Assistant Accountant job at SOS Children’s Villages

Assistant Accountant job at SOS Children’s Villages

Job Title:  Assistant Accountant

Organisation: SOS Children’s Villages

Duty Station:  Kakiri, Uganda

Reports to: Project Accountant

About SOS:

SOS Children’s Villages Uganda is an indigenous non-government, social development organisation affiliated to SOS Children’s Villages International, a worldwide child care organisation, currently running Children’s Villages and other projects in 135 countries around the world. SOS has been working in Uganda since 1991, and runs Children’s Villages and other projects at Kakiri, Entebbe (Abaita Ababiri), Gulu and in Fort Portal – Kabarole district.

Job Summary:   The Assistant Accountant performs the following functions but not limited to;

Monitoring cash flow and bank accounts for SOS Children’s Village Kakiri.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:  

  • Responsible for Revenue collection and control.
  • Budget preparation and control.
  • Make timely payments to staff, suppliers etc and ensuring that all payments are authorised and backed up with proper receipts, invoices and other relevant documentation.
  • Payment voucher control, ensuring that payment vouchers are available and well numbered.
  • Store and file all the payment vouchers ensuring that they are secure and well labelled.
  • Maintaining fixed asset register for the Village.
  • In charge of preparing monthly bank reconciliations.
  • Ensuring that laid down procurement procedures is followed and supplier invoices are paid in good time.
  • Manage all account payables and receivables.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:  

  • The Assistant Accountant should hold a University degree in accounting, business administration, commerce or other equivalent professional qualification in accounting (e.g. at least CPA or ACCA level 2).
  • A minimum of two to three years accounting experience in a busy organisation/ setting. Additional experience in NGO community funded programmes including managing donor grants will be of great advantage.
  • Significant experience and knowledge in the use of Navison accounting software.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • The applicants should be mature individual aged between 26 – 35 years.

How to Apply for the job: 

All candidates are encouraged to send their application letters enclosing a detailed Curriculum Vitae, current salary information, copies of academic transcripts and certificates, including telephone contact and details of at least three references to:

The Human Resource Coordinator,

SOS Children’s Villages Uganda,

25 km on Kampala-Entebbe Rd, Abaita Ababiri,

P.O Box 27510,

Kampala. Uganda

Or send by e-mail to:

The applications may also be dropped at SOS Children’s Village offices in Gulu, Entebbe, Kakiri and Fort portal

NB: The submitted written application should clearly be indicating the position title in the subject line. Please use standard file types such as Microsoft Word (.doc) and Adobe Acrobat (.pdf) and send all documents in one file attachment.

Deadline: Friday, 9th January 2015.

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