Accountant Job Careers - Uganda Youth Network (UYONET)

Job Title:      Accountant
Organisation: Uganda Youth Network (UYONET)
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Finance and Administration Manager

About Us:
The Uganda Youth Network (UYONET) is a regional focused leading umbrella Youth CSO Network that works to mainstream young peoples’ engagement in development and governance processes in East Africa and beyond. UYONET was started in 2002 to respond to the increasing demand for a collective platform for research, training and policy advocacy for young people by young people. With a membership of 31 district networks constituted by over 147 youth organizations, UYONET has continued to be the apex of youth programming and designing appropriate interventions that respond to the needs of the youth across the region.

Job Summary: The Accountant will primarily handle, prepare, compute, manage, research and analyse all accounting data, in order to provide quantitative information on performance, financial position, solvency, liquidity and cash flows.
           
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
Accounting: 60%
  • Meets accounting financial objectives by forecasting requirements; preparing an annual budget; scheduling expenditures; analyzing variances; initiating corrective actions.
  • Confirms financial status by monitoring revenue and expenses; coordinating the collection, consolidation, and evaluation of financial data; preparing special reports.
  • Maintains accounting controls by establishing a chart of accounts; defining accounting policies and procedures
  • Prepares asset, liability, and capital account entries by compiling and analyzing account information.
  • Documents financial transactions by entering account information.
  • Recommends financial actions by analyzing accounting options.
  • Summarizes current financial status by collecting information; preparing balance sheet, profit and loss statement, and other reports.
  • Substantiates financial transactions by auditing documents.
  • Maintains accounting controls by preparing and recommending policies and procedures.
  • Guides accounting clerical staff by coordinating activities and answering questions.
  • Reconciles financial discrepancies by collecting and analyzing account information.
  • Secures financial information by completing database backup
Member of the management committee: 15%         
  • Work closely with the Finance and Administration manager and Executive director
  • Guides other departments by researching and interpreting accounting policy; applying observations and recommendations to operational issues.
  • Maintains financial security by establishing internal controls.
  • Avoids legal challenges by understanding current and proposed legislation; enforcing accounting regulations; recommending new procedures.
  • Accomplishes accounting human resource objectives by recruiting, selecting, orienting, training, assigning, scheduling, coaching, communicating job expectations; planning, monitoring, appraising, and reviewing job contributions; planning and reviewing compensation actions; enforcing policies and procedures.
  • Achieves accounting operational objectives by contributing accounting information and recommendations to strategic plans and reviews; preparing and completing action plans; implementing production, productivity, quality, and customer-service standards; resolving problems; completing audits; identifying trends; determining system improvements; implementing change.
Donor management and reporting 10%
  • Update and maintain donor management and reporting plan on a regular basis
  • Work closely with the management team to contribute to donor management systems and processes
  • Prepare monthly management accounts and submit present to management 
Human resource management 10%   
  • Line and performance manage the accounts associate and interns
  • Train and mentor staff across the organisation in accounting, donor development and project cycle management
Other 5%:
  • Protects organization's value by keeping information confidential.
  • Updates job knowledge by participating in educational opportunities; reading professional publications; maintaining personal networks; participating in professional organizations.
  • Other duties as required. Occasionally working on weekends and holidays for which time off in lieu can be taken.        


Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The applicant must hold a Bachelor’s degree
  • At least three years of experience in fundraising and donor management, including proven experience of securing and managing grants from bi/multilaterals
  • Self-motivation, integrity
  • Demonstrated ability to reflect on one's own work as well as the wider consequences of financial decisions business acumen and interest
  • Organisational skills and ability to manage deadlines
  • Teamworking ability
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills
  • Proficiency in IT
  • Analytical ability
  • A methodical approach and problem-solving skills
  • High level of numeracy
  • Individual must lee results orientated, highly self-motivated and have demonstrated analytical skills.
  • The successful candidate will thrive in a multi-cultural environment as part of a rapidly growing and developing organisation and be personally

How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates should send their updated CVs and cover letters via Email to applications@uyonet.or.ug with the job title in the subject line.

Deadline: 29th January 2018

NB: Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. If you do not hear from us by 31st March consider yourself unsuccessful.

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