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Sunday, 27 October 2013

Project Accountant jobs in Uganda at VSF Belgium

Job title: Project Accountant
Country: Uganda
Location: Moroto
Job category: Accounting
Closing date: November 1, 2013
The Project Accountant reporting to the Country Director -Uganda manages financial activities for all Uganda based projects and ensures systems and procedures are in line with VSFB policies, donor and legal requirements.

Ensure compliance to donor regulations and that VSF Belgium financial controls, policies and procedures are applied in all financial transactions.
To ensure all the financial transactions and payments are conducted professionally recorded accurately and promptly within the budget lines provided.
Prepare cash forecasts and projections and ensure effective cash flow for implementation of projects.
Ensure that all accounting records are complete and financial reports as per regulations given are prepared and submitted on time.

Oversee entry of accounting records in Win books accounting system for all Uganda based projects and submission to Regional office in Nairobi.
To advise the Country Director- Uganda and Project Manager(s) on balances and budget line expenditures for all Uganda based projects in order to ensure efficiency in planning field activities.
Provide support to logistics department on procurement and accounting against appropriate budget lines.
Travel to field locations for stock taking, assets verification exercises.
Review expenditures relating to all accounting documents for accuracy and consistency with donor regulations.
Management of bank accounts, petty cash and disbursement of funds as per VSF Belgium and donor regulations
Support and train the local partners on accounting in relation to the organization’s and donor regulations.
Coordinate the implementation of internal audits for projects in Moroto.
Assist with field audits of project teams and accountability for funds and resources received from the office for the field operations.
Participate and assist with any external audit.
Follow-up on finance queries with the Regional office in Nairobi and ensure timely response to all finance concerns.
Support the Country Director -Uganda and Project Manager(s) in Uganda with budget preparation and forecasting.
Co-ordination with other members of the VSF Belgium support team in Uganda and Regional Office Nairobi.
Capitalize knowledge and share it within VSF-B.
Essential or Minimum Requirements
University degree in Bachelor of Commerce – Accounting or Finance option
Relevant accounting qualifications i.e. CPA (K) or ACCA equivalent
Knowledge and Experience
At least 3 years financial management experience in a busy office.
Experience of working with an NGO will be an added advantage
Experience in the use of one or more accounting software packages and accounting in different currencies.
Knowledge of donor rules and regulations i.e. ECHO, USAID, EU, DFID
Knowledge and experience with the International Accounting Standards (IAS)
Excellent managerial, organizational and planning skills
Strong numerical skills and accuracy.
Good reporting skills
Computer literacy with very good advanced MS Excel skills and Word
Ability to work independently, under pressure and meet strict deadlines
Ability to prepare and present issues at all levels
Strong interpersonal and communication skills
Team player
Attentive to detail and result oriented
High integrity and initiative
Identify him/herself with the mission, vision and values of VSF-B
Display of intercultural sensitivity, respect in dealing with others

 To apply:
Please send your application (reference “Project Accountant- Uganda”), CV and 3 references (one must be your current employer), by e-mail to recruitment@vsfb.or.ke on or before 31st October 2013
This vacancy is open to Uganda male and female candidates.
Only short listed candidates will be contacted.
For more information: www.vsf-belgium.org