No Experience Finance Assistant NGO Jobs – International Justice Mission (IJM)

Job Title:          Finance Assistant
Organization: International
Justice Mission (IJM)
Duty Station: Kampala,
Reports to: IJM
About Us:
The International
Justice Mission is a global organization that protects the poor from violence
throughout the developing world. International Justice Mission partners with
local authorities to rescue victims of violence, bring criminals to justice,
restore survivors, and strengthen justice systems.  The International
Justice Mission (IJM) Uganda is working to eliminate property grabbing in
Uganda by bringing rescue and restoration to individual victims, accountability
to their perpetrators, and transformation to the public justice system as a
Job Summary:  The Finance Assistant will support the
Kampala field office Accountant and the National Director of Finance to ensure
financial records are supported and are accurate and easily accessible.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
  • Support transaction processing for both
    staff and vendors and making sure that outstanding issues relating to
    payments are resolved. 
  • Keenly monitor staff advance account and
    ensure staff advance accounts are reconciled periodically.
  • Support preparation of cash and bank
    journals and making sure that all supporting documents are attached.
  • Support review of staff requests and
    delivery for approval by the Field Office Director or National Director.
  • Correct, process and reconcile a wide
    variety of accounting documents such as invoices, departmental costs,
    employee reimbursements, cash receipts, vendor statements, and journal
    vouchers; review and code financial information.
  • Prepare and process documents to
    disburse funds, make deposits and bank transfers and prepare reports;
    compile and review information for accuracy; and maintain records.
  • Petty cash Management.
  • Supports the accountant in preparation
    of the Monthly e-Finance Packet.
  • Supports the accountant with posting
    transactions into QuickBooks.
  • Maintains a complete filing system of
    all payments made and corresponding supporting documents.
  • Photocopying, scanning, filing and other
    clerical duties.
  • Performing finance related errands.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The applicant for International Justice
    Mission (IJM) Finance Assistant job placement must hold a Bachelor’s
    degree in Accounting, Business administration or related fields.
  • Knowledge of double entry principles of
    accounting and best management practices.
  • Experience or training in NGOs Finance
  • Meticulous with an attention to details.
  • Proficient in MS Office applications
    (Excel, Words etc.).
  • Knowledge of accounting software
    especially QuickBooks.
  • Knowledgeable in procurement.
  • Knowledge in petty cash management
  • Mature Christian faith as defined by the
    Apostles’ Creed.
  • Passionate commitment to IJM’s mission
    and values.
  • Professional in demeanor, appearance,
    writing and oral communication.
  • Works well under stress with a sustained
    positive attitude.
  • Exceptionally high level of honesty and
  • Intelligent, organized, creative and
    proactive problem solver.
  • Ability to cooperate effectively in a
    multi-cultural environment.
  • This position requires a commitment to,
    understanding of and compliance with IJM’s Mission, core values, and all
    IJM-related policies.
How to Apply:
All applicants are
encouraged to send their applications, updated CVs and Statement of Faith via
E-mail (preferred method) to:
OR by mail:
Justice Mission
Attn: Human
P.O. Box 502 Ntinda,
Kampala, UGANDA
By Hand:
Justice Mission
Attn: Human
Plot 15 Suuna Road,
Kampala, Uganda
statement of faith should describe your Christian faith and how you see it as
relevant to your involvement with IJM. The statement can either be incorporated
into the cover letter or submitted as a separate document and should include,
at a minimum, a description of your spiritual disciplines (prayer, study, etc.)
and your current fellowship or place of worship.
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