Rakai Health Sciences Program Accountant Jobs in Uganda

Rakai Health Sciences Program Accountant Jobs in Uganda

General Position Summary

  • The accountant will provide timely and accurate support to the finance manager in all accounting works.

    Jobs Responsibilities

  • To develop, enhance and implement effective accounting SOPs including sound internal controls, documentation, and to ensure adherence to company financial and non financial policies/ procedures

  • To supervise the execution of tasks both in the Cash office at kalisizo and at the Clusters by the Cashiers/Assistant accountants and ensure proper cash accountability and record keeping

  • To manage the Liquidity (prepare cashflow report) of grant funds in the bank ,prepare funds download tracker as well as accountability for previously downloaded funds.

  • To oversee and support the reconciliation of banks, balance sheet, General Ledger and the respective subsidiary and control accounts.

  • To coordinate the overall budgeting process and ensure that the budgeting timeline are all met.

  • To demonstrate leadership and management skills, including the ability to lead through influence and to utilize talent and experience of finance assistants and administrators.

  • To provide technical support to the team in finance.

  • To manage the preparation of accurate and timely donor reports and Management reports.

  • To conduct performance analysis that would support decision making.

  • To perform field site visits to ascertain the financial capacity of the potential implementing partners organizations or CBOs and prepare pre-grant assessment reports for approval by the heads of Grants, Finance, Programs and Management.

  • To review accountabilities and other supporting documentation to ensure adherence to financial reporting requirements and financial policy/manual procedures and resolve any issues arising.

  • To monitor performance against budget to ensure all exceptions and variances are explained and duly approved by the donor and the leadership.

  • To provide analysis reports to aid decision making on budget reallocations and redirections where necessary.

  • Preparation of audit schedules, financial reports, responsible for audit processes, coordination with the external auditors for all project audits.

  • To support the Finance Manager and Head of finance on supervision of finance assistants and administrators

  • To provide technical support to programs
    and other support departments in the use of the accounting system and other finance matters.

  • To analyze entries (for example payments, accountabilities/actuals, JVs and any other financial transactions) batched/entered by the assistant accountants for accuracy and proper accounting; and subsequently make the relevant postings.

  • To review documents submitted for payment and ensure completeness, accuracy, value for money, and ensure compliance to donor requirements.

  • Any other duties assigned by the supervisor.

    Knowledge and Experience

  • The ideal candidate must hold a Bachelors’ Degree in Finance, Commerce or Accounting from a reputable University

  • Full professional accounting qualification ACCA or CPA).

  • Knowledge in the use of Accounting and Microsoft Office Packages, particularly Navision.

  • Good performance in mathematics at O and A level

  • Minimum of 3 years’ working experience as an accountant in a reputable organization;

  • Thorough knowledge of accounting, finance principles and procedures and attention to detail;

  • A high degree of integrity and confidentiality

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.

  • Excellent interpersonal skills and experience as a team player.

  • Experience leading teams.

    How to Apply

  • All interested Candidates possessing the above attributes can send their applications including a cover letter, latest Copy of CV (with 3 referees), copies of academic qualifications/certificates ( in one document (Word/PDF)) addressed to the HR Manager to jobs@rhsp.org.

  • Kindly indicate the job title in the subject line of the email. Only online applications will be considered.

  • Deadline for Submission: Friday 27 th November 2020 by 5:00pm Only short-listed candidates will be contacted by Rakai Health Sciences Program.

  • Any form of lobbying and canvassing will lead to disqualification.

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