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Sunday 3 November 2013

Assistant Accountant jobs in Uganda at SOS Children’s Villages

Job Title: Assistant Accountant
Organization: SOS Children’s Villages
Duty Station: Gulu, Uganda
Reports to: Headteacher, SOS Hermann Geminer School
Job Ref: SOS712

About Us:
Our Client, SOS Children’s Villages Uganda is a member of SOS Kinderdorf International, a worldwide, independent, non-governmental social development organization that has been working to meet the needs and protect the interests and rights of children since 1949.
SOS Children’s Villages Uganda is a locally registered Trust with a local governing body: the Board of Trustees. It has been operating since 1989 and currently has projects caring for more than 2,500 children in four locations at Kakiri, Entebbe, Gulu and Fort Portal. The various projects include SOS Children’s Villages, Community outreach programmes, Kindergartens, schools, medical centres and social centres.

Key Duties & Responsibilities:

Provide the facility heads with the necessary information for the school budgeting process.
Manage the school’s receivable and payables in accordance with the approved budget and financial policies.
Ensure adherence of the school’s procurement policies and procedures.
Maintain an updated asset register and ensure that school’s property entrusted to individuals is accounted for.
Provide technical support to the school’s staff with finance related tasks.
Prepare the school’s monthly financial statements and submit them to the National Office.
Ensure the adherence of the school’s financial policies and procedures.

The candidate should hold a University Degree from a reputable institution.
Partial membership of an international accounting professional body such as ACCA, CPA or CIA (at least ACCA level 2 or its equivalent).

Skills and Experience:
At least three years’ accounting experience.
Planning and organising skills.
Good Analytical skills.
Effective communication including reporting skills.
Working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook.
Working knowledge of a computerised accounting software e.g. Sage Peachtree, Navision or

Personal Competencies: Results orientation, Personal integrity, Understanding others, Team management orientation, Concern for standards, Pro-active work ethics, Efficiency orientation, Development orientation and Flexibility towards circumstances.

To Apply:
Please send the following documents by email to sos712@aikanhr.com and quote the job title and reference number:
Updated CV which demonstrates that you are suitable for the job role including your contact information and three work related references in either Microsoft Word or PDF format.
A one page statement describing your suitability for the particular job role, in either Microsoft
Word or PDF format.
Please do not attach any academic certificates.
Deadline: 15th November, 2013