Fresher Accountant Jobs – World Direct Uganda

 Job Title:    Accountant (Fresher Job
Opportunities)

Organisation: World
Direct Uganda

Duty Station:  Kampala,
Uganda

 

About US:

World direct works
in collaboration with local communities, ministry of education officials and
local organisations to provide formal or alternative education and basic skills
training. Our work includes projects aimed at reducing poverty and illiteracy
among women, children, disabled people, those who have suffered displacement
and instability, and those in nomadic and pastoralist communities.

 

Job Summary:  The Accountant will handle general accounting
and finance operations as required of a very busy multi-donor funded NGO.
Assignments will include budgeting for financial resources, report on the
utilization of financial resources through variance analysis, and ensure
financial resources are utilized within the stipulated policies, and
contractual agreements. 

 

Key Duties and Responsibilities:  

·       
Produces
monthly, quarterly year-end actual budget (variance) analysis and other
management information that may be required from time to time.

·       
Drafts
multi-year organisational and specific programme activity budgets.

·       
Monitors
technical implementation of grants to ensure timely progress and according to
submitted technical reports, proposed strategy, and work plans.

·       
Supports
the Finance HR and Admin. department in ensuring full compliance with policies
& procedures, particularly around cash, advances, banking, and assets.

·       
Supports
in safeguarding of the assets of the organisation, including the maintenance of
the Fixed Asset register.

·       
As may
be assigned, supports finance and admin. department in its function as
procurement focal centre, to drive the implementation of procurement policies
and plans, aimed at cost effective acquisition of high-quality materials,
goods, consultancies, and non-consultancy services.

·       
Preparing
cash forecasts to identify monthly funding requirements to optimise resources
and deliver value for money.

·       
Contributing
on operational and strategic issues as a member of the Finance and Admin. Team.

·       
Ensures
compliance with all financial reporting and forecasting requirements of
specific donors projects and the institution, and ensuring the smooth flow of
funds from funding sources;

·       
Ensures
expenditure are incurred and reported in line with contractual agreements.

·       
Ensures
project financial reports are compiled, aligned with narrative reports and
submitted in a timely manner to keep all stake holders informed.

 


Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

·       
The
ideal candidate must hold a degree in a relevant field such as business
management, agriculture, development studies, etc.

·       
At least
two years of experience of providing support to a busy NGO team of professional
staff, where a considerable amount of analytical skills are called for.

·       
Some
understanding of and / or experience in budget management

·       
Independent
and able to work with minimal guidance and instruction.

·       
Good
communication and interpersonal skills

·       
Good
analytical and problem solving skills

·       
Excellent
Computer skills – Microsoft Office

 

How to Apply:

All suitably
qualified and interested candidates should submit: (a) a confidential cover
letter; (b) a detailed CV with names and addresses of 3 referees, including
e-mail addresses; and (c) a statement illustrating their suitability against
each of the listed qualifications/competencies/abilities, and skills. All
applications to be sent to careersaccounts@worldirect.org

 

Deadline: 12th March 2021

 

World Direct is an
equal opportunity employer. It fosters a multicultural work environment that
values gender equity, teamwork, and respect for diversity.

 

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