Fresher Accounts Assistant NGO Jobs – Uganda Red Cross Society (URCS)

Job Title:             Accounts

Organisation: Uganda
Red Cross Society (URCS)

Duty Station: 

Reports to:
Finance Officer

About US:

The Uganda Red Cross
Society (URCS) is the leading humanitarian organization in Uganda. Since its
inception in 1939 as a small women’s emergency organization, URCS has developed
over the years into a formidable well-respected humanitarian agency. In 1941,
it became a branch of the British Red Cross. The URCS was recognised by an
“Act of Parliament in 1964” and admitted as a member of International
Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent in 1965.

Job Summary:  The Accounts Assistant is responsible for
ensuring quality and timely reporting of project funds as well as accountability
for the funds disbursed to staff, ensuring compliance to the appropriate
principles and procedures.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Follow up on budget utilization and
    prepare monthly budget monitoring and utilization reports for review. To
    report on analyses, variances, causes and propose actions to be taken to
    address them;
  • Verify authenticity of accountability
    documents and process financial transactions in line with URCS policies,
    International Accounting Standards, statutory requirements and donor
  • Ensure proper filing of the finance and
    project documents;
  • Follow-up procurements for the projects
    on time
  • Perform monthly bank reconciliations;
  • Monitor working advance balances and
    follow-up to ensure all working advances are accounted for in accordance
    with URCS guidelines;
  • Reconcile staff debtor and creditor
    balances and other balance sheet codes and ensure that these balances are
    kept at the lowest possible level;
  • Ensure reconciliations of receivable and
    accounts payables every end of month;
  • Provide on job training to new staff as
    directed by the supervisors

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 

  • The ideal candidate must hold a
    Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, Business Administration (Finance),
    Commerce, Statistics or associated discipline from a reputable
  • At least level one Professional
    qualification (ACCA, CIMA, CPA).
  • One year of experience in a related
  • Experience in NAVISION Systems
    Accounting Package is an added advantage.
  • High level of financial discipline and
  • Attention to detail and accuracy;
  • Ability to meet deadlines with minimum
  • Strong Interpersonal skills;
  • High level of integrity;
  • Good communication skills.

How to Apply:

All candidates
should send their filled application forms, Download
, and attach your academic transcripts and certificates. The filled
application forms and academic transcripts and certificates can be e-mailed to; or hand delivered, and or by post to:

The Secretary

Uganda Red Cross

Plot 551/555 Rubaga

P.O. Box 494,
Kampala, Uganda.

Email to:

Deadline: Monday 12th August 2019 by 5:00 p.m.

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