4 Fresher Finance and Accounts Assistant UNHCR Project Job Opportunities – Windle International Uganda (WIU)

Organization: Windle
International Uganda (WIU)
Funding Source: United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)
Duty Station: 
Uganda
About US:
Windle International
Uganda (WIU) formerly Windle Trust Uganda is a registered INGO whose mission is
to promote peace and development in communities through provision and
coordination of Education and training for Refugees and people affected by
conflict.
Windle International
Uganda is the lead partner of UNHCR in implementing Education Projects in
Uganda with close collaboration with the Government of Uganda through the
Office of the Prime Minister.
Job Summary:   The
Finance and Accounts Assistant will contribute to the day to day implementation
of the department accounting systems, policies and procedures. He/ she will
support the department through the collection, processing, recording,
reconciliation and reporting of financial data, verifying the validity,
completeness and accuracy of the source of documentation. The Finance assistant
is responsible for ensuring all payments to service providers and other clients
are processed timely; preparing monthly financial reports, maintaining complete
and proper records of revenue, accountability, expenditure, assets and
liabilities and ensures the accuracy and integrity of financial information.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
·        
Ensure
that all cash balances received within the week should be banked intact at
least once a week.
·        
Issue
receipts for any cash and deposits received and keep proper records of all
these in the system for reconciliation purposes
·        
Provide
for and take safe custody of receipt books, vouchers, money and other items of
value in line with finance policies and procedures.
·        
Update
and reconcile all cash books on a daily basis and ascertain closing balances
for record purposes.
·        
Monitor
and track all cash advances and inform staff of their obligation of advances.
·        
Check
for accuracy, completeness and coding before transactions are entered into the
accounting system.
·        
Enter
all paid transactions into the accounting system
·        
File all
payment vouchers that have been entered into the accounting system by their
categories.
·        
Prepare
monthly bank reconciliation statements for all bank accounts at the Field
office
·        
Prepare
cash count certificates on weekly basis, month end and as when petty cash is
required.
·        
Monitor
cash levels to ensure liquidity position at all times for smooth operations.
·        
Inventory
Management: Supervise periodic stock counts and prepare accurate monthly
inventory reports for the Field Storage units 
·        
Submit
required reports and related documentation to the respective Regional
Accountant periodically/ as requested.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
·        
The
ideal candidate for the Windle International Uganda (WIU) Finance and Accounts
Assistant job must hold a Bachelor’s degree in Finance and Accounting, Business
Administration, Commerce, BSc Finance and Accounting from a recognized
Institution.
·        
Two
years of relevant experience in Finance and accounting
·        
Proficient
use of the QuickBooks Accounting Software is desirable
·        
Experience
working in Refugee operations and rural NGO setting is an added advantage
·        
ACCA/CPA
is an added advantage
·        
The
ideal candidate must have the proficient level of professional skill and/or
knowledge in accounting.
·        
Must
have basic knowledge in computer applications like MS Office and data base management
·        
Experience
in and knowledge of relevant Accounting systems 
·        
Effective
communication skills.
·        
Abilities
in office administration and organization.
·        
Able to
pay keen attention to detail and manage multiple priorities
·        
Ability
to work under pressure to be able to meet strict deadlines
How to Apply:
All interested
applicants should submit their applications including detailed Curriculum
Vitae, 2 years’ salary history, copies of academic transcripts and certificates
including telephone, email contacts and details of at least three professional
referees addressed to:
The Human Resource
Manager,
Windle International
Uganda,
P.O Box 24230
Kampala, Uganda
Applications must be
hand delivered to The Windle House, Plot 726 Nagawa Close, Mawanda Road, Mulago
Hill, Kamwokya. 
Deadline: 10th January, 2019 by 5pm
Note:
  • Windle International is an equal opportunity employer; Females,
    minority groups and People with disabilities who qualify for any of the
    above vacancies are encouraged to apply.
  • No canvassing or lobbying will be tolerated. Individuals found to
    have done so will immediately be disqualified and black listed.
  • Only Shortlisted applicants will be contacted.
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