Jobs – Assistant Accountants at SOS Children’s Villages

Job Title: Assistant Accountant (3 Jobs)

SOS Children’s Villages Uganda is an indigenous non-government, social development organisation with membership to SOS Children’s Villages International, a worldwide child care organisation that provides children who have lost parental care, and those at risk of losing parental care with a permanent home and educational opportunities. Established 60 years ago, SOS Children’s Villages International currently runs Children’s Villages and other projects in 135 countries around the world. We run two major programmes i.e Family Based Care based at SOS Children’s Villages and Family Strengthening Programmes supporting families in local communities. 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. SOS Uganda subscribes to a child protection policy.

Job Summary: The Assistant Accountant provides assistance and guidance in managing and controlling the SOS Children’s Villages financial activities of the facility, in particular preparing financial statements including proper documentation and safe custody of all financial records.
Key Duties & Responsibilities:
  • Monitoring cash flow and bank account for SOS Children’s Village Entebbe
  • Responsible for revenue collection and control
  • In charge of Budget preparation and control.
  • Routinely making payments to staff, suppliers etc and ensuring that all payments are authorised and backed up with proper receipts, invoices and other relevant documentation.
  • In charge of 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 labeled
  • Maintaining fixed asset register for the Village
  • In charge of 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
  • Receipt all the KG school fees and ensure that the school fees reconciliation register is up to-date.
  • Receipt and update Medical Centre revenue and cash book ensuring that they are banked within 24 hours.
  • Offer technically support in implementing all banking requirements for the village
  • Update the SOS Childrens’ Villages bank registers
Qualifications, Skills & Experience:
  • The applicant should possess a good 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.
  • Prior experience and knowledge in the use of Navision accounting software.
  • Excellent communication skills, written & spoken English
Age: between 26 – 35 years.
How to Apply:
All applications should include a detailed Curriculum Vita, current salary information, copies of academic transcripts and certificates, a passport size photograph, telephone contact and details of at least 3 references should be addressed to:
The Human Resource Coordinator,
SOS Children’s Villages Uganda,
P. O. Box 27510, Kampala, Uganda
Physically drop off your application at the gate, SOS National Office Entebbe, Abaita Ababiri – 25 Kms, Entebbe Road. Uganda
E-mail your applications to:
NB: Only Short listed applicants will be contacted.
Deadline: Friday 14th March 2014
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