Organization: PEAS (Promoting Equality in African Schools) Uganda
Duty Station:Bugiri and Bombo-Kalule, Uganda
Reports to: Head Teacher (Line Manager) and Roving Finance Officer (Functional Manager)
PEAS (Promoting Equality in African Schools) Profile:
PEAS (Promoting Equality in African Schools) is social enterprise with a mission to ‘expand access to sustainably delivered, quality secondary education across Africa’. PEAS establishes and operates affordable secondary schools in Uganda and Zambia in areas where access to quality secondary education is limited due to cost and geographical barriers. PEAS launched an ambitious strategy in 2021, aimed at expanding Access to Quality education, ensure schools are Sustainable and invest in systems strengthening. With over 30 secondary schools in Uganda educating over 13,500 students, 40 staff at the Country Office and 900 staff working in the network schools.
The position is based in a Peas School. The School Bursar will support the School Director in School fees collections, Expenditure management and ensuring that financial management systems are properly maintained and regular/ periodical School Finance reports are timely, properly and accurately compiled and submitted to the PEAS Finance.
Roles and Responsibilities:
Ensure that all revenue to the school is collected from parents/Students, receipted & the student ledgers are updated regularly.
Daily reconciliation of revenue collections using the “daily School Fees Collection analysis”
Work with the School Head teacher to ensure that all fees collected are banked and a copy of the Bank deposit slip properly and securely filed.
Work to maintain and update daily the students Ledger and ensure that every student in the School has a ledger by reconciling the ledgers with the daily attendance list from the class and the dormitory.
Take safe custody of receipt book in use and request for a new one when used up.
Management of all payments. Make sure that these are part of the budget, and approvals are in line with the policies
Acts as a secretary to the procurement committee & guide the other members on all finance matters.
Ensure all petty Cash payments are authorized and accountability obtained thereafter.
Daily update of the petty Cash Account and request for replenishment when the buffer level is reached.
Supports School leadership team on the preparation and management of school budgets
Work with the School Director in preparation of monthly School Finance report
Support internal and external audit of the School Financials operations and follow up on the implementation of audit recommendations
Ensure the implementation of financial policies in the School.
Supervise, mentor & guide the assistant school bursar
Support the School Director to ensure smooth School pay operations in the school. Including generating of student codes, sensitizing the parents & students, receipting of payment & reconciliations.
Perform other related duties as required and assigned by the supervisor.
Who we are looking for: No matter the role, we are looking for people who believe in what we do and how we do it; is passionate about transforming lives through education and aligned to our values.
Minimum of Diploma in Finance or Accounting
At least three years of work experience in a similar role
Good understanding of accounting and financial standards/Internal controls
Good knowledge and experience of Microsoft Office applications especially Microsoft Excel.
Knowledge of Computerized Accounting with experience of using QuickBooks, is an added Advantage
Skills & Personal Attributes:
Excellent organizational, interpersonal and communication skills
Report writing skills
Strong numeracy skills
Excellent organizational skills and ability to work under pressure/ to deadline
Confidence and maturity
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
Ability to work effectively with all classes of people; students & parents
Flexible and adaptable
Strong team player
Commitment to school finance operations
How To Apply for PEAS Uganda Jobs 2022:
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