1. KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES
(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.
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.
A minimum of 5 years working experience, with at least 3 at management level in accounting and finance preferably in an NGO sector.
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
Budgeting and budgetary control
Capacity building skills
Communication and networking