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Accountant – Evidence Action

Job purpose

To perform general accounting, financial reporting and payroll administration duties for Evidence Action in Uganda

Duties and responsibilities

  • Petty cash management.
  • Prepare & compute withholding taxes and other statutory deductions in accordance to the Law.
  • Monitoring and following up of the staff account and ensuring prompt returns submitted on time and advance tracking sheet is update.
  • Keep records of all financial transactions within the organization in an orderly manner.
  • Stamping paid and scanning all payments vouchers and ensuring proper document management in Box.
  • Create and follow a filing system that is simple and easy to retrieve files.
  • Entering daily transactions to Sage Intacct accounting software weekly.
  • Receive and check imp rest requests and returns, ensuring that proper documentation is filed for each transaction, relevant approvals have been obtained, etc
  • Prepare check request forms for payments attaching all required supporting documents.
  • Disburse cash payments as per the financial policy of Evidence Action.
  • Keeping track of staff expense accounts including reconciling the same and sending their statements whenever they request.
  • Support the Project staff in processing their payments.
  • Ensuring the advance accounts are zeroed out.
  • From time to time prepare periodical financial reports as requested by the head office.
  • Supporting Projects to keep all the financial records.
  • Ensuring completeness, accuracy and timeliness in the processing financial information.
  • Other duties as assigned

Key performance Indicators

  • Timely verification of invoices and processing of payments.
  • Timely Payroll process and salary payments.
  • Ensure the finance and accounting policy and all its annexes are adhered to for all purchases at Evidence Action and liaise with (DFAAR) for any revisions and updates needed.
  • Ensure all donor regulations are met for all purchases including processing of tax exemption for USAID funded purchases
  • Verification of invoices and processing payments
  • Managing Inventory and Property registers for the organization as will be delegated by supervising officer
  • Ensure a clean and timely audit with no material findings.


Qualifications include:

  • 5 years’ relevant work experience
  • Bachelor’s degree in finance or any other related field.
  • Professional certification in ACCA or CPA
  • Strong oral and written communication skills;
  • Audit management experience in donor funded programs.

Working conditions : Normal

Physical requirements : Normal

Direct reports : Supervising Assistant, Accounts based in the Mbale Office



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