World Wide Fund for Nature Project Accountant Jobs in Uganda
World Wide Fund for Nature Project Accountant Jobs in UgandaRole Definition:This position is responsible for implementing the finance and accounting (F&A) systems, policies, and procedures in line with the WWF Project guidelines supporting conservation.
The post holder will be responsible for accomplishing the following:
Planning and budgeting.
In liaison with the programme teams prepare donor budgets in line with donor guidelines and WWF UCO rules especially on cost recovery.
Review detailed budgets of downstream partners for alignment and compliance with donor regulations.
Cash and Bank Transactions management.
Prepare project monthly bank reconciliations for assigned projects.
Advise the GFA and FAM on budget availability and expense eligibility.
Prepare cheques/bank transfers for approved payments.
Responsible for imputing of receipts, payments, staff and partner accountabilities into the ORACLE system in a timely manner.
Responsible for receipting and prompt banking of cash receipts and issuing receipts to respective payers.
Review monthly project reports to ensure planned recoveries are charged timely and advise the GFA appropriately.
Responsible for preparing donor reports as per the agreed formats.
Prepare monthly budget performance reports for each assigned project for budget holders.
In liaison with budget holders ascertain and document budget variance and address discrepancies.
Participate in project inception and periodic review meetings and provide appropriate financial status update and guidance to teams.
Follow up on periodic reporting (accountability) from implementing partners as per agreed schedule and ensure prompt update of the same in the system promptly.
Ensures balance sheet reconciliation for project specific General ledgers including supplier, partner and staff debtors & creditors.
Ensure cost control and timely cost recovery from grants.
Actively participate in fundraising processes and provide financial support.
Compliance and Risk Management.
Ensure all reported project expenses meet the eligibility criteria.
Prepare monthly PAYE,NSSF returns and VAT claims
In liaison with project teams ensure that all identified risks are assessed and that project specific risk registers are updated.
Implement the internal control framework and advise management on any identified areas of potential risk
Internal and external Audits Management.
Support Pre-audit (expense verification) of donor projects.
Support the external audit of projects through provision of required information by the auditors.
Provide responses to the auditors on any issues raised or refer to the appropriate authority for response
Track and report on agreed audit actions and ensure timely resolution.
Partner support and capacity building.
Conduct periodic partner trainings on financial management based on changes in internal policies and recommendations from reviews.
Undertake Partner monitoring visits to review progress, identify risks and offer hands-on financial support with any identified gaps.
Financial Responsibilities:People Management Responsibilities:
Give an overview of the people management responsibilities of the job, including responsibility to provide care None
Corporate/Local Responsibilities & Requirements:The job holder must at all times carry out their responsibilities with due regard to the WWF
Policies and procedures:Human Resource policies and procedures
Finance and procurement policies
Fraud and Corruption policy
Code of conduct
Health & Safety Policy
Information technology policy and confidentiality policy
Job descriptions should be reviewed on a regular basis and at the annual appraisal. Any changes should be made and agreed between post holder and line manager
The above lists are not exhaustive and the job holder is required to undertake such duties as may reasonably be requested within the scope of the post.
All staff are required to act professionally, co-operatively and flexibly in line with the requirements of the post and the WWF.
Education / Qualifications / Training required:
Bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance or a related field and At least level 2 of CPA/ACCA.
Previous work experience required:
At least two years of experience in finance and accounting of donor funded projects.
Experience of working in a multi-cultural environment.
Experience of working in an NGO or a civil society organisation working on monitoring and evaluation.
Desirable: Presentation and communications
Teamwork and virtual support / coaching
Planning, organisation, time management, facilitation, and coordination
Good written and spoken English
Proficiency in MS Office and the web
Technical knowledge or skills:
Knowledge of budgeting, planning and reporting on donor funded projects.
Knowledge/Experience of working with accounting packages e.g: Oracle, Sun systems etc.
Strong Book-keeping/ Accounting skills. Good knowledge of administrative and accounting regulations and International Accounting Standards/GAAP
The ability to work under pressure and on tight deadlines.
Excellent inter-personal skills, including the ability to develop and maintain strong relationships at all levels, within WWF UCO and, as required, with external stakeholders;
Experience with project accounting, management and reporting;
Excellent oral and written communication skills in English;
Adherence to WWF’s values, which are: Passionate & Optimistic, Challenging &
Inspiring, Credible & Accountable, Persevering & Delivering Results.
WWF UCO: Works closely with the Grants Finance analyst, Programme Coordinator, Project Managers, M&E focal persons.
Interacts with Implementing Partners, NSSF, URA, donors, service providers and others.
This job description covers the main tasks and conveys the spirit of the sort of tasks that are anticipated proactively from staff.
Other tasks may be assigned as necessary according to organizational needs.
How to Apply
Application letters, detailed Curriculum Vitae including names, email addresses and telephone contact details of three (3) referees, plus copies of academic qualifications (sent as one document) should be emailed to: firstname.lastname@example.org Not later than 14th June 2019.
Please quote the position title in the subject line and remember to fill the google form for the respective position.
Detailed Job descriptions and Google forms link for each role can be downloaded at http://www.wwfuganda.org/our_story/vacancies/
Thank you in advance for your interest in this position.
Please note that only candidates under serious consideration will be contacted for follow up.
If you have not been contacted six (6) weeks after closing date, consider your application unsuccessful.
WWF is an equal opportunity employer and committed to having a diverse workforce.
Female Ugandan nationals are encouraged to apply.
For more information and job application details, see; World Wide Fund for Nature Project Accountant Jobs in Uganda
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