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Accountant Non-profit Careers - Compassion International

Job Title:         Accountant
Organization: Compassion International
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Senior Manager of Accounting.

About Us:
Compassion International is a Christ Centered non-governmental organization dedicated to child development. Through a holistic approach, Compassion International addresses the spiritual, economic, social and physical aspects of the neediest children in communities to help them become responsible and fulfilled Christian adults.

Job Summary: The Accountant maintains the organization's general ledger with the assigned area of responsibility. She or he works closely with internal clients across the organization to answer financial questions and provide advice on proper accounting. This incumbent is a key contributor to the preparation of financial statements and develops new reports in response to ongoing business needs. As a seasoned professional, the accountant uses advanced knowledge of GAAP, internal financial systems, and other accounting standards to conduct accounting research and analysis, review and interpret historical transactional activity, and take a key role in month-end and year-end close process, to include preparation or review of account reconciliations. At this career level, the incumbent is generally competent in several finance specialties and may be called on to coach or oversee the work of junior accounting staff.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Acts as an advocate for children - raising the awareness of the needs, neglect, nurture, and potential of children in poverty and challenging and enabling those within one’s influence to greater involvement and effectiveness on behalf of children.
  • Uses independent judgment to serve internal customers, answering financial reporting questions, explaining accounting principles, advising on proper recording of transactions, and informing others of financial policies and procedures. Partners in problem-solving for both procedural and technical issues.
  • Serves as a subject matter expert on the organization’s financial general ledger system, including the chart of accounts, functional allocation, fund balances, segments and other attributes of the system.
  • Maintains monthly/annual financial close processes through preparation and/or review of key journal entries and account reconciliations, analyzes financial activity for errors or misclassifications and corrects as needed. Also prepares and distributes financial statement reports and provides additional information related to reports for appropriate actions and decision-making.
  • The jobholder also attends training and/or accesses other means to maintain a level of knowledge and/or credentialing sufficient to perform all the requirements of this position.
  • Makes use of appropriate opportunities to teach other team members and internal clients about accounting concepts and their organizational application.
  • May be called on to coach or oversee the work of junior accounting staff, as well as coordinate tasks, as needed, with other team members.
  • Supervises the team that supports project accounting and financial decision-making, reviews forecast-to-complete and other project progress projections, and consults with project leadership regarding regular project cost reports such as variance and cash flow.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The applicant for the Compassion International Accountant job placement should hold a Bachelor’s Degree Accounting, Finance, Management Information Systems, Business Administration, or related discipline
  • Member of the Certified Public Accountants of Uganda.
  • Five years of professional experience working in finance. In an organization involving international, inter-cultural operations. Experience with non-profit organizations preferred and will be an added advantage.
  • Previous experience in cash flow management and/or treasury experience required, including at least two years foreign exchange experience.
  • Demonstration of ability to develop positive and trusting cross- cultural relationships
  • Strong Interpersonal and Team work skills especially in cross- cultural teams.
  • Broad knowledge and understanding of International Accounting standards and Risk Management Practices.
  • Proven ability to apply accounting technical skills
  • Effective communication & collaboration skills
  • Data analysis and visualization skills,
  • Ability to drive with a valid driving permit will be an added advantage

How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates should send a cover letter, detailed curriculum vitae, three professional references, reference letter from your current Pastor / Reverend, copies of academic qualification documents to:

The Senior Human Resource Business Partner,
Compassion International Uganda,
Plot 8A3, Baskerville Avenue, Kololo,
P.O. Box 8936, Kampala.

Deadline: 30th January 2018 by 5:00pm

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