Accountant NGO Job Opportunities – Give Us Wings Uganda (GUWU)

 

Job Title:    Accountant

Organization:  Give
Us Wings Uganda (GUWU)

Duty Station:  
Uganda

 

About US:

Give Us Wings Uganda
(GUWU) is an International Non-Governmental Organization which is a Country
Program of Give Us Wings International (GUWI). GUWU works in partnership with
various public institutions and civil society organizations to reach out to
extremely poor and underprivileged communities by sponsoring school going
children, empowering the sponsored children to know their constitutional rights
and roles in community development and enhancing positive parenting among
parents and/or caregivers. The organization also promotes socioeconomic
transformation of women and girls, a category of society that has been
persistently impacted by economic crises. GUWU is concerned about the health
and wellbeing of communities with which we work and, in light of that, the
organization has established a privatenot-for-profit health facility that
extends quality health services to the communities near and wide. We believe a
healthy mind in a healthy body will be transformative in contributing to
children’s education and actively engage in economic activities.

 

Job Summary:  The GUWU Accountant works under the
supervision of the Africa Program Director provides proactive, efficient and
effective management support to the activities of the organization. S/he will
play a pivotal role of facilitating documentation of all financial records and
advising top management on financial matters for a more effective
implementation of all organization’s programs and activities. S/he will ensure
that the organization is compliant with the donor requirements and all the
policies regulating financial dealings of Give Us Wings Uganda.

 

Key Duties and
Responsibilities:

Financial roles

·        
Perform
general and financial accounting tasks using generally accepted accounting
principles.

·        
Prepare,
examine, and analyze accounting records, financial statements, and other
financial reports, including statement of activities, statement of financial
position, budget and variance, projections and forecast and cash flow in an
accurate and timely manner.

·        
Analyze
organization’s operations, trends, costs, revenues, financial commitments, and
obligations, to project future revenues and expenses or to provide advice.

·        
Report
to management on a monthly basis or as frequently as management requests
regarding the finances of the organization.

·        
Establish
tables of accounts, and assign entries to proper accounts.

·        
Maintain
proper General Ledger and Payment Voucher documentation.

·        
Develop,
maintain, and analyze budgets, preparing periodic reports that compare budgeted
costs to actual costs. Conduct budget monitoring to ensure that program
expenses are within the budget for each program.

·        
Develop,
implement, modify, and document recordkeeping and accounting systems, making
use of current computer technology. Ensure that all payments are adequately
supported with proper documentation.

·        
Prepare
forms and manuals for accounting and bookkeeping personnel, and direct their
work activities.

·        
Survey
organization’s operations to ascertain its general accounting needs and to
recommend, develop, and maintain solutions to organizational and financial
problems.

·        
Work as
Internal Auditor for the organization; keenly assessing expenditures of the
organization, ensuring all documentation is timely presented and archived,
ensuring that financial policies of the organization are sufficiently adhered
to by all staff and those contracted to perform specific roles on behalf of the
organization.

·        
Manage banking
processes, accounts and balances effectively and efficiently including bank
reconciliations. Reconcile and monitor bank balances weekly.

·        
Assist
external Auditors with the annual audit process.

·        
Work
with Africa Program Director to prepare annual budgets.

Administration
roles

·        
Ensure
that payroll administration is verified for accuracy, properly processed and
that all statutory payments, e.g. NSSF and PAYE, are done in a timely manner.

·        
Compute
taxes owed and prepare tax returns, ensuring compliance with payment, reporting
and other tax requirements.

·        
Advise
management on issues such as resource utilization, tax strategies, and the
assumptions underlying budget forecasts.

·        
Advise
staff and other partners in areas such as compensation, employee healthcare benefits,
the design of accounting and data processing systems, and long-range tax and
estate plans.

·        
Must
maintain an up-to-date GUWU Asset Register at all times. Appraise, evaluate,
and inventory real property and equipment, recording information such as the
property’s description, value, and location.

·        
Ensure
that financial documents and accountabilities are complete, coded and approved
and stored safely.

·        
Ensure
that GUWU complies with all aspects of its Contract Management Policy and
oversee other staff members who may manage contract payments.

·        
Ensure
that GUWU Foreign Exchange Policy is followed and that each transaction is
properly documented.

·        
Ensure
that GUWU’s Petty Cash Policy is followed and properly documented.

 




Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

·        
The
applicant must hold a
bachelor’s degree in the relevant fields (Economics,
Commerce, Business
Administration).

·        
Additional training in ACCA or CPA is particularly
an added advantage

·        
At least three years of work experience in financial management and administration.

·        
Experience in management of donor grants and working
with International Non Governmental Organizations.

·        
Must have adequate knowledge and experience in
accounting packages e.g. QuickBook
s, Pastel, Tally, etc.

·        
Good personality with undisputed track record

·        
Ability to adhere to confidentiality principles

·        
Ability to meet deadlines and good reporting skills

·        
Good interpersonal skills that enhance team building

·        
Good communication and analytical skills are
desirable

·        
Be an astute team player and also team builder

 

How to Apply:

All qualified and
interested applicants should submit their applications expressing their
interests to work with Give Us Wings Uganda. Please attach your current
curriculum vitae, max 5 pages together with 3 professional references to
giveuswingsuganda@gmail.com or hand deliver hard copies to Give Us Wings Uganda
office located on Plot 21, Tensing Road, Tororo Municipal Council

 

Deadline: 25th November 2020

 

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