Project Accountant job at WWF UGANDA

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Project Accountant, WWF UGANDA

Want to make a positive difference to the future of people and our one shared home, the Earth? Working at WWF could be your opportunity of a lifetime.

All around the world, people are waking up to the deepening crisis of nature loss. A growing realization that nature is our lifesupport system. And that nobody will be spared from the impacts of its loss. Here at WWF, we are helping to tackle this enormous global challenge.

Our people come from hugely diverse backgrounds and with a variety of expertise, ranging from HR and finance to advocacy and conservation science. We welcome applications from anyone who believes they can help us create a better future for people and wildlife.

What we do

We are an independent conservation organization, striving to sustain the natural world for the benefit of people and wildlife. From individuals and communities to business and government, we are part of a growing coalition calling on world leaders to set nature on the path to recovery by 2030. Together, we seek to protect and restore natural habitats, stop the mass extinction of wildlife, and make the way we produce and consume sustainable.

We are looking for a dynamic Project Accountant to support in the effective delivery of projects in WWF Uganda County Office.

Type of Contract – Fixed term

Location: – Kampala

The Role:

The Project Accountant will provide support in the implementation of conservation work under the guidance of the Senior Accountant while working closely with the Grants and Finance specialist and the project implementing teams.

Main Responsibilities:

1. Monitor project fund flows, prepare calls for funds from donors as per agreed schedules and follow up with respective donors for fund remittances.

2. Promptly process payments to staff, implementing partners, statutory bodies and other third parties through the online bank payment platforms, cash and checks as may be appropriate.

3. Timely processing of financial transaction in the accounting system, prepare monthly bank reconciliations and other balance sheet accounts reconciliation and submit to the Finance Manager for approval

4. Prepare budgets for grant proposals, and periodic budget forecasts for ongoing projects that are compliant with the donor guidelines, and internal cost recovery Standards

5. Follow up with project teams to ensure that agreed project work-plans are adhered to and that the budget absorption is following the forecasted trend.

6. Prepare periodic donor financial reports as per agreed reporting schedules and formats and discuss budget performance comments with the project managers before submission to the donors.

7. Conduct periodic training sessions for staff and implementing partners on internal financial management policies, donor rules and all applicable country laws and legislations that may impact financial processed in the country office and enforce total compliance at all times.

8. Drive initiatives to improve workflow and streamline the internal control processes, policies and procedures to enhance efficiency and productivity;

9. Maintain proper records of each assigned project as per internal and donor record retention policies and guidelines to facilitate future reviews by auditors, donors and also for smooth staff transition

10. Coordinate project specific compliance and annual audit processes as per donor agreements

11. Follow up with project teams and implementing partners to ensure audit recommendations are addressed timely as per agreed audit action plan

12. Work closely with the project implementation teams to identify and report to management on risks that affect effective project delivery

13. Lead and guide teams on project close-out financial processes for ending projects as per close-out guidelines in the donor agreements

What you need:

Qualifications and experience

University degree in Accounting/finance or a related field and a professional accounting qualification such as Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Chartered Accountant (ACCA) is an added advantage ; At least three (3) years of progressively responsible professional experience in financial accounting, preferably in an international environment (NGO or Company). Experience working with government and OR donor funded projects with proficiency in the use of MS Office applications, particularly advanced level in MS excel is required. Experience in using ERP system is highly desirable.

Required Skills and Competencies

A team player with strong inter-personal skills demonstrated by the ability to work in a multicultural, multi-ethnic environment with sensitivity and respect for diversity. Strong ability to establish prioritize, work within tight timelines and multi-task. Able to work under minimal supervision with high level of resilience with strong oral and written communication skills in English. Identifies and aligns with the core values of WWF organisation : Courage, Integrity, Respect & Collaboration.

Application Process

Email application letter, Curriculum Vitae including contact details of three (3) referees, copies of academic qualifications (sent as one PDF document) clearly indicating “Project Accountant” in the subject line to: Kindly note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Deadline for applications: Tuesday 27 December 2022

WWF is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to having a diverse workforce.

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