Save the Children Senior Accountant Kampala Jobs in Uganda

Save the Children Senior Accountant Kampala Jobs in Uganda


Role purpose

  • Responsible for the overall accounting and book keeping functions of the field offices. In addition, the position will be responsible for efficient and effective management of SC cash flows, updating and reconciling the accounting ledgers, managing the end of period procedures, and ensuring the generation of accurate and timely monthly financial reports to Country office. The position is also responsible for technical supervision of the region’s Accountant.

    Behavioural(Values in Practice)

    Accountability:

  • Holds self accountable for making decisions, managing resources efficiently, achieving and role modelling Save the Children values

    Behaviours(Values in Practice)

    Accountability:

  • Holds self accountable for making decisions, managing resources efficiently, achieving and role modelling Save the Children values

  • Holds the team and partners accountable to deliver on their responsibilities – giving them the freedom to deliver in the best way they see fit, providing the necessary development to improve performance and applying appropriate consequences when results are not achieved.

    Ambition:

  • Sets ambitious and challenging goals for themselves and their team, takes responsibility for their own personal development and encourages their team to do the same

  • Widely shares their personal vision for Save the Children, engages and motivates others

  • Future orientated, thinks strategically and on a global scale.

    Collaboration:

  • Builds and maintains effective relationships, with their team, colleagues, Members and external partners and supporters

  • Values diversity, sees it as a source of competitive strength

  • Approachable, good listener, easy to talk to.

    Creativity:

  • Develops and encourages new and innovative solutions

  • Willing to take disciplined risks.

    Integrity:

  • Honest, encourages openness and transparency; demonstrates highest levels of integrity

    Qualification

  • Strong accounting skills and experience, including management of the general ledger, journal entries, payroll, payables and balance sheet analysis.

  • Strong background in external donor reporting for an international NGO and experience working with major donors like USAID, SIDA, EU, KOICA, NORAD, DANIDA, Master Card Foundation, UN etc

  • Good financial management skills with knowledge of computer Accounting Packages and good understanding of Government budgets and tax policies.

  • Proven ability to work with a team under minimal supervision and being able to prioritize work and meet tight deadlines.

  • Planning, organising and negotiation skills

  • Experience of working with local partners and District Local Government in Health, Education, HIV/AIDS or Child Protection program delivery

  • Ability to speak local language and directly interact with target group will be an added advantage

  • Strong analytical skills and strategic planning abilities.

  • Ability to establish and maintain conducive collegial relations and perform effectively as a member of a team.

  • Willingness to travel and work in hard-to-reach areas, occasionally under strenuous conditions.

  • Computer literacy and excellent documentation skills are a must.

  • Availability and willingness to work extra hours during times of humanitarian responses.

  • Highly developed cultural awareness and ability to work well in an international environment with people from diverse backgrounds and cultures

  • Ability to intervene with crisis management or troubleshooting as necessary.

  • Highly developed interpersonal and communication skills including influencing, negotiation and coaching

  • Excellent time management and planning capacity

  • Availability and willingness to work extra hours during times of humanitarian responses.

  • Commitment to Save the Children values

    Experience and Skills

    Essential

  • A background in Accounting and atleast three year’s experience as a practicing accountant and atleast 5 years in a not for profit entity with both financial and management accounting experice.

    Desirable

  • Audit experience and knowledge and application of tax regulation is desirable.

    Additional job responsibilities

  • The duties and responsibilities as set out above are not exhaustive and the role holder may be required to carry out additional duties within reasonableness of their level of skills and experience.

    Equal Opportunities

  • The role holder is required to carry out the duties in accordance with the SCI Equal Opportunities and Diversity policies and procedures.

    Child Safeguarding:

  • We need to keep children safe so our selection process, which includes rigorous background checks, reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse.

    Health and Safety

  • The role holder is required to carry out the duties in accordance with SCI Health and Safety policies and procedures.

  • Holds the team and partners accountable to deliver on their responsibilities – giving them the freedom to deliver in the best way they see fit, providing the necessary development to improve performance and applying appropriate consequences when results are not achieved.

    Ambition:

  • Sets ambitious and challenging goals for themselves and their team, takes responsibility for their own personal development and encourages their team to do the same

  • Widely shares their personal vision for Save the Children, engages and motivates others

  • Future orientated, thinks strategically and on a global scale.

    Collaboration:

  • Builds and maintains effective relationships, with their team, colleagues, Members and external partners and supporters

  • Values diversity, sees it as a source of competitive strength

  • Approachable, good listener, easy to talk to.

    Creativity:

  • Develops and encourages new and innovative solutions

  • Willing to take disciplined risks.

    Integrity:

  • Honest, encourages openness and transparency; demonstrates highest levels of integrity

    Qualification

  • A minimum of Bachelors Degree in Commerce, Accounting or Business Administration from a recognised university. MUST be a member of an Accounting professional body with qualifications such as ACCA, CPA, CIMA, ICSA etc. At least 5 years relevant progressive working experience working with International NGOs in a humanitarian and development setting, of which 3 years should be at finance management level.

  • Strong accounting skills and experience, including management of the general ledger, journal entries, payroll, payables and balance sheet analysis.

  • Strong background in external donor reporting for an international NGO and experience working with major donors like USAID, SIDA, EU, KOICA, NORAD, DANIDA, Master Card Foundation, UN etc

  • Good financial management skills with knowledge of computer Accounting Packages and good understanding of Government budgets and tax policies.

  • Proven ability to work with a team under minimal supervision and being able to prioritize work and meet tight deadlines.

  • Planning, organising and negotiation skills

  • Experience of working with local partners and District Local Government in Health, Education, HIV/AIDS or Child Protection program delivery

  • Ability to speak local language and directly interact with target group will be an added advantage

  • Strong analytical skills and strategic planning abilities.

  • Ability to establish and maintain conducive collegial relations and perform effectively as a member of a team.

  • Willingness to travel and work in hard-to-reach areas, occasionally under strenuous conditions.

  • Computer literacy and excellent documentation skills are a must.

  • Availability and willingness to work extra hours during times of humanitarian responses.

  • Highly developed cultural awareness and ability to work well in an international environment with people from diverse backgrounds and cultures

  • Ability to intervene with crisis management or troubleshooting as necessary.

  • Highly developed interpersonal and communication skills including influencing, negotiation and coaching

  • Excellent time management and planning capacity

  • Availability and willingness to work extra hours during times of humanitarian responses.

  • Commitment to Save the Children values


    Health and Safety

    The role holder is required to carry out the duties in accordance with SCI Health and Safety policies and procedures.


    How to Apply

  • For more information and job application details, see; Save the Children Senior Accountant Kampala Jobs in Uganda


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