Senior Accountant NGO Career Jobs – Windle Trust Uganda (WTU)

Organization: Windle Trust Uganda (WTU)
Funding Source: United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Windle Trust Uganda is Non-profit organization whose primary mission is to equip refugees and others affected by conflict in Africa to meet the challenges of development through providing access to education, training, and employment opportunities by advocacy and direct programme activity. Windle Trust Uganda has been a leading provider of access to university education, post-primary education, and vocational training for conflict-affected Africans since 1996. WTU works in partnership with United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR).
Job Summary: The Senior Accountant will contribute to the development and implementation of the department accounting systems, policies and procedures. Supports the department through the collection, processing, recording, reconciliation, analyzing and reporting of financial data, verifying the validity completeness and accuracy of the source documentation. The Senior Accountant is responsible for ensuring all payments to both service providers and staffs are processed timely, preparing monthly financial reports, reconciling and monitoring movement of cash at the head office. S/he should maintain complete and proper records of revenue, expenditure, assets and liabilities and ensures the accuracy and integrity of financial information. This position reports to the Finance Manager
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Prepare weekly, monthly, quarterly financial reports
  • Maintain and file financial records and regularly post accounts data into Quickbooks
  • Update accounting records as and when transactions take place, and ensure that proper documentation is filed for each transaction
  • Conduct cash counts on regular basis
  • Provide feedback on budget verses actual expenses
  • Make wire requests for the office operations
  • Maintain the books of accounts and database
  • Assist in monthly reconciliations
  • Work closely with the Finance Manager on Financial Planning
  • Other tasks as assigned/delegated by supervisors
Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The ideal candidate for the Windle Trust Uganda WTU Senior Accountant job opportunity must hold a University degree in Finance, Accounting, Business administration and management or other related field.
  • At least two years of progressive professional experience in development programmes, with reputable organization or government agency;
  • Strong track record of leadership and proven ability to produce demonstrable results;
  • Extensive network within the development community;
  • Field experience is a strong asset.
  • Fluency in English is required.
  • Excellent organization and coordination skills
  • Must be result-oriented
  • Working experience in the civil society sector;
  • Demonstrated work experience in campaigning, lobbying and policy engagement, stakeholder management in civil society arena, project management, advocacy and representing an organization at various levels;
  • Negotiation skills;
  • Verbal and written communication skills;
  • Ability to build working relationships;
  • Analytical skills;
  • Presentation skills;
  • Time management;
  • Intercultural and interpersonal skills;
  • Ability to work under pressure and to work with multiple conflicting priorities.
  • Proficiency in MS Word, Excel, Power point
How to Apply:
All interested applicants should submit their applications including detailed curriculum vitae, , current salary information, copies of academic transcripts and certificates, including telephone contact and details of at least three references addressed to:
Human Resource Manager,
Windle Trust Uganda,
Plot 726, Mawanda Road, Mulago Hill,
P. O. Box 24230 Kampala.  Uganda
Deadline: 2nd January 2018

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