Finance Assistant



SVN: 09/07/018 Finance Assistant


Open to Internal and External Candidates


                    Position Title


Finance Assistant


                     Duty Station





 General Service Staff, G4

            Type of Appointment


 Special Short Term, Six months with possibility of extension

        Estimated Start Date


 As soon as possible


                    Closing Date 


 July 22, 2018



Established in 1951, IOM is the leading inter-governmental organization in the field of migration and works closely with governmental, intergovernmental and non-governmental partners. IOM is dedicated to promoting humane and orderly migration for the benefit of all. It does so by providing services and advice to governments and migrants.





IOM is committed to a diverse and inclusive environment. Internal and external candidates are eligible to apply to this vacancy. For the purpose of the vacancy, internal candidates are considered as first-tier candidates.














Under the overall supervision of the Resource Management Officer and direct supervision and guidance of the Finance Assistant the incumbent will be responsible for performing routine administrative/financial functions such as processing of invoices, payment of bills and assisting in reconciliation of accounts in connection with IOM activities in Uganda: 


Core Functions / Responsibilities:

  1. Review  payment requests in order to certify correctness ensuring corresponding supporting documents have been provided and the correct project ID/WBS and GL account codes have been recorded in all financial documents;
  2. Post accounting transactions in SAP accounting system;
  3. Maintain the finance filing system up to date ensuring proper custody of financial documents -vouchers, bank correspondence etc.;
  4. Prepare bank reconciliations on a monthly basis;
  5. Review vendor accounts on a regular basis;
  6. Filing VAT returns and following up with URA for Tax refunds, perform periodic reconciliation of VAT GL.
  7. Perform any other duties that may be assigned from time to time..
    Required Qualifications and Experience
  1. Holding CPA 2 (Having completed sections 1 to 4) or other relevant accounting qualifications.
  2. At least 4 years of prior work experience in a busy accounts office.
  3. Prior work experience in an international organization an added advantage.
  4. Strong interpersonal and intercultural skills. Mature individual, able to work independently, pays attention to detail and meets deadlines.
  5. Demonstrated ability to maintain accuracy and confidentiality in performing responsibilities.
  6. Ability to work under pressure and with minimum supervision.
  7. Proficiency in computer skills, especially in MS Office products (Excel, Outlook, Word etc).
  8. Prior experience in usage of SAP an added advantage


How to apply:

Interested candidates should send their resumes with three references electronically to by 12:00am EAT on 22 July 2018.

The subject of your email should be the Reference Number and Title i.e. “VN: 09/07/018 Finance Assistant”.

Since the system is automated, if you do not follow the above mentioned instruction your application may be missed by the system.

Please ensure that send your attachments as ONE DOCUMENT in PDF.

The title of your attachment should be your full name.

Only Shortlisted candidates will be contacted.


Posting Date: 09 July 2018                 Closing Date: 22 July 2018



Duty Station: 
General Service Staff, G4
Closing Date: 
Sunday, July 22, 2018