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National Office Accountant

Closing: Feb 2, 2023

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Published: Jan 19, 2023 (18 days ago)

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Ayuda en Acción is recruiting experienced candidates to support the Finance & Administration Department, being responsible for the accountancy of the Ugandan National Programme while ensuring compliance to the Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and standards (IFRS); ensuring the good management and use of the financial, human, material and technological resources available, complying to the applicable regulations; supporting other operational areas of the organization, partners, communities, public institutions and other relevant actors to achieve the organization’s objectives.

Skills and experience

  • University studies in Finance/Accounting or related. Valued: Chartered Accountant
  • Minimum of 05 years of experience in a comparable position, preferably in an INGO setting;
  • High skills in office software (Excel, Power Point, Word, etc.);
  • High skills in financial ERP (knowledge of SAP ERP will be a plus);
  • Excellent communication skills in English (spoken and written);
  • Availability to travel to the field programme implementation areas;
  • Proficiency in labour, accountancy and tax legislation in force.

Qualities and key skills

  • Teamwork;
  • Problem solving and innovation;
  • Communication;
  • Results orientation;
  • Initiative;
  • Pro Active, fast learner, cooperative and organized behavior.


Responsibilities
Ayuda en Acción is recruiting experienced candidates to support the Finance & Administration Department, being responsible for the accountancy of the Ugandan National Programme while ensuring compliance to the Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and standards (IFRS); ensuring the good management and use of the financial, human, material and technological resources available, complying to the applicable regulations; supporting other operational areas of the organization, partners, communities, public institutions and other relevant actors to achieve the organization’s objectives.

Skills and experience

  • University studies in Finance/Accounting or related. Valued: Chartered Accountant
  • Minimum of 05 years of experience in a comparable position, preferably in an INGO setting;
  • High skills in office software (Excel, Power Point, Word, etc.);
  • High skills in financial ERP (knowledge of SAP ERP will be a plus);
  • Excellent communication skills in English (spoken and written);
  • Availability to travel to the field programme implementation areas;
  • Proficiency in labour, accountancy and tax legislation in force.

Qualities and key skills

  • Teamwork;
  • Problem solving and innovation;
  • Communication;
  • Results orientation;
  • Initiative;
  • Pro Active, fast learner, cooperative and organized behavior.


  • Post daily financial transactions (cash and banks) in the accounting system ensuring their compliance with IFRS (International Financial Reporting Standard) and the Spanish general accounting plan;
  • Maintain and update archives of all administrative documentation in hard & soft copies;
  • Follow-up accountabilities on all funds disbursed to staff to ensure timely liquidation of advance funds;
  • Petty cash payments management and monthly cash reconciliation;
  • Timely Prepare payments to suppliers and submit them for approval;
  • Assure compliance with legal, accounting and tax local regulations;
  • Prepare monthly, quarterly and annual financial & accounting reports in accordance with the established guidelines and deadlines;
  • Monitor the financial execution in order to identify and correct budgetary deviations in a timely manner for an effective contribution to the Ayuda en Acción objectives;
  • Management and control of the cash positions ensuring adequate liquidity levels at all times for Ayuda en Acción project’s implementation and perform monthly bank reconciliations;
  • Ensure compliance with Tax obligations: prepare URA, local taxes & NSSF forms and payments;
  • Support in the management of the human resources area: timely preparation of accurate payrolls, maintain and update personnel information records, etc;
  • Support procurement procedures and assure inventory control, in accordance with the internal regulations established by the organization and donors;
  • Follow up on external/internal audits, accounting and projects’ execution processes;
  • Monitor and perform comprehensive evaluations within of the control of the accounting, tax and financial management, developing and guaranteeing the sustainability of the processes carried out;
  • Enhance the implementation of best practices and internal control mechanisms in the resources management;
  • Perform any other duties as may be requested or assigned by the National Administrator.


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