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Programme Accountant

SOS Children’s Villages

This is a Full-time position in Uganda posted March 16, 2022.

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# Job Description

SOS Children’s Villages is an independent, locally registere, child-focused,
social development non- governmental organization with a strong reputation for
providing quality care and protection, education and health needs for
vulnerable children. Since its inception in 1991, SOS CV Uganda has reached
over 60,000 children, youths and adults directly and indirectly to become
empowered and self-reliant to contribute significantly to the needs of their
families and communities. Works in partnership with a number of donors,
institutional and corporate agencies including; Norwegian Agency for
Development Cooperation NORAD, Austrian Development Agency ADA, Grieg
Foundation, ERIKS Development Partner, USAID/Bantwana World Education, AVIS
Foundation, Brand Charity, USAID/Uganda Private Health Support Program
UPHSP, Terre des Hommes TDH, Stanbic Bank Uganda, DHL – Go Teach, Madhvani
Group of Companies.
SOS Children’s Villages Uganda is seeking qualified candidates to fill the
following position;

The Accountant supports the Head of Finance to manage daily financial and
accounting tasks. The Accountant is part of a team of professionals working to
maintain order and transparency of the organisations finances. The overall
goal of the position is to contribute to the overall efficient operation of
the Finance Department to enable SOS Children’s Villages Uganda Management to
be fully aware of its financial condition to make the decisions to
successfully achieve its objectives. He / she will oversee and control
financial matters and assets, analyse and prepare financial statements and
document all financial transactions. The ideal candidate is well versed in
accounting principles and should be able to work comfortably with numbers
giving attention to detail.
This position is based at the location. The Accountant functionally reports to
the Head of Finance and administratively to the Programme Director.

• Provide all the necessary financial information including approved
budgets, monthly and quarterly financial statements for good and effective
financial management.
• Carry out financial forecasts and risk analysis and prepare and submit to
the Head of Finance every month and follow them up to obtain timely feedback.
• Prepare monthly and quarterly financial statements with analysis.
Prepare monthly bank reconciliation for all the bank accounts.
• Update Accounts Payable and Accounts Receivables, carrying out timely
reconciliations and issuing invoices appropriately.
• Monitor cash flow and ensure that adequate funding for all programmes is
• Interpret financial policies, regulations and follow internal controls
ensuring that staff are well versed with such policies and guidelines in their
day to day work.
• Review expenses, payroll records, accountabilities.
• Prepare and submit monthly reports on strategic plan implementation, budget
status, facility requirements and other project requirements.
• Update financial data in databases and ensure that physical accounting
documents and other financial information is accurate, properly documented and
stored in a manner which facilitates easy retrieval.
• Supervise all finance staff at the location, approve their work plans,
evaluate performance and provide feedback.
• Guide and participate in the budget making process for all facilities and
ensure that plans and budgets are in line with the National Association
strategic plan.
• Prepare and submit monthly accountabilities and salary deductions for staff
and submit to the National Office in order for the information to be correctly
captured in the payroll system.
• Monitor collection and control of revenues by ensuring that revenues, cash
and donations are receipted and banked in time, revenue from projects are
collected and properly recorded and reconciliation of fees is prepared at the
end of every term.
• Manage petty cash and carry out regular cash counts in accordance with set
• Verify the procurement and disposal process to ensure that they comply with
the laid down rules and guidelines and report any infringement of procurement
rules and guidelines.
• Maintain an up to date fixed asset register and ensure that all assets are
properly labeled and recorded.
• Maintain, track and monitor the inventory system to ensure that all property
and equipment are safe and in good working condition.
• Maintain and monitor the stores, ensuring that records are properly kept and
items distributed in accordance with the set procedures.

• The applicant should possess a good University degree in Accounting,
Business Administration and Commerce.
• Professional qualification of a minimum of level 2 ACCA and/or CPA.
• Minimum of 3 years of accounting experience in a busy organization.
• Experience working with NGOs engaged in community development projects
including managing donor grants will be of great advantage.
• Excellent communication skills, written & spoken English.

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If you believe you are the right candidate, please send your electronic
application letter, detailed curriculum vitae CV, and photocopies of
academic certificates, and names and contact details of three traceable
referees to the address below to reach not later than Monday, 28th March 2022:

**The Head Human Resources and Administration**
**SOS Children’s Villages Uganda,**
**Plot 53 Ntinda II Road**

Electronic Applications must be sent as one Single PDF Document not exceeding
eight pages to: ****

Applications that are late, do not have CV or certificates or exceeds eight
pages or electronically submitted as images will be disqualified. Only
shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

SOS Children’s Villages Carreer opportunities in Uganda Programme Accountant Jobs opportunities in Uganda at SOS Children’s Villages

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