Fresher Accountant Jobs – Cress Africa Foundation Limited

Job Title:  Accountant (Fresher Jobs)

Organisation: Cress Africa Foundation Limited

Duty Station: Arua, Uganda

Reports to: Finance Officer


About US:

CRESS was founded in 2011 by Caroline Lamb, following her visit to Kajo Keji in 2009 with the Flame International charity. This visit left Caroline very moved by the plight of the people, lack of education and health provision and poor infrastructure.


Job Summary:   The Accountant is a pivotal role supporting the Finance Officer in managing financial operations effectively. Reporting directly to the Finance Officer, the Accountant will contribute to budgeting, financial reporting, and ensuring compliance with financial regulations.


Key Duties and Responsibilities:

Financial Management:

  • Accurately input financial data into the accounting system.
  • Assist in monitoring project budgets and expenditures.
  • Support comprehensive financial reporting for internal and external stakeholders.
  • Conduct financial analyses to provide insights for decision-making.
  • Ensure strict adherence to donor financial regulations and reporting requirements.

Recordkeeping and Compliance:

  • Maintain well-organized and up-to-date financial records and documentation.
  • Enforce compliance with CRESS AFRICA’s financial policy, ensuring timely submission of receipts, invoices, quotes, costings, and contracts by colleagues.

Cash Management:

  • Efficiently manage petty cash transactions and ensure accountability.
  • Complete payment approval sheets, project sheets, and contribute to project reporting for the office.
  • Collaborate in drafting budgets and provide monthly accountability for all expenditures, including cash and bank reconciliation.

Financial Tracking and Reporting:

  • Meticulously update all income and expenses on XERO and Excel, providing regular reports.
  • Track expenses against project budgets and deliver project accounting reports.

Audit Coordination:

  • Work closely with the CRESS AFRICA Finance Officer to ensure a successful completion of the audit process with the auditor.

Supplier Management and Procurement:

  • Manage all payments to suppliers and oversee the procurement process.

Regulatory Compliance:

  • Oversee the timely and accurate processing of NSSF, URA, and PAYE payments.

Asset and Inventory Management:

  • Manage inventory, stock, and asset records, ensuring compliance with the asset policy.

Proactive Financial Management:

  • Take a proactive approach to managing all areas of CRESS AFRICA’s financial operations, including budgeting, cash flow management, and anticipating financial issues.
  • Raise any concerns promptly to management.

Team Collaboration:

  • Work harmoniously as part of a diverse team with individuals of different faith and cultural backgrounds, contributing to a culture of respect, hard work, and enjoyment.

Field Assessments:

  • Demonstrate flexibility by carrying out field assessments, monitoring financial activities as part of internal audit processes.

Support Provision:

  • Provide additional support, including covering responsibilities when the CRESS AFRICA Finance Officer is on leave.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • The applicant must hold a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Finance, Accounting, or a related field.
  • Two years of experience in financial management or accounting.
  • Proficiency in financial software and Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Attention to detail and accuracy in financial data entry and reporting.


How to Apply:

All candidates are encouraged to Email their applications to


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

Include in your application letter:

  • Mention in the subject line the position you are applying for.
  • Include your gross salary request.
  • Contact details (email and telephone) of 3 professional reference persons.
  • Do not include copies of any certificates.


NB: Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interviews. Please note that CRESS AFRICA Foundation does not charge a fee at any stage of its recruitment process.


Deadline: 17th February 2024


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Date Posted 2024-02-12
Valid Through 2024-02-17
Employment Type FULL_TIME
Hiring Organization Cress Africa Foundation Limited
Job Location Arua, Arua, Arua, 0256, Uganda