at Cress Africa Foundation Limited
Location Kampala, Uganda
Date Posted March 29, 2024
Category Accounting & Finance
Currency UGX



Jobs at: Cress Africa Foundation Limited

Deadline of this Job:
Saturday, February 17 2024

Duty Station:
Within Uganda , Arua, East Africa

Date Posted: Wednesday, February 07 2024, Base Salary: Not Disclosed

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Contract Type: Fixed Term
Reports to: Finance Officer

Job Description:
The Accountant is a pivotal role supporting the Finance Officer in managing financial operations effectively. Reporting directly to the Finance Officer, the Accountant will contribute to budgeting, financial reporting, and ensuring compliance with financial regulations.

Roles and Responsibilities:
1. Financial Management:
• Accurately input financial data into the accounting system.
• Assist in monitoring project budgets and expenditures.

• Support comprehensive financial reporting for internal and external stakeholders.

• Conduct financial analyses to provide insights for decision-making.
• Ensure strict adherence to donor financial regulations and reporting requirements.
2. Recordkeeping and Compliance:
• Maintain well-organized and up-to-date financial records and documentation.
• Enforce compliance with CRESS AFRICA's financial policy, ensuring timely submission of receipts, invoices, quotes, costings, and contracts by colleagues.
3. Cash Management:
• Efficiently manage petty cash transactions and ensure accountability.
• Complete payment approval sheets, project sheets, and contribute to project reporting for the office.

• Collaborate in drafting budgets and provide monthly accountability for all expenditures, including cash and bank reconciliation.
4. Financial Tracking and Reporting:
• Meticulously update all income and expenses on XERO and Excel, providing regular reports.
• Track expenses against project budgets and deliver project accounting reports.
5. Audit Coordination:
• Work closely with the CRESS AFRICA Finance Officer to ensure a successful completion of the audit process with the auditor.
6. Supplier Management and Procurement:
• Manage all payments to suppliers and oversee the procurement process.
7. Regulatory Compliance:
• Oversee the timely and accurate processing of NSSF, URA, and PAYE payments.
8. Asset and Inventory Management:
• Manage inventory, stock, and asset records, ensuring compliance with the asset policy.
9. Proactive Financial Management:
• Take a proactive approach to managing all areas of CRESS AFRICA’s financial operations, including budgeting, cash flow management, and anticipating financial issues. Raise any concerns promptly to management.
10. Team Collaboration:
• Work harmoniously as part of a diverse team with individuals of different faith and cultural backgrounds, contributing to a culture of respect, hard work, and enjoyment.
11. Field Assessments:
• Demonstrate flexibility by carrying out field assessments, monitoring financial activities as part of internal audit processes.
12. Support Provision:
• Provide additional support, including covering responsibilities when the CRESS AFRICA Finance Officer is on leave.

Qualifications and Competencies:
• Bachelor's degree in Business Administration, Finance, Accounting, or a related field.
• Minimum 2 years of experience in financial management or accounting.
• Proficiency in financial software and Microsoft Office Suite.
• Attention to detail and accuracy in financial data entry and reporting.

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