Accountant – National Office Job Careers – SOS Children’s Villages


Job Title:    Accountant – National Office

Organisation: SOS
Children’s Villages

Duty Station:  Kampala,

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About US:

SOS Children’s
Villages is an independent, locally registered, child-focused, social
development non­governmental organization with a strong reputation for
providing quality care and protection, education and health needs for
vulnerable children. Since its inception in 1991, SOS CV Uganda has reached
over 60,000 children, youths and adults directly and indirectly to become
empowered and self- reliant to contribute significantly to the needs of their
families and communities. Works in partnership with a number of donors, (institutional
and corporate agencies) including; Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation
(NORAD), Austrian Development Agency (ADA), Grieg Foundation, ERIKS Development
Partner, USAID/Bantwana World Education, European Union, AVIS Foundation, Brand
Charity, USAID/Uganda Private Health Support Program (UPHSP), Terre des Hommes
(TDH), Stanbic Bank Uganda, DHL — Go Teach, Madhvani Group of Companies.


Job Summary:  The Accountant- National Office reports
directly to the Head of Finance and ensures that income, expenditures and
property of SOS Children’s Villages Uganda are well accounted for through
keeping of proper and updated accounts of all financial and property
transactions of SOS-CV Uganda. Coordinating the Planning and Budgeting for the
National Office. Supports the auditing of accounts by internal and external
auditors. The National Accountant is responsible also for the overall
administration of the budget and projects at of SOS National Office.


Key Duties and Responsibilities:  

of Receivable/Payables (Charging specific expense codes for batched payments,
Validation of staff/KIPS-CBO accountabilities into Navision, Update of
payable/receivable ledgers and carrying out timely reconciliations and issuing
invoices appropriately).

Assets Register/Book Keeping (Update the registers with all organization
Assets, Reconciliation of system and manual register, Physical verification of
all Assets, Prepare status reports for all organization assets, Process
insurance of organizational assets, Naming/labelling of assets and update of
the fixed assets files).

management (Receive and Input of monthly payroll adjustments for HRD office,
Custodian of payroll adjustments and reports, Preparation of staff salaries,
Sharing of pay slips for all locations, Generation and validation of monthly

management (Follows-up the timely submission and consolidation of NO budget
from all functional departments, Validation of budget data into the system,
Monitoring of the budget burn rates, Review of expense from NO budget, Charge
different expense codes as per the budget, Monitoring of restricted funds/
Budgets for projects with no Accountant and provision of all the necessary
financial information including approved budgets, monthly and quarterly
financial statements for good and effective financial management).

and Cash flow Management (Checks appropriateness of requests for payments
before processing payments for NO and All locations which are managed
centrally, Controls cash and bank accounts, reconciles bank account with bank
statement, Validation of monthly finance data, Reconciliation of NO/Project
bank account. Supervision and validation of NO petty cash account, Filling and
payment of monthly returns and conducts financial forecasts and risk analysis,
prepares and submit monthly cash flow forecasts to the Head of Finance by the
agreed deadline dates and follow them up to obtain timely feedback).

relationship and transaction management (Monitor of bank balances, manage bank
communications between SOS and banks, Carry on agency role between bank and
organization, Manage internet banking services).

Post and
process all journal entries to ensure all business transactions are recorded
and prepares monthly bank reconciliation for all the bank accounts

completeness and appropriateness of supporting documents of both income and
expenditure transactions, codes, documents for account recording, ensures
timely recording of all transactions.

monthly and quarterly financial statements with analysis by the 7th day of the
incoming month or quarter to support timely decision making at all levels,
directs, coordinates and executes inventory taking at National Office

the balancing and closing of accounts and drafting of annual financial

auditing of accounts by internal and external auditors.

jobholder will also Interpret financial policies, regulations and follow
internal controls ensuring that staff are well versed with such policies and
guidelines in their day to day work.

and submit weekly and monthly reports on strategic plan implementation, budget
status, facility requirements and other project requirements to initiate timely
decision making.

monitor collection and control of revenues by ensuring that revenues, cash and
donations are receipted and banked in time, revenue from projects are collected
and properly recorded and reconciliation of fees is prepared at the end of
every term

out and performs other similar duties as assigned by the Head of Finance


Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

applicant must hold a Bachelor’s Degree in Finance or Accounting, Bachelor of
Commerce, Bachelor of Business Administration – Finance and Accounting.

have completed Level II Qualification of ACCA or CPA

At least
six years of relevant working experience.

Must be
familiar working with Navision Accounting Package.

Skills with familiarity using accounting software packages.

and Organizational skills


Skills and familiarity with any accounting computer software


organizing skills

attention to detail

communication and report writing skills

analytical skills



A mature
individual aged between 25 – 35 years


How to Apply:

If you believe you
are the right candidate for this position, please send your application letter,
detailed curriculum vitae (CV), and photocopies of academic certificates, and
names and contact details of three traceable referees to the address below:


The Head Human
Resource and Administration,

SOS Children’s
Villages Uganda,

Plot 53 Ntinda II

Kampala, Uganda


Applications must be sent as one Single PDF Document not exceeding eight pages


NB: Applications
that are late, do not have CV or certificates or exceeds eight pages or
electronically submitted as images will be disqualified. Only shortlisted
candidates will be contacted.


Deadline: Monday 22nd March 2021


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