Graduates with Degrees in BBA Accounting or B. COM can apply for job of Finance Assistant at DSW

Job Title:  Finance Assistant

Organisation:DSW (Deutsche Stiftung Weltbevoelkerung)

Duty Station:  Kampala, Uganda

About DSW:

DSW (Deutsche Stiftung Weltbevoelkerung) is an international development and advocacy organisation with headquarters in Hannover, offices in Ethiopia, Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda, and liaison offices in Berlin and Brussels. In addition, we are working in partnership with sub-grantees in Burkina Faso, Mali, Mozambique, Niger, Rwanda, Senegal, India, Indonesia, Nepal, and Pakistan. DSW is politically and religiously independent. It has a Board of Directors and an Advisory Board that advises and monitors its operations. DSW is a partner of the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) and has consultative status with the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC).

Job Summary: The DSW Finance Assistant supports the finance department in accomplishing its tasks and ensures that all internal and financial procedures are followed.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Responsible for book-keeping (cash and bank books), payments and all financial documentation
  • Support the finance office with the preparation of financial reports and audits according to DSW guidelines and procedures
  • Regularly review and verify financial reports and accountabilities from partners and staff ensuring compliance with DSW and or donors regulations
  • In charge of the preparation of Pay Roll and follow up on statutory regulations (NSSF & PAYE)
  • Manage operational tasks in the finance office including but not limited to bank reconciliation, imprest system, bank payments, payment vouchers, general ledger and inventory
  • Perform any other duties assigned by the Finance Manager

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 

  • The ideal candidate for Finance Assistant Job should hold a University Degree in BBA Accounting, B. COM or related field
  • Professional qualifications i.e. CPA/ACCA level two is a mandatory requirement
  • A minimum of two or more years of relevant work experience
  • Possess excellent computer skills and knowledge in accounting software in particular SUN systems 5
  • Ability to deliver high quality work, giving attention to details within deadlines
  • Ability to solve problems creatively, multitask and learn new concepts quickly
  • Ability to work with minimum supervision
  • Strong communication skills and ability to work well in a team

How to Apply for the job

All suitably qualified and interested candidates should send their applications (including CVs and motivation letter indicating salary expectation) with the reference “(job title)” to: or via post to DSW 33900 Kampala, Uganda or Hand delivere to Plot 17, Naziba Close, Lubowa. Kampala. Uganda

Deadline:  6th February 2015

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