2 Fresher Regional Accountant NGO Job Placements – Uganda Women’s Effort to Save Orphans (UWESO)

Organization: Uganda Women’s Effort to Save Orphans (UWESO)
Duty Station: Mbale and Soroti, Uganda
Reports to: Area Field Coordinator and Management Accountant
About US:
Women’s Effort to Save Orphans (UWESO) is a national non-government
organization which was founded in 1986 by Ugandan mothers committed to
providing relief aid to needy children left parentless by the civil turbulence
of the mid-1980’s and the HIV/AIDS pandemic.
About PROFIRA Project:
in partnership with Care International in Uganda and Government of Uganda plan
to reach out to 62,500 vulnerable households in 22 districts in Eastern Region
(i.e. Teso and Bugisu Sub Regions) through Livelihoods pathway over a three
year period (2016-2019). Creation of Community Savings and Credit Groups
(CSCGs), Business Skills Training and Financial Literacy Education are key
interventions of Project for Financial Inclusion in Rural Areas (PROFIRA) with
funding from IFAD/GOU.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • The Regional Accountant will ensure timely
    requisition of funds from head office and make payments at the region;
    • Ensuring that requisition forms for
      payment are filled out
    • Preparing payments vouchers and
      cheques upon claims being approved by the Regional Manager
    • Manage petty cash and follow up
    • Preparing receipts and payment
    • Keenly monitoring fuel usage
  • Ensure safety and regular repair and
    maintenance of the assets by;
    • In charge of maintaining a record of
      all assets in the region
    • Managing stores and distributing
      assets to end users
    • Coordinating the repair and
      maintenance process
  • Preparing timely financial management reports
    of regional activities by;
    • Acting as agents for regional bank
      accounts, collecting bank statements and preparing monthly bank
      reconciliations for branch accounts
    • Ensuring books of accounts are well
      posted and updated for submission to head office
    • Ensuring all financial documents are
  • Enter capture data at the regions to enable
    donor reporting by receiving data collected from the field and inputting
    it on to the system
Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The applicants for the PROFIRA Project Regional
    Accountant jobs must hold a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounts e.g. BBA or BCOM
  • Professional accounting qualifications i.e. ACCA
    / CPA is an added advantage
  • At least two years of related work experience
  • Knowledge of accounting software packages
    (QuickBooks, SUN or, NAVISION)
  • Good computer skills
  • Good numerical skills
How to Apply:
suitably qualified candidates are encouraged to send their softcopy applications
with an application letter, CV (Max 3 pages) including names of three
professional referees, Copies of relevant academic documents, salary history and
a daytime telephone contact addressed to:
Resource Officer,
Women’s Effort to Save Orphans,
2 Tagore Crescent, Kamwokya,
Box 8419, Kampala. Uganda
to: jobs@uweso.org. (All email applications should be in a single PDF file of
maximum size – 5MB)
Deadline:  12th
August 2016

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