Project Accountants (2)

at Lutheran World Federation (LWF)
Location Lamwo, Uganda
Date Posted May 27, 2022
Category Accounting
Job Type Contract
Currency UGX


LWF World Service is the humanitarian and development arm of the Lutheran World Federation. We are a widely recognized, international, faith-based organization working in over 20 countries. We seek to bring people of all backgrounds together in the common quest for justice, peace, and reconciliation in an increasingly complex and fragmented world.
A commitment to the human rights of every individual, regardless of their status, guides our work, actions, and operations. We are particularly known for our timely, compassionate, and professional humanitarian work, and for our field presence in hard-to-reach areas. Our work is people-centered and community- based. Above all, we work with the most vulnerable, and in order to claim and uphold their rights, we engage proactively with local government and community structures.
LWF Uganda works closely with United Nations agencies (UNHCR, UNICEF, IOM, UNFPA, WFP), PRM, EU/ECHO, BFTW, etc. LWF Related and faith-based agencies and their back donors.
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The LWF Uganda Program is looking for qualified and experienced persons to fill the following position;
Job Title: Project Accountant
No. of Positions: Two (2)
Duty Station: Adjumani & Ramwanja Subprograms
Reports To: SubProgram Accountant.
Deadline: Thursday June 02, 2022 17:00hrs

Job Summary:
The Project Accountant ensures that accounting systems are maintained to provide the information required for planning and monitoring and reporting for Sub program operations, safeguarding assets, discharging liabilities and legal responsibilities, in accordance with the LWF Uganda policies and budget provisions.

Main Duties and Responsibilities:
• Reviews periodically existing internal finance and accounts control systems, and where necessary consults the Finance Manager, Deputy Finance Manager and Senior Accountant with a view to improving efficiency and effectiveness of current policies and procedures.
• Controls expenditures at Sub program level in consultation with the Sub Program Managers, Section heads, Project Officers to ensure that they are made in line with donor requirements and established LWF Uganda guidelines, procedures, cash flow projections requests, and availability of funds;
• Prepares all Sub program transaction summaries and ledger entries for posting to the SAGE accounting system, and ensures that the account records for all Sub program financial transactions of the projects are updated daily in line with LWF/WS financial procedures and guidelines.
• Prepares and submits realistic and timely cash flow projections to the Finance Manager in consultation with the Project Managers, Sub Program Manager, Section heads, Project Officers and notifies the Finance Manger of impending cash flow shortages.
• Prepares monthly management and financial reports for the Sub program (including cash analysis, bank reconciliation statements, and monthly income and expenditure statements of the project), and submits such accounting information to LWF Head Office, to enable the production of monthly program financial reports for submission to the donors and LWF Headquarters, Geneva.
• Ascertains that vouchers and claims at the Sub Program level are correct, with appropriate supporting documents attached before submitting them for authorization or endorsement by the Sub Program Accountant or Team Leader/Sub Program Manager.
• Reviews purchase orders and draft contract agreements initiated by Section heads, Project Officers, Project Managers, Sub Program Accountant, Team Leader/Sub Program Manager and checks them against funds available prior to approval.
• Prepares budgets at Sub Program level and verifies their accuracy and suitability with Section heads, Project Officers, Project Managers and Sub Program Accountant.
• Prepares regular financial updates to guide Section heads, Subs Program Managers, and Project Officers on Sub Program implementation and expenditure, and checks the weekly financial monitoring statements prepared by the Accounts Assistant before presenting to the Sub Program Accountant.
• Supervises the Assistant Accountants and Accounts Assistants;
• Checks cash and bank books on a daily basis to establish funds position, and carries out spot checks on the Accounts Assistant’s activities, and ensures cash-at-hand corresponds with book balance prior to signing the cash balance form at accounts close of business;

A Bachelors’ Degree in Business Administration or commerce with accounting bias is essential. Partial professional accounting qualification (ACCA, CPA, etc at least level II), Computer literacy and proficiency in accounting software package(s) e.g SAGE.
At least Three (3) years relevant working experience in working for International NGOs in a humanitarian and development setting, Knowledge of International NGO donors and their financial reporting requirements, Strong team building skills, Organized and methodical. Independence, objectivity and integrity; Demonstrated ability to thrive in a matrix management environment; Highly developed cultural awareness and ability to work well in an international environment with people from diverse backgrounds and cultures

Knowledge and use of accounting software (Preferably SAGE). A Certificate in supervisory skills, people management and/or leadership skills.

Work Hours: 8

Experience in Months: 36

Level of Education: Bachelor Degree

Applying Instructions

Applications should be addressed to;
LWF Uganda Office of Human Resources
Plot 1401, Ggabba Road, Nsambya
P.O Box 5827, Kampala- Uganda
Tel: +256 (0) 393 264 006/7/8

LWF/DWS is an equal opportunity employer, irrespective of gender, race or religious affiliation. Persons with disabilities, non-Ugandans with valid work permits and Female candidates possessing the above requirements are encouraged to apply. LWF/DWS is a signatory to the Code of Conduct for humanitarian agencies. Our recruitment and selection procedures reflect the organization’s commitment to the prevention of abuse and exploitation of beneficiaries.
Please note, we will contact your supervisors for the last 3 positions held for reference checks.
Only short-listed candidates will be contacted

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