6 No Experience Accounts Assistant / Clerk NGO Job Placements - Uganda Red Cross Society (URCS)

6 No Experience Accounts Assistant / Clerk NGO Job Placements - Uganda Red Cross Society (URCS)

Job Title:    Accounts Assistant and/or Clerk (6 Job Placements)
Organization: Uganda Red Cross Society (URCS)
Duty Station: Headquarters with frequent travel to the field, Uganda
Reports to:   Finance Officer
Grade UR 8

About US:
Uganda Red Cross Society (URCS) is the leading National Humanitarian Organization in Uganda and a member of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement.

Job Summary:  The Accounts Assistant and/or Clerk will be responsible for the provision of accounting and administrative services. The position holder will make sure that they apply appropriate accounting principles, practices and procedures to ensure accurate financial reports are delivered timely.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
·       Processing Payments, Advances, and Accountabilities
·       UReview of payments requisitions, especially regarding budget availability, and appropriateness of corresponding support documents.
·       Processing/preparing payment vouchers.
·       Receive and acknowledge receipt of accountability documents.
·       Review and query (if necessary) the accountability documents. The appropriate checklist must guide the review.
·       Issue query sheets in case of deficits on the accountability documents.
·       Record double entries relating to the accountabilities in the accounting system.
·       Post accountabilities after the supervisor’s approval.
·       Filing accountabilities and payment vouchers.
·       Organise photocopy, sort and dispatch the financial documents to donor HQ.
·       Follow up, receive and review accountabilities from the field office before submission to URCS HQ, and share feedback with field officers immediately.
·       Proactively follows up on incomplete financial documentation and pending settlement of advances with the respective officers to avoid delays in bookkeeping or uploading project budgets.
·       Budgeting
·       Bank reconciliations reports.
·       Support the finance officer in preparing financial reports.
·       Risk Management
·       Assess risks that affect the achievement of the job purpose/objective.
·       Manage assessed risks.
·       Maintain a risk register.
·       Escalate risks to the supervisor.
·       Carries out other duties as assigned by your immediate supervisor

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
·       The ideal candidate must hold a BSc/BBA/B. Com degree in Finance, Accounting or Economics from a recognized institution
·       At least one year of relevant work experience in a similar position;
·       Experience in Navision Accounting System is essential but not a prerequisite.
·       Proficiency in bookkeeping and double-entry accounting
·       High level of financial discipline and integrity;
·       Attention to detail and accuracy;
·       Ability to meet deadlines with minimum supervision;
·       Strong Interpersonal skills;
·       High level of integrity
·       Good communication skills

How to Apply:
Please send your filled application form, Download Here and attach your academic transcripts and certificates. The filled application forms and academic transcripts and certificates can be e-mailed or hand delivered, and or by post to:

The Secretary General,
Uganda Red Cross Society,
Plot 551/555 Rubaga Road,
P.O. Box 494, Kampala, Uganda.

Email: vacancies@redcrossug.org

Applications from suitable persons to be considered for appointment in the outlined positions are hereby invited. All applicants should adhere to the Red Cross Principles. URCS is an equal opportunities employer mindful of gender balance in its establishment.

Due to large volumes of applications; only short listed candidates shall be contacted. Canvassing shall lead to automatic disqualification.

Deadline: Monday 13th July 2020 at 5:00pm

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