Sub Program Accountant US Non-profit Jobs – LWF World Service


Job Title:    Sub Program Accountant

Organization: LWF
World Service

Duty Station:

Reports to:   Team
Leader with dotted line to Program Accountant


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:  The Sub Program Accountant ensures that
accounting systems are maintained to provide the information required for
planning and monitoring and reporting for Sub program operations, for
safeguarding assets, discharging liabilities and legal responsibilities, in
accordance with the LWF Uganda policies and budget provisions.


Key Duties and Responsibilities:  

overall responsibility for managing all aspects of the financial and accounting
activities of the assigned sub program;

and enforce compliance with internal control systems at the sub program level
and periodically review existing internal control systems in order to improve
their effectiveness;

all internal/external audits at the sub program level and regularly review
audit reports of the sub program and follow up on the implementation of audit

the performance of all projects in the sub program on a monthly basis and
ensure all high-risk items are brought to the attention of Sub Program CMT and
the Finance Manager within shortest time possible;

Budget Vs Actual analysis on monthly basis and advise sub program CMT on areas
of red flag on over/underspend;

Regulate, and Guarantee that all expenditures at project level are made in line
with donor requirements and in compliance with established procedures;

financial project monitoring reports for submission to donors through the head

that vouchers and claims are correct, with appropriate supporting documents
attached before submitting them for checking and endorsement by the TL;

budgets at project level and verify their accuracy & suitability with
sector heads, TL and Finance Manager;

cash flow projections and manage the cash flow of the sub program in order to
ensure that sufficient funds are always available;

leadership and Supervision to all Finance Staff in the assigned sub program;


Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

ideal candidate must hold a University degree in Accounting, Finance or related
field from a recognized University.

qualification such as ACCA, or CPA is an added advantage but not mandatory.

At least
of 5 years’ professional experience working for an INGO in a humanitarian

and use of accounting software (Preferably SAGE)

integrity, accountability, self-driven and able to set own work schedule with
rigorous deadlines.

skills in Ms Excel with ability to present financial information in a succinct

to initiate and complete assignments and to work under demanding circumstances
with minimal supervision.

organization, supervisory, problem-solving, interpersonal, communication as
well as team building and negotiation skills.

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;

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


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,


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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