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Accountant US NGO Job Placements - Rakai Health Sciences Program (RHSP)

Job Title:   Accountant
Organization: Rakai Health Sciences Program (RHSP)
Duty Station: Uganda
Reports to: Senior Accounts

About US:
Rakai Health Sciences Program (RHSP) is a collaborative bio - medical research and service delivery organization. RHSP strives to improve the quality of life of the local population through a combination of community-based research, curative services and prevention strategies in the districts of South-central Uganda.

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

Key Duties and 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 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 conduct performance analysis that would support decision making.
·       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

Qualifications, Skills 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
·       At least three  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, updated CV with 3 referees, and copies of academic qualifications/certificates, addressed to the HR Manager to . Kindly indicate the job title in the subject line of the email. Only online applications will be considered. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted. Any form of lobbying and canvassing will lead to disqualification.

Deadline: Tuesday 4th August 2020 by 5:00pm

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