CoRSU NGO Careers – Cost and Management Accountant

Organization: CoRSU
Duty
Station:
Kisubi, Wakiso, Uganda
Reports
to
: Head of Finance and Administration
About
CoRSU:
CoRSU was established in 2006 as a private non
profit, non government organization in Uganda after extensive consultation with
various stake holders. It is a Ugandan initiative which was encouraged and
supported by CBM with the main aim of expanding and improving the
rehabilitation services for children and people with disability.
The primary focus is on children with physical
impairment for whom CoRSU provides orthopaedic and plastic/reconstructive
surgical interventions and rehabilitation services. CoRSU provides free surgery
for CWDs below 17 years of age; parents/guardians are expected to contribute
towards hospital stay (accommodation and food).
Job
Summary:
 The Cost and Management Accountant will be
responsible for the ongoing analysis of the hospital process constraints,
target costing projects, margin analysis, and tracing costs back to underlying
activities.  The incumbent shall
construct and monitor those cost-effective data accumulation systems needed to
provide an appropriate level of costing information to management.  He/she is responsible for the accounting
function and production of management information and accounts for CoRSU
Hospital, providing support to the Head of Finance and Administration as well
as the CEO.
Key
Duties and Responsibilities: 
1. Data Collection:
  • Manage the day to day
    Hospital accounting data construction and collection system;
  • Construct data accumulation
    systems for a cost accounting system
  • Ensure preparation of
    accurate weekly management accounts such as purchases, expenses, revenue,
    against Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) to highlight margin
    reconciliation over revenue and variance.
  • Create and review the
    controls needed for data accumulation and reporting systems
2. Inventory:
  • Actively coordinate physical
    inventory counts and cycle counts
  • Investigate cycle counting
    variances and resolve issues
  • Update standard costs in the
    bill of materials/services
  • Review standard and actual
    costs for inaccuracies
  • Validate the cost of services
    offered as part of the month-end close
  • Accumulate and apply overhead
    costs as required by generally accepted accounting principles
  • Work with the materials
    Procurement Officer to locate and dispose of obsolete inventory
3. Analysis:
  • Conduct ongoing process constraint analyses
  • Report on break even service/products, work centers, and
    departmental units
  • Report on margins by service/product and departmental unit
  • Report on periodic variances and their causes, focusing in
    particular on spending variances
  • Analyze capital budgeting requests
  • Perform cost accumulation tasks as a member of the target costing
    team
  • Maintains a complete audit trail of all original documentation to
    support the accounting and payment of all procurement.
  • Provides cost accounting coaching and mentorship to the Finance and
    Admin team for future follow on.
4. General: Reviews procurement documentation to ensure that procurement procedures
are implemented in line with the level of purchase, budget, and cost
specification such that:
·        
Sufficient funds are available from that
source.
·        
Supporting documents are consistent with
each other, and with the procedures;
·        
Supporting documents and payment request
are correctly signed by the appropriate level of delegated authority;
  • Ensures the safe retention of
    all financial documentation and finance related supporting documentation
    for the correct storage retention times.
  • Clarifies the storage
    location of all costing documentation and ensures that these documents are
    available for subsequent audits and evaluations.
  • Informs management through
    management reports about the major costing issues like breakeven, capital
    budgets, etc.
Key
Performance Indicators:
  • Accounting data accumulation
    and collection systems constructed
  • Regular accounting
    performance measurements/controls created
  • Regular management reports
    provided
  • Physical inventory counts and
    cycle counts coordinated
  • Provides coaching and
    mentorship
  • Procurement documentation
    reviewed
Qualifications,
Skills and Experience: 
  • The applicant should hold a
    Bcom/BBA with a bias in accounting or BSC in accounting    
  • Part qualified in
    C.I.M.A/ACCA/CPA   
  • Three or more years post
    qualification experience in cost accounting  and finance    
  • Possess the ability to handle
    large databases.
  • Working knowledge of data
    collection and ordering (knowledge of LIFO, FIFO and standard costing or
    based on the system used at CoRSU.    
  • Customer service orientation
  • High degree of adaptability
  • Considerable knowledge of
    not-for-profit health systems and operations   
How
to Apply: 
All suitably qualified and interested candidates are
strongly encouraged to send their application letters with detailed CVs,
motivation letters and copies of professional / academic certificates to hr@corsu.or.ug or hand deliver to the Head of
Human resources, CoRSU Hospital, P.O. Box 46, Kisubi, Uganda.
Deadline:
20th February, 2015
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