Senior Accounting Officer – Arlington Academy of Hope (AAH)

Organization: Arlington Academy
of Hope (AAH)
Duty Station: Kampala,
About US:
Arlington Academy of Hope (AAH)’s mission is to help children in rural
Uganda reach their full potential. Our Story began when Our Founders John and
Joyce Wanda, natives of Eastern Uganda, immigrated to the U.S. to start a new
life. The Arlington Academy of Hope grew out of their determination to give
back and provide the chance for a good education and basic healthcare to the
children of their home villages.
Job Summary: The Senior
Accounting Officer will be responsible for performing a variety of
institutional accounting tasks for Arlington Academy of Hope (AAH) under the
supervision of the Program Director.
Key Duties and
  • Adhere to all institutional policies to
    maintain financial integrity of the organization and accounting records,
    and propose modifications to strengthen such policies as needed
  • Oversee all activities of the Junior
    Accounting Officer to ensure duties are properly performed
  • Maintain accurate and up-to-date financial
    records in both hard and soft copies
  • Handle all requisitions and invoices, and
    provide payment to vendors and department heads
  • Maintain accountabilities for all
    expenditures and verify that accountabilities are authentic and
    appropriate for the given expense
  • Maintain all AAH bank accounts and
    withdraw/deposit funds in AAH accounts as needed
  • Prepare detailed reports of income,
    expenditure, budget performance and balance statements as requested by the
    Program Director, department heads, and external auditors
  • Submit and send regular reports to the US
    Board regarding AAH expenses, and prepare timely requisitions for
    quarterly transfers of donor funds from USA
  • Support the Program Director and
    department heads with preparation of annual budget proposals
  • Ensure expenditures do not exceed budgeted
    amounts and advise department heads on budget performance and
    opportunities for savings
Qualifications, Skills and
  • The ideal candidate should preferably hold
    a Degree in Business Math or Accounting with minimum 3.25 GPA and computer
  • A minimum of three or more years’
    experience in a senior accounting position for a business or NGO
  • Working knowledge of
    bookkeeping/accounting practices and principles
  • Knowledge of business/accounting
  • Past experience maintaining financial
    records using QuickBooks software
  • Computer skills, including: Building
    Spreadsheets in Microsoft Excel; Entering data in QuickBooks or similar
    software; Typing reports in Microsoft Word          
  • Possess the ability to-maintain detailed
    and accurate financial record
  • Ability to communicate clearly in English
    in both oral and written communication
  • Ability to work collaboratively with
    colleagues and maintain a positive team environment
  • Ability to provide parents, vendors, and
    the community with courteous and professional service
How to Apply: 
All candidates should send their applications to:
Director, Arlington Academy of Hope
P.O. Box 1647, Mbale. Uganda
E-mail to:
Deadline: 29th May 2015.

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