(The knowledge, skills, and abilities may be acquired through a combination of formal schooling, self-education, prior experience, or on-the-job training)

Level of Education/Academic Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in business-related field (Commerce, Accounting, Finance, and Business Administration) or another relevant field.

Specialized Training/Professional Qualifications

Full accounting professional qualification – Chartered/Certified Accountant (CPA, ACCA, ACIS, CIMA) or other comparable/equivalent qualification.

Competencies/Abilities/Skills Required

Sufficient knowledge of accounting and bookkeeping and high financial analytical skills

Working knowledge of computerized accounting and other computer application packages especially Pastel

 High integrity to be able to handle cash and cash related transactions

 Good interpersonal skills to be able to relate to people of diverse backgrounds

Attention to detail to be able to scrutinize financial and other information documents before decision making

Planning and organizing ability to be able to accomplish tasks, file and retrieve information

 Effective communication both oral and written English

 Ability to produce and analyze reports

 Strong report writing skills in the English Language

Relevant Work Experience

 A minimum of three years experience in a busy international, multicultural Non-Government Organization and handling donor funds.

Essential Experience

A minimum of 5 years working experience, with at least 3 at management level in accounting and finance preferably in an NGO sector.

Essential Knowledge

 Donor financial accounting procedures

 GAAP, IAS/AFRS accounting requirements and budgeting

 Word, Excel, financial information systems, vision excel and executive, as well as database and accounting packages.

 Tax laws and systems in Uganda

 Operations of subgrant partners/community-based organizations

Essential Skills

 Budgeting and budgetary control

 Analytical skills

 Asset/inventory management

 Capacity building skills

 Communication and networking

 Proven integrity


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