Earn 6m monthly as Senior Accountant at VVOB – Education for Development

Job Title:     Senior Accountant

Organization: VVOB
– Education for Development

Duty Station: Kampala,
Uganda

Gross monthly Salary Scale: From UGX 6,830,095 to 9,347,457 dependent on years of experience

About US:

VVOB – education for
development, is a non-profit organisation that focuses on improving the quality
of education. VVOB has its headquarters in Brussels (Belgium) and is currently
implementing education programmes in ten partner countries. VVOB became
operational in Uganda in 2019.

About Project:

From 1 June 2019
onwards, VVOB started implementing a new programme that focuses on improving
the quality of Agricultural Education and Training in Uganda through
strengthening the professional development of Uganda’s Agricultural Technical
Vocational Education and Training (TVET) instructors and agricultural O-level
teachers via pre-service training. This programme is implemented in partnership
with the Department of Teacher and Instructor Education and Training (TIET);
the Business, Technical, Vocational Education and Training (BTVET) Department
of the Ministry of Education and Sports (MoES); the National Teacher’s Colleges
(NTCs) of Mubende and Unyama, and the National instructors’ College Abilonino
(NICA)in Kole District.

Job Summary:  The Senior Accountant reports to the
management team and is part of WOB’s operations team. (S)he supervises the
Finance, Administration and logistics officers, and works in close
collaboration with the office administrative assistants in the framework of
WOB’s current and future programmes. As a finance expert, you are experienced
in managing various donor funded programmes and shall hold delegated
responsibility on all matters related to accounting for WOB’s programmes funded
through various donors. You are organized, proactive and take the initiative to
implement a high quality accounting and financial management system at WOB’s
country offices in Kampala and Gulu. As a quality caretaker, you comply and
ensure compliance with donor and WOB’s internal financial guidelines. You
protect the interests of the organization at all times, ensuring value for
money.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:  

·       
Setting
up and documenting WOB Uganda’s local financial procedures and systems as
guided by the global financial handbook

·       
Supervising
the finance & administration officers to ensure proper (timely, complete,
correct) recording of financial transactions and update of the Navision
accounting system.

·       
Ensuring
timely collection of good quality supporting financial and procurement
documentation according to the latest donor rules and financial guidelines.

·       
Ensuring
compliance with local regulatory authorities including the processing of tax
and social security returns.

·       
Examining
and analysing financial records and preparing monthly/ quarterly/annual
financial documents such as reports, budgets, fund requests, tax returns and
vendor, bank & cash reconciliations according to WOB’s financial and donor
guidelines.

·       
Coordinating,
preparing and supporting all financial audits (international, local and donor).

·       
Advising
management team on financial performance and current development partner
regulations. Supervision, development and coaching of finance and
administration officers.

·       
You
shall also develop the capacity of other staff and operational partners on
financial procedures.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

·       
The
applicant must hold a Master’s degree in finance, accounting, management or
equivalent through experience.

·       
Membership
of an accredited accounting body e.g. ICPAU, ACCA.

·       
At least
five years of relevant work experience in finance, accounting and double entry
bookkeeping, three years of which must be with donor funded programmes.

·       
In-depth
understanding of financial management, accounting principles and practices
including the analysis and reporting of financial data.

·       
Financial
reporting experience and use of accounting software.

·       
IT
skills and experience of streamlining and digitizing financial processes is
desirable.

·       
Experience
of working in a multi-cultural team is an asset.

·       
Team
player, organized, prioritizes work, and ability to work under pressure.

·       
Excellent
spoken and written English.

How to Apply:

All interested
candidates Please send your application by email in Uganda@vvob.be

Your application
should include;

 In the subject
line: Application: name position for which you apply

·       
Motivation
letter (PDF, attached);

·       
CV,
including 3 reference persons and email contacts (former and current employers
only) (PDF, attached);

·       
Salary
expectations (PDF, attached)

Shortlisted
candidates are invited for a written test (home assignment), and selected
candidates will be invited for interview. Reference checks will be made before
a final offer.

Please note,
applications submitted without motivation letter or CV attached will not be
reviewed. Due to the volume of applications submitted, only shortlisted
candidates will be contacted.

Deadline: 29th March 2020

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