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: Financial Accountant

Report to: Senior Finance Officer – Reporting and Analysis

Location: Kampala – National Office

Purpose of the position:

The job holder will ensure the completeness and accuracy of the financial information in sun systems, contribute to monthly reporting, and provide full accounting service in reporting all transactions accurately and on a timely basis.

Key Outputs/Responsibilities.

Financial reporting.

  • Assist with month and year end close processes:
  • Responsible for preparing and reviewing required journal entries journal entries
  • Posting Bank statements in FFR Dbase, Posting bank charges in sun
  • Review aging of Advances; Reviewing petty cash ledgers & reconciling with petty cash log sheets
  • Reconciling balance sheet and income statement accounts (Gratuity, Local service tax, Cash accounts, receivables, payables etc) & provide any explanations for variances and aging.

Financial reporting

  • Reconcile National office mobile money account monthly and ensure reports are approved appropriately and filed.

Risk management

  • Compile quarterly VAT invoices and prepare VAT return and submit to Grants department.
  • Prepare & submit monthly WHT return to URA and submit WHT for payment, this includes reconciling WHT account.

Financial management

  • Work closely with all members of Finance team, SS team, GC and regional offices, to respond to shared service requests and queries (rejection of invoices, clarification, follow up, supplier invoices issues etc)


  • Assist SFO, reporting/analysis with regular internal audits and year-end audit by providing accurate and timely financial reporting; g balance sheet, reconciliations and variance commentary etc


Qualifications: Education/Knowledge/Technical Skills and Experience.

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, Commerce, and Accounting.
  • At least 3 years relevant technical and business work experience in an INGO sector
  • Previous working knowledge and experience of SUN accounting software
  • Will have knowledge of NGO donors and their financial reporting requirements
  • Knowledge of project management and project cycles
  • Excellent computer skills with high proficiency in Microsoft excel
  • Strong desire to develop or change processes to improve efficiency
  • Good analytical and reporting skills
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skill
  • Strong teamwork skills essential
  • Ability to work on own initiative and as part of a team