25 June 2017

Fresher Bookkeeper NGO Jobs - Dwelling Places (DP)

Job Title:        Bookkeeper
Organisation: Dwelling Places (DP)
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Accountant

About Us:
Dwelling Places (DP) is a registered Christian Non Governmental Organization
(NGO) which specialises in the rescue, rehabilitation, reconciliation, resettlement and follow-up of children living on the streets. The overall objective of DP is to have a society where every child has a chest to rest their head on and a place to call home.

Job Summary: The Bookkeeper will be responsible for the creation of financial transactions including posting information to accounting journals from such source documents as invoices to customers, cash receipts, and supplier invoices. The bookkeeper also will reconcile accounts to ensure their accuracy.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:   
  • The incumbent will receive cash from the finance office and pay customers
  • Pay supplier invoices in a timely manner
  • Maintain an orderly accounting filing system for Dwelling Places
  • Maintain the chart of accounts
  • Conduct periodic reconciliations of all accounts to ensure their accuracy
  • Maintain the petty cash fund to pay suppliers
  • The incumbent will calculate variances from the budget and report significant issues to management
  • Keenly monitor debt levels and compliance with debt covenants
  • Issue invoices to customers
  • Ensure that receivables are collected promptly
  • Actively contributes to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed.
  • Regularly update Quickbooks
  • Ensure all accountabilities are in by close of business every Friday
  • Manage petty cash
  • Prepare and submit accounts weekly and monthly reports. 
Qualifications, Skills and Experience:  
  • The ideal candidate should preferably hold a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Business administration, or its equivalent
  • A minimum of two years’ experience in a busy finance department.
  • Broad working knowledge of bookkeeping and generally accepted accounting principles.
  • Keen attention to detail
  • Computer literacy skills i.e. Ms Word, Excel, Financial packages and Internet. Experience in preparing and producing spreadsheets and using bookkeeping software will be necessary.
  • Excellent grasp of the English language: verbal and written.
  • Excellent analytical skills with the ability to pre-empt and resolve mathematical problems.
  • Excellent communication and relationship building skills with an ability to prioritize, negotiate, and work with a variety of internal and external stakeholders.
  • Previous experience in tally and good understanding of Accounting and financial reporting principles
  • High level of confidentiality required 
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates are encouraged to send the following;
  • A handwritten application letter with and updated and academic qualifications
  • A church and LC 1 Letter and three references
  • Two passport photos
Deliver your applications to: Dwelling places head office - Off Nalukolongo Masaka road near Mutundwe police station or email to: hr.dwellingplaces@gmail.com or call 0312-513701.

Deadline: 30th June 2017

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