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Job Title:        Accountant
Organisation: Handicap International
Duty Station: Arua, Uganda
Salary Level:  Ugx. 2,208,949 monthly gross
Reports to: Administrative Manager

About US:
Handicap International is an independent and impartial aid and development organisation working in situations of poverty and exclusion, conflict and disaster. We work alongside disabled and vulnerable people to help meet their essential needs, improve their living conditions and promote respect for their dignity and fundamental rights. Handicap International is outraged by the injustice faced by people with disabilities and vulnerable populations, we aspire to a world of solidarity and inclusion, enriched by our differences, where everyone can live in dignity.

Job Summary: The Accountant is mainly responsible for the management of accounts and cash flow, overseen by the Administrative manager.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:
Field Accounts Management;
  • Monitor the application of accounting procedures within the field office team
  • Organise the archiving of supporting documents (current, permanent files, etc.)
  • Monitor compliance with the expenditure commitment procedure and validate the documents (received in their entirety, translation of documents and their probative value) 
  • Codify and save the accounting documents in the accounting software
  • Handle the accounting side of pay (booked and checked)
  • Handle the accounting side of the cash flow movements (cash box, bank, reconciliations, etc.) and check the log books and cash box inventories
  • Act as the contact person for the mission accountant at capital office regarding the management of the field office accounts
  • Correct and integrate site accounts. Inform the sites of accounting corrections and updates
  • Check off, match/clear and justify third party accounts (partners, service and individual advances, loans)
Preparation of the work entailed in closing the accounts within the timeframe fixed and in compliance with His procedures;
  • Draw up tax declarations and build in the accounting aspects (e.g.: VAT and exoneration reimbursements)
  • Consolidate the mission's monthly accounts and prepare the documents for the permanent file
  • Organise the dispatch of the monthly accounts to capital office (soft and hard versions) in compliance with the procedure set up
  • Update the IT accounting database/excel sheet on a regular basis
  • Set up field office accounts in compliance with the country's regulations (if necessary)
  • Submit the notes explaining any issues and correct the errors identified by the head office accountant
  • Prepare the annual cut off entries, in accordance with HI procedure
  • Draw up an inventory of fixed assets with the logistics team and the finance manager/administrator
Ensure the correct management of the cash flow and cash box;
  • Participate in informing about and applying cash flow management procedures within the field office team
  • Archive the cash flow documents
  • Set up cash flow management (log books, advances, banks and cash boxes) in compliance with internal procedures and the legal framework
  • Supply the main office and site cash boxes 
  • Validate the monthly cash box inventory, with the cashier (or his/her line manager) and check concordance with the accounts and log books
  • Prepare the bank reconciliations between bank accounts, log books and the accounts
  • Apply and check the implementation of the expenditure commitment procedure
  • Prepare a cash flow overview for the month in progress and M-1 when drawing up a cash flow forecast
  • Manage the cashier (fix objectives and carry out the assessment, training and career development, contractual follow up) – if applicable
  • Ensure tax regulations and monthly filing/reporting are respected and implemented;
  • Participating to the weekly team meetings;
  • Ensure the strict application of the rules;
  • Report any incident in which s/he’s involved/witnessed immediately;

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The ideal candidate for the Handicap International Accountant job opportunity must hold a professional diploma or University degree in Finance, Accounting or Economics;
  • Professional qualification as a CMA/CPA is considered a plus;
  • One year of experience in a similar position;
  • Previous experience with an NGO;
  • Extensive knowledge of financial and accounting procedures and principles;
  • Experience using financial software;
  • Knowledge of tax regulations in the country;
  • Excellent analytical and numerical skills;
  • Good computer skills i.e. advanced MS Excel skills, familiar with MS Office (Word, Excel) and internet;
  • Excellent time management skills;
  • Strong ethics, with an ability to manage confidential data;
  • Ability to work under high pressure;
  • Excellent coordination skills;
  • Languages: Spoken and written English

NB: Applicants from West Nile are strongly encouraged to apply.

How to Apply:
All suitably qualified candidates who wish to join Handicap International are encouraged to send their updated CVs (3 pages max, including three professional references) with cover letters to HR Coordinator at with the subject:  “Application to HI Accountant Arua.”

Deadline: 21st January 2018

NB: Any efforts to influence the recruitment process will lead to automatic disqualification.

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