International Non-profit Careers – Senior Accountant at AFENET

Job Title:    Senior Accountant

Organisation: African Field Epidemiology Network
(AFENET)
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
About US:
The African Field
Epidemiology Network (AFENET) is a not for profit, networking alliance and
service organization that brings together field epidemiology training programs
(FETPs) across Africa working side by side with Ministries of Health, regional
and international partners. AFENET works to strengthen epidemiological and
disease surveillance capabilities of Africa countries that are critical’ to
meeting the requirements of the Integrated Disease Surveillance and Response
(IDSR) strategy, and the International Health Regulations (IHR). Established in
2005, AFENET has supported more than 20 African countries across sub-Saharan
Africa advance their capabilities in early detection and response to infectious
and non-infectious diseases.
Key Duties and
Responsibilities: 
  • Offer
    technical support to the Head of Finance in the process of budget preparation
    and monitoring budget performance.
  • Maintain
    updated financial transaction ledgers at all time.
  • In
    charge of Activity advance requests, processing and accountabilities.
  • Responsible
    for checking and verification of payment claims before forwarding for
    approval
  • Regular
    review financial documents to ensure accuracy and completeness of the
    information there in and compliance with the organization’s financial
    policies and procedures.
  • In
    charge of preparing monthly, quarterly and annual financial reports for
    assigned cooperative agreements
  • Actively
    monitor Staff advance recovery, pursue beneficiaries to ensure timely
    recoveries and always update and guide the Head of department for
    appropriate action,
  • Reconcile
    data in SUN accounting software.
  • Ensure
    liquidity by preparing timely cash download requests,
  • Review
    advance requests to ensure that no additional advance is not given while
    there is an unaccounted for advance against a staff.
  • In
    charge of managing the entire budgeting process together with Grants team.
  • Responsible
    for Tax reconciliations and refunds claims with other partners such as;
    CDC, USAID/URA/Ministry of Finance.
  • Actively
    participate in the preparation of end year financial accounts for External
    Audit
  • Ensure
    compliance with Donor requirements.
  • Support
    Head Finance in capacity building of accountants at both at Secretariat
    and Network countries.
  • Perform
    any other duties as may be assigned by the Supervisor.
Qualifications, Skills and
Experience: 
  • The
    ideal candidate should hold a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Business
    Administration with strong bias in Accounting.
  • Full
    qualification ACCA, CPA (U), CPA (K) or equivalent professional
    qualification in accounting.
  • At
    least five years’ experience serving in a similar position in a reputable
    Organization.
  • Prior
    NGO/Donor funded experience is a preferred advantage
  • Expertise
    in finance and accounting, plus proven project management skills.
  • Working
    knowledge of applicable US Government procurement, contracting, rules and
    regulations
  • Knowledge
    of USG administrative / financial policies and techniques
  • High
    numeracy and sound technical skills.
  • Highly
    analytical approach to work and ability to make quick but balanced
    decisions.
  • Excellent
    oral and written communication skills.
  • Strong
    attention to detail and an investigative initiative.
  • Ability
    to work as part of a team and to build strong working relationships.
  • Proficiency
    in relevant financial computer applications
How to Apply: 
 All suitably qualified and interested
candidates should send their Email applications to:
The Senior Human Resource
Officer.
African Field Epidemiology
Network (AFENET),
Email to: sec@afenet.net
NB: Please note that all applications should
be sent online. ONLY successful candidates shall be contacted for further
discussion of the detailed proposed outputs.
Deadline: 30th June,
2015

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