Project Accountant, SOS job at SOS Children’s Villages

SOS Children’s Villages

Project Accountant, SOS job Post

Location:  Jobs in Uganda 2021 - 2022

Work Hours: Full-time, 08 hours per day

Salary: UGX

No. of vacancies: 01

Deadline: 18 November 2022

Hiring Organization: SOS Children’s Villages

Job Details:

Job Purpose
The Accountant supports the Head of Finance to manage daily financial and accounting tasks. The Accountant is part of a team of professionals working to maintain order and transparency of the organisations finances. The overall goal of the position is to contribute to the overall efficient operation of the Finance Department to enable SOS Management to be fully aware of its financial condition to make the decisions to successfully achieve its objectives. S/he will oversee and control financial matters and assets, analyse and prepare financial statements and document all financial transactions. The ideal candidate is well versed in accounting principles and should be able to work comfortably with numbers, giving attention to detail.

• Provide all the necessary financial information including approved budgets, monthly and quarterly financial statements for good and effective financial management
• Carry out financial forecasts and risk analysis and submit to the Head of Finance by the 28th of every month and follow them up to obtain timely feedback
• Prepare monthly and quarterly financial statements with analysis by the 7th day of the incoming month or quarter to support timely decision making at all levels
• Prepare monthly bank reconciliation for the project bank account
• Post and process all journal entries to ensure all business transactions are recorded
• Update Accounts Payable and Accounts Receivables, carrying out timely reconciliations and issuing invoices appropriately
• Monitor cash flow and ensure that adequate funding for all project activities has been received
• Interpret financial policies, regulations and follow internal controls ensuring that staff are well versed with such policies and guidelines in their day to day work
• Review expenses, payroll records, accountabilities
• Verify all payments within approved budget lines to ensure proper authorisation and that they contain relevant supporting documents
• Prepare and submit monthly reports on implementation, budget status and other project requirements to initiate timely decision making
• Update financial data in databases and ensure that physical accounting documents and other financial information is accurate, properly documented and stored in a manner which facilitates easy retrieval
• Manage petty cash and carry out regular cash counts in accordance with set guidelines
• Maintain an up to date fixed asset register and ensure that all assets are properly labelled and recorded.

Minimum Requirements
• A University degree in accounting, business administration, commerce with Professional Qualification up to at least ACCA, CPA Level 2 or Full Professional qualification in accounting
• At least 2 years accounting experience in a busy organisation/setting
• Excellent organizing skills
• Great attention to detail
• Deadline-oriented
• Good communication and report writing skills
• Analytical and research skills
• IT Skills and familiarity with any accounting computer software.


Application procedure

Interested individuals should send a motivation letter and CV as one PDF document/file (of maximum 8 pages for the Project Coordinator and 6 pages for all other positions), not later than 4:00pm on Friday 18th November 2022 via email to  and copy to  - subject line is the job title e.g. “Project Coordinator”.
Do not send academic documents – heavy files containing academic documents or submitted as images, or any other that do not adhere to these instructions and or late applications, will not be considered.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. The motivation letter must also include the details of 2 suitable referees who can comment on the candidate’s ability. Women and Persons with disabilities are highly encouraged to apply, including those with a lived experience of mental health problems.
1. The commencement of these positions is subject to the availability of funding.
2. SOS and MHU promote zero tolerance for discrimination/harassment based on gender, religious beliefs etc. All staff and volunteers shall adhere to strict guidelines in order to facilitate “silent” inclusion. Staff and volunteers also adhere to safeguarding provisions – a set of procedures and practices designed to ensure that no harm comes to project beneficiaries as a result of contact with MHU’s programs, operations or individuals.

Date Posted: 2022-11-10