Fresher Finance & Administrative Assistant NGO Jobs- Agency for Cooperation in Research and Development-Uganda (ACORD-U)

Job Title: Finance & Administrative Assistant (Fresher Job Opportunities)

Organisation: Agency for Cooperation in Research and Development-Uganda (ACORD-U)

Duty Station:   Uganda


About US:

ACORD-U (Agency for Cooperation in Research and Development – Uganda) is an indigenous Non Governmental Organization (NGO) working for social justice and development. ACORD has been working in Uganda since 1979 with operations in over 25 districts across Uganda. The ACORD-U works in conjunction with people who have been denied their basic rights, helping to better understand, to challenge, and to change the situation in which they find themselves.


Job Summary: To assist in the management of finances and assets at ACORD Lamwo Field Office by maintaining proper books of accounts and other records to facilitate accurate and timely reporting. Relationship with others: The Finance & Administrative Assistant will be working in close collaboration with the Finance Officer, Project Coordinator, Programme Manager, Project Officer, Monitoring and Evaluation Officer, Senior Finance Officer, Finance & Administration Manager and other administrative and project staff. S/he is also expected to establish good working relationships with other ACORD partners, bankers and suppliers.

The Finance Assistant will provide support to the Finance & Admin Department in the management of financial and administrative systems and internal control procedures to ensure that books of accounts are properly recorded, and funds and other assets are secure.


Key Duties and Responsibilities:

Under the supervision of the Finance Officer, the main areas of responsibility include but are not limited to the following:

Bank transactions

  • Writing cheques and bank payment vouchers ensuring correct coding,
  • Maintaining an accurate and up-to-date cheque book and cheque payment register.
  • Process online payments and keep an up-to-date online payment register
  • Ensuring that the right persons/entities are paid by carrying out the necessary confirmations/verifications
  • Preparing monthly bank reconciliation statements for project bank accounts.
  • Will be an agent of all bank accounts, and therefore handle banking, withdrawals, collecting bank statements and other correspondences.


  • Ensure orderly and prompt filing of all vouchers, bank statements and other documents for easy reference.
  • Ensure that all payment vouchers contain adequately support documents and can easily be traced from the financial reports.

Cash Management

  • Receiving and paying out petty cash
  • Keeping an up-to-date record of all cash receipts and payments in the petty cash book
  • Ensuring availability of petty cash by making timely cash replenishment requests and cash reconciliations,
  • Safe –keeping of all cash and cash equivalents

Asset Management

  • Maintain registers of all fixed assets and inventory for Country Office ensuring a correct record of all assets procured, sold, transferred, or donated.
  • Ensure that all assets are engraved for proper identification,


  • Safe keeping of stores
  • Keeping stores ledgers and registers of all items coming in and going out of the stores
  • Ensure proper documentation of all GRNs, stores requisitions, and delivery notes,
  • Make regular stock-taking and provide reports thereof.

Office Management & Administration

  • Supervise the cleaner and ensure that the offices are clean and orderly, the premises and its environment are clean, secure and well maintained.
  • Ensure that motor vehicles, generator, computers, photocopier and other office equipment is regularly serviced and properly maintained at all times.
  • Keep track of motorcycle mileage and ensure proper documentation
  • Responsible for issuing fuel orders and submission for approval
  • Organize and convene monthly staff meetings.
  • Offer administrative support and organize meetings, trainings, workshops, ensuring that all logistical arrangements are effectively made.
  • Facilitate the procurement process – soliciting for quotations, issuing LPOs, etc.
  • Manage office stationery and other administrative requirements.
  • Any other duties as may be assigned by Finance Officer, Project Coordinator, Programme Manager, Senior Finance Officer, Finance & Administration Manager, Director of Programmes or the Country Director.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • The ideal applicant must hold a first degree in B.Com/ BBA with a bias in finance/ accounting or other related disciplines.
  • Early stage of Professional Course (ACCA or CPA) would be an added advantage
  • One year of related work experience
  • Microsoft Office skills, including Excel
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision
  • Methodical and highly organized approach to work.
  • Adopts proactive and pre-emptive approach to work
  • Demonstrates readiness to adapt to continuously changing priorities
  • Upholds principles of accountability, transparency, honesty


How to Apply:

All qualified and interested candidates should send an updated CV and application letter to to apply.


Deadline: 19th May 2022 by 5:00 PM


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