Job Title: Assistant Accountant – Plan International Uganda Jobs 2022
Organization: Plan International Uganda
Job Location: Adjumani, Uganda
Reports to: Programme Area Accountant
Plan International Profile:
Plan International was founded over 75 years ago and is one of the oldest and largest children’s development organizations (non-profit / INGOs) in the world. We work in 50 developing countries across Africa, Asia and the Americas to promote child rights and lift millions of children out of poverty. Plan’s vision is of a world in which all children realize their full potential in societies that respect people’s rights and dignity. Plan is independent, with no religious, political or governmental affiliations.
The Assistant Accountant provides timely and reliable information, maintains accurate records of financial transactions through establishing accounts and posting transactions in the accounting system for the Country Office. The role involves delivering results from operations in the Country Office with a level of effecting thinking required.
The key challenges for this position is working with the guidance of laws and regulations, policies and procedures to deliver work.
- Timeliness and completeness of accountabilities
- Supporting staff who fail to adhere to the stipulated financial guideline
This position has been classified as “low contact”: Limited interaction with children
Roles and Responsibilities:
- Receive and process payment teams in a timely manner and in line with PIU’s policies and statutory requirements, uploading the payments to the financial and banking systems
- Receive payment requests and liaise with the requestor to assist them in verification of the accompanying documentation and submit requests to the PAA for review and approval
- Initiating payments in the SAP are in line with the approved requests
- Prepare and enter Journal entries into SAP for cash receipts and inter-company charges
- Print off the electronically generated payment vouchers that are attached to the payment request & maintained in the corresponding file
- Issue remittance advice to the payee confirming payments have been made
Cash & Bank Account Management
- Support the effective management of petty cash; ensuring its availability, disbursement and accountability for effective support to the area operations
- Support the PAA in collating all the requests from the field offices and refer to the budgets to support the funds request from the country office
- Disburse the Petty cash to the various officers, ensure its compliant to petty cash policy
- Prepare cheques, mobile money and Business on line payments
- Request for a timely petty cash replenishment in line with the petty cash policy
- Support the timely preparation of accounts reconciliations, particularly petty cash to ensure cash is available to support the Country Office operations
- Track bank deposits and receipts, ensuring a timely acknowledgement of receipt to the corresponding depositors
Record Keeping & Financial archives
- Manage the recording keeping and archive of Country Office financial records, ensuring that all documentation is secured confidentially and can be easily retrieved as required
- Review financial documents to ensure completeness and stamp them to verify readiness for filing
- Ensure all documentation is filed according to PIU’s procedures, organising files so that they are easily accessible and moving outdated files into the archive
- On request, assist with the retrieval of documents making copies if the requestor needs them and taking personal responsibility for ensuring that documents are returned to the correct place after use
- Keep alert for unauthorised access and inform the PAA in case of problems or concerns
Risk & Compliance Management
- Identification of PIU’s programme area related financial risks and support the development & implementation of risk-management controls and practices:
- Implement financial processes to enhance compliance with donor expectations by assessing financial documentation prior to disbursements of funds
- Support in the implementation of the actions based on the audits relating to the Country Office
- Support in all projects and statutory audits; providing the necessary documentation that would be required
- Participate in inventory stock takes and asset verification at least annually
- Maintain a cheque register with records of all the cheque transaction and place order for a new cheque book when required
- Reconcile inter-company charges with the programme area finance
Minimum Qualifications for Plan International Uganda Jobs 2022:
- Bachelor’s degree in commerce, Business Administration, accounting, any other related field.
- Part professional qualification in accountancy e.g. CPA or ACCA,
- At least two years’ experience of working in as a Finance Officer / assistant preferably within an NGO.
- Myself as a Leader: Behaves in line with our values, bringing energy and commitment to the task of safeguarding girls, children, young people, vulnerable adults and colleagues; constructive and optimistic in facing challenges and change.
- Lasting Impact: Focuses effort where it will make the best contribution to PIU’s purpose and strategic goals; takes the initiative to find new and better ways of doing work.
- Open & Accountable: Understands and adheres to the policies, processes, practices and standards relevant to own work; honest and efficient in use of resources, including own time.
- Work Well Together: Acts as a good team player, communicating effectively and being open and supportive towards those around them; is aware of the potential impact of their behaviour on others and makes sensitive choices.
- Inclusive & Empowering: Collaborates with team members, colleagues and partners in an active and engaged manner; shares information, experience and ideas with the aim of helping or empowering others.
- Skills & Knowledge: Takes responsibility for own performance and development: reflecting, seeking and listening to feedback, learning from mistakes, finding people or resources to help them learn, keeping knowledge and skills up to date.
Critical Business Management Competencies
- Good understanding of financial and procurement systems, with a good track record of complying with relevant procedures and controls.
- Good analytical skills as required to obtain and process information and numerical data from a range of sources and use the insights gained to inform decisions or communications.
- Good digital skills, for instance [name relevant tools/platforms]; ability to use ICT resources to improve work efficiency and effectiveness, whilst working in line with privacy and safeguarding guidelines.
- Good understanding of key risk-related policies, procedures and standards, (for instance, good practice in Child and Youth Safeguarding and Protection; Gender, equality and inclusion; Counter fraud; Safety and Security); solid track record of compliance
- Good written and spoken communication skills, including in [any required language], with an ability to effectively adjust content and presentation so as to connect with an audience.
- Experience of leading others with a track record of delegating work effectively, supporting good performance of others and promoting staff wellbeing and motivation.
Critical Technical Competencies
- Excellent computer skills with the ability to work with SAP or other ERPs.
- Practical experience of book keeping and a good understanding of donor funding management.
How To Apply for Plan International Uganda Jobs 2022
All candidates should apply online at the link below.
Deadline: Open until filled
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