Accounts Assistant Job Vacancy at International Fertilizer Development Center (IFDC)

Job Title: Accounts Assistant
Organization: International Fertilizer Development Center (IFDC)
Reports to: Finance Manager
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
About IFDC:
The International
Fertilizer Development Center (IFDC) is a public international
organization (PIO) governed by an international board of directors with
representation from developed and developing nations. The non-profit center
focuses on increasing and sustaining food and agricultural productivity in
developing countries through the development and transfer of effective and
environmentally sound crop nutrient technology and agribusiness expertise. IFDC
is recruiting staff for the 4-year CATALIST-Uganda Project, funded by DGIS
through the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, Kampala. The project
aims to enable over 100,000 Uganda smallholder farm families to produce and
market potatoes, cassava, rice and sunflower on a commercial scale.
Job Summary: The Accounts
Assistant will be responsible for provision of administrative and financial
management support for the project regional office. S/he will also be
responsible for general finance and accounting support necessary within the
project, ensuring that funds spent are compliant with pre-agreed budgets.
Key Duties &
  • The job holder will ensure that all project
    financial data are kept update and that interested parties get accurate
    and timely feedbacks/reports
  • Maintains files, including filing of general
    ledger journal vouchers, accounts payable documentation, and other
    miscellaneous filings
  • Types a variety of documents, reports, and
  • Keys daily worksheets to the general ledger
  • Maintains regular contact with other
    departments to obtain and convey information and/or to correct
  • Provide early warning to management on
    financial and budgetary issues where variation authorization may be required
  • Provide accurate coding at transaction level to
    ensure that expenditure monitoring is accurate and data is captured in the
    right cost and sub-cost centers
  • Prepare draft financial reports to be reviewed
    internally, before submission to HQ/donors
  • Present Project Accounts for audit as and when
Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The candidate should possess a Bachelor’s degree in a finance and
    accounting or relevant field, a Certificate in a in a profession course
    like ACCA, CPA, will be an added advantage
  • At least two years working experience in a
    similar position with an international organization
  • Highly motivated, energetic, independent
    self-starter with strong communication skills
  • Excellent analytical skills
  • Proficiency in MS office (Word/Excel)
  • Demonstrate strong proficiency in accounting
    software packages
  • Demonstrated analytical, problem solving, time
    management and organizational skills
  • Ability to work under pressure, deliver quality
    results and meet deadlines
  • Honesty and integrity
  • Ability to work with people from different
    nationalities and backgrounds
  • Team player, flexible and adaptable to
    different work conditions
How to Apply:
suitably qualified candidates should send their updated CVs with cover letters
and copies of academic certificates to this address: International Fertilizer
Development Center (IFDC) Plot 5, Bandali Rise, Bugolobi Ground Floor, Studio
House, Kampala. Uganda
Deadline: 15th November 2013 by 4PM

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