Finance Careers – Assistant Accountant at SOS Children’s Villages

Organization: SOS Children’s
Duty Station: Gulu, Uganda
Reports to: Headteacher, SOS Hermann Geminer
Job Ref: SOS712
About Us:
Client, SOS Children’s Villages Uganda is a member of SOS Kinderdorf
International, a worldwide, independent, non-governmental social development
organization that has been working to meet the needs and protect the interests
and rights of children since 1949.
Children’s Villages Uganda is a locally registered Trust with a local governing
body: the Board of Trustees. It has been operating since 1989 and currently has
projects caring for more than 2,500 children in four locations at Kakiri,
Entebbe, Gulu and Fort Portal. The various projects include SOS Children’s
Villages, Community outreach programmes, Kindergartens, schools, medical
centres and social centres.
Key Duties &
  • Provide the facility heads with the necessary information for the
    school budgeting process.
  • Manage the school’s receivable and payables in accordance with the
    approved budget and financial policies.
  • Ensure adherence of the school’s procurement policies and
  • Maintain an updated asset register and ensure that school’s property
    entrusted to individuals is accounted for.
  • Provide technical support to the school’s staff with finance related
  • Prepare the school’s monthly financial statements and submit them to
    the National Office.
  • Ensure the adherence of the school’s financial policies and
Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The candidate should hold a University Degree from a reputable
  • Partial membership of an international accounting professional body
    such as ACCA, CPA or CIA (at least ACCA level 2 or its equivalent).
  • At least three years’ accounting experience.
  • Planning and organising skills.
  • Good Analytical skills.
  • Effective communication including reporting skills.
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook.
  • Working knowledge of a computerised accounting software e.g. Sage
    Peachtree, Navision or
  • QuickBooks.
Personal Competencies: Results orientation, Personal integrity, Understanding
others, Team management orientation, Concern for standards, Pro-active work
ethics, Efficiency orientation, Development orientation and Flexibility towards
How to Apply:
Please send the
following documents by email to and quote the job title and
reference number:
  • Updated CV which demonstrates that you are suitable for the job role
    including your contact information and three work related references in
    either Microsoft Word or PDF format.
  • A one page statement describing your suitability for the particular
    job role, in either Microsoft
  • Word or PDF format.
  • Please do not attach any academic certificates.
Deadline: 15th November, 2013 by 5 pm

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