Senior Accountant US NGO Jobs – Management Sciences for Health (MSH)


Job Title:    Senior Accountant

Organisation: Management
Sciences for Health (MSH)

Duty Station: 
Kampala, Uganda


About US:

Sciences for Health (MSH) is a global health nonprofit that makes foundational
changes to health systems to protect people from diseases and improve their
health. MSH collaborates with local partners, from the Ministry to the
community, to strengthen and complement existing health systems. Since 1971,
MSH has worked in more than 150 countries to help ensure sustainable,
resilient, and equitable access to quality health care around the globe.


Job Summary:  The Senior Accountant’s main responsibility is
safeguarding the assets of Management Sciences for Health and ultimately the
donors against fraud, loss or misuse and to ensure proper documentation and
processing of the finances of the organization. The Senior Accountant is
primarily responsible for, but is not limited to, payment review for activities
and operations, uploading payments into the system (s), petty cash handling,
ensure proper record keeping, VAT reporting, activity advance reconciliations,
and supporting the Accounting Manager in carrying out the responsibilities of
the accounting department. The Senior Accountant is aware of and adheres to
MSH’s procurement integrity standards in all activities.


Key Duties and Responsibilities:  

Process financial transactions in accordance with
“Generally Accepted Accounting Principles”, MSH policy, donor regulations and
requirements, Ugandan law, standard operating procedures, and best business

Record all financial transactions into the approved MSH
field expense accounting system (currently QuickBooks). Upload monthly reports
for the review of the Accounting Manager each month. 

Process payments promptly and reconcile vendor accounts on
a quarterly basis.

Prepare and process all Payment Vouchers, General Journals
and Deposit Vouchers ensuring that the documents are legal and authentic and
that all relevant and adequate support documentation is attached.

Clear all advances according MSH liquidation time. Ensure
that every financial transaction is properly approved by a budget-holder
signatory, is properly documented, files are complete and demonstrates evidence
of compliance with MSH policy, donor regulations, Ugandan law, and standard
operating procedures. Prepare advance analysis as required.

Ensure that all costs and travels have adequate prior
authorization and approval prior to payment remittance. Follow up all
discrepancies identified.

Prepare documentation required for quarterly and annual
VAT claims and reports.

Prepare bank reconciliations.

Upload Mobile Money transactions ensuring that the
payments are done in a timely way. 

Conduct & document spot checks for trainings.

Ensure that financial documents are properly filed and
kept safely at all times.

Receive, review and liquidate petty cash promptly in
accordance with MSH policies.

Review staff timesheets received by month end, paying
particular attention to proper billing for each project.

Liaise with technical teams and compile project funds
projection(s) for each month.

Process withholding tax payments & prepare withholding
tax certificates for all appropriate payments and distribute these accordingly.

Ensures that all payments for purchases of goods and
services are made according to MSH regulations, and that actions are governed
by the highest standards of personal and business conduct as stipulated in the
Procurement Policy Guidelines and Generally Accepted Accounting Principles.

Contribute to maintaining teamwork, discipline sound work
relationships and productivity.

Perform other duties as may be assigned from time-to-time.


Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

The ideal candidate must hold a degree in Business
Administration or equivalent accounting qualifications and full professional
qualifications in CPA or ACCA is an added advantage.

Four to six years of experience in implementing accounting

Capacity to deal with multi-tasks and be able to adhere to
tight deadlines, and excellent time management skills.

A strong accounting experience, and experience in dealing
with complex budgets, is an added advantage.

Demonstrated experience to provide technical assistance to
organization and conduct trainings.

Excellent oral and written communication skills and
fluency in English


How to Apply:

candidates should apply online at the link below.




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