Sub Program Accountant US Non-profit Careers – Lutheran World Relief (LWR)

Job Title:     Sub
Program Accountant
Lutheran World Relief (LWR)
Duty Station: Uganda
Reports to:
Sub Program Manager
About US:
Lutheran World
Relief is a US non-profit organization that works with local partners to
provide lasting solutions to poverty, injustice and human suffering. LWF Uganda
works to reduce people’s vulnerability, supporting them to realize their
potential, to build on their assets, and to respond to their own problems and
needs. LWF Uganda currently has five areas of operation in Pader, Kitgum, Adjumani,
Katakwi, Sembabule, Kampala and Kamwenge Districts.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Responsible for the financial and accounting activities at the Sub
    Program level in liaison with the Sub Program Manager and section heads;
  • Maintains and enforces compliance with internal control systems and
    accounts records for all financial transactions, and update all records in
    accordance with LWF financial procedures;
  • Ensures that established internal control systems for receipts and
    expenditures of funds are in place, adhered to and maintained;
  • Periodically reviews existing internal control systems, and where
    necessary, suggests and implements changes to strengthen internal control
    systems at sub program level;
  • Controls and regulates all expenditures at Sub Program level and
    ensures that all expenditures are made in line with donor requirements and
    established procedures;
  • Prepares monthly management and financial reports like cash
    analysis, bank reconciliation statements, and monthly income/expenditure
    statements for the whole Sub Program and submits them to Management as
    provided for in the reporting guidelines;
  • Facilitates and coordinates all internal/external audits and on-spot
    checks in the Sub Program by ensuring that all relevant documents are
    availed timeously and responses to audit queries are provided promptly;
  • Checks and approves all vouchers and claims in the Sub Program after
    confirming that all appropriate supporting documents have been attached as
  • Prepares budgets for the Sub Program and ensures that all sector
    heads have had their input in the budgeting process before submitting to
    the Finance Manager;
  • Prepares regular financial updates to guide section heads in project
    implementation and expenditure;
  • Checks all supply requisitions before the Sub Program Manager’s
    authorization, guides and ensures correct coding of all financial
    transactions, and ensure that purchases are carried out in accordance with
    the LWF policies and guidelines on procurement;
  • Chairs Procurement Committee Meetings at the Sub Program level;
  • Provides leadership and supervision for all finance staff in the Sub
  • Ensures that all balance sheet items (i.e. cash accounts, bank
    accounts, personal accounts, debtors, creditors, payroll accounts, etc.)
    have been reconciled, and a report sent to the head office.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The ideal candidate for the Lutheran World Relief (LWR) Sub
    Program Accountant job opportunity should hold a Bachelor’s degree in
    business administration/commerce with accounting bias;
  • Full professional accounting qualification (ACCA, CPA, etc) is
  • Hands on experience working with a computerized accounting system
    preferably with SAGE System applications and excel spread sheets;
  • At least six (6) years working in finance/accounts management
    preferably in an NGO;
  • High integrity, self-driven and able to set own work schedule with
    rigorous deadlines;
  • Proven ability in effective people management and customer care;
  • Ability to initiate and complete assignments and to work under
How to Apply:
(motivation letter and detailed curriculum vitae in English), with the names
and e- mail addresses of three persons who know the applicant professionally,
should be sent via Email to: Please do not include
certificates for education, trainings, etc. Please use the title of the job you
are applying for as the subject line. Hand delivered applications can also be
sent to our Offices in Kampala. Please indicate the position you have applied for
on the top of the parcel addressed to:
The Human Resource
Lutheran World
Plot 1401, Ggaba,
Road after the American Embassy
P.O. Box 5827,
Kampala, Uganda.
Deadline: 20th July 2018
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