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Finance Assistant Share job Post

Location:  Jobs in Uganda 2021 - 2022

Work Hours: Full-time, 08 hours per day

Salary: UGX

No. of vacancies: 01

Deadline: 19 November 2021

Hiring Organization: Right to Play

Job Details:

Job Summary:
The Finance Assistant reports directly to the Finance Manager. The incumbent is responsible for data entry, processing transactions in Accounts Payable, General Ledger and Accounts Receivable, reconciling Bank Accounts entries and official receipts booklet, compiling vendors’ tax files or payment and ensuring that all transactions and supporting documents are complete and properly filed.
Primary Responsibilities:
Job Responsibility #1: Financial Accounting and Reporting (85% of Time):
• Supports timely, accurate month-end closing, cash requests and cash reconciliations;
• Ensures the smooth implementation of accounting activities, including (but not limited to): timely and accurate bank reconciliations, invoicing, monitoring of expenditure levels against Country Office budget.
• Verifies accuracy and compliance of expenses and expense reporting;
• Provides assistance with internal or external audit requirements;
• Identifies and recommends improvements that could streamline implementation processes in the areas of accounting, finance and budgeting;
• Promotes compliance with relevant donor’s regulations and Right To Play’s policies/procedures; and other duties as assigned.
• Monitors petty cash accounts including the spot-checking of balances and payments.
• Accounts for all petty cash expenditures.
• Supervises the collection and recoverability of contractual, project partner activity advances, staff activity and travel advances and other receivables.
• Ensures that all payments are made on time.
Job Responsibility #2: Administration (10% of Time):
• Ensures proper travel related templates are used, travel related data are properly reviewed and analysed and adequate supporting documents are well maintained as per the Policies.
• Work with Logistics Assistant to ensure protection of the Country Office assets (inventory and fixed assets) through the enforcement of internal control policies and procedures by ensuring that the Fixed Assets and Inventory registers are in place, updated regularly, and reported to the FM.
• Ensures all expenses are authorized and approved in line with In Field Authorization Policy. Provides administrative support to the project team in the project location.
• Posts all financial transactions into the RTP ERP System
• Maintains control over the Country Office filing systems to ensure complete and organized accounting files, especially with regard to original procurement documents.
Job Responsibility #4: Other tasks as assigned (5% of Time)

Minimum Qualifications (must Have): Education/Training/Certification:
· Bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance, business administration or related discipline

• 3 years’ experience in accounting or directly related areas
Competencies/Personal Attributes:
• Ability to work independently with little supervision
• Ability to work well under pressure and deadline
• Integrity and details focused
• Ability to multitask and work within deadlines
• Good analytical skill
• Proficiency in use of Microsoft applications, including Excel and Word
• Good skill at using financial software applications
• Skilled in maintaining documentation
• Good written and oral communication skills
• Good knowledge of accounting practice, policies and procedures
• Fluency in spoken and written English.
• The knowledge of Lusoga language will be an added advantage
Desired Qualifications (An Asset)
• Previous work experience with an international NGO
• Knowledge of ERP Accounting System
Who You Are:
You are highly driven, results-oriented, collaborative and well-rounded leader with a passion for working with
children and youth. You are an exceptional communicator with excellent networking skills.
What You’ll Get:
The opportunity to work with a passionate, innovative and collaborative team where you have the ability to make things happen. You will gain experience working for a globally recognized organization with a healthy culture premised on our Culture Code (accept everyone, make things happen, display courage, demonstrate care and be playful). In addition, we offer a competitive salary and benefits package including personal learning and development days. · Bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance, business administration or related discipline Experience: • 3 years’ experience in accounting or directly related areas • Previous work experience with an international NGO • Knowledge of ERP Accounting System

Application procedure

If you are interested in applying for this position, please apply at to upload your resume and cover letter in English.
While we thank all applicants for their interest, only those selected for interviews will be contacted. Shortlisting of applications will begin immediately and interviews may be held before the closing date.
Right To Play provides equal employment opportunities to employees regardless of their gender, race, religion, age, disability, sexual orientation or marital status. As such, we encourage groups who have been historically disadvantaged with respect to employment to apply for positions at Right To Play. We offer a family-friendly environment that allows for flexible work arrangements in order to support staff diversity and ensure a healthy work-life balance.
We are a child-centered organization. Our recruitment and selection procedures reflect our commitment to the safety and protection of children in our programs. The successful candidate will be required to provide a satisfactory criminal check as a condition of employment.
Should you require any form of accommodation during the recruitment process, kindly contact the People & Culture team by email at 
To learn more about who we are and what we do, please visit our website at

Date Posted: 2021-11-10




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