Accountant NGO Jobs – Humanity & Inclusion (Handicap International Federation)

Job Title:        Accountant

Organization: Humanity
& Inclusion (Handicap International Federation)

Duty Station:
Arua, Uganda

Responsible to: Field Coordinator

About US:

Handicap
International Federation (operating under the name Humanity & Inclusion) is
an independent and impartial aid and development organisation working in
situations of poverty and exclusion, conflict and disaster. We work alongside
disabled and vulnerable people to help meet their essential needs, improve
their living conditions and promote respect for their dignity and fundamental
rights.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:  Under the supervision of the Field
Coordinator and in direct coordination with Finance team at coordination
office, the accountant will;

Manage the accounts

·       
Monitor
the application of accounting procedures within the field office team

·       
Monitor
compliance with the expenditure commitment procedure and validate the documents
(received in their entirety, translation of documents and their probative
value) 

·       
Codify
and save the accounting documents in the accounting software

·       
Handle
the accounting side of pay (booked and checked)

·       
Handle
the accounting side of the cash flow movements (cash box, bank,
reconciliations, etc.) and check the log books and cash box inventories

·       
Act as
the contact person for the West Nile region accountant at coordination/Arua
office regarding the management of the sub bases accounts

·       
Correct
and integrate site accounts. Inform the sites of accounting corrections and
updates

·       
Check
off, match/clear and justify third party accounts (partners, service and
individual advances, loans)

Prepare the work
entailed in closing the accounts within the timeframes fixed and in compliance
with HI’s procedure       

·       
Draw up
tax declarations and build in the accounting aspects (e.g.: VAT and exoneration
reimbursements)

·       
Consolidate
the West Nile region monthly accounts and prepare the documents for the
permanent file

·       
Organise
the dispatch of the monthly accounts to capital office (soft and hard versions)
in compliance with the procedure set up

·       
Update
the IT accounting database/excel sheet on a regular basis

·       
Set up
field office accounts in compliance with the country’s regulations (if
necessary)

·       
Submit
the notes explaining any issues and correct the errors identified by the head
office accountant

·       
Prepare
the annual cut off entries, in accordance with HI procedure

·       
Draw up
an inventory of fixed assets with the logistics team and the finance manager.

Ensure the correct
management of the cash flow and cash box

·       
Participate
in informing about and applying cash flow management procedures within the
field office team

·       
Archive
the cash flow documents

·       
Set up
cash flow management (log books, advances, banks and cash boxes) in compliance
with internal procedures and the legal framework

·       
Validate
the monthly cash box inventory, with the cashier (or his/her line manager) and
check concordance with the accounts and log books

·       
Prepare
the bank reconciliations between bank accounts, log books and the accounts

·       
Apply
and check the implementation of the expenditure commitment procedure

·       
Prepare
a cash flow overview for the month in progress and M-1 when drawing up a cash
flow forecast

·       
Manage
the cashier (fix objectives and carry out the assessment, training and career
development, contractual follow up) – if applicable

Respect HI
identity, rules and policies

·       
In
coordination with the Human resources manager and the Field coordinator:

·       
Know,
understand, apply and respect HI code of conduct and ethics, HI mandate and
values, HI rules and operating procedure, HI policies (child protection policy,
policy and mechanism for the prevention of and fight against bribery, the
protection of beneficiaries from sexual exploitation and abuse policy) and make
sure they are known, understood, applied and respected by its team

·       
Know,
understand, apply and respect HI security rules and make sure they are known,
understood and applied by her/his team.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

·       
The applicant
for the Humanity & Inclusion (Handicap International Federation) Accountant
job vacancy must hold a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Business, Finance or
related field;

·       
Must be
a qualified accountant with ACCA, CPA , CIMA, or ACA

·       
A minimum
of three years of progressive work experience in donor funded projects

·       
A strong
accounting experience, and experience in dealing with complex budgets, is an
added advantage

Competencies

·       
Keeping
the accounts and Period-end closing operations

·       
Knowledge
of labour and Tax laws

·       
Practical
experience in using computerized financial accounting packages and Excel Spread
Sheets

·       
Management
of cash flow and funds storage, management of cash boxes

·       
Knowledge
of the expenditure commitment procedure

·       
Financial
filing and archives

Personal Qualities:

·       
Excellent
communication, organizational and reporting skills.

·       
Team
player, trustworthy and responsible.

·       
Excellent
attention to detail.

·       
High
integrity, self-driven and able to set own work schedule with rigorous
deadlines;

·       
Ability
to initiate and complete assignments and to work under demanding circumstances
with minimal supervision

Condition:

·       
Starting
Date: As soon as possible

·       
Length
of contract: 5 months

·       
Basic
Salary: Based on the level of experience

NB:

·       
Humanity
and Inclusion is an Equal Opportunity Employer, we encourage females and
persons with disabilities to apply to become a part of our organization.

·       
HI staff
must adhere to the values and principles outlined in the Code of Conduct. In
accordance with these values.

·       
HI
operates and enforces policies on Beneficiary Protection from Sexual
Exploitation and Abuse, Child Safeguarding, Anti-fraud, bribery, and
corruption.

·       
HI does
not solicit funds in exchange for employment opportunities.

How to Apply:

If you feel you meet
the requirements, please send an updated CV (3 pages max, including three
professional referees current and/or past line managers) with a cover letter as
One Document to HR department at recruitment@uganda.hi.org indicating the
position applied for.

Deadline: Sunday 26th July 2020 by 5:00pm

NB: Any efforts to
influence the recruitment process will lead to automatic disqualification.

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