Accounting Jobs in Uganda at Compassion Internationa

Job Title: Accountant

Location: Kampala - Uganda
Reporting Relationships: The Accountant reports to the Ministry Services Manager.

Job Summary.
The Accountant is responsible to record and report on the use of financial assets and systems in support of ministry objectives. Keeps accounting records updated and prepares financial statements according to the guidelines and policies given by Compassion International and the local government. Supervises the daily accounting operations, cash flow and payment cycles.

Core Duties and Responsibilities:
1. Has a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. Is a consistent witness for Jesus Christ, maintains a courteous, Christ-like attitude in dealing with people within and outside of Compassion and faithfully upholds Compassion's ministry in prayer.
2. Working within one's influence, serves as an advocate for children around the world who live in poverty and are not able to speak out for themselves. This includes being informed about the issues of children and influencing others to care about children who are in need.
3. Ensures all financial transactions are documented and recorded according to generally accepted accounting standards, i.e. Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable, Non-consumable resources, Payroll (including the payment of taxes and filing of tax reports).
4. Prepares the accounting information and financial reports required by Compassion International and various outside agencies (including local audit requirements) with the approval of the Ministry Services Manager or Supervisor.
5. Provides financial information and reports for the effective management of the country office. This includes assisting the Ministry Services Manager/ Supervisor with variance analysis and provides financial information for the annual planning and budgeting process.
6. Supervises and delegates tasks to the Assistant Accountant (when applicable).
7. Responsible for transferring funds to Compassion's partners in a timely manner.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required:
1. Mature Christian person, based on Christian values; has a personal relationship with Jesus Christ and is above reproach in integrity and honesty.
2. University degree in Accounting or related field.
3. Ability to supervise one to two people.
4. Keeps confidential financial and organizational information.
5. Knowledge of personal computers using Microsoft products.
6. A working knowledge of financial-related government regulations and laws.
7. Good organizational and problem solving skills.
8. Basic English skills are recommended.

Working Conditions:
Exposure to safety and disease hazards relevant to the local office.
The above statements are intended to describe the essential functions of this job. It may be necessary for a person to perform other tasks as needed.

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