Accounts Assistant, Jinja job at Water Mission

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This position is located in Jinja, Uganda. Applications are being accepted through April 3, 2023.

Who is Water Mission?
Water Mission is a nonprofit Christian engineering organization that designs, builds, and implements safe water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) solutions for people in developing countries and disaster areas. Guided by love, excellence, and integrity, we are driven to share clean, safe water and God’s love with all. To date, we have served more than 7 million people in 57 countries. Working at Water Mission is as much a calling as it is a career, and we are searching for people with the courage, passion, and drive to help us change the world. Read more about our Statement of Faith and Christian Mission.

What is the opportunity?
Under the direction of the Accountant, the Accounts Assistant is responsible for supporting the preparation and filing of financial vouchers, making online Straight2Bank (S2B) payments to staff and vendors, scanning vouchers and uploading them online. The Assistant will also follow-up on staff/vendor accountabilities following established standards and procedures. This position is based in Jinja and requires that the person resides in or near Jinja. The role offers a full-time, fixed-term contract with the opportunity for yearly renewals.

A successful Accounts Assistant will:
General Responsibilities:

• Maintain a strong Christian witness and model servant leadership to colleagues, partners, the communities we serve, and the public.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:
• Follow up with staff/vendors on outstanding accountabilities and prepayments, review and stamp them for completeness & accuracy before submitting them for posting.
• Make timely online payments to staff and vendors using the Straight2Bank (S2B) online banking platform as and when approved requests are received in the finance department.
• Stamp financial vouchers (PAID) & File them systematically in well-labelled box files in a chronological sequence for easy traceability for all running projects separately.
• Support the Filing process of all financial vouchers and correspondences in well-labeled files in a chronological sequence for easy retrieval and scanning of high-value vouchers for e-filing.
• Support both the internal and external audit exercises for all programs.
• Any other reasonable duties as allocated by your supervisor.

What is required?
Relationship and Alignment:

• Alignment with Water Mission’s Statement of Faith and core values of Love, Excellence, and Integrity.

Education Qualification and Experience:
• Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration or related field.
• Minimum of 2 years of working Experience.

Skills & Abilities
• Personal and growing relationship with Jesus Christ.
• Alignment with Water Mission’s Statement of Faith and core values of Love, Excellence, and Integrity.
• Ability to work as part of a team and take direction accurately.
• Analytical thinker and problem solver.
• Competent IT skills, particularly proficiency with spreadsheet software.
• High level of accuracy.
• Organized in a manner that is easily read by others.
• Trustworthy and discreet when dealing with confidential information.
• Administrative skills.
• Ability to make field travels to remote locations within Uganda.
• Legal authorization to work in Uganda.


Job application process
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