Fresher Finance Assistant US NGO Job Opportunities – Mercy Corps

Job Title:  Finance Assistant (Fresher Job Opportunities)

Organisation: Mercy Corps

Duty Station:  Yumbe, Uganda

Reports to: Finance Officer


About US:

Mercy Corps is an international non-profit organization which implements high-quality, analytical development programmes in very difficult places. Mercy Corps has been operating
in Uganda since 2006. It has and continues to implement programs in Acholi and Karamoja sub regions. Mercy Corps is taking a community-led, market driven approach to address poverty and food insecurity needs through interventions that get to the root causes and contributing factors of economic vulnerability.


Job Summary:  Working in the Finance Department under the direct supervision of the Finance Officer, the Finance Assistant will be responsible for cash and bank transactions management, compliance, maintaining proper and well-organized finance documents, the processing and recording of payment transactions in a timely and accurate manner. S/he is responsible for maintaining an updated document tracker for all documents coming to finance for review and Conduct himself/herself both professionally and personally in such a manner as to bring credit to Mercy Corps and not to jeopardize its humanitarian mission.


Key Duties and Responsibilities:

Program Management

  • Prepare checks or wire transfer payments based on fully approved documents and present them to final authorizers for EFTs
  • Receive all documentation from other departments for finance review and assign them to respective finance reviewers as per AAM.
  • Coordinate with KMP and submit documents for weekly posting.
  • Ensure Yumbe Cash is well managed including petty cash replenishments, Cash counts and safety guidelines adhered to.
  • Perform accurate Weekly and end month cash counts and reconciliations for Yumbe cash transactions
  • Ensuring that all supplier payments have receipts acknowledging payment attached to them in a timely manner.
  • Ensure that compliance to the Approval levels of all supporting documents (quotation analysis, POs, PRs, Payment requests) before proceeding to make a payment
  • Making entry of Cash transactions in Field connect Accounting Software for review by the FO and posting.
  • Stamping of All transactions for Yumbe office with PAID and CLEARED stamp respectively as per requirement.
  • Scanning Finance documents and saving then on Finance google drive weekly.
  • File all cash and bank vouchers and maintain a systematic voucher filing system, well labelled such that files are clearly identifiable.
  • Maintaining an updated advance register for Yumbe office and ensuring that employee advances are cleared within the limits of MC advance policy.
  • Any other tasks that may be assigned by the supervisor.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • The ideal applicant must hold a degree in accounting/Finance or a relevant business field is desirable, with or pursuing a professional course is an added advantage.
  • Demonstrated Knowledge of bookkeeping, banking or cashiering experience. Experience with INGO will be an added advantage.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of financial management and accounting
  • Strong analytical skills including attention to details are essential
  • Demonstrated experience and skills with e-payment tools (online banking, Mobile Money payments)
  • Strong computer skills in MS Office programs, particularly Excel.
  • Accuracy in the processing of cash transactions, mathematical aptitude and attention to detail.
  • Excellent oral and written English skills.


How to Apply:

All suitably qualified candidates should apply online at the link below


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Deadline: 27th May 2022


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