Entry Level NGO Finance Jobs – Assistant Accountant – Cashier at AMREF

Organisation: AMREF Health
Africa
Duty Station: Kampala,
Uganda
Reports to: Deputy Finance
Manager
About AMREF:
AMREF Health
Africa is an international African organization founded in Kenya in 1957. Our
Headquarters are in Nairobi with major programmes in Ethiopia, Kenya, South
Sudan, Tanzania and Uganda, and two regional nubs in Southern and Western
Africa based in South Africa and Senegal Respectively. Working with and through
African communities, health systems and governments, Amref Health Africa aims
to close the gap that prevents people from accessing their basic right to
health. Amref Health Africa is committed to improving the health of people in
Africa by partnering with and empowering communities. Our Vision is Lasting
Health Change in Africa.
Job Summary:  The Assistant Accountant Cashier will mainly
be responsible for all financial functions, including accounting, payments and
banking, payroll, budgeting, financial reporting, and grant financial
management and compliance. The AMREF Health Africa Finance Department ensures
compliance with donor regulations as well as Amref Health Africa’ internal
policies and procedures. In its role as a support to the Programs and other
Departments, the Finance Department provides timely reports and assistance to
all departments, senior management and HQ to ensure that financial resources
are used efficiently and effectively.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
·        
Implement and ensure all Amref Health Africa,
procurement, assets mgt, HR policies and procedures are implemented.
·        
Capture all transactions to the accounting software
under the supervision of the Deputy Finance Manager, whenever required.
·        
Follow all Amref Health Africa policies, procedures,
grant compliance and documentation requirements.
·        
Implement and ensure all respective donors and local
Gov’t rules and regulations are respected.
·        
Keep the office safe, safe keys, cash and other
assets in a secure and protected place.
·        
Keep record of all cash, bank and advances on excel
worksheet, update every day and reconcile daily.
·        
Perform regular cash counts weekly and whenever
needed by Deputy Finance Manager, Finance Manager, Country Director and
official auditors directed by the supervisor.
·        
Print all payment vouchers and match with the
documents and file.
·        
Disburse or receive authorized cash or bank payments
and receipts.
·        
Ensure all required documents are attached;
calculations are correct, appropriate approvals and reviews made per the
finance policy before payment of any cash or bank payments.
·        
Ensure compliance and adherence with, Ugandan laws,
donor requirements and standard accounting practice.
·        
Code all expenditures following the standard chart
of accounts, code budget and record to the accounting software or recording
system daily and ensure weekly review and posting.
·        
Match invoices/receipts with payment vouchers, GRN
and other required documents.
·        
The Cashier prepares cash, bank and advances
reconciliations and submit for review/approval every week and monthly.
·        
Ensure all income taxes, withholding taxes, VAT and
other taxes are withheld and paid accordingly.
·        
Keep all finance documents and reports are properly filed,
labeled and stored in a clear and easily accessible manner following FFM.
·        
Be adaptable and flexible to take new tasks and new
assignments as requested from time to time.
·        
Conduct himself/herself both professionally and
personally in such a manner as to bring credit to Amref Health Africa and to
not jeopardize its humanitarian mission.
Qualifications, Skills and
Experience: 
·        
The ideal candidate for the AMREF Assistant
Accountant Cashier should hold a degree or equivalent in accounting or finance.
·        
At least two years’ experience in cashier, finance
assistant and accounting
·        
Prior international NGO experience is preferred.
·        
Accounting skills and experience in general ledger,
journal entries, payroll, cash/bank management
·        
Computer literacy skills in MS Office programs,
particularly Excel and accounting software experience.
·        
Excellent oral and written English skills
·        
Willingness to travel to Amref Health Africa offices
and take temporary assignments.
How to Apply: 
All candidates
are encouraged to send an updated CV including three professional referees and
cover letter addressed to the Human Resources Manager, Amref Health Africa in
Uganda via E-mail to: jobs.amrefuganda@amref.org. Emails should not exceed 2MB.
Deadline: Friday, 9th October,
2015
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