Fresher Accountant Job Opportunities – Management Sciences for Health (MSH)

Title:         Accountant
Organization: Management
Sciences for Health (MSH)
Duty Station: Kampala,
Reports to: Accounting
About US:
Management Sciences
for Health (MSH) is a non-profit international health organization composed of
nearly 2500 people from more than 74 nationalities working in over 50
countries. Our mission is to save lives and improve the health of the world’s
poorest and most vulnerable people by closing the gap between knowledge and action
in public health. Together with our partners, we are helping managers and
leaders in developing countries to create stronger management systems that
improve health services for the greatest health impact.
Job Summary:
The 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 Accountant is primarily responsible for, but is not limited
to, payments for activities and operations, petty cash and activity advance
reconciliations, and supporting the Finance Unit Manager in carrying out the
responsibilities of the accounting department. The Accountant is aware of and
adheres to MSH’s procurement integrity standards in all activities. S/he is a
member of the MSH Uganda Country Operations Management Unit (COMU) and reports
directly to the Finance Unit Manager.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
  • Ensures that funds expended in the country is done in accordance
    with “Generally Accepted Accounting Principles”, MSH policy, donor
    regulations and requirements, Ugandan law, standard operating procedures,
    and best business practices.
  • Ensures the expeditious transfer and disbursement of funds to sub
    grantees and sub contractors and financial reporting of expenditures.
  • Record all financial transactions into the approved MSH field
    expense accounting system (currently QuickBooks). Upload monthly reports
    for the review of the Senior Accountant Manager each month.
  • Ensure that payments are done promptly
  • 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.
  • Ensures that all advances are cleared / collected on 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
  • Assist with documentation required for VAT claims and reports.
  • Assist with bank reconciliations
  • Makes sure that transfers to field offices are made according to
    approved requests.
  • Makes sure that transfers to Mobile Money service providers are done
    in a timely manner, and that MM payments are done in an efficient, timely
  • Ensure that financial documents are properly filed and kept safely
    at all times.
  • Receive, review and liquidate petty cash for all district offices
    and central office promptly.
  • Process the payroll voucher based on the timesheets received by
    month end, paying particular attention that all COMU staff time is
    recorded against the various projects
  • 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
  • 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 applicants for the Management Sciences for Health (MSH)
    Accountant job placement must hold a degree in Business Administration or
    equivalent accounting qualifications;
  • Two to four 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
  • Experience in maintaining excellent communication with Headquarters.
How to Apply:
All suitably
qualified and interested candidates who wish to join the Management Sciences
for Health in the aforementioned capacity are encouraged to Apply Online by
clicking on the link below.
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