Finance Assistant Accountant NGO Jobs – Danish Refugee Council (DRC)

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Organisation: Danish Refugee Council (DRC)

Duty Station: Uganda

Reports to: Finance Manager

About US:

The Danish Refugee Council (DRC) is a private, independent, humanitarian organization working on all aspects of the refugee cause in more than 36 countries throughout the world. The aim of DRC is to protect refugees and internally displaced persons (IDPs) against persecution and to promote durable solutions to the problems of forced migration, on the basis of humanitarian principles and human rights. DRC works in accordance with the UN Conventions on Refugees and the Code of Conduct for the ICRC and NGOs in Disaster Relief.

Job Summary:  The Finance Assistant will offer day-to-day financial support to the implementation financial policies and guidance according to the New Finance Volume. The position will work in close cooperation with the Finance Officer – Senior

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 

Financial Management

  • Bi monthly Cashbook review of some cashbooks- working closely with Finance officer- Senior
  • Responsible for management of DRC bank accounts. In charge of adding and deleting signatories/Agents and follow up on Bank mandate whenever there is change on DRC bank data base
  • Ensure updated Bank mandate is in place in coordination with Finance Assistant and ensure SVF is signed by new staff
  • Responsible for filling returns by the 15th of the month- PAYE, NSSF, WHT, LST for National staff, expats, casuals, consultants and suppliers
  • Responsible consolidating and filling of VAT by 15th of the month. Maintenance of an updated VAT tracker for the various donors.
  • Responsible for preparing VAT and WHT certificate and sharing with procurement departments in all location for onward submission to Suppliers
  • Verification of scans to ensure correctness and accuracy for all DRC offices
  • Review of voucher scans and responsible for sharing vouchers with HQ. Ensuring proper achieving of voucher scans for DRC Uganda operation with Support from IT
  • Responsible for proper filling of financial documents (Vouchers, Reports (soft and hard copy) and Bank reconciliation)
  • Ensure vouchers are properly archived and there is an updated database of voucher filling
  • Assist the Finance Officer- Senior in the preparation of financial reports for all projects.
  • Assist in preparation and during internal and external audits
  • Assist SFO to Perform BFU set ups and BFU amendments within 3 days of receiving a signed contract/amendment
  • Maintain an updated POA matrix on share point

Controlling functions

  • Support Finance officer -senior to Prepare and update open X’s register
  • In absence of Finance Officer Senior, responsible for organising BFU review meeting and sharing minutes on Monthly basis
  • Responsible for proper filling of all rebooked transactions

Technical Line Management Responsibilities

  • Assists Finance officer- Senior in providing technical guidance and support to field finance staff.
  • Raise with Finance Assistant- Senior non-compliance issues relating to Finance Administration.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 

  • The ideal candidate for the Danish Refugee Council (DRC) Finance Assistant – Accountant job placement must hold a Degree in Finance or Accounting
  • Part certification in CPA or ACCA
  • Three years of INGO or other international agencies experience in finance and operations management in international humanitarian set up.
  • Proficient in standard computer applications and various accounting and financial management software. Good knowledge Navision financial software will be an added advantage.
  • Strong accounting and analytical skills
  • Professional, courteous and able to work with abroad spectrum of people.
  • Proven ability to manage large and varied workloads, and deal constructively with stress and periods with long hours
  • Proven ability to prioritize tasks, meet deadlines and work with limited supervision
  • Pro-active, stable and robust character and a good team-player
  • Excellent communication skills, calm and a good sense of humor
  • Flexible, enthusiastic and willingness to learn from others.
  • Languages: Excellent Communication skills in English required.

How to Apply:

All candidates should send their online applications at the link below.

Deadline: 11th July 2019

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