Accountant NGO Jobs – StrongMinds


Job Title:    Accountant

Organisation: StrongMinds

Duty Station:  Kampala,


About US:

StrongMinds treats
depression among women of all ages in Africa, where access to mental health
treatment is extremely limited. To date, StrongMinds has treated more than
70,000 women with depression in Uganda and Zambia. We are the only organization
scaling a solution to depression in Africa with a potential to serve millions
in the next ten years.


Job Summary:  Under the leadership of the Senior Finance
Officer, the Accountant is responsible for providing technical expertise and
supporting the financial operations of StrongMinds Uganda and ensures timely
and accurate financial reports and practices including review of cash
management, financial disbursements, ledgers and ensuring high levels of
compliance for both internal policies and statutory requirements.


Key Duties and Responsibilities:  

Financial Systems
and Financial reporting

that the QuickBooks Accounting System is accurately and timely updated with all
the financial transactions

monthly reconciliations of debtors, creditors, bank accounts, cash accounts and
other balance sheet accounts to identify differences and discrepancies in the
accounts and prepare adjusting journals to make the relevant corrections.

preparation and timely submission of monthly funds requests for the country
program from the funding sources to ensure there’s sufficient liquidity at all

and maintain the capitalized SMU fixed asset (FA) schedule tracking acquisitions,
disposals and write offs and compute monthly depreciation charges.

As per
SMU guidelines, accurately review the payroll ensuring that staff salaries and
related statutory deductions are made and paid in a timely manner.

and share monthly financial reports with the program team

an up to date reporting matrix and ensure that the quarterly, bi-annual and
annual reports are submitted to the donors in a timely manner

in periodic program review meetings

Budgeting and

technical support and guidance during preparation of the annual budgets and
mid-year reforecasts

approved and operational budgets are uploaded into the system in a timely
manner and perform quarterly revisions on the operational budget as required

in the preparation of donor proposal budgets

with department/program leads to ensure that monthly cash request is submitted
in the timely manner

General compliance
and risk management

staff advance balances and ensure these are always maintained as current, and
cleared on time as per the finance policy

regular field visits and keep the finance and administration manager informed
of all situations which have the potential to negatively impact internal
controls or financial performance.

in implementation of internal controls of the organization as per policies in

in close contact with the Internal Audit team to ensure that the external
statutory and donor audits of SMU are undertaken and that any issues in the
management letter are followed up and resolved/implemented.

both finance and non-finance staff over matters of internal control compliance,
periodically review the suitability of the existing controls to ensure they are
adequate enough to minimize the risk exposure of SMU but that they reinforce
the proper implementation of programs. Recommend to management any controls
that may be necessary to close any foreseen risks.

statutory deductions (PAYE, NSSF, WHT, LST) payments and submit statutory
returns to the relevant authorities within the stipulated timelines

timely filling and annual income tax returns


Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

applicant must hold a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting or Finance

or professional qualification in CPA, ACCA or other internationally recognized
accounting qualification

minimum of 5 years of working experience in the accounting/finance department
of an international NGO

in financial management, finance policy implementation, budget monitoring and
financial reporting for donor grants

with QuickBooks accounting system will be an added advantage

analytical skills and ability to present and report findings verbally and in


The Accountant will
also be expected to model StrongMinds’ core values:

We are

We think
big and act fast.

We are

We do
what we say and say what we do.

believe in collaboration, not competition.


How to Apply:

Please apply online
using this link by submitting the following information: a) cover letter; b)
CV; c) one-page writing sample about how you understand the role of Accountant
at Strong Minds and the three most important aspects to remember when
communicating financial information to a non-technical team.




Deadline: 31st December, 2020


For more of the
latest jobs, please visit
or find us on our facebook page


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *