Job role: Accountant

Exciting career opportunity

About Red Earth Education Uganda

For over 16 years, Redearth Education has been making a difference in the lives of children by providing them with quality pre-primary and primary education in Uganda. Redearth Education is a child education Non-Government Organization registered in Uganda in 2009, which delivers Continuous Professional Development to government primary school teachers to enhance teaching and learning in primary schools. Redearth Education works closely with the District Education Office, and her education programs focus on positive pupil outcomes, sustainability, collaboration, and local governance. Her vision is that; all children in the developing world receive quality education while unlocking their potential for educational success and future prosperity.

As an equal opportunity employer, Redearth Education thrives on diversity among her staff and is dedicated to her organisational core values of; Children centeredness, Commitment to Serve, Community-driven, Learning organisation, Partnerships, Good governance and Transparency: All representatives of Redearth Education Uganda must demonstrate duty of care for all children and create an environment in which all children are highly respected at all times in their personal and professional lives.

Redearth Education works across the country but with a Head Office in Masindi District. Redearth Education runs programs that; develop good practice in teaching and learning for primary and Nursery school teachers, training teachers in making learning aids from no cost/low cost materials, Early Grade Reading, Early Grade Mathematics and has a model Nursery School with over 75 pupils, which is also used to demonstrate good educational practice in Nursery Education. Redearth Education Uganda has over 30 staff working in these programs and has been able to impact on over 75,000 children over the years and 1,500 well trained teachers.

Red Earth Education Uganda Country Office is looking to recruit a qualified person for the position of Accountant


Application information;

Interested candidates are encouraged to send in their Cover letter, CV and academic documents as a single document and deliver the application either physically to Redearth Education  Offices in Masindi or online through the following email addresses; ,  copying in ,

Address the application to the Human Resource Officer & Please indicate 3 referees, two of whom should have been your direct supervisors.


Important to note:

Applications that are not submitted by the deadline of FRIDAY 13th OCTOBER  2023 at 17:00pm shall not be accepted.


Red Earth Education believes in the right person for the job regardless of where he/she comes from and how he/she identifies him/herself. Red Earth Education’s selection process reflects her commitment to ensuring that only those who are suitable to work with children are considered for this post. All successful applicants will be required to complete a Police Check and must sign to commit to the Redearth Education Human

Resource Policy. Redearth Education is an equal opportunity employer and seeks to employ and assign the best qualified talent, persons with disabilities and female candidates are encouraged to apply. For detailed job description, please find it on the following website;


Disclaimer:  Red Earth Education Uganda does not charge any kind of fee at whichever stage of the recruitment process and does not act through recruitment agents.


Red Earth Education Uganda reserves the right to withdraw a job advert before the deadline.


We are looking for an experienced accountant to oversee general accounting operations by controlling and managing our financial transactions.

The accountant’s responsibilities include; reconciling account balances and bank statements, maintaining general ledger and preparing end month, quarter and year close processes.

Title:  Accountant

Duty Station: Masindi Country Office

Grade: B Contract Type: Full Time



We are looking for an experienced accountant to oversee general accounting operations by controlling and managing our financial transactions.

The accountant’s responsibilities include; reconciling account balances and bank statements, maintaining general ledger and preparing end month, quarter and year close processes. A successful accountant combines excellent analytical skills with a thorough knowledge of accounting principles to analyse financial reports and forecasts. The ideal candidate will have experience in collaborating and/or managing a team of junior officers. The other accountant’s duties will also include ensuring accuracy and effectiveness in all of our accounting tasks


Reports to: Finance and Business Development Manager

Staff reporting to this post: N/A




Required Skills, Abilities and Experience:

The postholder will be expected to undertake other tasks as assigned by their line manager.

The postholder must be prepared to work in other Districts as required.




  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, Commerce, Business Administration and Management, or any other relevant Accounting discipline.
  • Must have a CPA qualification or ACCA, CMA.





Minimum of  at least 3  years’ experience in Accounting role in an NGO or other reputable  Institutions.

Proven ability of successfully reporting and Accounting for multiple grants/Projects in accordance to donor guidelines and organisational policies

Proven ability and experience in preparing relevant books of Accounts in a reputable organisation.

Ability to develop the skill sets of specified teams

Sound knowledge of laws and regulations regarding finance and employment

Sound knowledge of the operational policies and procedures of the organisation

Ability to confidently hold meetings with high-profile clients, board members and senior management

Excellent organizational and planning skills


Personal skills & attributes

Ability to make positive professional relationships as a leader

Capacity to follow organizational decisions positively and constructively even when not in full agreement

Hard working, committed and conscientious

Excellent time keeping skills

Honest and reliable

Friendly, approachable manner

Good interpersonal skills both face to face and on phone or internet

Understanding of quality service delivery and ability to put this into practice

Ability to work in a systematic manner

Ability to work both under direction and on own initiative

Ability to work under pressure and to meet deadlines

Ability to manage other staff according to Redearth Education policies as required

Confidence in presenting to a range of audiences

Ability to think critically and to solve problems

Ability to maintain confidentiality

Ability to work as part of a team

Ability to prioritise own work

Self-motivated. Flexible and adaptable

Excellent communication skills in oral and written English

Delegation skills to assign tasks to the correct teams or team members within the organisation

Ability to develop the skill sets of specified teams



Application information:

The duties and responsibilities as set out above are not exhaustive and the Accountant may be required to carry out additional duties within reasonableness as they may arise.