Fresher Accountant Jobs – World Direct Uganda

 Job Title:    Accountant (Fresher Job

Organisation: World
Direct Uganda

Duty Station:  Kampala,


About US:

World direct works
in collaboration with local communities, ministry of education officials and
local organisations to provide formal or alternative education and basic skills
training. Our work includes projects aimed at reducing poverty and illiteracy
among women, children, disabled people, those who have suffered displacement
and instability, and those in nomadic and pastoralist communities.


Job Summary:  The Accountant will handle general accounting
and finance operations as required of a very busy multi-donor funded NGO.
Assignments will include budgeting for financial resources, report on the
utilization of financial resources through variance analysis, and ensure
financial resources are utilized within the stipulated policies, and
contractual agreements. 


Key Duties and Responsibilities:  

monthly, quarterly year-end actual budget (variance) analysis and other
management information that may be required from time to time.

multi-year organisational and specific programme activity budgets.

technical implementation of grants to ensure timely progress and according to
submitted technical reports, proposed strategy, and work plans.

the Finance HR and Admin. department in ensuring full compliance with policies
& procedures, particularly around cash, advances, banking, and assets.

in safeguarding of the assets of the organisation, including the maintenance of
the Fixed Asset register.

As may
be assigned, supports finance and admin. department in its function as
procurement focal centre, to drive the implementation of procurement policies
and plans, aimed at cost effective acquisition of high-quality materials,
goods, consultancies, and non-consultancy services.

cash forecasts to identify monthly funding requirements to optimise resources
and deliver value for money.

on operational and strategic issues as a member of the Finance and Admin. Team.

compliance with all financial reporting and forecasting requirements of
specific donors projects and the institution, and ensuring the smooth flow of
funds from funding sources;

expenditure are incurred and reported in line with contractual agreements.

project financial reports are compiled, aligned with narrative reports and
submitted in a timely manner to keep all stake holders informed.


Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

ideal candidate must hold a degree in a relevant field such as business
management, agriculture, development studies, etc.

At least
two years of experience of providing support to a busy NGO team of professional
staff, where a considerable amount of analytical skills are called for.

understanding of and / or experience in budget management

and able to work with minimal guidance and instruction.

communication and interpersonal skills

analytical and problem solving skills

Computer skills – Microsoft Office


How to Apply:

All suitably
qualified and interested candidates should submit: (a) a confidential cover
letter; (b) a detailed CV with names and addresses of 3 referees, including
e-mail addresses; and (c) a statement illustrating their suitability against
each of the listed qualifications/competencies/abilities, and skills. All
applications to be sent to


Deadline: 12th March 2021


World Direct is an
equal opportunity employer. It fosters a multicultural work environment that
values gender equity, teamwork, and respect for diversity.


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