Project Accountant NGO Jobs – Oxfam International


Job Title:            Project Accountant
Organization: Oxfam International
Duty Station: Uganda

About US:
Oxfam is a worldwide organisation that employs works in more than 90 countries. We seek to overcome poverty and suffering.  Oxfam’s global strategic goals include contributing to achieving more profound and lasting change in the lives of people living with poverty and injustice. We’re creating a worldwide influencing network to unite the power of local organizations, who share a common vision for change. Adequately resourced, local organizations are bestpositioned to influence and actively participate in the fight against the injustice of poverty.

Job Summary: The Project Accountant will be providing financial aspects of the project portfolios, implementing and monitoring of the financial aspects of assigned projects, managing financial risks and opportunities, and providing appraisal and analysis of the necessary financial aspects of proposals and reports for backdonors. The Project Accountant will be responsible for managing the overall finance operations with a focus on budget tracking, expenditure monitoring, reporting and cash flow management.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Prepare monthly, quarterly, and annual field financial reports and submit to Project Manager KFW and Emergency Response Manager based in Arua
  • Monitor expenditure, forecast and report timely
  • Responsible for sustainable budgets management as per cash flow projection and in compliance with finance and procurement guidelines
  • Manage the project funds at the sub-office including processing payments via petty cash and submission of approved payment requests to the Finance and Operations Manager
  • Prepare and Update Cash flow statements
  • Ensure/Enforce compliance with different grants/donor financial accountability and reporting requirements
  • Ensure staffs comply with financial guidelines and approval levels
  • Review monthly financial tracking tool for each project to ensure budget control and management
  • Interface with HR and Logistics on various elements of financial systems and processes related to the project activities
  • Ensure that Oxfam financial management and controls in relation to the project are in place and being followed by the team
  • Keenly verify expenditures and payments to vendors based on approved procurement plans and processes, purchase requisitions and purchase orders
  • Responsible for usage, flow and filing of pre-numbered forms and documents during transactions
  • Keenly analyse advances to staff, offices, and other receivables by month of origin; and make timely adjustments in the Advance Registers as per the finance system’s generated listings and advance register in place
  • Support partner finance teams in preparation of project related budgets and reworking of budgets in keeping with changes in project plans
  • Ensure donor and Government compliance aspects are met in financial recording and reporting
  • Consolidates partner financial reports for use by the donor accountant in preparation of donor financial reports
  • Responsible for proper archiving of financial documents


Qualifications, Skills and Experience:  
  • The ideal candidate for the Oxfam Project Accountant job must have relevant academic qualifications in Accounting, financial management, commerce, economics or related field, (A degree in Finance, Business Administration or commerce) and professional certification in accounting would be an added advantage
  • Three years of relevant professional experience in an NGO setting
  • Significant knowledge and experience of all core financial management activities including accounts payable, cash management, budget development, Statutory requirements and standard accounts
  • Proficiency in numeracy skills and good computer skills(Excel Especially, Word)
  • Ability to prioritise work issues to meet deadlines with minimal supervision and adjust to constantly changing situations while maintaining focus on delivery and follow-through
  • Good analytical and conceptual thinking skills with proven proactive approach
  • Ability to lead and motivate others, strong self-awareness and flexibility
  • Ability to work creatively, effectively and under own initiative;
  • Keen attention to details and excellent personal communication skills in written and verbal English

How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates are encouraged to send their updated CVs and cover letters ONLY to oxfamuganda-jobs@oxfam.org indicating the position name in the email subject line. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted. 

Deadline:  9th March, 2018.

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