Accountant, Budgeting and Reporting at Watoto Church Ministries

Application ends: May 31, 2022
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Job Description

Job Title: Accountant, Budgeting and Reporting.

Organization: Watoto Church Ministries.

Duty Station: Watoto Church Downtown, Kampala

Watoto Church Ministries has experienced exponential growth in the past couple of years composed of
multiple Celebration Centers {Campuses} and diverse Community care initiatives that include Child
Care, Community and Neighborhood, Education and FN Radio amongst others. In all of this, Watoto
remains a local church, committed to celebrating Christ and caring for community.
We are seeming to recruit an Accountant, Budgeting and Reporting to carry out accountancy
operations in a professional manner by ensuring accurate financial reporting. The position is
responsible for ensuring accurate and timely financial reporting and budgeting for the ministry.

Key Duties and Responsibilities (but not limited to}

1. Policies and Procedures

• Contribute to the formulation and review of finance Policies and regularly reviews the standard
operating procedures and forms for finance operations.
• Contribute to the development of a finance risk mitigation strategy and provide guidance on
internal controls.

2. Financial Reporting

• Prepare timely and accurate financial statements and management reports (monthly and quarterly,
biannually and annually) in accordance with the Finance policy.
• Spearhead a proper consolidations and eliminations for each reporting period, quarter end and
year end, ensuring proper cut-offs.
• Prepare financial statement disclosures and ensure they are supported with appropriate
documentation.
• Prepare monthly comprehensive variance analysis to the function heads and explain variances
between actual and budgeted, actual and forecasted figures and as well as actual versus YTD prior
year figures.
• Research on potential impact of new accounting standards on financial statements and disclosure
and document the organization’s position.
• Review Capital Expenditure by establishing procedures, requirements, and reports for the capital
expenditure control system.

3. Support External Audit Activities
• Serve as a primary liaison for external audits related to reporting and controls.
• Ensure to make follows-up on the resolution of audit queries and the implementation of any
recommendations.
• Ensure that financial information and relevant schedules are prepared in the correct format and
in time for the external audit.
4. Budget Planning Support
• Support the ministry’s budgeting process to achieve effective allocation of resources.
• Review and report on budget compliance and management.

5. Projects and Systems Development

• Support and maintain an ongoing process improvement function within the proup to identify and
implement efficiencies and enhancements.
• Develop and implement automated systems to provide reports to management, ensuring that the
information provided is timely, accurate, and adequate for management to effectively manage and
control operations.
• Work with the Finance System provider and General Ledger Accountant to ensure that systems
function as expected

Qualifications, Skills, and Experience.

• Mandatory requirement: the applicant should be a born again Christian, a member of Watoto Church and a member of a cell group.
• The applicant for the role should hold at least a minimum of a bachelor’s degree (minimum in
Commerce, Accounting, Business Administration or a related field, master’s degree in Finance or
Business Administration is an added advantage.
• A minimum of five years’ working experience in a busy finance function and large organisation.
• Chartered membership of ACCA, CPA or similar organization
• Proficiency in an accounting system and Microsoft Office Applications.
• Excellent leadership skills
• Excellent report writing skills

How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates can apply as follows:
l. Go to www.watotochurch.com
2. Go to Employment Opportunities.
3. Find the job advert and apply by completing the form.
4. Submit your CV, academic and professional documents, and a cell/pastor’s
recommendation letter to careers@watotochurch.com (Subject Line: Job Title – First Name, Last Name)

 

DEADLINE; 31st / May/2022.

ONLY SUCCESSFUL APPLICANTS WILL BE SHORT LISTED AND CONTACTED FOR INTERVIEW