Accounting Officer Jobs – Association for Aid and Relief (AAR Japan)

Accounting Officer Jobs – Association for Aid and Relief (AAR Japan)

Job Title:    Accounting Officer

Organisation: Association for Aid and Relief (AAR Japan)

Duty Station: Uganda

Salary Range (Net): 1,050,000-1,425,000 UGX (depending on the experience and skill of a candidate)

About US:

Association for Aid and Relief (AAR Japan) was founded in 1979 by Yukika SOHMA, our first chairperson, with a mission to help refugees from Indochina, and as a civil organization without any political, religious, or ideological affiliations. It has since then grown into an international organization approved and registered by the United Nations. AAR Japan has five main pillars of activities; 1) emergency assistance, 2) assistance to persons with disabilities, 3) landmine and unexploded ordnance (UXO) action, 4) action against infectious diseases and 5) public awareness raising about global issues in Japan. Since the beginning, AAR Japan has operated in over 60 countries. Currently we are active in 15 countries and areas, including 4 African countries namely Kenya, Zambia, Sudan and Uganda.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:  

  • The Accounting Officer will control petty cash in office
  • Accounting Journal Entry to AAR’s financial system on daily basis
  • The jobholder will also fill in, check and organize accountingdocuments (bills, cash slips, invoices, financial supporting documents, receipts)Assist in supervising and giving advice as necessary to other staff to ensure their compliance with the required financial procedure
  • Provide support in preparing forecast budgets
  • Tasked with preparing intermediate and final financial report for Donors
  • Communicate with our external accountants about monthly staff payrolls and tax calculations, and annual audits.
  • Fulfill all the demands pertaining to accounting and finance process
  • Work in liaison with the operations team on the implementation of the projects in regard to budget management
  • Perform any other duties if requested by supervisors

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 

  • The ideal candidate must hold a Bachelor’s degree or higher in relevant field
  • At least four years of experience in accounting and finance
  • Previous experience in data entry with Microsoft Excel and accounting software
  • Experience in working with aid organizations
  • Ugandan citizen, residing in Uganda and able to station in Yumbe
  • Ability to travel to Kampala (AAR Kampala Office) at the request by supervisors
  • Excellent PC literacy including word processing (MS Word) , spreadsheets (MS Excel) and accounting software system
  • Strong motivation to be part of an aid organization
  • Excellent at working as a part of the team, especially reporting to supervisor in a timely manner.
  • Good drafting/reporting skills
  • Fluency in speaking and writing English
  • Strong co-ordination and negotiation skills with stakeholders and problem solving skills
  • Culturally sensitive and high level of diplomacy and tact
  • Respect punctuality

How to Apply:

All suitably qualified and interested individuals should send following information to

  • Cover Letter: This should include your motivation to work for AAR Japan and how your experiences are relevant to this job and should NOT exceed one A4 page
  • Curriculum Vitae (CV): Use following format (Other formats will NOT be considered) Download Form
  • Three references including the most recent employer

Deadline: 9th June 2017

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