Fresher Regional Accountant Non-profit Jobs - PACE

Job Title:    Regional Accountant
Organization: Program for Accessible health, Communication and Education (PACE)
Reports to: Regional Manager
Duty Station: Lira, Uganda

About Us:
Program for Accessible health, Communication and Education (PACE) is the local branch of Population Services International (PSI), one of the world’s leading non-profit social marketing organization. We work to make it easier for people in the developing world to be healthy by providing access to products and services that range from mosquito nets to HIV testing.

Job Summary: The Regional Accountant is responsible for monitoring and implementing financial, logistical and administrative activities in the Regional Office in line with PACE objectives. The incumbent plays a technical oversight, mentoring and coaching role for a number of regional Finance and Administrative staff.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
  • The Accountant will monitor the budgetary implementation and cash Management in the Region according to the Target Low Cash Minimum Requirements.
  • The jobholder will also prepare Accounts Payables transactions according to the PACE Minimum Standards.
  • Prepare Regional Financial Reports and Health-O-Meter Requirements.
  • Maintain proper financial records and overall asset management in line with financial and assets management procedures.
  • The incumbent will strengthen the capacity of and transfer skills to regional staff to independently implement, manage, and improve budgeting, financial accountability, analysis, and control measures.
  • Monitor the regional sub grantees through periodic financial reviews of regional subgrantees and follow-up on required actions.
  • Supervise, coach and mentor regional administrative staff.
  • Manage the procurement, administration, fleet and warehousing function in the regional office in accordance with PACE procedures.
  • Facilitate the financial and program audits and ensure 100% implementation of recommendation and closure of findings. (Internal and external).

Key Performance Indicators:
  • Cash book balance within the target low cash requirements monthly.
  • Timely preparation of cheques to facilitate implementation of activities for as scheduled monthly as per departmental minimum standards.
  • 80% achievement in the Health-O-Meter Requirements.
  • No significant finding under Finance, and administration component of regional Audits (Internal and external).
  • No missing financial record on file.
  • Accurate and updated asset register monthly.
  • Skilled and competent regional staff in budgeting, financial accountability, analysis and control measures.
  • Accurate and complete submission of accountabilities by sub grantees monthly.
  • Achievement of set objectives by direct reports.
  • Timely purchase of goods and services for the region monthly.
  • Accurate fuel accountabilities to Fleet monthly.
  • Compliance to financial procedures following financial and program audits. 
Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The ideal candidate for the PACE Regional Accountant job placement must hold a Bachelor’s degree in Business administration or Commerce, Accounting or Finance.
  • Qualifications in Human Resources Management is an advantage.
  • Part or full completion of ACCA or CPA professional course is an added advantage.
  • A minimum of two years’ working experience in a reputable organization.
  • Good IT skills mainly in Microsoft Office packages coupled with a strong understanding of Finance and accounting software.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Excellent customer care skills.
  • Excellent communication skills (verbal and written).
  • Good people management skills.
  • High degree of integrity.

How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidate should deliver updated resumes (CVs) and cover letter clearly indicating position applied for on the “top left-hand side of the envelope”, to the PACE Head Office Reception, addressed to Head of People and Culture, PACE, at Plot 3 Mackenzie Vale, Kololo, P.O. Box 27659 Kampala. You can also deliver your applications to;

  • PACE Eastern Region (Mbale) – Plot 10 Bungokho Road Senior Quarters, Mbale Town.

  • PACE Northern Region (Lira) – Plot 52 – 54, Police Road, African Quarters, Lira.

  • PACE Western Region (Mbarara) – Plot 560, Kashari Block Ruharo, Mbarara.

Deadline: 30th June 2017 by 2:00pm (EAT)

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