No Experience Finance Assistant NGO Job Opportunities – Uganda Red Cross Society (URCS)

Job Title:    Finance Assistant

Uganda Red Cross Society (URCS)

Duty Station:
Headquarters, Uganda

Grade UR 6

Reports to:  To the Finance Officer

About US:

Uganda Red Cross
Society (URCS) is the leading National Humanitarian Organization in Uganda and
a member of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement.

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

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 

Budget Management

·       Follow up on budget utilisation and prepare
monthly budget monitoring reports for review.

·       Report on budget analyses, variances, and
propose actions to be taken to address them.

·       Accountancy, Document Management, and
Financial Management

·       Verify the authenticity of accountability

·       Process financial transactions in line with
URCS policies and donor requirements.

·       Ensure proper filing of the finance and
project documents.

·       Follow-up procurements for the projects

·       Perform monthly bank reconciliations.

·       Monitor working advance balances and ensure
all working advances are accounted for as per URCS guidelines,

·       Reconcile staff debtor and creditor balances.

·       Provide on the job training to new staff as
directed by the supervisors.

Financial Risk Management

·       Participate in the assessment of financial
risks and alert the supervisor about emerging risks.

·       Manage assessed risks arising from activities
that this role partakes in.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

·       The ideal candidate must hold a BSc/BBA or
B’Com degree in Finance, Accounting or Economics from a recognized institution;

·       Level one of  an accountancy certification course; i.e. CPA,
ACCA or CIMA will  be an added advantage

·       One year of relevant work
experience in a similar position.

·       Work experience in the application of an
accounting software;

·       Prior experience of NAVISION accounting
software is an added advantage.

·       Good knowledge of accounting and bookkeeping

·       Advanced MS Excel skills (creating
spreadsheets and using financial functions)

·       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

·       Organizational and time-management skills

How to Apply:

Please send your filled application
form, Download
and attach your academic transcripts and certificates. The filled
application forms and academic transcripts and certificates can be e-mailed or
hand delivered, and or by post to:

The Secretary General,

Uganda Red Cross Society,

Plot 551/555 Rubaga Road,

P.O. Box 494, Kampala, Uganda.


Applications from suitable persons
to be considered for appointment in the outlined positions are hereby invited.
All applicants should adhere to the Red Cross Principles. URCS is an equal
opportunities employer mindful of gender balance in its establishment.

Due to large volumes of
applications; only short listed candidates shall be contacted. Canvassing shall
lead to automatic disqualification.

Deadline: Monday 13th July
2020 at 5:00pm

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