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Grant Accountant, FMNR Project

With over 70 years of experience, our focus is on helping the most vulnerable children overcome poverty and experience fullness of life. We help children of all backgrounds, even in the most dangerous places, inspired by our Christian faith.


Come join our 33,000+ staff working in nearly 100 countries and share the joy of transforming vulnerable children’s life stories!


Key Responsibilities:

Back ground


World Vision Uganda (WVU) is a Christian relief, development and advocacy non-government organisation dedicated to working with children, families and communities to overcome poverty and injustice. We currently work in 43 districts and have 48 Area Programmes implementing projects in health & nutrition, water, sanitation & hygiene (WASH), livelihoods & resilience, education and child protection. World Vision (WV) is committed to the protection of children and adult beneficiaries from exploitation and abuse and will not employ people whose background is not suitable for working with these beneficiaries. All employment is conditioned upon the successful completion of all applicable background checks, including criminal record checks where possible.


Due to expansion in scope of our programmes, we are now seeking for a qualified and passionate individual willing to share in our vision and join the team in the following role.


Position:        Grant Accountant

Report to:      Project Manager, FMNR Project

Location:       Gulu District


Advert Start Date:     13th June 2023

Advert End Date:       19th June 2023


Purpose of the position:


To work with the Regional Finance Officer in budget preparations, monitoring grants budgets, MYPBAS commitments against approved budgets and expenditure, prepare financial reports and assist finance & operations staff in understanding basics of grants regulations and World Vision International Financial policies.


Key Outputs/Responsibilities.


Documentation, reporting and knowledge management

  • Prepare quarterly, semi-annual and annual program financial reports to different donors, follow-ups and maintain donors’ relationships.
  • Review and approve all project Financial documents i.e., Advance request, Supplier payments, expense claims and reconciliations


Audit & Risk Management

  • Prepare grants for audits, review and assist in the implementation of program and financial audit recommendations with a view of providing adequate implementation plan to ensure recommendations are implemented on timely basis.


Budget Management

  • Prepare and revise program budgets and cash flows in line with donor requirements, financial policies and procedures and advise management concerning appropriate actions to be taken in order to achieve set objectives in line with donor requirements


Payment of project expenses

  • Review program expenditures to ensure proper documentation, coding, donor requirements and WV financial policies compliances, budget availability and initiate any necessary corrections or adjustments


Track Payable & Receivable & Update Grant document

  • Track payable and receivable accounts for vendors and program staff on a monthly basis and maintain them at low levels so as not to put program funds at risk.
  • Update grant files with proposals, grant agreements, budgets, financial reports, narrative reports, cost extensions, no cost extensions and other relevant correspondences.


Asset Management

  • Track and Monitor the use of program assets and equipment as per World Vision Policies and provide assets and equipment report to the management on quarterly basis for corrective actions.


Other Duties Assigned

  • Carry Out other duties assigned by the Supervisor as and when they fall due.


Qualifications: Education/Knowledge/Technical Skills and Experience.

  • Degree in Business Administration/Commerce-with Accounting option (CPA / ACCA level 2 is an added advantage)
  • Minimum of 2 years professional work experience in accounting, preferable with NGO
  • Excellent spoken and written command of English.
  • Good communication, writing, facilitation;
  • Track record demonstrating high integrity, innovativeness, creativity, reliability and dependable
  • Excellent computer application skills in Microsoft packages (Word, Excel and PowerPoint);
  • Team player, Self-motivator, able to work with limited supervision;
  • Must be a committed Christian, able to stand above denominational diversities.
  • Computer literacy
  • Willing to attend and participate/lead in daily devotions and weekly Chapel services.
  • Perform other duties as required
  • Degree-Accounting Option
  • Pursuing professional course added advantage
  • Analytical skills
  • Computer skills (word, Excel, power point preferred)
  • Communication skill
  • Reporting skills

Applicant Types Accepted:

Local Applicants Only


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