Fresher Accounts & Administration Clerk NGO Jobs – Uganda Red Cross Society (URCS)

Organisation:  Uganda Red Cross Society (URCS)
Duty Station:   Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Project Manager
The Uganda Red Cross Society (URCS) is the leading humanitarian organization in Uganda. Since its inception in 1939 as a small women’s emergency organization, URCS has developed over the years into a formidable well-respected humanitarian agency. In 1941, it became a branch of the British Red Cross. The URCS was recognised by an “Act of Parliament in 1964” and admitted as a member of International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent in 1965.
Job Summary:   The Accounts & Administration Clerk will be responsible for provision of accounting and administrative services to the project at Branch level. The position holder will also be responsible for maintaining appropriate accounting principles, practices and procedures to ensure accurate financial report are delivered to tight deadlines.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Follows up, receives and reviews accountability from the field before submission to URCS HQ, shares feedback with field officers immediately;
  • Generates the monthly closures of the accounts under his/her care by the 10th   of each month;
  • Prepares and liquidates staff working advances on time
  • Ensures projects assigned receive clean audit reports
  • Ensures core recharge costs are paid on time for all projects assigned to him/her
  • Ensures the proper filing and safe custody of financial and administrative documents at branch level;
  • Ensures a regular update of the inventories relating to the project at field level;
  • Proactively follows up on incomplete financial documentation and pending settlement of advances with the respective officers to avoid delays in bookkeeping;
  • Organizes photocopying, sorting and dispatching the financial documents to donor HQ;
  • Manages the project field petty cash and monitors the office cash flow;
  • Assists in procurements and independently processes comparative bid analysis for approval by the supervisor;
  • Organizes stationary and other office supplies;
  • Carries out other duties as assigned by your immediate supervisor.  

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The ideal candidate must hold a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, Finance or a finance related field from a recognized institution.
  • One year of   experience in a similar position;
  • Work experience with a donor funded institution will be an added advantage;
  • Experience and/or working knowledge of an accounting software.
  • Full computer literacy with proficiency in the application of all MS Office functions, especially Excel;
  • Excellent English communication skills including proven proficiency in drafting official letters and other documents;
  • A proactive approach to work, the ability to handle multiple tasks and to maintain a high quality standard when working under time pressure;
  • A mature personality of high integrity with great team working skills, a courteous attitude and a clear sense of confidentiality;
All candidates should send their filled application forms, Download Here , and attach your academic transcripts and certificates. The filled application forms and academic transcripts and certificates can be e-mailed to; or hand delivered, and or by post to:
Uganda Red Cross Society,
Plot 551/555 Rubaga Road,
P.O. Box 494, Kampala, Uganda.
Email to:
Deadline: Monday 12th August 2019 by 5:00 p.m.

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