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Finance Assistant

Kitgum (Uganda)

  • Organization: DRC - Danish Refugee Council
  • Location: Kitgum (Uganda)
  • Grade: Administrative Services and Support - Generally no need for Higher Education - Administrative support
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Banking and Finance
    • Administrative support
    • Operations and Administrations
  • Closing Date: 2020-07-13

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Job title: Finance Assistant

Reporting to: Project Manager – Project Support

Location: Kitgum

 

Overall purpose of the role:

The Finance Assistant – Provide financial and administrative support to DRC and partners as per DRC and donor regulations and procedures.

KEY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Finance and accounting;

  • Daily accounting (bookkeeping) according to DRC financial handbook
  • Manage petty cash and clear cash advances upon request
  • Prepare monthly cash counts
  • Maintain proper filing of all financial documentation (vouchers, contracts, tender documents, etc.)
  • Cash Box counting according to the financial handbook
  • Transferring payments when needed and follows up with partners’ reports
  • Follows a given work plan
  • Routine record keeping
  • Correctly use DRC Dynamics functionalities in area of concern

Reporting;

  • Assist with collecting, reviewing, correcting and filing all financial progress reports from the partners
  • Support financial report preparations
  • Submit progress and status reports"
  • Adhere to DRC Code of Conduct and DRC specific procurement procedures within the Supply Chain department

 

Experience and technical competencies: 

  • Minimum 1 year of relevant work experience.
  • Experience in administrative tasks, including filing systems.
  • Experience with carrying out admin tasks
  • Good communication skills
  • Advanced proficiency in Excel
  • Basic proficiency in PowerPoint and Word
  • Well-developed organizational and planning skills in order to meet deadlines
  • NGO experience
  • High integrity, pro-active, stable, robust character and a good team-player
  • Highly motivated, results-oriented, and with well-developed problem-solving skills
  • Excellent analytical and negotiation skills
  • Proven commitment to accountability practices
  • Proven ability to prioritize tasks, meet deadlines, and work with limited supervision
  • Advanced English proficiency
  • Fluency in local language

 

Education:

  • Diploma or equivalent professional qualification in Business Administration, Accounting, Financing, Commerce.
  • CPA, ACCA certification is considered an asset

Languages

  • Excellent communication skills in English is required
  • Fluency in English and other local languages in the area of implementations an advantage

 

Interested candidates who meet the required qualifications and experience are invited to submit updated CV and cover letter explaining their motivation and why they are suited for the post.

We only accept applications sent via our online-application form on www.drc.dk under Vacancies. Applications close on 27th February 2020.

Equal Opportunity

Gender Equality: DRC is committed to achieving gender parity in staffing at all levels in light of this, women candidates are particularly encouraged to apply to bridge the gender gap.

Equal Opportunity: DRC is an equal opportunity employer, we value diversity and we are committed to creating an inclusive environment based on mutual respect for all employees. We do not discriminate on the basis of age, sex, disability status, religion, ethinic origin, colour, race, marital status or other protected characteristics.

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Before applying, please make sure that you have read the requirements for the position and that you qualify.
Applications from non-qualifying applicants will most likely be discarded by the recruiting manager.
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