clearing of advances for field missions
and Kampala based expenditures according to the approved procedures.
·       
Ensure
that statutory deductions are properly accounted for and remitted to the
relevant authorities within the set deadlines
·       
Write
payment vouchers with supporting documents and ensure that all the necessary
authorizations and forms documenting cash flow are in place
·       
Ensure
that complete documentation and proper procedures are followed for Procurement
and payment requests.
·       
Maintain
an up-to-date accurate accounting system; including data entry and paper file
system and registering all expenditures/ advances into the accounting journal
voucher template daily before weekly submission to the Finance and Operations
Director for posting in Systems Application Program.
·       
Assist
in the control of all expenses made by staff by reviewing receipts and
expenditure templates.
·       
As
necessary, discuss any issues or questions with the Finance and Operations
Director.
·       
Monitor
actual expenditure against budgets and ensure compliance with donor
requirements 8) Manage the fuel card accounts and prepare fuel card account
reconciliations monthly.
·       
Maintain
and update the inventory list/fixed assets list and carry out periodic
inventory
·       
verification.
·       
Assist
in WCS periodic Audit Processes.
Human Resources and
Office Administration
·       
Assist
to maintain personnel files (hard copy and electronic as required) for each
staff member. These files to include: copy of CV, contract, appointment letter,
insurance information, performance evaluations and warning letters, emergency
contacts, work/ research permits as necessary.
·       
Ensure
all staff have current and up-to-date contracts. Notify the Finance and
Operations Director when renewals are necessary
·       
Ensure
that WCS and donor standards are followed for document retention, especially as
required for financial records and audits.
·       
Develop
an organized system for storage of such records.
·       
Budgets
and Contracts Management
·       
Develop
and maintain files for all contracts, sub-awards, and grants to individuals or
organizations.
·       
Assist
in monitoring and controlling grant activities and in-housing auditing of
project budget




Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
·       
The applicant
must hold a bachelor’s degree in accounting or a similar field.
·       
CPA is
an added advantage
·       
At least
three years of professional experience preferably from Not for Profit
·       
Proficiency
in MS-Excel and at least one financial accounting software
How to Apply:
Interested
individuals must submit their CV, cover letter and three (3) reference,
referencing the position in the subject line to wcsuganda@wcs.org and copy to:
snampindo@wcs.org
Deadline: 30th June 2020 by 12:00 Noon
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