Mercy Corps Uganda Jobs 2021 – Fresher Finance Assistant

Mercy Corps Uganda Jobs 2021

Job Title: Finance Assistant – Mercy Corps Uganda Jobs 2021

Organization: Mercy Corps Uganda

Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda

Reports to: Finance Officer



Mercy Corps Uganda Profile

Mercy Corps is a leading global organization powered by the belief that a better world is possible. In conflict, in disaster, in hardship, in more than 40 countries around the world, we partner to put bold solutions into action — helping people triumph over adversity and build stronger communities from within. Now, and for the future.



Job Summary

Working in the Finance Department under the direct supervision of the Finance Officer and Finance Manager, the Finance Assistant will be responsible for cash and bank transactions management, compliance, maintaining proper and well organized finance documents, the processing and recording of payment transactions in a timely and accurate manner. S/he is responsible for maintaining an updated document tracker for all documents coming to finance for review and Conduct himself/herself both professionally and personally in such a manner as to bring credit to Mercy Corps and not to jeopardize its humanitarian mission.



Roles and Responsibilities for Mercy Corps Uganda Jobs 2021:

Program Management

  • Prepare checks or wire transfer payments based on fully approved documents and present them to final authorizers for EFTs
  • Receive all documentation from other departments for finance review and assign them to respective finance reviewers as per AAM.
  • Coordinate with field finance teams and ensure receipt of weekly FC transaction files for review and posting
  • Ensure Kampala Cash is well managed including petty cash replenishments, Cash counts and safety guidelines adhered to.
  • Perform accurate Weekly and end month cash counts and reconciliations for Kampala cash transactions
  • Ensuring that all supplier payments have receipts acknowledging payment attached to them in a timely manner.
  • Ensure that compliance to the Approval levels of all supporting documents (quotation analysis, POs, PRs, Payment requests) before proceeding to make a payment
  • Making entry of Cash transactions, purchase Invoices(PIs) and General Journals (GJs) in the Accounting Software for review by the FO and posting.
  • Prepare and compile End of Month Package to make it ready for sending to Headquarters for month closing.
  • Managing bank relations and ensuring any changes are updated timely for smooth running of the finance function.
  • Stamping of All transactions for Kampala office with PAID and CLEARED stamp respectively as per requirement.
  • Compile copies of vouchers and other supporting documentation as may be required for Audit.
  • Refiling documentation after Audits
  • Preparation and submission of Donor VAT reports.
  • File all cash and bank vouchers and maintain systematic voucher filing system, well labelled such that files are clearly identifiable.
  • Maintaining an updated advance register for Kampala office and ensuring that employee advances are cleared within the limits of MC advance policy.
  • Offer prompt support and backstopping to field finance, other finance assistants whenever required.
  • Support new Finance Team members settle in by providing necessary logistics for their work
  • Any other tasks that may be assigned by the supervisor.



Minimum Qualifications for Mercy Corps Uganda Jobs 2021

  • The ideal candidate for the Mercy Corps Finance Assistant job should hold a degree in accounting/Finance or a relevant business field is desirable, with or pursuing a professional course is an added advantage.
  • Two or more years of bookkeeping, banking or cashiering experience.
  • Extensive knowledge of financial management and accounting
  • Strong analytical skills including attention to details are essential
  • Demonstrated experience and skills with financial reports preparation and
  • Strong computer skills in MS Office programs, particularly Excel.
  • Accuracy in the processing of cash transactions, mathematical aptitude and attention to detail.
  • Excellent oral and written English skills.
  • A clear understanding of finance and procurement ethics as well as the willingness and ability to enforce compliance with Mercy Corps and donor policies and procedures is essential.
  • A high level of personal integrity, honesty and transparency in all cash handling is absolutely essential.
  • The ability to interact effectively with international and national staff members is required. A demonstrated ability to work quickly and accurately, meet deadlines, and process information in support of changing program activities is necessary.



How To Apply for Mercy Corps Uganda Jobs 2021

All interested and suitably qualified candidates should submit their applications through the link below.

Click here to apply

Deadline: 14th October 2021



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