Fresher Assistant Accountant NGO Jobs – Plan International

Job Title:   Assistant Accountant (Fresher NGO Jobs)

Organisation: Plan International

Duty Station:  Nebbi, Uganda

Reports to: Programme Area Accountant


About US:

Plan International is an independent development and humanitarian organization that advances children’s rights and equality for girls. We believe in the power and potential of every child. But this is often suppressed by poverty, violence, exclusion and discrimination. And its girls who are most affected. Working together with children, young people, our supporters and partners, we strive for a just world, tackling the root causes of the challenges facing girls and all vulnerable children. We have been building powerful partnerships for children for more than 80 years, and are now active in more than 75 countries.


Job Summary: The Assistant Accountant will support the efficient utilization of resources in a manner that the risks, costs and control considerations are properly balanced in all given situations to ensure accuracy and consistency in accordance with Plan financial policy / procedures and donor requirements. The role provides support to the Country Office by ensuring that all transactions are updated in the relevant Plan International Uganda Systems to enhance the effectiveness of activities that support achievement of Plan International Uganda’s strategy. The incumbent will be responsible for implementing donor compliance at all levels according to Plan International Uganda’s approved policies / procedures and donor requirements


The Assistant Accountant provides timely and reliable information, maintains accurate records of financial transactions through establishing accounts and posting transactions in the accounting system for the Country Office. The role involves delivering results from operations in the Country Office with a level of effecting thinking required.


Key Duties and Responsibilities:  

Systems Administration

  • Receive and process payment teams in a timely manner and in line with PIU’s policies and statutory requirements, uploading the payments to the financial and banking systems
  • Receive payment requests and liaise with the requestor to assist them in verification of the accompanying documentation and submit requests to the PAA for review and approval
  • Initiating payments in the SAP are in line with the approved requests
  • Prepare and enter Journal entries into SAP for cash receipts and inter-company charges
  • Print off the electronically generated payment vouchers that are attached to the payment request & maintained in the corresponding file
  • Issue remittance advice to the payee confirming payments have been made

Cash & Bank Account Management

  • Support the effective management of petty cash; ensuring its availability, disbursement and accountability for effective support to the area operations
  • Support the PAA in collating all the requests from the field offices and refer to the budgets to support the funds request from the country office
  • Disburse the Petty cash to the various officers, ensure its compliant to petty cash policy
  • Prepare cheques, mobile money and Business on line payments
  • Request for a timely petty cash replenishment in line with the petty cash policy
  • Support the timely preparation of accounts reconciliations, particularly petty cash to ensure cash is available to support the Country Office operations
  • Track bank deposits and receipts, ensuring a timely acknowledgement of receipt to the corresponding depositors

Record Keeping & Financial archives

  • Manage the recording keeping and archive of Country Office financial records, ensuring that all documentation is secured confidentially and can be easily retrieved as required
  • Review financial documents to ensure completeness and stamp them to verify readiness for filing
  • Ensure all documentation is filed according to PIU’s procedures, organising files so that they are easily accessible and moving outdated files into the archive
  • On request, assist with the retrieval of documents making copies if the requestor needs them and taking personal responsibility for ensuring that documents are returned to the correct place after use
  • Keep alert for unauthorised access and inform the PAA in case of problems or concerns

Risk & Compliance Management                 

  • Identification of PIU’s programme area related financial risks and support the development & implementation of risk-management controls and practices:
  • Implement financial processes to enhance compliance with donor expectations by assessing financial documentation prior to disbursements of funds
  • Support in the implementation of the actions based on the audits relating to the Country Office
  • Support in all projects and statutory audits; providing the necessary documentation that would be required
  • Participate in inventory stock takes and asset verification at least annually
  • Maintain a cheque register with records of all the cheque transaction and place order for a new cheque book when required
  • Reconcile inter-company charges with the programme area finance

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Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • The applicant must hold a Bachelor’s degree in commerce, Business Administration, accounting, any other related field.
  • Part professional qualification in accountancy e.g. CPA or ACCA,
  • A minimum of two years’ experience of working in as a Finance Officer / assistant preferably within an NGO.
  • Good understanding of financial and procurement systems, with a good track record of complying with relevant procedures and controls.
  • Good analytical skills as required to obtain and process information and numerical data from a range of sources and use the insights gained to inform decisions or communications.
  • Good digital skills, for instance [name relevant tools/platforms]; ability to use ICT resources to improve work efficiency and effectiveness, whilst working in line with privacy and safeguarding guidelines.
  • Good understanding of key risk-related policies, procedures and standards, (for instance, good practice in Child and Youth Safeguarding and Protection; Gender, equality and inclusion; Counter fraud; Safety and Security); solid track record of compliance
  • Good written and spoken communication skills, including in [any required language], with an ability to effectively adjust content and presentation so as to connect with an audience.
  • Experience of leading others with a track record of delegating work effectively, supporting good performance of others and promoting staff wellbeing and motivation.
  • Excellent computer skills with the ability to work with SAP or other ERPs.
  • Practical experience of book keeping and a good understanding of donor funding management.


How to Apply:

All qualified and interested candidates should apply online at the link below.


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Deadline: 4th November 2022


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