at Save the Children
Location Kampala, Uganda
Date Posted October 7, 2019
Category Accounting & Finance
Currency UGX


Accountant- Yumbe

The Opportunity:
The key purpose of this role is to provide support to the field office through managing the payments to suppliers, staff advances and liquidation, petty cash management and budget control support to budget holders.

In the event of a major humanitarian emergency, the role holder will be expected to work outside the normal role profile and be able to vary working hours accordingly.
The Organisation:

We employ approximately 25,000 people across the globe and work on the ground in over 100 countries to help children affected by crises, or those that need better healthcare, education and child protection. We also campaign and advocate at the highest levels to realise the right of children and to ensure their voices are heard.
We are working towards three breakthroughs in how the world treats children by 2030:

No child dies from preventable causes before their 5th birthday
All children learn from a quality basic education and that,
Violence against children is no longer tolerated
We value our people and offer a meaningful and rewarding career, along with a collaborative and inclusive environment where ambition, creativity, and integrity are highly valued.

Application Information:
Please attach a copy of your CV and cover letter with your application, and include details of your current remuneration and salary expectations. A copy of the full role profile can be found at

All employees are expected to carry out their duties in accordance with our global anti-harassment policy.

Save the Children does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process.


Strong analytical skills and strategic planning abilities.
Ability to establish and maintain conducive professional 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.
Audit experience and knowledge of tax regulation is desirable.
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.

Experience Requirements

A background in Accounting and at least a year's experience as a practicing accountant.