Apply for Job of Accountant at Oxfam International

Job Title:   Accountant

Organisation: Oxfam

Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda

About Oxfam:

Oxfam is a worldwide organisation that employs over 6,000 people in more than 90 countries. We seek to overcome poverty and suffering. We strive for a world where resources and power are distributed more equally and where everyone’s rights to a livelihood, basic services, protection from violence, and a say in their future are upheld. A world in which everyone enjoys the same opportunities – regardless of gender, race, culture, or physical ability. In Uganda, we are mid-way through the implementation of a Country Strategy that should help us fulfil this mission.

Job Summary: The Accountant will support Oxfam in delivering on its strategy and strengthen program delivery. The incumbent will be capturing and processing of accounting data to generate financial reports of the organisation in accordance with the Oxfam financial manual and generally accepted accounting principles. S/he will also mentor and supervise the Accounts Assistant.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Responsible for keying in all financial data into the pastel accounting software and production of monthly financial reports for submission to the Hague.
  • In charge of preparing the monthly payroll in consultation with the HRC;
  • Carry out the administrative organisation of all data on payments and receipts of the office running costs, keeping records of all financial mutations.
  • Manage cash transactions in the office and maintain contact with the bank and HO regarding financial transactions. To calculate currency conversions, record cash movements and prepare bank reconciliations;
  • Update and maintain financial records through filing, retrieval, retention, storage, compilation, coding, updating and purging;
  • Support the program finance officers in preparation of donor reports;
  • Perform any other duties as assigned by the Finance and Support Manager.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 

  • The ideal candidate for the Oxfam Accountant vacancy should hold a relevant bachelor’s degree in Accounting and professional accounting qualifications
  • A minimum of three or more years of relevant working experience in a non-profit organization
  • Computer literacy skills i.e. proficient in the use of Excel and accounting software preferably Pastel
  • Possess the ability to pay attention to detail, flexibility and work with minimum supervision.
  • The Accountant should be highly dynamic, innovative and committed to the team, volunteers and partners.
  • The ideal candidate should have job-specific technical skills, dynamism, and commitment to the cause of overcoming poverty and suffering.
  • The applicant should also have unquestionable integrity and committed to Oxfam’s values.

How to Apply for the job:  

All suitably qualified and interested candidate are encouraged to send apply online by sending an updated CV and cover letter ONLY to the HR and Admin Coordinator at Please clearly indicate the position name in the email subject line.

NB: Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

Deadline: 23rd January, 2015.

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