Accounts Assistant at Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM)

Accounts Assistant at Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM)

Job Title:  Accounts Assistant

The Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM), established in 2004, is a consortium of 42 universities in 19 countries of Eastern, Central and Southern Africa (ECSA).

The organisation evolved from the Forum on Agricultural Resource Husbandry (FORUM) program of the Rockefeller Foundation.

RUFORUM is registered as an International Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO) and has mandate to oversee graduate training and networks of specialization in the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA)

RUFORUM has an MoU with the African Union for strengthening science, technology and innovation capacity in Africa.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Prepare payment vouchers and process approved requests for funds.
  • Prepare, update and keep record of financial transactions including petty cash vouchers.
  • Carry out reconciliation of debtors, creditors/ suppliers and donor records.
  • File and ensure compliance with all statutory obligations for example PAYE, NSSF, WHT and Local service tax.
  • Issue cheques and make cash payments non salary requests (including office imprest).
  • Deposit or withdraw cash from Bank, collect and keep bank statements and carry out bank reconciliation.
  • Prepare or compile accountabilities and follow up on cash advances.
  • Retrieve all the required records to support the Audit processes.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • The candidate should possess a good Bachelor’s degree in Commerce (Finance and Accounting option), Business Administration (Finance and Accounting option) or at least level 2 of a professional accounting certification like Association of Chartered Certified Accountant (ACCA), Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Certified Management Accountant (CMA).
  • At least two years’ experience
  • Computer literacy i.e. ability to use financial and accounting software applications.
  • Should be a team player.
  • Ability to apply accounting principles, financial standards, regulations, systems of internal control and prepare accurate, clear and concise financial reports.
  • Ability to effectively communicate financial information.
  • Ability to work calmly under pressure.

How to Apply for the job:

All candidates are encouraged to send their applications via email to, or delivered in hard copy (with CD enclosed containing soft copy) to:

The Executive Secretary

RUFORUM Secretariat, Plot 151 Garden Hill,

Makerere University, P.O Box 16811, Wandegeya

Kampala, Uganda.

(Ref: RUF/JOB/….: ……………….)

Applicants should quote the reference number and job applied for, and should attach photocopies of necessary academic support documents, including letters from two referees. Only short listed candidates will be contacted. Screening of applications will begin in November, 2014, and will continue until the post is filled.

Deadline: 20th October, 2014 by 5pm

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