Accountant -. ICRC



uganda - kampala full-time Closing date - 08/05/2019

Job Summary

Minimum qualification: Bachelors degree

Minimum years of experience: 3

Required languages: English

Required IT skills: ,MS Office

Job Description


The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) is a neutral and independent international humanitarian organisation, which assists and protects victims of armed conflicts and other situations of violence. The ICRC Delegation has an immediate opening for the following posiTION;

Duty Station:                            Kampala

Working hours:                        40 hours a week

Reports to:                                                                              Finance & Administration Manager


Purpose of the post:   

The Accountant is in charge of preparing, reconciling and analysing the accounting records and financial reports of the Delegation.


Bookkeeping cash and bank Kampala

  • Explains the ICRC financial structure and procedures to collaborators, internal and external
  • Receives the bills, audits and crosschecks accuracy and consistency of all accounting documents submitted, i.e. amounts, Requisition Orders, Purchase Orders/contracts, accounting details, as per the Organisation’s rules and procedures, prior to submission to the Finance & Admin. Manager for approval.
  • Prepares all payments by bank transfer and confirmation letters timely and delivers them to the concerned respective parties
  • Monitors the cash flow of the delegation and prepares cash transfer request as per monthly projections to the headquarters.
  • Enters all cash payments in the accounting application and establishes the vouchers and supervises all entries related to cash payments.
  • Establishes accurate reconciliation of bank journals with bank statements.
  • Ensures that accounting data entered is as per ICRC chart of accounts and uses the standardized entries for imputations.
  • Handles the delegation's VAT file and follows up the refunds from URA.
  • Ensures that payments for statutory deductions, such as NSSF and P.A.Y.E are timely executed.
  • Prepares power of attorney list for the bank – new signatures and cancels previous ones.

Financial reporting and meetings

  • Prepares monthly financial planning and submits it to all the concerned.
  • Prepares the list of newly approved Allocation of Expenditure and timely submits it to all the concerned.
  • Prepares any other financial lists or statistics as required by Administration on an ad hoc basis.

End of month closure

  • Performs extensive quality checks of the monthly accounting and corrects omissions/mistakes.
  • Prepares monthly projections and handles the monthly closure independently, under the general supervision of the Finance & Admin. Manager.
  • Liaises with all concerned departments in obtaining statistical data needed for the end of month closure.
  • Performs end of month accounting closure.

National Society accounting

  • Reconciliation of Uganda Red Cross Society accountabilities with ICRC accounts.

Minimum required knowledge and experience:

  • University degree in Accounting or Business Administration
  • 3 - 5 years working experience in a similar position
  • Very good analytical skills
  • Very good computer skills and knowledge of accounting software
  • Excellent command of the English language
  • Available for immediate deployment

Interested candidates will have to send their application with a detailed CV indicating email and phone contacts, copies of academic and work certificates, indicating a minimum of three professional referees by Friday 10 May 2019.

How to Apply

Send in your application letters and cvs with 3 referees to the address or e-mail below. Emails that exceed 2MB will not be considered. Email: Address: People Performance Group Plot 8 Kitante Close P.O. Box 12405 Kampala. While we thank all applicants for your interest, only those that qualify will be contacted. Any form of lobbying will lead to automatic disqualification.

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