Associate, Accountant NGO Jobs – Evidence Action

Job Title:      Associate, Accountant

Organization: Evidence Action

Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda


About US:

Evidence Action scales proven development solutions to benefit millions of people around the world. We fill the gap between knowing ‘what works’ and having impact at scale. We implement cost-effective interventions whose efficacy is backed by substantial rigorous evidence.


Job Summary:   The Accountant will ensure the integrity of accounting information by recording, verifying, consolidating, and booking transactions and proper serialization and safe filing.


The position has access to organization’s confidential information that need to be protected by adhering to organization’s value by keeping information confidential.

The Associate, Accountant will act as a resource and/or coordinate resources between Regional and country based projects, and perform other duties as defined by the department lead/leadership.


Key Duties and Responsibilities:

Bank and Cash Payments:

  • Timely disbursement of cash and bank payments as per the Financial/Procurement policies.
  • Review and check for compliance of requests before payment.
  • Ensure that all payments requests are well supported to ensure completeness before payments are made.
  • Share a weekly report and a reconciled position on all outgoing vendors and advance disbursements.
  • Track all presented and approved payments to ensure that the beneficiaries accounts have been credited.
  • Share with the procurement team Proof of payments for their reference.


  • Verification of all invoices, ensuring that they meet the required standards.
  • Ensure all vendors have TIN numbers, CSI Checks have been performed.
  • Responsible for compiling the withholding tax list from all qualifying vendors.
  • Ensure completeness of financial documents both on file and box.
  • Support in the audit preparations.

Staff Advance Management:

  • Ensure timely staff/travel advances are liquidated with zero balances.
  • Share regularly staff advance statements with the account holder.
  • Analyze and give recommendations on any findings relating to advance requests and utilizations.
  • Timely monthly reconciliations of the staff advance accounts by the first of the preceding month.

Financial Reporting:

  • Ensuring timely and accurate entries (expenses and receipts) are charged to the correct donor on the accounting system.
  • Preparation of monthly reports on cash (petty cash and imprest requests), bank , staff advances, inventory and asset management.
  • Ensuring that the organization inventory and asset registers are up to date.
  • Perform and report on the status of the organization’s assets and inventory.
  • Ensure timely petty cash replenishments, accurate review of expenses  and  weekly cash counts are done.
  • Any other duties assigned by the supervisor.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • The applicant must hold a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Finance.
  • Ongoing professional accounting certification will be an added advantage.
  • Three years of work experience in a position with similar responsibilities, working for a not-for-profit organization (NGO).
  • Strategic, tactical and critical thinker with good problem solving skills.
  • Ability to deliver within strict set timelines with limited supervision.
  • Confident decision maker who can communicate directions and solutions clearly to both technical and non-technical staff.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft suite and accounting software preferably intact sage.
  • Proficiency in written and verbal English.


How to Apply:

All suitably qualified candidates who wish to join Evidence Action should apply online at the link below.


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Deadline: 4th March 2024


NB: Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted


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Date Posted 2024-02-16
Valid Through 2024-03-04
Employment Type FULL_TIME
Hiring Organization Evidence Action
Job Location Kampala, Kampala, Kampala , 0256, Uganda

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