Fresher Accounts Assistant NGO Jobs – Uganda Red Cross Society (URCS)

Job Title:         Accounts Assistant 
Organisation: Uganda Red Cross Society (URCS)
Duty Station: Uganda
Reports to: Finance Manager
About US:
Uganda Red Cross Society (URCS) is the leading national humanitarian
organization in Uganda and a member of the International Red Cross Red Crescent
Movement. The ICRC is an International humanitarian institution which has a
mandate to protect victims of international and armed conflicts i.e. the
wounded, refugees, civilians, prisoners and other non-combatants.
Job Summary: The Accounts
Assistant will be responsible for provision of both Accounting (Finance) and
Administrative services to the GRC project at Adjumani Branch
Key Duties and
  • Offer technical
    support in all administrative and financial matters to the GRC Adjumani
  • Ensures the proper filing
    and the safe custody of financial and administrative documents;
  • Ensure proper
    maintenance of all office equipment and stationary;
  • Follows up, receives
    and reviews accountability from the field before submission to URCS HQ,
    shares feedback with field officers immediately;
  • Ensures a regular
    update of the inventories relating to the project at field level;
  • Proactively follows up
    on incomplete financial documentation and pending settlement of advances
    with the respective officers to avoid delays in bookkeeping;
  • Organizes
    photocopying, sorting and dispatching the financial documents to URCS HQ;
  • Manages the project
    field petty cash and monitors the office cash flow;
  • Assists in
    procurements and independently processes comparative bid analysis for
    approval by the supervisor;
  • Organizes stationary
    and other office supplies;
  • Performs other duties
    as assigned by your immediate supervisor.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The ideal candidate
    for the Uganda Red Cross Society (URCS) Accounts Assistant job opportunity
    should preferably hold a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Business
    Administration (Finance), Commerce, Statistics;
  • At least level II of
    Accounting qualification (CPA, ACCA, and CIMA) will be an added advantage.
  • One year of experience
    in a similar position;
  • Work experience with a
    donor funded institution will be an added advantage;
  • Experience and/or
    working knowledge of an accounting software.
  • Full computer literacy
    with proficiency in the application of all MS Office functions, especially
    Excel ;
  • Excellent English
    communication skills including proven proficiency in drafting official
    letters and other documents;
  • A proactive approach
    to work, the ability to handle multiple tasks and to maintain a high
    quality standard when working under time pressure;
  • A mature personality
    of high integrity with great team working skills, a courteous attitude and
    a clear sense of confidentiality.
How to Apply:
All candidates who desire to join the International Red Cross and Red
Crescent Movement should send their filled application forms, download
 and E-mail to: or mail via post to:
The Secretary General, Uganda Red Cross Society, Plot 551/555 Rubaga Road, P.O.
Box 494, Kampala, Uganda.
Deadline: 26th March 2018 by 5:00pm
For more of the latest jobs, please visit or
find us on our facebook page

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.