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Ntinda, Kampala, Uganda



January 10, 2024 at 2:00:00 PM

About the Organisation

DWB represents a team of Industrial, Product and Service designers, that utilise their skills to create meaningful solutions to challenges in the developing world. We believe in the power of design to save lives, improve living conditions and lift communities out of poverty. DwB applies product, industrial and service design to catalyse sustainable development and growth through creating innovative and meaningful solutions to challenges faced by organisations working in low- and middle-income countries all over the world. We enable businesses and organisations to access high-quality design services to boost productivity, improve their internal processes, grow their economic value and solve challenges appropriately."

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Job Title

Accounts Assistant job at Design without Borders Africa

Job Description

Design without Borders Africa (DwB) is looking for an organised, critical and trustworthy individual with legal working status in Uganda, experience in accounting, bookkeeping, and financial reporting with a willingness to get immersed into the practice of human centred design.
The Accounts assistant will contribute to the day-to-day implementation of the company’s accounting and finance systems, policies and procedures. He/ she will participate in project budget preparation and review alongside ensuring compliance with accounting and financial legal requirements. He/she will also participate in the management of the financial bookkeeping - ensuring financial efficiency through maintaining records of expenditures and profit. The financial assistant will report directly to the Finance Manager.

Duties and Responsibilities

Additional Information

  • The role will include the following roles and responsibilities:

  • Reporting to the Finance Manager or other project managers as required.

  • Reviewing budgets, including staffing, work plans, and fee structures.

  • Providing project managers and clients with timely financial reports and budgets, as well as project forecasts.

  • Proper management of project expenses, and maintenance of relevant records such as updating the ledgers, support receipts, LPOs, invoices and other relevant documentation.

  • Maintaining complete and proper records of revenue, accountability, expenditure, assets and liabilities and ensuring the accuracy and integrity of financial information.

  • Monitoring receivable income and supporting project managers with collections and follow-ups

  • Issuing invoices and purchase orders, as well as paying consultants, subcontractors, vendors, and supplier bills.

  • Ensuring proper financial data entry and analysis by checking for accuracy, completeness and coding before transactions are entered into the accounting system

  • Assist with preparing financial reports and coordination of the audit process with both internal and external auditors.

  • Manage payments to project team, service providers, and preparation of reimbursables to staff on project programmes.

  • Handle monthly reconciliations for petty cash.

  • Reconciliation of client accounts and follow up on payments and effective handling of receivables.

  • Ensuring all relevant documentation is on file.

  • Any other tasks as assigned by the Finance Manager.

Qualifications and Competencies


  • Applicants must hold a Bachelor's degree in business administration, finance, accounting, commerce or similar from a recognised institution.

  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA) at level 1 or 2 is an advantage.

  • Two (2) years of relevant experience in the accounting or finance field.

  • Proper understanding of office administration and management functions.

  • Exceptional ability to prepare financial reports, project budgets and record maintenance.

  • Proficient in application of Quickbooks accounting software.

  • An analytical mindset with problem-solving skills and organisational skills.

  • Effective communication and collaboration skills.

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