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Job Title:        Sub-Project Accountant
Organisation: UNBOUND Kampala Limited
Duty Station: Mityana, Uganda
Reports to: Subproject Coordinator

About Us:
UNBOUND Kampala Limited envisages creating a worldwide community of compassion and service through personal outreach. UNBOUND’s highest priority is one to one sponsorship of children, youth and elderly, and our highest fidelity is with our sponsored members. UNBOUND’s program is based on a reciprocal relationship of mutual respect and support between a sponsor and a sponsored friend without religious, racial, caste or economic prejudice.

Job Summary: The Sub Project Accountant is responsible for administering the expressed needs of the beneficiaries UNBOUND serves while remaining accountable to the sub project coordinator and responding to his/her suggestions and directives, which should reflect UNBOUND international policy in response to sub project finances. To this end, the sub project accountant should perform general accounting including preparing dailies’ reports, making Sage entries and reports and maintaining account and bank reconciliations. He/she should assist with monthly closings and account analysis and supporting the project accountant in carrying out the responsibilities of the accounting department. The sub project accountant reports directly to the Subproject Coordinator, but also works functionally with the Project Accountant. S/he will be expected to adhere to the policies and procedures as stipulated in the Kampala Project HR, Financial, SSG, internal policies Manuals and UNBOUND-Kansas Manuals

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Work in close cooperation with the sub project coordinator, including implementation of suggested improvement plans to better fulfill the requirements of the UNBOUND sponsorship program
  • Comply with all requests from UNBOUND-Kansas, UNBOUND-coordinating office and to all other official UNBOUND representatives in a timely manner
  • Perform daily/weekly/monthly/annual accounting reporting requirements for the sub project as detailed in the UNBOUND USA/Uganda Financial Policies and Procedures:
  • Help in the preparation of sub project budgets and forecasts, work plans and annual reports:  Carry out monthly accounting reviews – discuss variances between the budget and actual expenditure; complete post visit report outlining issues and items requiring follow up as stated in 8.5 of the financial manual
o   To maintain records of all financial transactions relating to sub projects
o   Maintain records of all benefits distributed to sponsored members
o   Make SAGE transaction entries, reconciliations and reports
o   Maintain books of accounts and provide monthly financial reports to the coordinating office (Daily cash book report, Monthly reconciliation report, Per Child/aging track balances, Expenditure analysis, Cash reserve report, bank statement, etc.)
o   Prepare checks
o   Reconcile cash on hand managed by the cashier
o   Assist with implementing and maintaining internal financial controls and procedures
o   Assist with preparation and coordination of the audit process
  • Assist with counseling for and obtaining of child budgets from sponsored members
  • Help organize birthday and Christmas celebrations and provide sponsored members and their families with appropriate gifts or other additional benefits
  • Organize and be present during Individual Sponsor Visits (ISVs) or Awareness Trips (AT)
  • Advocate for child protection rights
  • Advocate for, and promote Gender balance within the community at large

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The ideal candidate should preferably hold a Degree or equivalent in Accounting/Business Management or related fields or study.
  • Professional accounting qualifications i.e. ACCA, CPA certificates are of an added advantage
  • At least two years’ experience with core accounting functions. NGO experience highly desirable
  • Keen attention to detail and accuracy
  • Good planning and organizational skills
  • Scheduling and monitoring skills
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Good problem analysis and problem-solving skills
  • High personal initiative
  • Good team work
  • Self-Management: Prioritize and complete tasks in order to deliver desired outcomes within allotted time frames; pursue organizational objectives in an organized and efficient manner; prioritize activities to meet job responsibilities; maintain required level of activity toward achieving goals without direct supervision; and minimize work flow disruptions to complete high quality work within a specified time frame.
  • Working knowledge of accounting principles and practices
  • Broad knowledge of finance principles
  • Working knowledge of financial reporting
  • Good technical accounting skills
  • Computer literacy i.e. proficiency in relevant accounting software, Microsoft office, Excel
  • Fluency in English and Luganda

How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates should send an application letter including curriculum vitae including names, email addresses and telephone contact details of three (3) referees, plus copies of academic qualifications should be emailed to: Please quote the position in the subject line of the email. 

Deadline: 26th August, 2016

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