• Location:
  • Salary:
    negotiable
  • Job type:
    Full-Time
  • Posted:
    1 week ago
  • Category:
    Accounting Assistant
  • Deadline:
    July 31, 2020

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY
About PEDN
The Private Education Development Network (PEDN) is a Ugandan non–profit organization
incorporated in the year 2004 to promote and integrate entrepreneurial programs, active teaching and
learning in the formal and informal Education system in Uganda. PEDN stand out as a key contributor
to micro-entrepreneurship, finance and business development in the region. It works through a multisectoral approach, a public- private partnership (PPP) framework in which it’s working with government
structures, financial institutions, schools and other civil society organizations to provide holistic
programming, coordination and implementation of programs and activities.
PEDN’s Vision is “A Ugandan Society that is enterprising and Productive” while its mission is “to
empower young people in Uganda through innovative and demand led entrepreneurial interventions
that enable them transform their livelihoods and communities”
PEDN is inviting applications from suitably qualified Ugandans to fill the position of an
Accountant based at head office in Kisaasi, Kampala

Job Details
Job title: Accountant
Reports to: Director Finance and Administration
Department: Finance and Administration
Job Purpose
The Accountant will be responsible for overseeing and ensuring smooth operations in the finance
department. Key duties and responsibilities which include support in the preparation of management
accounts, donor financial reports and ensuring compliance with the statutory requirements.
KEY RESPONSIBILITIES: Brief description of duties or the responsibilities for the job
 Responsible for all transactions resulting from payments and receipts are properly recorded in
the books of accounts and comply with established principles, corporate standards and
procedures.
 Accountable for effective financial management, timely reporting and cash flow management.
 Managing the reconciliation of all advance ledger accounts, payroll, payables ledger, receivables
ledger, cash and banks.
 Participates in development of the overall organization budget, in line with business objectives
and monitoring of performance.
 Make daily entries in QuickBooks accounting System and PEDN MIS, ensuring accurate GLs
and budget codes are included.
 Responsible for proper maintenance of the fixed asset register.
 Supervision of account Assistants staff including task allocations.
 Support in the implementation effective internal control systems
 Support the Finance and Administration Director in the preparation of monthly management
accounts, statutory financial statements and other financial reports as may be required by the
management.
 Support organisations accounting, implementation and maintenance of sound financial policies,
procedures, documents and systems to sustain the organization.
 Responsible for statutory filings and compliance are done within the stipulated deadlines
 Ensure compliance to National, organisation / donor regulations and that financial controls,
policies and procedures are applied in all financial transactions.
 Keenly review expenditures and supporting documents relating to all accounting transactions
for accuracy and consistency with organisation / donor regulations.
 Ensure proper management of organisation funds including office cash and disbursement of
funds as per the organization and donor regulations.
 Conduct cash counts every end of month.
 Support with field audits where necessary of project team and accountability of funds and
resources received from the head office for the field operations/activities.
 Review all payment requests and prepare all requisitions based on available budgets and
resources.
 Follow-up on finance recommendations from the Finance and Administration Director and
ensure timely response to all finance concerns.
 Assist in preparation, coordination, and monitoring of the project budgets
 Carry out any other duties as may be assigned to you from time to time by your immediate
supervisor.
Experience
Minimum of 3 years’ experience in a similar role in an NGO environment.
Qualifications and skills
Job holder must be a person of high integrity possessing a university degree in Finance and Accounting,
Commerce, Business Administration, Economics and other business related courses with CPA or ACCA
level ii
Additional skills:
Analytical skills
Computer skills
Excellent communication skills – written and verbal.
Self-motivated and result orientated.
Ability to use initiative and to multi-task.
Ability to train, organise and coordinate.
How to apply
All suitably qualified candidates should submit their CVs and academic documents by email to
pedn@pedn.org. Please include all documents in one attachment and the title of the position in the
subject of the email or hand deliver at our Head office at Plot 1618 Bukoto Kisaasi Road, Po Box 5099
Kampala –Uganda. The closing date is on 31st July, 2020 at 5:00PM. Only shortlisted candidates will be
contacted.

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