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The biggest impact at the lowest cost is what we are after. We ensure value for money for all our stakeholders, but know there is no substitute for quality.

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Are you looking for accounting Jobs in Uganda 2024? If yes, then you might be interested in Associate, Accountant job at Evidence Action

Kampala, Uganda

Full-time

Deadline: 

February 28, 2024 at 2:00:00 PM

About the Organisation

Evidence first. We are led by the facts. We go where the data takes us. Robust, rigorous evidence informs our choices and decisions. Think big, act urgently. We are unrelenting in our pursuit of results at scale. We know that poverty does not wait. We act so that the best ideas deliver benefits to millions.
Iterate, again. We reflect constantly and adapt accordingly. We test, measure, and improve to ensure impact. If we can do something, we can do it better. Economize without compromise. The biggest impact at the lowest cost is what we are after. We ensure value for money for all our stakeholders, but know there is no substitute for quality.
Challenge convention. We ask “why” and “why not” in equal measure. We are sincere in our skepticism and incessant in our search for solutions. Passion throughout. We are driven to lessen inequality, to improve lives. We take action, converting impatience into impact

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Associate, Accountant job at Evidence Action

Job Description

To ensure the integrity of accounting information by recording, verifying, consolidating, and booking transactions and proper serialization and safe filing, the position has access to organization’s confidential information that need to be protected by adhering to organization’s value by keeping information confidential. The Associate, Accountant will act as a resource and/or coordinate resources between Regional and country based projects, and perform other duties as defined by the department lead/leadership.

Duties and Responsibilities

Bank and Cash Payments:

  • Timely disbursement of cash and bank payments as per the Financial/Procurement policies.

  • Review and check for compliance of requests before payment.

  • Ensure that all payments requests are well supported to ensure completeness before payments are made.

  • Share a weekly report and a reconciled position on all outgoing vendors and advance disbursements.

  • Track all presented and approved payments to ensure that the beneficiaries accounts have been credited.

  • Share with the procurement team Proof of payments for their reference.


Compliance:

  • Verification of all invoices, ensuring that they meet the required standards.

  • Ensure all vendors have TIN numbers, CSI Checks have been performed.

  • Responsible for compiling the withholding tax list from all qualifying vendors.

  • Ensure completeness of financial documents both on file and box.

  • Support in the audit preparations.


Staff Advance Management:

  • Ensure timely staff/travel advances are liquidated with zero balances.

  • Share regularly staff advance statements with the account holder.

  • Analyze and give recommendations on any findings relating to advance requests and utilizations.

  • Timely monthly reconciliations of the staff advance accounts by the first of the preceding month.


Financial Reporting:

  • Ensuring timely and accurate entries (expenses and receipts) are charged to the correct donor on the accounting system.

  • Preparation of monthly reports on cash (petty cash and imprest requests), bank , staff advances, inventory and asset management.

  • Ensuring that the organization inventory and asset registers are up to date.

  • Perform and report on the status of the organization’s assets and inventory.

  • Ensure timely petty cash replenishments, accurate review of expenses and weekly cash counts are done.

  • Any other duties assigned by the supervisor.

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Qualifications and Competencies

  • A minimum of a Bachelor's degree in Accounting or Finance.

  • Ongoing professional accounting certification will be an added advantage.

  • A Minimum 3 years work experience in a position with similar responsibilities, working for a not-for-profit organization (NGO).

  • Strategic, tactical and critical thinker with good problem solving skills.

  • Ability to deliver within strict set timelines with limited supervision.

  • Confident decision maker who can communicate directions and solutions clearly to both technical and non-technical staff.

  • Proficiency in Microsoft suite and accounting software preferably intact sage.

  • Proficiency in written and verbal English.

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How to Apply

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