Jobs at Grameen Foundation in Uganda

Job Title: Accounts Assistant

About this job

Our client Grameen Foundation is a company empowering people, changing lives and innovating for the world's poor is seeking to recruit result driven and motivated individuals for the Vacancy above;

Job Summary: Provide support for accounting and finance in daily operations of cash receipts, cash disbursements, accounts payable, accounts receivable, G/L account reconciliations and analysis, month-end closing, monitor and maintain timesheet and expense processes and support payroll processing.

Reporting and Relationships: The Accounting Clerk reports to the Staff Accountant in the Kampala office.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Prepare cash receipts deposits and posts related entries.
Generate recurring Requests for Payment.
Enter A/R into accounting system and produce invoices.
Enter A/P into accounting system.
Assist in processing payroll, including updating timesheet templates and collecting timesheets on a monthly basis.
Complete salary allocation entries.
Provide new employee orientation for Finance department processes including completing time sheets, preparing expense reports and requests for payment where needed.
Investigate inquiries and report findings made by clients, vendors and management.
Maintain in-office document filing system; ensure all relevant documentation is scanned and filed in online file sharing platform.
Maintain proper and up to date records of advances given to staff; ensure advances are accounted for in line with policy.
Assist the Accountant in ensuring that recommendations from the previous audit are implemented and findings resolved promptly.
Provide support in asset management.
Ensure all assets are well maintained, engraved and accounted for according to policy.
Assist the Accountant in ensuring that risks are minimized in daily operations of the organization.
Perform other duties within the Finance team as assigned.


Strong expertise in Word and Excel along with general Windows applications.
Manage and utilize accounting information systems.
Organizational, analytical and research skills as well as the ability to conceptualize business issues and develop processes, procedures or solutions.
Ability to effectively communicate both written and verbal with all staff members and outside vendors.
Great communication skills and someone that is willing to learn on the job.
Bachelor’s degree in Commerce or Business Administration with a concentration in Accounting preferred.
3 - 5 years of related experience. Additional related experience may be substituted for formal education.

How to Apply:

Please follow the instructions as stated below as failure to do so could lead to disqualification.

1. Send an Application letter and CV/Resume.

2. Merge these two documents into one document in either word or pdf format.

3. Do not attach or send any scanned documents, these are sometimes too large for our inbox.

4. Include the job title and/or reference number in the subject line of the email address and send your application by email to

5. Only successful candidates will be contacted. For all other inquiries please contact our offices directly.

Deadline: 25th April 2012


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