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Job Title:         Senior Accountant
Organization: World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF)
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Finance and Administration Manager

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 Senior Accountant is overly responsible for the supervision of the daily operations of the finance section and the accounting and financial reporting systems of the organisation; ensuring that the country office meets the monthly reporting deadlines without exception. To assure the integrity of the country office financial records and enforcing internal controls. Using the standard financial and accounting procedures in line with the WWF Field Operation Manual and Project Management Guidelines, the Senior Accountant will ensure that the day to day financial information processed in the system is accurate, complete and reliable.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Support the FAM in the consolidation of the Annual and bi-annual budget forecasts for the country office and upload of approved budgets to the accounting system
  • Ensure that staff adhere to the set internal controls for effective financial management
  • Ensure proper month end closure within the accounting system taking note of differed and accrual adjustments, cost recoveries journals and reconciliation of inter-company transactions
  • Review payments and accountabilities for accuracy of allocation to appropriate budget lines and completeness and
  • Oversight to the petty cash and Banking processes and periodic validation checks
  • Generate the Monthly Trial Balance for review by the Finance Manager ensuring that all each time has the correct balances and that any identified anomalies can be explained or corrected promptly
  • Ensure that statutory obligations are complied with regarding NSSF, PAYE, LST and monthly VAT refund claims from URA are processed
  • Support in reviewing the monthly staff payroll for accuracy
  • Provide requisite support in internal and external audit and other review exercises by auditors, donors etc.


Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The applicant for the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) Senior 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 four years of experience in a busy finance and accounting of multiple 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.
  • Leadership and Networking
  • Coaching and capacity building/development
  • Presentation and communications
  • Teamwork and virtual support / coaching
  • Planning, organisation, time management, facilitation, and coordination
  • Good written and spoken English
  • Proficiency in MS Office and the web
  • Knowledge of budgeting, planning and reporting on donor funded projects.
  • 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 Standards/GAAP
  • 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: recruitment@wwfuganda.org and quote the position title in the email subject line and remember to fill the respective Google form, Download Here.

Deadline: 14th June 2019

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