Senior Accountant Job Opportunity – St. Francis Hospital Nsambya

Job Title:   Senior Accountant
Organisation: St.
Francis Hospital Nsambya
Duty Station: 
Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Head
of Department – Finance
About US:
St. Francis Hospital
Nsambya strives to be a model health care facility of international status by
providing sustainable quality Health care, training and research guided by our
values of integrity, professionalism and hard work.
Job Summary:  The Senior Accountant provides overall
management and maintenance of the Hospital General Ledger Function, Payroll,
Fixed Assets, and Statutory Matters. 
Supports the Head of Department in ensuring the integrity of financial
information and promotes compliance to regulations and IFRS in the department.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
General Ledger and
Payables Function
  • Monitors the General Ledger and reports on all accounting
    discrepancies in the entire Hospital GL, advises and corrects them for
  • Establishes well-documented systems for record keeping and
    accounting records management and ensures that the information therein is
    accessible when required and accurately disseminated.
  • Reviews monthly reconciliations for all balance sheet accounts,
    including documentation to support all balances. In addition, performs
    timely internal compliance audits for Purchasing, Accounts Payable,
    Payroll, Treasury and Accounts Receivables to ensure accurate reporting.
  • Supports the Accounts Payable Team as needed including reviewing all
    Accounts Payables’ transactions for proper and consistent account coding
    in the General Ledger. In addition, works closely with all responsible
    officers to ensure that transactions are captured timely to accurately
    close the monthly fiscal period.
  • Works with the Cost and Management Accountant to perform month-end
    and year-end close processes for timely reporting and provides analysis
    for all balances in the General Ledger.
Payroll Function:
  • Works with the Human Resources department, and ensures that earnings
    and deductions are accurate and completed in a timely manner in compliance
    with Hospital policies, local laws and employee contracts. Makes all the
    necessary payroll entries in the Hospital General Ledger and maintains all
    the records required.
  • Ensures and confirms before any payroll payments are made that all
    industry standards and accounting laws applicable are followed and accurately
    applied. In addition, ensures that payroll related Statutory Reports and
    Payroll Tax Returns are accurate and timely filed.
  • Responds to payroll inquiries and requests by all employees and
    other internal and external users of payroll data.  Researches and troubleshoots payroll
    discrepancies, and resolves any payroll related issues including passing
    of adjusting journals in the General Ledger.
Fixed Assets:
  • Manages the Fixed Asset Register of the Hospital (Intangible and
    Tangible) and ensures that fixed asset additions, disposals, depreciations
    and retirements are recorded properly according to the company’s policies
    and procedures.
  • Creates controls, manages and recommends systems of internal
    controls and procedures in relation to management of fixed assets in the
    Hospital. Manages the coding and engraving processes of all fixed assets.
  • Investigates the potential obsolescence of fixed assets, Conducts
    periodic impairment reviews for intangible assets and Conducts periodic
    physical inventory counts of all Hospital fixed assets.
  • Conducts analyses related to fixed assets as requested by Management
    including disposals, special audits, among others. Responsible for
    preparing audit schedules relating to fixed assets, and assists the
    auditors in their inquiries.
  • Tracks companywide expenditures for fixed assets in comparison to
    the capital budget and Management authorizations.
  • Assists the Head of Department in the development, documentation and
    implementation of departmental accounting standards and ensures that all
    our accounting transactions comply with the law and support the Hospital’s
    values and investments.
  • Manages the Annual Audit including ensuring that data for External
    Audit is timely prepared and available and statutory disclosures for
    year-end external reporting are done while ensuring a harmonious
    relationship with the external auditors.
  • Prepares tax returns and other statutory returns and calculates
    taxes/obligations owed; complies with law/tax requirements around payment
    and reporting
Management and Compliance:
  • Conducts detailed risk analyses to assess potential losses and
    material errors and manage departmental compliance to set standards and
  • Participates in development and detailed review of annual operating
    budgets and performance projections.
  • Responds to requests for information from Corporate, Internal Audit
    and other internal management.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The ideal candidate must hold a degree in Business
    Administration/Commerce with a bias in Accounting
  • Must be a Qualified Accountant (ACCA or CPA)
  • Three to five years of experience in a similar role will be an added
  • IFRS Knowledge
  • Proficiency with MS- Office, SAP ERP Knowledge will be an added
  • Excellent Communicator both verbal and written
  • Coaching and mentoring skills
  • Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw
    valid conclusions
  • Ability to embrace change Management
  • Provides attention to detail
  • Deadline-orientated with ability to stick to time constraints
How to Apply
All interested and
qualified persons should submit the following in a sealed envelope clearly
marked “Application for the Position of ………………………..”
  • Cover letter, clearly indicating the Position for which you are
    applying and describing how you meet the minimum requirements;
  • Updated Curriculum Vitae/ Resume, with names, contact telephone
    number, and email address of three (3) professional referees. At least one
    of the referees must be a prior or current direct supervisor
  • Copies of Academic Transcript and Certificates.
Addressed and
delivered to:
Human Resources
St. Francis Hospital
Nsambya Road Plot
No. 57
P.O. Box 7146
Kampala Uganda
Deadline: 27th August 2018 at 17 hours
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