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Oxfam Programme Accountant

Job Description: Oxfam is a worldwide organisation that has been working in Uganda since the early 1960s. We’re proud of the difference we’ve already made, through our long-term programmes of development and essential emergency relief. In spite of this progress, many Ugandans are still living below the poverty line while the future of hundreds of thousands many parts of Uganda remain uncertain and we are challenged more than ever before to increase our efforts and to continuously review our focus in order to respond to the needs of the marginalised communities. We are now looking to fill the Programme Accountant position.

The Role
Working under the authority of the Finance and Systems Manager, the Programme Accountant is responsible for the co-ordination of all financial matters relating to the work and operations of the country office supporting Oxfam GB work in Uganda. The job demands rigorous and careful attention to routine systems and procedures and complete integrity at all times.

You will be responsible for co-ordinating the management of all bank and cash transactions in order that programme activities can be efficiently carried out. This involves cash flow & bank reconciliation management, management of advances, invoices and cheque/bank Payments and fixed assets reconciliation. The role also covers payroll and Balance Sheet pack management. This position requires excellent skills in compliance and accuracy as well outstanding skills in budget & Expenditure Monitoring.

You will provide Partner assessment support and provide quality checks on all financial reports reviewed by the Finance Assistant to ensure they comply with donor requirements as well as Conduct partner visits to examine their financial records for accuracy and propriety of expenditures

You will be required to provide Programme Offices Support and your responsibilities may involve travel to the field to provide financial training and support to Oxfam GB operational offices. Such travel may be under insecure conditions and involve a degree of personal discomfort.
Preferred Skills: The Person
You should posses a bachelor’s degree in accounting from a recognised institution and/or a have an equivalent professional qualification in Accounting, Finance or relevant field. You should possess a minimum of 3 years working experience in an NGO in a financial capacity with substantial exposure to a similar role. You should have knowledge and experience of financial reporting requirements, proven experience of operating computerised accounting and coding systems. Excellent knowledge of spreadsheet design and use, proven and extensive experience in financial statement preparation, high level of numeracy, accuracy and analytical skills, excellent interpersonal skills and ability to influence others. You should be flexible, adaptable and good team player.

To Apply
If you believe you are the candidate we are looking for, please submit your application and CV only in English, detailing your experience for the post and include daytime telephone contacts to kampalajobs@oxfam.org.uk . The subject matter of your email should be the title of the job you are applying for. The closing date: 3rd February 2012 at 5:00pm.

We are committed to ensuring diversity and gender equality within our organisation.
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