Fresher Accounts Clerk Job Careers – Mott MacDonald

Job Title:  Accounts
Organisation: Mott MacDonald
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
About Mott MacDonald:
 Mott MacDonald is a leading, employee-owned global management,
engineering and development consultancy with £1 billion revenue and more than
14,000 staff working in 140 countries for both the public and private sectors.
Our International Development Services Unit, IDS, operates portfolios within
the international development sectors of Environment, Climate, Water, Roads,
Rural & Urban Development, Education, Health, Social and Economic
Development in over 40 countries. Together we implement and manage projects in
developing countries and emerging economies around the world, supporting
national governments and municipalities in policy, planning, project design and
delivery. We are committed to support the United Nations Sustainable
Development Goals and to provide our expertise to improve the lives of people
in need.
Job Summary: The Account
Clerk will be responsible for: Providing support to the Project Accountant in
recording and retrieving financial details of the company, including
maintaining financial records, processing payments, cash handling and salaries.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
Project Monitoring & Reporting
  • Provide support to the Project Accountant
    to produce forecasts and budgets for work activities based on the
    estimates on the Rolling Work Plan (RWP). This includes collating activity
    costing and providing support for preparation of the working estimates.
  • Ensure that timely, accurate, and
    appropriate information is available to the programme management team.
  • Carry out any other duties as may be
    required for delivery of the programme.
Cash Management
  • Assist with the preparation of bank
    reconciliation statements and ensure they are checked and approved for
    submission within deadline.
  • Assist in carrying out timely bank
    transactions and, also to deposit cheques into vendors account.
  • Responsible for petty cash management and
    ensuring regular reconciliation of cash balance for review. Accountable
    for cash count and reporting on cash count exercise to the management.
  • Responsible for recording cash and
    transactions into the applicable bank or cash book. Ensure records are
    available for regular checking and are up to date to meet deadline for
    submission to the UK head office.
  • Provide support for payment and
    disbursement of cash payments e.g. per diems. To produce reconciliation of
    payment and supporting document for appropriate retirement.
Account Payable
  • Assist with the compilation of Vendors’
    list and collation of vouchers for batch processing within the financial
  • Assist in the preparation of all payment
    vouchers, and cheques and ensure the timely settlement of all undisputed
  • Checking and ensuring that all payment
    vouchers meet the minimum audit requirement by checking for approvals and
    necessary supporting documentations.
Regional Offices: Liaise with counterparts in the regional
offices and ensure timely submission of financial reports by the regions under
the management of the Project Accountant.
Audits: Assist the Project Accountant in the preparation and
the subsequent activities for external e.g. client, and internal audits, as and
when required
  • Operationalise the Mott MacDonald Business
    Management Systems (BMS) procedures, including health, safety and security
    as required by Cambridge Education/Mott MacDonald for the project;
  • Contribute as required to programme
    reporting related to the areas above;
  • Promote healthy work ethics, good
    governance and anti-corruption behaviour;
  • Other duties as may be assigned from time
    to time by the Programme Manager.

Qualifications, Skills and
  • The Accounts Clerk should hold a degree or
    equivalent in Accounting/finance or related discipline
  • At least two years of relevant work
  • Excellent numeracy and accountancy skills
  • Experience of working for an international
    organisation, preferably in the development/humanitarian sector;
  • Experience in budget management
  • Strong IT skills and knowledge of MS
    Office systems.
  • Excellent oral and written communication
    skills in English;
  • Attention to detail and accuracy;
  • Ability to think ahead and produce
    accurate information;
  • Willingness to be flexible and respond in
    a timely manner to support colleagues in the Kampala office as required.
  • Experience in operating within
    environments with diverse cultures and practices;
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates are invited to apply
direct via the careers website of Mott MacDonald at the web lick below. Please
create an account and submit a curriculum vitae and application letter.
Deadline: 7th March
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