Senior Accountant NGO Jobs – International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC)

 

Job Title:    Senior Accountant

Organization:  International Committee of the Red Cross
(ICRC)

Duty Station:  Kampala,
Uganda

Reports to: Finance & Administration Manager

 

About US:

The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) is a neutral and
independent international humanitarian organisation, which assists and protects
victims of armed conflicts and other situations of violence. The ICRC Tracing
team, in cooperation with Uganda Red Cross Society (URCS), provides services to
people separated by conflicts and other situations of violence in order to
search for their family members and re-establish contact between them,
especially unaccompanied children and vulnerable adults.

 

Job Summary:  The
Senior Accountant is in charge of preparing, reconciling and analysing the
accounting records and financial reports of the Delegation.

 

Key Duties and Responsibilities:  

·       
Bookkeeping
cash and bank

·       
Explains
the ICRC financial structure and procedures to collaborators, internal and
external

·       
Receives
the bills, audits and crosschecks accuracy and consistency of all accounting documents
submitted, i.e. amounts, Requisition Orders, Purchase Orders/contracts,
accounting details, as per the Organisation’s rules and procedures, prior to
submission to the Finance & Admin. Manager for approval.

·       
Prepares
all payments by bank transfer and confirmation letters timely and delivers them
to the concerned respective parties

·       
Monitors
the cash flow of the delegation and prepares cash transfer request as per
monthly projections to the headquarters.

·       
Enters
all cash payments in the accounting application and establishes the vouchers
and supervises all entries related to cash payments.

·       
Establishes
accurate reconciliation of bank journals with bank statements.

·       
Ensures
that accounting data entered is as per ICRC chart of accounts and uses the
standardized entries for imputations.

·       
In
charge of the Delegation’s VAT file and follows up the refunds from URA.

·       
Ensures
that payments for statutory deductions, such as NSSF and P.A.Y.E are timely
executed.

·       
Prepares
power of attorney list for the bank – new signatures and cancels previous ones.

·       
Financial
reporting and meetings

·       
Prepares
monthly financial planning and submits it to all the concerned.

·       
Prepares
the list of newly approved Allocation of Expenditure and timely submits it to
all the concerned.

·       
Prepares
any other financial lists or statistics as required by Administration on an ad
hoc basis.

·       
End of
month closure

·       
Performs
extensive quality checks of the monthly accounting and corrects
omissions/mistakes.

·       
Prepares
monthly projections and handles the monthly closure independently, under the
general supervision of the Finance & Admin. Manager.

·       
Liaises
with all concerned departments in obtaining statistical data needed for the end
of month closure.

·       
Performs
end of month accounting closure.

·       
National
Society accounting

·       
Responsible
for reconciliation of Uganda Red Cross Society (URCS) accountabilities with
ICRC accounts.

 




Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

·       
The
applicant must hold a University degree in Accounting or Business
Administration, ACCA or CPA

·       
At least
seven years of working experience in a similar position Very good analytical
skills

·       
Very
good computer skills and knowledge of accounting software

·       
Excellent
command of the English language

·       
Available
for immediate deployment

 

How to Apply:

All suitably qualified and interested candidates should submit their
electronic application, CV and copies of academic and work certificates to
kam_hrrecruitment_services@icrc.org. Attach your documents as a single
file/document. No paper applications will be received.

 

Deadline: Friday, 6th
November 2020

 

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