Field Accountant at Handicap International

Field Accountant at Handicap International

  • Job Title:Field Accountant
  • Organisation: Handicap International
  • Duty Station: Arua, Uganda
  • Reports to: Administrative Manager

About Us:

Handicap International is an independent and impartial aid and development organisation working in situations of poverty and exclusion, conflict and disaster. We work alongside disabled and vulnerable people to help meet their essential needs, improve their living conditions and promote respect for their dignity and fundamental rights. Handicap International is outraged by the injustice faced by people with disabilities and vulnerable populations, we aspire to a world of solidarity and inclusion, enriched by our differences, where everyone can live in dignity.

Job Summary: The Field Accountant will mainly support Handicap International in the  management of accounts and cash flow, overseen by the Administrative manager.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:   

  • The jobholder will be tasked with field accounts management for the Handicap International Arua office
  • Tasked with the preparation of the work entailed in closing the accounts within the time frame fixed and in    compliance with His procedures;
  • The Field Accountant will also ensure the correct management of the cash flow and cash box;
  • Ensure tax regulations and monthly filing/reporting are respected and implemented;


  •     Participating to the weekly team meetings;
  •     Ensure the strict application of the rules;
  •     Report any incident in which s/he’s involved/witnessed immediately;

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

The ideal candidate for the Handicap International (HI) Field Accountant job opportunity must possess a professional diploma or University degree in Finance, Accounting or Economics;

Professional qualification as a CMA/CPA is considered a plus;

  •     One year of related experience in an NGO
  •     Solid knowledge of financial and accounting procedures and principles;
  •     Experience using financial software;
  •     Knowledge of tax regulations in the country;
  •     Excellent analytical and numerical skills;
  •     Good time management skills;
  •     Strong ethics, with an ability to manage confidential data;
  •     Ability to work under high pressure;
  •     Excellent coordination skills;
  •     Languages: Spoken and written English
  •     Computer skills: Advanced MS Excel skills, MS Office (Word) and internet;

NB: Local residents from Arua are particularly encouraged to Apply.

How to Apply:

All suitably qualified candidates who wish to join Handicap International are encouraged to send their updated CVs (3 pages max, including three professional references) with cover letters to HR Coordinator at with the subject line as “Application to HI Field Accountant Arua.”

Deadline: 10th September 2017 (due to the urgency of the situation, Handicap International reserves the right to fill this position before the end of the closing date).

NB: Any efforts to influence the recruitment process will lead to automatic disqualification.