Jobs in Uganda - Senior Accountant job at The Deutsche Gesellschaft fϋr Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ)


GIZ

Senior Accountant job Post

Location:  Jobs in Uganda 2021 - 2022


Work Hours: Full-time, 08 hours per day

Salary: UGX

No. of vacancies: 01

Deadline: 21 November 2021

Hiring Organization: The Deutsche Gesellschaft fϋr Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ)

Job Details:

Location: Kampala - Uganda

Organization details
The Deutsche Gesellschaft fϋr Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH is owned by the Federal Republic of Germany with International operations in Uganda, GIZ Implements commissions for the German government and other national and international, public, and private sector clients within the framework of the international Cooperation between the Federal Republic of Germany and the Government of Uganda.

Knowledge, Skills & Competences
• Basic knowledge of accounting software.
• Good working knowledge of ITC technologies (related software, phone, email, the internet) and computer applications (e.g., MS Office).
• Good knowledge of English language.
• Ability to work with minimum supervision.
• Ability to work under pressure/tight deadlines.
• Willingness to up-skill as required by the tasks to be performed – corresponding measures are agreed with management.

Responsibilities
Key Responsibilities
• Dealing with all questions arising in this area.
• Identifying relevant problems and issues and assisting in formulating implementation-oriented solutions.
• Further developing instruments and assisting in introducing innovation and change.
• Managing knowledge by disseminating and documenting know-how, experience, and information.

The Senior Accountant performs the following tasks:
Specific Tasks
Journal bookings.
• Journal entries (bookings) of vouchers in WINPACCS accounting software daily for the assigned projects.
• Producing monthly end of period reports before set deadlines.
• Ensuring that vouchers booked in journals conform to P+R standards and requirements e.g. use of proper original vouchers, proper cost category allocations and proper assignment of accounts i.e costs, receivables and clearing accounts.
• Checking whether submitted vouchers comply with laws, regulations and Generally Accepted Accounting Standards and inform the head of department immediately on suspected diversion for further action.
• Review of vouchers to confirm compliance with internal controls to avoid possible cases of fraud and collusion.
• Giving monthly feedback to projects on the quality of vouchers submitted and supporting them to improve on their quality of work.
• Monitoring of unsettled items (receivables and liabilities) in their respective journals and project numbers monthly and give support in following up of the unsettled items.
• Properly filing and archiving of booked vouchers according to P+R requirements and in compliance with the local laws.
• Note: Specifically, the Accountant is responsible for bookings for projects journals assigned by the supervisor.

Verification of payment requests and accountabilities from partners (Local Subsidies).
• With a high degree of prudence, the Accountant is responsible for checking for conformance to P+R standards i.e;
• Checks for adherence to internal control procedures.
• Check for proof of delivery of goods and provision of services as per procurement requirements.
• Checks for proper authorisations and segregation of duties.
• Performs arithmetical checks.
• Confirming that all documents submitted are in original and the required regulations have been met in case copies are submitted.
• Checks for compliance with contractual obligations.
• Checks for compliance with local laws and regulations e.g. deduction and submission of taxes to the relevant authorities.
• Checks for compliance with generally accepted accounting principles.
• Give support to other staff and partners regarding accountability requirements were necessary.
• Follows up with projects on long overdue receivables and liabilities arising from local subsidy contracts on a quarterly basis.

Other Duties/ Additional Tasks
• Standing in for other accountants while they are on leave.
• Performs other duties and tasks at the request of management.


Qualifications
• Bachelors’ degree in Business Administration, Accounting, Commerce, Economics or related area
• Possession of Professional certifications (ACCA, CPA, etc) is an added advantage

Details of experience
• At least 3 years of professional working experience in a similar field

Application procedure

All interested and qualified persons are strongly encouraged to apply by email to careers@futureoptions.org. Applications and CVs should be in one document and a maximum of 5 pages only. Please include name and contact of three references in the CVs. Please quote the position and reference number in the subject line. Applications should be received by 5.00pm on the 21st November 2021. Please note: This is a national position. Only the shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
Application deadline: 2021-11-21

Date Posted: 2021-11-08

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