Fresher Project Accountant NGO Jobs – World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF)


Organization: World
Wide Fund for Nature (WWF)

Duty Station: Kampala,

Reports to: Senior

About US:

WWF is one of the
world’s largest independent and experienced Conservation organizations
operating in over 100 Countries in the world. WWF UCO implements a number of
national programmes promoting environment conservation in Uganda. WWF’s mission
is to stop the degradation of our planet’s natural environment, and build a
future in which humans live in harmony with nature.

Job Summary:   The Project
Accountant is responsible for implementing the finance and accounting (F&A)
systems, policies, and procedures in line with the WWF Project guidelines
supporting conservation.


Key Duties and Responsibilities: 

Planning and Budgeting.

  • In liaison with the programme teams prepare donor budgets in line
    with donor guidelines and WWF UCO rules especially on cost recovery.
  • Review detailed budgets of downstream partners for alignment and
    compliance with donor regulations.
  • Cash and Bank Transactions management.
  • Prepare project monthly bank reconciliations for assigned projects.
  • Advise the GFA and FAM on budget availability and expense
  • Prepare cheques/bank transfers for approved payments.
  • Responsible for imputing of receipts, payments, staff and partner
    accountabilities into the ORACLE system in a timely manner.
  • Responsible for receipting and prompt banking of cash receipts and
    issuing receipts to respective payers.
  • Cost recovery.
  • Review monthly project reports to ensure planned recoveries are charged
    timely and advise the GFA appropriately.

Financial Reporting

  • Responsible for preparing donor reports as per the agreed formats.
  • Prepare monthly budget performance reports for each assigned project
    for budget holders.
  • In liaison with budget holders ascertain and document budget
    variance and address discrepancies.
  • Participate in project inception and periodic review meetings and
    provide appropriate financial status update and guidance to teams.
  • Follow up on periodic reporting (accountability) from implementing
    partners as per agreed schedule and ensure prompt update of the same in
    the system promptly.
  • Ensures balance sheet reconciliation for project specific General
    ledgers including supplier, partner and staff debtors & creditors.
  • Financial Sustainability
  • Ensure cost control and timely cost recovery from grants.
  • Actively participate in fundraising processes and provide financial

Compliance and Risk

  • Ensure all reported project expenses meet the eligibility criteria.
  • Prepare monthly PAYE,NSSF returns and VAT claims
  • In liaison with project teams ensure that all identified risks are
    assessed and that project specific risk registers are updated.
  • Implement the internal control framework and advise management on
    any identified areas of potential risk

Internal and
external Audits Management.

  • Support Pre-audit (expense verification) of donor projects.
  • Support the external audit of projects through provision of required
    information by the auditors.
  • Provide responses to the auditors on any issues raised or refer to
    the appropriate authority for response
  • Track and report on agreed audit actions and ensure timely
  • Partner support and capacity building.
  • Conduct periodic partner trainings on financial management based on
    changes in internal policies and recommendations from reviews.
  • Undertake Partner monitoring visits to review progress, identify
    risks and offer hands-on financial support with any identified gaps.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 

  • The applicant for the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) Project
    Accountant job must hold a Bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance or a
    related field
  • At least level 2 of CPA/ACCA.
  • A minimum of  two years of
    experience in finance and accounting of donor funded projects.
  • Experience of working in a multi-cultural environment.
  • Experience of working in an NGO or a civil society organisation
    working on monitoring and evaluation.
  • Presentation and communications
  • Teamwork and virtual support / coaching
  • Planning, organisation, time management, facilitation, and
  • Good written and spoken English
  • Proficiency in MS Office and the web
  • Knowledge of budgeting, planning and reporting on donor funded
  • Knowledge/Experience of working with accounting packages e.g:
    Oracle, Sun systems etc.
  • Strong Book-keeping/ Accounting skills. Good knowledge of
    administrative and accounting regulations and International Accounting
  • The ability to work under pressure and on tight deadlines.
  • Excellent inter-personal skills, including the ability to develop
    and maintain strong relationships at all levels, within WWF UCO and, as
    required, with external stakeholders;
  • Experience with project accounting, management and reporting;
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English;
  • Adherence to WWF’s values, which are: Passionate & Optimistic,
    Challenging & Inspiring, Credible & Accountable, Persevering &
    Delivering Results.

How to Apply:

Application letters,
detailed Curriculum Vitae including names, email addresses and telephone
contact details of three (3) referees, plus copies of academic qualifications
(sent as one document) should be emailed to: and quote
the position title in the email subject line and remember to fill the
respective Google form, Download

Deadline: 14th June 2019

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