Senior Accountant NGO Job Careers – SOS Children’s Villages


Job Title:    Senior Accountant

Organization:  SOS
Children’s Villages

Duty Station:  Kampala,


About US:

SOS Children’s
Villages is an independent, locally registered, child-focused, social
development non- governmental organization with a strong reputation for
providing quality care and protection, education and health needs for
vulnerable children. Since its inception in 1991, SOS CV Uganda has reached
over 60,000 children, youths and adults directly and indirectly to become
empowered and self-reliant to contribute significantly to the needs of their
families and communities. Works in partnership with a number of donors,
(institutional and corporate agencies) including; Norwegian Agency for
Development Cooperation (NORAD), Austrian Development Agency (ADA), Grieg
Foundation, ERIKS Development Partner, USAID/Bantwana World Education, European
Union, AVIS Foundation, Brand Charity, USAID/Uganda Private Health Support
Program (UPHSP), Terre des Hommes (TDH), Stanbic Bank Uganda, DHL – Go Teach,
Madhvani Group of Companies.


Job Summary:  The Senior Accountant reports directly to the
Head of Finance and ensures that income, expenditures and property of SOS
Children’s Villages Uganda are well accounted for through keeping of proper and
updated accounts of all financial and property transactions of SOS-CV Uganda.
Coordinating the Planning and Budgting for the Natioanl Association.
Facilitates the auditing of accounts by internal and external auditors. The
National Senior Accountant is responsible also for the overall administration
of the budget of SOS-CV Uganda.


Key Duties and

the accounting system of NO and assists projects to organize their respective
accounting systems as per the guidelines established.

that projects receive and are aware of financial policies and procedures of
SOS-CV Uganda.

the timely submission of budget proposals by projects and offices of the NO.
Gives necessary comments on budget proposals and submits to the Finance Head.
Consolidates budget proposals to national project proposal for submission to
the Board and Regional Office for approval.

and controls use of approved budget. Carries out budget utilization comparison
periodically as per the directive thereon. Arranges transfer of budget to
projects as per plan and procedure.

the receipt of donation from the Regional Office, donor fund and sponsorships’
gifts. Ensures proper utilization and accounting of the same.

appropriateness of requests for payments. Approves payments as per the
delegation thereon.

completeness and appropriateness of supporting documents of both income and
expenditure transactions, codes, documents for account recording, ensures
timely recording of all transactions.

cash and bank accounts, reconciles bank account with bank statement.

proper accounting keeping by projects, provides advices and assistance as
necessary thereon, reports inconsistencies to the Finance Head.

Management and control. Receives monthly, quarterly and annual financial
statements from projects. Consolidates the same to NO financial statement and
submits to the Head of Finance.

proper record keeping of all fixed assets and property at NO and projects.

coordinates and executes inventory taking at locations

the balancing and closing of accounts and drafting of annual financial

the auditing of accounts by internal and external auditors.

out and performs other similar duties as assigned by the Head of Finance


Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

ideal candidate must hold a Bachelors Degree in Finance or Accounting, Bachelor
of Commerce, Bachelor of Business Administration – Finance and Accounting.

Qualification of ACCA or CPA

At least
six years of work relevant working experience

Skills with familiarity using accounting software packages.

and Organizational skills


communication and report writing skills

analytical skills




How to Apply:

If you believe you
are the right candidate for this position, please send your application letter,
detailed curriculum vitae (CV), and photocopies of academic certificates, and
names and contact details of three traceable referees to the address below:


The Head Human
Resource and Administration

SOS Children’s
Villages Uganda,

Plot 53 Ntinda II

Kampala, Uganda


Applications must be sent as one Single PDF Document not exceeding eight pages


Applications that
are late, do not have CV or certificates or exceeds eight pages or
electronically submitted as images will be disqualified. Only shortlisted
candidates will be contacted.


Deadline: 13th November 2020


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