Fresher Assistant Accountant NGO Job Opportunities – World Vision International

 Assistant Accountant
Organisation: World
Vision International
Duty Station:  Uganda
Reports to: Senior
Finance Officer
About US:
World Vision Uganda is a
Christian Relief, Development and Advocacy Non-Government Organization
dedicated to working with children, families and communities to overcome
poverty and injustice. We currently work in over 41 districts in Uganda. World
Vision is committed to the protection of children and we will not employ people
whose background is not suitable for working with children. All employment is
conditioned upon the successful completion of all applicable background checks,
including criminal record checks where possible. “Our Vision for every child,
Life in all its fullness. Our prayer for every Heart, the will to make it so.”
Job Summary: The Assistant
Accountant will be providing financial and grant accounting support to the
response in line with World Vision accounting policies & procedures and
donor grants agreements. Liaise and support Senior Finance officer on all
financial matters relating to the response.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Provide
    grants and financial technical support to the response/grants program
    staff including on-the-job training in order to maintain accurate and
    reliable financial information.
  • Prepare
    and file supporting documents for all accounting transactions in
    compliance with WVU & WVI financial policies and guidelines.
  • Manage
    staff travel and business advances by ensuring accuracy, authenticity,
    completeness and timely retirement of advances and monthly Account
    Allocation in SUN,
  • Assist
    the Senior Finance Officer (SFO) with monthly report highlighting the
    status of advances within the response.
  • Prepare
    payment vouchers (using Voucher Interface) and allocate various response
    and grants expenses to different cost centers/grants in compliance with WV
    Cost Allocation Methodologies and donor requirements.
  • Manage
    response petty cash in compliance with the WVI Finance Manual.
  • Coordinate
    banking issues relating to response transactions
  • Actively
    participate in the audit processes of the projects, particularly
    facilitating audit team members’ easy access to the project financial
  • Code
    and monitor budgets, record all expenses in line with the approved budget
    in order to ensure that correct expenditures are correctly charged to
    grants and that grants are not overspent.
  • Verify
    vendor claims, advances and other receivables to ensure that suppliers are
    paid in a timely manner, per contracts and in conformance with donors/WVI

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The
    ideal candidate for the World Vision Assistant Accountant job opportunity
    should hold a university degree, with a major in
    Accounting/Finance/Auditing or a full professional qualification in ACCA,
    CPA, CMA or equivalent.
  • One
    year of post qualification experience in grants accounting.
  • Extensive
    Computer knowledge in Microsoft Excel, Vision Excel, Word, PowerPoint, SUN
    Accounting and Access is required.
  • Must
    have proven knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles and
    Internal Control Procedures.
  • Excellent
    written and oral communication skills are essential, and the incumbent
    must be a team player, who is able to work successfully in a multicultural
  • A
    high level of integrity is required.
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified
candidates are encouraged to apply online by visiting World Vision
International’s e-recruitment jobs portal at the web link below.
Please follow instructions on
How to Create Account and Profile at World Vision’s e-recruitment portal. 
Qualified female candidates are particularly encouraged to apply.
Deadline: 15th February 2018
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