3 Accountant NGO Jobs – Rakai Health Sciences Program (RHSP)

(3 Job Vacancies)
Organization: Rakai
Health Sciences Program (RHSP)
Duty Station: 
About US:
Rakai Health
Sciences Program is a collaborative Bio-medical research and service delivery
organization. It strives to improve the quality of life of the local population
through a combination of community-based research, curative services and
prevention strategies in the districts of Greater Masaka region in Uganda.
Job Summary:  The accountant will provide timely and
accurate support to the finance manager in all accounting works
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • To develop, enhance and implement effective accounting SOPs
    including sound internal controls, documentation, and to ensure adherence
    to company financial and non financial policies/ procedures.
  • To perform field site visits to ascertain the financial capacity of
    the potential implementing partners organizations or CBOs and prepare
    pre-grant assessment reports for approval by the heads of Grants, Finance,
    Programs and Management.
  • To review accountabilities and other supporting documentation to
    ensure adherence to financial reporting requirements and financial
    policy/manual procedures; to follow up and resolve any issues arising with
    implementing partner organizations or CBOs and ensure that their books of
    accounts are aligned to the signed MOUs.
  • To conduct field monitoring visits to implementing partner
    organizations or CBOs and prepare monitoring visit reports as well as
    discuss the findings of the monitoring visits with the staff of the
    implementing partner organizations or CBOs for corrective action.
  • To demonstrated leadership and management skills, including the
    ability to lead through influence and to utilize talent and experience of
    finance assistants and administrators. To provide technical support to the
    team in finance.
  • To manage the preparation of accurate and timely donor reports and
    Management reports. To conduct performance analysis that would support
    decision making.
  • To monitor performance against budget to ensure all exceptions and
    variances are explained and duly approved by the donor and the leadership.
    To provide analysis reports to aid decision making on budget reallocations
    and redirections where necessary.
  • Preparation of audit schedules, financial reports, responsible for
    audit processes, coordination with the external auditors for all project
  • To oversee and support the reconciliation of banks, balance sheet,
    General Ledger and the respective subsidiary and control accounts.
  • To support the Finance Manager and Head of finance on supervision of
    finance assistants and administrators as well as performing any other
    duties that may be assigned.
  • To provide technical support to programs and other support
    departments in the use of the accounting system and other finance matters.
  • To analyse entries (for example payments, accountabilities/actuals,
    JVs and any other financial transactions) batched/entered by the assistant
    accountants for accuracy and proper accounting; and subsequently make the
    relevant postings.
  • To review documents submitted for payment and ensure completeness,
    accuracy, value for money, and ensure compliance to donor requirements.
  • Any other duties assigned by the supervisor

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The ideal candidate must hold a Bachelor’s Degree in Finance,
    Commerce or Accounting from a reputable University
  • Full professional accounting qualification (ACCA or CPA).
  • At least three years of working experience as an accountant in a
    reputable organization;
  • Knowledge in the use of Accounting and Microsoft Office Packages,
    particularly Navision.
  • Good performance in mathematics at O and A level
  • Thorough knowledge of accounting, finance principles and procedures
    and attention to detail;
  • A high degree of integrity and confidentiality
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and experience as a team player
  • Experience leading teams
How to Apply:
All interested and
qualified candidates possessing the above attributes can send their
applications including a cover letter, latest Copy of CV (with 3 referees),
copies of academic qualifications/certificates addressed to the HR Manager to
jobs@rhsp.org. Please kindly indicate the Job title under subject of the mail.
Only Online applications will be considered
Deadline: Friday, 6th September 2019
NB: Only
short-listed candidates will be contacted by Rakai Health Sciences Program. Any
form of lobbing and canvassing will lead to disqualification
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