Lifewater Kaliro Accounts Assistant Jobs in Uganda

Lifewater Kaliro Accounts Assistant Jobs in Uganda

This position is responsible for timely, accurate, and proactive management of the finance and administration of the Kaliro program and office. This position is responsible to model the highest levels of standard technical accounting and provide the program leaders and staff with the best advice on technical finance management, budgeting, and accounting aspects of program operations, especially during planning, design, implementation, monitoring, and reporting.

This includes monthly reporting and planning. This position also advises the APM on all financial matters including procurements, financial reporting (both internal and to the Ugandan government), and budgeting in line with Lifewater International guidelines, procedures, and policies.


  • Process monthly Income Tax, Provident and Pension Contribution, Pay As You Earn (PAYE) and Insurance including office assets and staff health insurance
  • Prepares payroll and effect payments in the absence of cashier
  • Post transactions in selected accounting program
  • Reconcile and maintain balance sheet accounts
  • Provide all relevant financial data to project management team on a monthly basis
  • Work with country office and Lifewater International (LI) finance unit to ensure that accurate report is in place in order to enable a thorough understanding of the current position and support forward planning and decision making. These will include activity versus budget line reporting system by project, a country budget and funding gap analysis by project.
  • Produce electronic monthly report for LI Kaliro Program and HQ and ensure that reconciliation actions are agreed upon
  • Take part in procurements ( service and materials/product)
  • Work with Area Program Manager (APM) to ensure that direct activity and administration costs are accurate and expenditures are in line with the agreed project budget
  • Work with the APM/ and the Finance & Administration
    Manager (FAM) to ensure that all donor budgets are mapped out as per specific requirements.
  • Ensure that all budgets are utilized according to the approved project document
  • Prepare books of accounts for internal and external audit in a timely manner
  • Provide acknowledgment receipts for wires from LI HQ to project accounts
  • Assist project APM/FAM in compiling data for financial reports
  • Support fixed assets documentation, inventory and reporting
  • Provide weekly briefs to APM and FAM
    Carry out any other responsibilities assigned by APM/FAM


  • University Degree in any of the following fields: Bachelor of Commerce (BCom), BA in accounting, BBA from recognized
  • University/Institution Relevant training in excel, accounting software such as QuickBooks preferred
  • Ability to use the internet, e-mail, and Microsoft Office Suite
  • Minimum of at least 4 years working experience with at least 2 years working with an NGO
  • Excellent practical knowledge of financial accounting and of report development
  • Experience of data analysis and ability to make a distinction between variance, actual and budgeted expenditure
  • Ability to convey financial concepts to non-financial staff
  • Experience in handling PAYE, NSSF, provident fund payments

    How to Apply

    Interested and qualified candidates should apply online by 25th August 2019

    For more information and job application details, see; Lifewater Kaliro Accounts Assistant Jobs in Uganda

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