Finance Assistants Job Vacancy at Mercy Corps Uganda

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Job title: Finance Assistants

Employer: Mercy Corps

Location: Kampala, Kitgum and Karamoja, Uganda

Duties
Follow all Mercy Corps policies, procedures, grant compliance and documentation requirements.
Make sure all Mercy Corps FFM, procurement, assets mgt, HR policies and procedures are implemented.
Keep office safe, safe keys, cash and other assets in a secure and protected place.
Keep record of all cash, bank and advances on excel worksheet, update every day and reconcile daily.
Do cash counts weekly and whenever needed with Finance Officer, Program Director, Finance Director, Country Director and official auditors directed by the supervisor..
Print all payment vouchers and match with the documents and file.
Pay or received authorized cash or bank payments and receipts.
Ensure that all required documents are attached; calculations are correct, appropriate approvals and reviews made per the AAM before payment of any cash or bank payments.
Capture transactions to the accounting software under the supervision of the finance officer whenever required.
Code all expenditures following the standard chart of accounts, coded budget and record to the accounting software or recording system daily and ensure weekly review and posting.
Match invoices/receipts with payment vouchers, GRN and other required documents.
Prepare cash, bank and advances reconciliations and submit for review/approval every week and monthly.
Make sure all income taxes, withholding taxes, VAT and other taxes are withheld and paid accordingly.
Keep all finance documents and reports are properly filed, labeled and stored in a clear and easily accessible manner following FFM.
Be adaptable and flexible to take new tasks and new assignments as requested from time to time.
Conduct himself/herself both professionally and personally in such a manner as to bring credit to

Education
The applicant for the Mercy Corps Finance Assistant job opportunity should preferably hold a Diploma or advanced certificate or equivalent in accounting or finance is required.

Experience
At least two years’ experience in cashier, finance assistant and accounting.
International NGO/PVO experience is preferred.
Good accounting skills and experience in general ledger, journal entries, payroll, cash/bank mgt.
Computer skills in MS Office programs, particularly Excel and accounting software experience.
Excellent oral and written English skills
Willing to travel to Mercy Corps offices and take temporary assignments.
Demonstrated ability to support programmatic objectives with timely and meaningful financial information is essential.
Proven ability to multi-task, meet deadlines and process information in support of changing program activities is necessary.
An impeccable professional standard 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.

How to Apply
All suitably qualified and interested candidates should send their E-mail applications including a cover letter clearly stating the salary requirements, updated CV (with three professional referees), and copies of academic qualifications/certificates addressed to the Senior HR and Legal Manager, Mercy Corps Uganda to: ug-mcjobs@mercycorps.org

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