Fresher Accounts Assistant NGO Jobs – Finnish Refugee Council (FRC)

Job Title:  Accounts Assistant (Fresher Jobs)

Organisation: Finnish Refugee Council (FRC)

Duty Station:  Kampala, Uganda

Reports to: Project Manager


About US:

Finnish Refugee Council (FRC) is an NGO providing adult education and community development among refugees in Uganda since 1997 as an operational partner to OPM and UNHCR.


Job Summary:  The Accounts Assistant will provide professional technical day-to-day accounting services, to keep a clean accounting system and procedures, and ensure timely reporting and record keeping.


Key Duties and Responsibilities:

Payment preparations

  • Prepare service provider and field activity related payments, pre-check all bills.
  • Handle petty cash payments as per approval limits and record transactions.
  • Share Proof of Payments (POP) with Service Providers and ensure receipts are obtained.
  • Assist on statutory payments (dues) and online payments to suppliers.

Accounting and Financial Reporting

  • Follow up, receive, and track all accountability of advances that relate to different project staff and partners, and maintain, update their individual Advance Trackers.
  • Ensure timely and accurate reporting.
  • Follow up the utilisation of advances against Partner monthly activity budgets.
  • Reconcile mobile money and cash receipts accounts by 7th of every month.
  • Assist and follow up on the partners monthly and annual income and expenditure
  • statements preparation to aid in the final reporting to HQ and to donor.
  • Ensure that all finance related documents are stored appropriately in the FRC electronic and physical filing systems.
  • Ensure that standard financial accounting procedures, plus FRC Finance Manual
  • accounting principles are adhered to.
  • Assist in audits – HQ or at local level.
  • Carry out field verification visits to the different Project areas when relevant.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • The applicant must hold a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting.
  • At least two years of relevant experience in a finance role.
  • Flexible with good reporting, communication, interpersonal skills, assertive and able to question unclear transactions.
  • Able to work under pressure with competing deadlines.
  • Able to work with a multi-cultural environment within the organization.


How to Apply:

All interested and qualified should Email Application to


Application and CVs should be ONE PDF document and a maximum of 5 pages

Include in your application letter:

  • Gross salary request,
  • Contact details (email and telephone) of 3 professional reference persons.



  • Please quote the position you apply for in the subject line.
  • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
  • Do not email copies of certificates.


Deadline: 31st October 2022


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Date Posted 2022-10-28
Valid Through 2022-10-31
Hiring Organization Finnish Refugee Council (FRC)
Job Location , , Kampala, 0256, Uganda