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Finance Assistant (Temporary) job at ZOA



About the Organization:

ZOA is an international relief and recovery organisation. We provide relief to people affected by violent conflicts and natural disasters in fragile contexts. But we also assist them during their recovery from the crisis.

Job Description

ZOA is looking for a Finance Assistant to support the West Nile program. The Finance Assistant will be responsible for assisting the Finance & Administration Associate Manager in carrying out financial procedures according to ZOA policies. Finance Assistant will also support in cashbook management, mobile money payments, both hard copy and digital filing of financial documents & posting in ERP

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Duties and Responsibilities

Administration of cash and bank transactions

  • Process timely payments for approved cash transaction by either cash or Beyonic payment system.

  • Review Mobile Money payments against Mobile Money Registration /consent forms, Participant registration/attendance forms, Cash transaction forms, and all related support documentation from the Activity implementing teams.

  • Maintains cash and an updated cash ledger on a weekly and monthly basis ensuring that it reconciles.

  • Ensure that documentation for all payments is complete in compliance to set policies.

  • Maintain both hard copy and digital filing system for all payments and finance related documents.

  • Ensure correctness of ERP entries.

  • Keeps track of all work advances and advises the supervisor on their status regularly.

  • Stamping of approved vouchers, proper filling and digital documentation of cash payments

  • Support any audits in the West Nile under guidance of the Finance & Administration Associate Manager

  • Maintains weekly cash and monthly counts reporting.


  • Sensitize all stakeholders (beneficiaries, service providers, partners, government and other) on feedback and complaint mechanisms implemented by ZOA Uganda

  • Upon receipt of a complaint or feedback, ensure that it is correctly documented following correct reporting procedures

  • Understand ZOA’s code of conduct and safeguarding policies, ensure adherence to these policies and that project activities are implemented with a “Do No Harm” approach

Other additional roles

  • Follow all procedures provided by the Finance & Administration Associate Manager and the Finance Manager at country office.

  • Perform other duties as assigned.

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Qualifications and Experience

  • Degree or diploma in Accounting, Finance, Business Administration or any related field;

  • At least a minimum of INGO three years’ experience;

  • Proven relevant work experience in finance and administration.

  • Strong accounting skills including preparing Bank Reconciliation, Withholding Tax Schedules, Work Advance maintenance, Cash reconciliation; Good knowledge of financial practices.

  • Fluent command of English; as well as excellent written and spoken communication skills.

  • Practical experience in any of the accounting packages, Unit4(ERP) would be an added advantage.

  • Excellent knowledge of computer applications, in particular proficiency required in (Ms Excel, and use of ERP and SharePoint).

  • Preferably some cross-cultural experience in a development setting.


  • Good communication, writing and facilitation skills;

  • Innovative, creative and enthusiastic;

  • Good computer skills: Ms Excel and Ms Word;

  • Self-motivator, able to work with limited supervision;

  • Able to ride a motorbike in field conditions, holding a valid driving license is an added advantage.


  • High level of personal integrity;

  • Flexibility and adaptability;

  • Interpersonal and cross-cultural sensitivity;

  • Able to work under pressures and meet deadlines;

  • Able to work in a sometimes fluid and innovative environment;

How to Apply

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Deadline for Application

May 15, 2024

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