Senior Accountant- Grants US Non-profit Jobs – LWF World Service

 

Job Title:    Senior Accountant- Grants

Organization: LWF
World Service

Duty Station:
Kampala, Uganda

Reports to: Finance
Manager

 

About US:

LWF World Service is
the humanitarian and development arm of the Lutheran World Federation. We are a
widely recognized, international, faith-based organization working in over 20
countries. We seek to bring people of all backgrounds together in the common quest
for justice, peace, and reconciliation in an increasingly complex and
fragmented world.

 

Job Summary:  Under the guidance of the Finance Manager, the
Senior Accountant- Grants contributes to the effective management of LWF
Accounting standards and is responsible for overseeing the Project portfolio of
LWF Uganda while working closely Program/Grant Managers.

 

Key Duties and Responsibilities:  

·       
Participate
in budget development during proposal writing, is responsible for Budget
consolidation for all proposals developed and shares for review by Finance
manager.

·       
Participate
in budget revision/modification for grants and prepares final draft for review
by Finance Manager

·       
For all
new grants, study grant guidelines and take lead to orient other finance and
project staff donor rules and regular at the start of the project.

·       
Prepare
Donor Financial Reports as required by Grant Agreements and ensure to have
reports submitted to donor in timely manner.

·       
On
monthly basis, prepare Project Performance reports for Grant Managers and
Project managers.

·       
Perform
Project monitoring and controlling activities on all running projects and
Finance manager on any issues that may require attention.

·       
Lead and
manage Grant Specific Audits as per the grant agreement.

·       
Responsible
for custody of Grant agreements, Financial reports, Project audit reports and
Finance expense support documentation.

·       
Responsible
for tracking donor installments and preparation of funds request for all
projects when due.

·       
Responsible
project closure in financial system.

·       
Undertakes
any other related duties as may reasonably be assigned the Finance Manager.

 




Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

·       
The
applicant must hold a University Degree in Commerce, Business Administration,
or other relevant field of study;

·       
A member
of the Institute of the Public Accountants of Uganda Preferable at Level II
with sound knowledge of Financial Management is an added advantage;

·       
At least
five years of professional experience in grants management preferably on large
donor funded programmes

·       
Experience
in the use of Accounting Package (Preferably SAGE 300 ERP)

·       
Good
oral and written communication in English and an ability to write synthetic,
concise and clear reports;

·       
Strong
analytical and conceptual skills and an ability to gather information from
different (sometimes conflicting) sources, and synthesize it to arrive at an
accurate picture of the situation;

·       
An
independent frame of mind and the ability to work with minimal supervision;

·       
Highest
degree of integrity and accountability

·       
Information
Technology (MS Office, Internet and outlook);

·       
Ability
to work under minimum supervision;

·       
Ability
to work under pressure to meet tight deadlines;

·       
Flexibility
towards work and dependable;

·       
Result
oriented and personal integrity;

·       
Ability
to inspire and build capacity of other finance staff;

·       
Good
team player with good communication skills;

 

How to Apply:

All suitably
qualified and interested candidates should submit an updated CV and Application
letter giving a day time telephone contact and email addresses of 3 (three)
work related referees only  through our
recruitment email, recruitment.uga@lutheranworld.org

 

Please use the full
job title of the position you are applying for as the subject line

 

Deadline: Friday, 4th December 2020 by 5:00pm

 

NB: Only short-listed
candidates will be contacted

 

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