NGO Finance Jobs – Project Accountant at VSF Belgium (VSFB)

Job Title: Project Accountant
Organization: VSF Belgium (VSFB)
Duty Station: Moroto, Uganda
About VSFB:
Vétérinaires Sans Frontières Belgium’s work goes
beyond vaccinating animals or providing veterinary care. We support local
populations to improve livestock keeping and all other aspects surrounding it.
These include micro-loans and natural resources management but also training,
emergency aid and peace negotiations.
Job Summary: The Project Accountant reporting to the Country Director -Uganda
manages financial activities for all Uganda based projects and ensures systems
and procedures are in line with VSFB policies, donor and legal requirements.

Key Duties and
  • Ensure compliance to donor
    regulations and that VSF Belgium financial controls, policies and
    procedures are applied in all financial transactions.
  • To ensure all the
    financial transactions and payments are conducted professionally recorded
    accurately and promptly within the budget lines provided.
  • Prepare cash forecasts
    and projections and ensure effective cash flow for implementation of
  • Ensure that all
    accounting records are complete and financial reports as per regulations
    given are prepared and submitted on time.
  • Oversee entry of
    accounting records in Win books accounting system for all Uganda based
    projects and submission to Regional office in Nairobi.
  • To advise the Country
    Director- Uganda and Project Manager(s) on balances and budget line
    expenditures for all Uganda based projects in order to ensure efficiency
    in planning field activities.
  • Provide support to
    logistics department on procurement and accounting against appropriate
    budget lines.
  • Travel to field locations
    for stock taking, assets verification exercises.
  • Review expenditures
    relating to all accounting documents for accuracy and consistency with
    donor regulations.
  • Management of bank
    accounts, petty cash and disbursement of funds as per VSF Belgium and
    donor regulations
  • Support and train the
    local partners on accounting in relation to the organization’s and donor
  • Coordinate the
    implementation of internal audits for projects in Moroto.
  • Assist with field audits
    of project teams and accountability for funds and resources received from
    the office for the field operations.
  • Participate and assist
    with any external audit.
  • Follow-up on finance
    queries with the Regional office in Nairobi and ensure timely response to
    all finance concerns.
  • Support the Country
    Director -Uganda and Project Manager(s) in Uganda with budget preparation
    and forecasting.
  • Co-ordination with other
    members of the VSF Belgium support team in Uganda and Regional Office
  • Capitalize knowledge and
    share it within VSF-B.
Qualifications, Skills and
  • The applicant should possess
    a University degree in Bachelor of Commerce – Accounting or Finance option
  • Relevant accounting
    qualifications i.e. CPA (K) or ACCA equivalent
  • At least three years of financial
    management experience in a busy office.
  • Experience of working
    with an NGO will be an added advantage
  • Experience in the use of
    one or more accounting software packages and accounting in different
  • Knowledge of donor rules
    and regulations i.e. ECHO, USAID, EU, DFID
  • Knowledge and experience
    with the International Accounting Standards (IAS)
  • Excellent managerial, organizational
    and planning skills
  • Strong numerical skills
    and accuracy.
  • Good reporting skills
  • Computer literacy with
    very good advanced MS Excel skills and Word
  • Ability to work
    independently, under pressure and meet strict deadlines
  • Ability to prepare and
    present issues at all levels
  • Strong interpersonal and
    communication skills
  • Team player
  • Attentive to detail and result
  • High integrity and
  • Identify him/herself with
    the mission, vision and values of VSF-B
  • Display of intercultural
    sensitivity, respect in dealing with others
How to Apply: 
All candidates should send their applications
(reference “Project Accountant- Uganda”), CV and 3 references (one must be your
current employer), by e-mail to
This vacancy is open to Uganda male and female
NB: Only short listed candidates will be contacted.
For more information:
Deadline: 31st
October, 2013

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