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Accounts Assistant

Duty Station: Kikuube- Uganda
Reporting: Project Manager
General Duties: The Accounts Assistant will assist the Head Finance in the delivery of the organization’s finance function at Project Level
Specific Tasks and Responsibilities

Accounting Operations
a) Prepare monthly, quarterly and annual field financial reports and submit to the Head of Finance& Procurement and Head of Programmes.
b) Monitor expenditure, forecast and report timely by verifying expenditures and payments to vendors based on approved procurement plans, processes, purchase requisitions and purchase orders.
c) Prepares and posts adjusting and recurring journal entries and updates general ledger accounts for monthly revenue and expenditure transactions; analyzes and reconciles accounts to the general ledger as required; generates monthly trial balances; prepares year-end accruals and adjustments; prepares reversing entries and closes the general ledger.
d) Manage the budget as per cash flow projection and in compliance with finance and procurement guidelines and to review the monthly tracking to ensure budget control and management.
e) Manage the programme/project funds including processing payments via petty cash and Mobile money and submission of approved payment requests to the Head of Finance & Procurement.
f) Prepare and update cash flow statements.
g) Verify compliance with the donor financial accountability and reporting requirements and ensure that staffs comply with financial guidelines and approval levels.
h) Verify that CSU financial management and controls in relation to the project are in place and being followed by the team.
i) Support the finance team in preparation of the budgets.
j) Serves as systems administrator and ensures smooth operations of the Finance department’s accounting and cash receipting systems, including general ledger, utility billing and payroll; performs backup and restore processes; catalogues and stores backup tapes; plans installation and testing of new releases and systems enhancements; troubleshoots software problems and coordinates their resolution with the software vendor.

a) Degree in Accounting, Financial management, Commerce, Economics, Business Administration, or other related disciplines plus a Professional certification in accounting;
b) At least three (03) years of relevant professional working experience in NGO setting;
c) Significant knowledge and experience of all core financial management activities;
d) Proficiency in numeracy skills and good computer skills (excel)
e) Experience with Financial Information Systems.
(i) Excellent analytical and conceptual thinking skills
(ii) Strong ethical standards and high levels of integrity
(iii) Attention to details
(iv) Excellent Interpersonal skills
(v) Strong self-awareness and flexibility

Prospective candidates should get details from or facebook account Cheshire Services Uganda and interested candidates should send their cover letter and Resume through email: addressed to:

The Executive Director,
Cheshire Services Uganda,
Plot 1833 Kaduyu Road-Kiwatule
P.O BOX 70012, Clock Tower Kampala

Deadline: 5:00pm on Friday 20th January 2022.

Note: CSU is an equal opportunity employer Qualified women and Persons with Disabilities are encouraged to apply. CSU is committed to safeguarding of children and vulnerable adults, the staff are expected to be compliant to the safeguarding and do no harm principals and standards.