Program Accountant USAID RHITES Jobs – AMREF Health Africa

Job Title:     Program Accountant
Organisation: AMREF Health Africa
Project Name: USAID Regional Health Integration to Enhance
Services in the South West Uganda (RHITES)
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Technical Director
About US:
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.
About USAID RHITES Project:
Health Africa is implementing the USAID Regional Health Integration to Enhance
Services in the South West Uganda project that aims to increase the
availability, accessibility, and quality of integrated health services
including HIV and TB prevention, care and treatment; maternal, neonatal, and
child health services; family planning; nutrition assessment and counseling and
support; malaria prevention and treatment; and other primary care services.
Job Summary: The Program Accountant will provide accounting
management support, design and monitor the implementation of Financial Systems
ensuring compliance to designated projects in line with Amref Health Africa,
Financial Policies, Procedures and Generally Accepted Accounting Principles.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Budgets:
    • Offer support in the preparation and
      submission of annual operational budgets for projects;
    • Actively participate in the preparation
      of costed work plans;
    • Prepare and submit periodic
      budgetary control statements to determine financial performance of the
      relevant Programme and individual projects within the Programme.
  • HR Management:
    • Mentor and supervise the  Assistant Accountants through work
      allocation, monitoring and coaching;
    • In charge of building the capacity and
      performance management of the Assistant Accountants.
  • Operational Support:  The
    incumbent will provide operational support to Project Managers on
    expenditure management to include:
    • Short-term action plans and expenditure
    • Processing, approval and coding of
      expenditure (claims, imprests, surrenders, field office returns and
      purchase requisitions) and internal recoveries in accordance with approved
      work plans and budgets;
    • Regular review meetings with
      Programme Manager and Project Managers to resolve and discuss various
      financial and accounting issues and queries;
    • Seek ways to improve timeliness and
      quality of service provided by finance and assist in systems improvement;
    • Assist with systematic and ad-hoc
      analysis of project costs as a basis for evaluation, budgeting and
      operational research studies.
  • Reporting:
    • Prepare donor financial statements
      and reports and call down requests as specified in the respective grant
      agreements and other internal financial reports;
    • Prepare monthly progress report to
      the management on project funding status and cash management.
  • Fundraising:  Participate
    in proposal development.
  • Compliance and risk management:  Ensure compliance with donor and
    AMREF’s requirements.
  • Audits: Participate in internal audits as scheduled
    and in external audits by providing auditors with accounting documents as
    requested and providing explanations for audit queries.
  • Financial performance: Keen review of monthly income and
    expenditure statements with project Managers.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The Amref Program Accountant should
    preferably hold a University degree in Bachelor of Commerce/Business
    Administration/Science and Accounting, with a major in Accounting/Finance
    and or a full professional qualification in A.C.C.A, CPA or CIMA or
    equivalent. An MBA is an added advantage
  • At least three years’ of post qualification
  • Extensive Computer knowledge in Microsoft
    Excel, Word, PowerPoint, SUN Accounting and Access is required.
  • Proven knowledge of Generally Accepted
    Accounting Principles and Internal Control Procedures.
  • Excellent written and Oral Communication
    skills are essential, and the incumbent must be a team builder, who is able
    to work successfully in a multicultural environment.
  • High degree of integrity
How to Apply:
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: Emails
should not exceed 2MB.
Deadline: 29th January, 2016

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