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Finance and Administration Assistant

The Water Trust

This is a Full-time position in Masindi posted April 3, 2022.

The Water Trust Jobs in Masindi Finance and Administration Assistant Carreer opportunities in Masindi vacancies in The Water Trust at Masindi

# Job Description

The Water Trust empowers the poorest rural communities to provide their
children safe water and a healthy, clean environment to develop to their
potential. Since 2008, The Water Trust has partnered with more than 800
communities in Masindi and Kiryandongo, benefitting more than 300,000 people.
In 2017, The Water Trust developed an innovative savings group-based approach
to increase the sustainability of rural water and the impact of hygiene and
sanitation promotion. The organization is currently scaling this novel program
across more than 400 communities a year in western Uganda across Ugandan and
refugee communities. Over the next three years, The Water Trust aims to scale
up its programs through direct implementation and technical assistance
partnerships, while continuing to partner with researchers to find new ways to
raise the bar for impact and sustainability. Learn more about The Water Trust
at watertrust.org.

THE POSITION
The Finance and Admin Assistant reports to the Finance and Operations Manager
and functions as a book-keeper and the finance and administration point-of-
contact for the Kampala office. This role also collaborates with the Finance
and Administration Officer and a Field Office Administrator in executing their
work. This position is an excellent opportunity for an early-to-mid career
finance professional with attention to detail and strong skills in an online
accounting software.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES
• Validate documentation and authorizations for transactions and use of assets
and inventory in the office.
• Prepare payment vouchers and process authorized payments while maintaining
physical and digital records.
• Post transactions and journal entries to accounting systems in line with the
organizational chart of accounts and expense authorizations complete with
relevant documentation e.g., invoice, receipt, delivery note and annotated
notes.
• Prepare transaction splits in accordance with budget for review by
supervisor and post when authorized.
• Maintain physical records where necessary with appropriate approvals and
stamps for finance documentation and preparation for audits.
• Manage and update schedules of relevant accounts, ledgers, and checks paid.
• Coordinate on behalf of finance with local institutions e.g., banks and
government offices to ensure compliance standards are met and operations are
not interrupted.
• File all statutory returns for the organization PAYE, NSSF, LST, WHT etc
• Oversee assets and inventory in the Kampala office, releasing assets and
inventory for authorized use and maintaining physical and digital records.
• Handle all Kampala Office Administration tasks including management of petty
cash.
• Support the procurement activities in the Kampala Office
• Run Kampala Office errands

QUALIFICATIONS AND CHARACTERISTICS
Essential
• Authorization to work in Uganda. Ugandan Country National or a refugee with
work authorization and living in Uganda strongly preferred.
• At least 3 years experience in accounting.
• Demonstrated expertise performing book-keeping functions using QuickBooks
• A degree in accounting and strong book-keeping skills.
• Must be skilled in Microsoft Office package with at least an intermediate
ability in Excel.
• Highly organized: demonstrated ability to manage information.

Desirable
Speaks one or more of the following languages: Swahili, Runyoro, Luo, Iteso,
Lugbara, Lugisu

Apply Online Now



URL:: Link to Apply

Apply online below. This is a rolling application process, which means we
encourage you to apply early. The last date to submit applications is April
15th, 2022, at 5 p.m. EAT. Incomplete applications will not be considered. No
paper copy applications will be considered. Due to the number of applications
received, we are not able to respond to each application. [
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The Water Trust does not charge a fee at any stage of its recruitment process
nor request any information related to bank accounts. We are committed to
equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion,
sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, marital status, disability,
gender, gender identity or expression. We are proud to be an equal opportunity
workplace. We strive for a gender-balanced workforce. Women are strongly
encouraged to apply.

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