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Wednesday, 20 November 2013

Project Accountant - ChildFund International Uganda

Job Title: Project Accountant
Organisation:  ChildFund International
Reports to: Project Manager
Duty Station: Kampala,
Country Uganda

About ChildFund:
For over seventy years, Child Fund International has provided support to deprived, excluded and vulnerable children to have the capacity to improve their lives and opportunities to become young adults, parents and leaders who bring lasting and positive change to their communities. We promote societies whose individuals and institutions participate in valuing, protecting and advancing the worth and rights of children. Our core commitment is child-centered change that will ensure healthy and secure infants, educated and confident children, and youth who are skilled and engaged meaningfully in the affairs and decision making processes within their communities.

Job Summary: The Project Accountant will be responsible for executing the project's accounting process and generating financial statements and reports, generating reliable and timely analysis and decision-making, in accordance with General Accounting Principles, local laws and procedures of ChildFund.

Major Roles
The Accountant will be responsible for bank reconciliations for Project accounts, monitoring all funds transferred to program area bank accounts and ensures that financial activities are in accordance with donor regulations and laws of host country.
Responsible for development of financial reports and analyses, including cost analysis, expense to budget comparisons, and local program, management and donor reports.
Compiles project monthly, quarterly and annual reports.
Reviews and approves general ledger transactions.
Ensures that all financial transactions and operations comply with organization policies, systems and procedures and donor requirements.

Monitors project fund utilization compliance and provides training for corrective actions, if necessary.
Coordinates annual external audit; prepares required documentation and support implementation of the resulting plan of action and implements audit corrective measures.
Complies with local tax laws and other local legal requirements.

Develop accruals, depreciation and reconciliation as well as analysis of daily ledgers and balance sheets and preliminary assessment, adjustments, including AP closure correction or supplemental information.
Prepare the P 8 L Statement, Balance Sheet, Cash Flow and other required reports.

The applicant should hold a bachelor's degree in accounting and/or related disciplines.
Demonstrated relevant work experience in accounting, including analysis, financial reporting, budgeting, and financial software/ reporting systems.
Skills & Experience:
Experience in an organization with UN/EU/USG Grants Standard Provisions and Financial Requirements preferable.
Five or more years NGO experience working with grants is required.
Good understanding of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles, International Accounting Standards, internal controls, and segregation of duties.
Good understanding of administrative, financial and general management principles and skilled in financial reporting, budgeting and taxes.

All interested candidates should send their applications including detailed Curriculum Vitae, academic and professional papers and names of three professional referees with their Email/ daytime telephone contacts to: The National Director, ChildFund International, P.O. Box 3342, Kampala, Uganda Email: hr@uganda.childfund.org OR Hand deliver to ChildFund National Office located on Plot 71/72 Namirembe Road P.O. Box 3341, Kampala, Uganda. NOTE: While we appreciate every response to this advert, only short listed candidates will be contacted. ChildFund is an equal opportunity employer.

Deadline: 22nd November, 2013