Finance Assistant job post at Aga Khan Foundation

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Aga Khan Foundation

Aga Khan Foundation

Job Description

Job Category:
NGO – Non Government Organisations jobs in Uganda

Job Location:

Education Level:
Postgraduate Degree

Years Of Experience

2 years

Job Details

Job Duties and Responsibilities

The position

About Madrasa Early Childhood Programme

The Madrasa Early Childhood Programme- Uganda (MECP-U) is an initiative of the Aga Khan Foundation that supports holistic development of children aged 0-8 years. MECP-U works with diverse stakeholders including communities, civil society, government, and development partners to deliver high quality, innovative and impactful programming that is needs based and contextually relevant.

MECP-U is seeking dynamic and qualified individuals for a position of Finance assistant to assist the finance office.

Key Responsibilities

• Follow up on staff advances and their accountabilities.

• Review of accountabilities to ensure completeness and compliance.

• Prepare payment requests and ensure completeness of documents before payment.

• Stamping and proper filing of accounting documents and accountabilities.

• Entering accounting data into accounting software as may be required.

• Reconcile supplier and receivable Ledgers.

• Provide coordination and administrative support for project functions, including all workshops, open days, celebrations, etc.

• Participate in the implementation of project activities where his/her specialised financial and administrative skills are relevant.

• Being a part of the accounts team in the day-to-day operations of the accounts department.


Job Qualifications

The requirements

Qualification Skills, Competence and Experience requirements:

• A minimum of a diploma in Accounting or Business Education from a recognised institution.

• Computer literacy is a pre-requisite with at least 1-2 accounting packages familiar with.

• At least 2 years’ experience of working in the finance department.

• High analytical skills and the ability to assimilate and process information on a wide range of issues, excellent writing, communication. Agile thinker and able to work within and through systems

• Team player collaborates effectively to create a culture of knowledge sharing and team learning to strengthen business performance.

• Committed to acting ethically and upholding safeguarding standards towards all staff, volunteers, and beneficiaries of the organisation.

• Strong IT skills, including Microsoft Office Suite (Excel, Word, Outlook, SharePoint, Databases, etc).

• Excellent analytical, interpersonal, and problem-solving skills in a cross-cultural context.

Candidates interested in this unique career opportunity with MECPU should submit a two-page cover letter and maximum three-page CV including the names and contact information of three professional referees by 14th February 2023.

The Madrasa Early Childhood Program is an affiliate of AKF which is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to Safeguarding and Promoting the Welfare of Children and Vulnerable Adults and Expects all Staff and Partners to Share this Commitment.


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