Jobs in Uganda - Finance Assistant Job at International Rescue Committee (IRC)

Finance Assistant Job Post

Location:  Jobs in Uganda 2021 - 2022


Work Hours: Full-time, 08 hours per day

Salary: UGX

No. of vacancies: 01

Deadline: 17 May 2021

Hiring Organization: International Rescue Committee (IRC)

Job Details:

Requisition ID: req14594
Job Title: Finance Assistant
Sector: Finance
Employment Category: Regular
Employment Type: Full-Tim
Open to Expatriates: No
Location: Moroto, Uganda

Organisation Description
The International Rescue Committee (IRC) responds to the world’s worst humanitarian crises and helps people to survive and rebuild their lives. Founded in 1933 at the request of Albert Einstein, the IRC offers lifesaving care and life-changing assistance to refugees forced to flee from war or disaster. At work today in over 40 countries and 22 U.S. cities, we restore safety, dignity and hope to millions who are uprooted and struggling to endure. The IRC leads the way from harm to home. The IRC has been working in Uganda since 1998 supporting nationals and refugees and various institutions in the country notably the government, community-based organizations, the civil society and the private sector. The current program portfolio in Uganda includes health, peace building, gender-based violence, economic recovery and agribusiness, and children & youth. IRC has a country office in Kampala, and field offices in Moroto, Kiryandongo, Kyaka II, Yumbe, Imvepi, Kiryandongo and Moroto


Scope of Work
The Finance Assistant will be a key member of the Moroto team and will contribute towards the achievement of the field’s finance objectives. Under the direction of the Finance Officer, the Finance Assistant maintains the cash books and is responsible for the accounts payable functions of the department.

Duties and Responsibilities
• Prepare cash transaction vouchers.
• Review transaction voucher forms for approval.
• Preparation prepaid monthly JVs for posting.
• Maintain petty cash account register and ensure petty cash reconciliation and replenish the petty cash when it reaches the minimum limit.
• Submit weekly and monthly petty cash summaries to the Finance Officer and Finance Manager.
• Monitor invoices and cash payment request vouchers.
• Process all cash and bank payments as per the approval received.
• Pay cash to the payees in the Moroto Office.
• Prepare cheques for approval and make payment to the payees.
• Follow-up cash in transit and transfers.
• Act as a cashier and make payments to payees in the field.
• Ensure IRC policies and procedures are respected in all the cash transactions.
• Work closely with HR and Administration Assistant/Officer to raise hotel bookings for visitors to the field.
• Assist the HR and Administration Assistant/Officer to maintain timesheets for all staff.
• Develop and maintain efficient filling system for the field office.

Qualifications
• University Degree or equivalent in Accounting, Business Administration, Commerce, Finance or any other related course or a Diploma with 5 years’ experience.
• Minimum of 1 year working in the finance function.
• Experience working with NGOs (preferred but not a prerequisite).
• Strong organizational skills and detail oriented.
• Strong Computer skills (MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook).
• Must have ability to function comfortably in a loosely structured but complex work environment while working and prioritizing multiple tasks.
• Strong written and oral communication and interpersonal skills.
• Good supervisory and time management skills.

Application procedure

Please note: Deadline for receiving applications is May 17th 2021.
The IRC and IRC staff must adhere to the values and principles outlined in IRC Way - Standards for Professional Conduct. These are Integrity, Service, and Accountability. In accordance with these values, the IRC operates and enforces policies on Beneficiary Protection from Exploitation and Abuse, Child Safeguarding, Anti Workplace Harassment, Fiscal Integrity, and Anti-Retaliation.
We are committed to narrowing the gender gap in leadership positions. We offer generous benefits that provide an enabling environment for women to participate in our workforce including parental leave, gender-sensitive security protocols and other supportive benefits and allowances. We welcome and strongly encourage qualified female professionals to apply.

All staff, regardless of role, are required to create a culture of client responsiveness by requesting and using client feedback data to make decisions. In addition, all staff are expected to demonstrate inclusiveness when making programmatic decisions and working with clients, partners and colleagues from diverse backgrounds. You can read more about the IRC’s commitment to client responsiveness here: https://www.rescue.org/resource/client-responsiveness-introduction-and-faq 
IRC is an Equal Opportunity Employer. IRC considers all applicants on the basis of merit without regard to race, sex, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, disability or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

Date Posted: 2021-05-06

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