Accountant Non-profit Jobs – Global Health Uganda (GHU)

Job Title:      Accountant
Organization: Global
Health Uganda (GHU)
Duty Station: Kampala,
Report to: Director
Medical & Community Programs
Ref: GHU 002/2018
About US:
Global Health Uganda (GHU) is a
registered not for profit, limited liability company with the mission to
promote child health by conducting and facilitating quality and relevant
research in child health, neurodevelopment and interventions.
Job Summary: The
Accountant will provide strategic leadership of the finance function for GHU
ensuring effective application of financial policies and procedures. The role
supports the Administrator to implement effective and efficient financial
management controls. The jobholder is responsible for ensuring that GHU
fulfills its grant management requirements and compliance, including developing
high quality and timely grant reports.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Manage
    finances and ensure accountability of all GHU expenditures.
  • Oversee
    management of petty cash of all projects managed by GHU.
  • Prepare
    monthly payrolls for projects managed by GHU.
  • Remission
    of appropriate statutory payments as required by the Laws of Uganda.
  • Responsible
    for all GHU bank transactions including withdraws, deposits and transfers
  • Responsible
    for proper storage and archiving of all accounting records.
  • Prepare
    monthly finance reports for the different collaborators.
  • Assist
    the Administrator in preparation of financial reports for the Board of
  • Give
    advice to collaborators, regarding spending patterns of their projects.
  • Review
    accounting documents to ensure accuracy of information.
  • Preparation
    of bank reconciliation statements at the end of each month.
  • Make
    arrangements for annual audits and any other audits as may be required.
  • Offer
    financial management support for the organization.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The ideal candidate must hold a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Commerce with a
    professional certification e.g. CA, ACCA, CIMA, CPA.
  • At least four years’ experience in finance and
    grants management. Experience of work with research based organizations is
    an added advantage.
  • Significant experience in preparing and monitoring budgets
    & developing monitoring and reporting systems.
  • Broad knowledge of government policies and
    regulations on financial management and taxation. Knowledge of
    international donor reporting requirements is an added advan
  • Strong knowledge of fund accounting regulations
    for non-profit organizations.
  • Prior experience in using Quickbooks NonProfit
  • Self-motivated with good interpersonal skills
    and capacity to understand and work with people from all walks o
    f life.
  • Personal integrity, flexible attitude, sense of
    transparency, proactive and has respect for gender, diversity and
    organizational culture.
  • Excellent organization and planning skills with
    ability to handle work in an efficient and timely manner.
  • Valid driving license is and added advantage.
How to Apply:
All candidates who fully meet
the above requirements should submit a detailed CV, a TYPED cover letter, all
necessary academic documents and the contact details of two work related
referees to: The Human Resource Manager, Global Health Uganda, Plot 667 Mawanda
Road, first turn on the right after the Mawanda Road Police Station. We
appreciate your application however, only short listed candidates will be
contacted. If you have not been contacted within two weeks of the closing date
we regret that your application has been unsuccessful.
Deadline: Friday, 27th April 2018 by 12:00pm
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