Program Accountant NGO Jobs – Aga Khan Foundation (AKF)

Job Title:       Program Accountant
Organization: Aga Khan Foundation (AKF)
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
About US:
For nearly 50 years, Aga Khan Foundation has been partnering
with communities, governments and local leaders to harness the best from people
from all backgrounds to improve the quality of life. The Foundation’s work is
rooted in core values of self-reliance, pluralism, and respect for human
dignity. AKF is a member of the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN), one of the
world’s leading poverty solutions networks. The AKDN’s integrated approach
makes long-term investments, builds permanent institutions and cultivates an
active civil society, impacting tens of millions of people annually in 30
countries. Alongside its sister AKDN agencies, the AKF implements innovative,
community-driven solutions that are based on decades of experience, learning
and evaluation.
Job Summary:  The
Foundation is looking for a dynamic Program Accountant to support the
implementation of the Integrated Primary Care Model for Mental health in a
Decentralized System in Uganda (iMH-CARE Uganda) program and manage efficient
operation of the programme’s financial management processes and procedures and
facilitate production of quality financial reports to support timely decision
making. iMH-CARE will be implemented by the Aga Khan Foundation Uganda (AKFU)
in partnership with YouBelong Uganda (YBU). Together, we will design and
deliver a comprehensive mental health system strengthening project in Kampala
and Wakiso districts of Uganda.
The project will develop a range of population wide and
targeted SBCC interventions to sustainably increase demand for mental health
prevention, treatment and support services in Kampala and Wakiso, from January
2020 to December 2022.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
Organize and administer an efficient and
effective system for managing project financial and administrative matters in
compliance with all applicable requirements
Ensure proper coding and recording of financial
transactions into the unit’s Financial Information System while reviewing
completeness of documentation in all financial processes to ensure quality
Maintain sub-grant financial records and
coordinate with the program department to reconcile financial records with sub-grants
awarded; Monitor financial compliance of sub-grantees and bring any potential
non-compliance issues to the attention of the Finance and program leads.
Cash management including preparation of funding
requests, providing cash flow forecasts while monitoring cash balances and
preparation of bank reconciliations.
Preparation and management of the payroll
Preparation of monthly and quarterly and annual
grant and management financial reports.
Participate in ongoing analysis, forecasting and
review of project expenses and appraise the project manager on key issues for
Ensure proper reconciliation of the financial
and administrative functions with fieldwork processes through coordination and
consultation with the other programme staff
Ensure timely and quality financial reporting of
the Program activities
Ensure effective division and coordination of
responsibilities with the Finance and Administrative Assistant
Review activity concept notes considering the
proposal and targeted outputs and outcomes, including budget provisions.
Flag issues of concerns/financial nature on the
programme to the PM for assistance, guidance or resolutions.
Participate in implementation of field
activities as may be necessary
Review all project related reports; activity and
periodic; quarterly and annual reports
Work in consultation with the project manager to
plan and coordinate project learning/studies; baselines, midterm reviews and
terminal evaluations within the AKF operational policies
Ensure compliance to the tax and legal
requirements including making statutory payments and submission of returns on
Coordinate and participate in project Internal
and External Audits
Ensure that all Project activities are carried
out within minimal risk and that the organization is not exposed to risk of
resources waste, misappropriations and fraudulent activities
Regularly mentor project staff to build their
capacities on financial management and accountability to enable the team in
applying such support services as integral components, as they execute their
roles and responsibilities in the project.
Assist with other functions as may be requested
by the Project Manager or Country Finance Manager
Ensure that assets are adequately recorded,
monitored, safeguarded and disposed of in the most efficient and effective
manner, in order to minimize risk of loss, mismanagement and increased cost of
Participate and support the budget and proposal
development process.
Maintain financial files and records
Supervise the finance and admin officer.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
The applicant should preferably hold a
Bachelors’ degree in finance and Accounting
Professional qualification ACCA / CPA will be an
added advantage
A minimum of three (3) years financial
administration experience, preferably with an international organization and/or
Non-Governmental Organizations which are multi funded
Proficiency in using FIS, iscala / business
Understanding of budget and cost control
management essential
Ability to work under pressure and efficiently
handle multiple tasks
Ability to work under own initiative or as a
part of a team
Excellent written and spoken English
Good knowledge of Microsoft Office products
Word, Excel and PPT and other relevant software and tools
Strong report writing skills
How to Apply:
Candidates interested in this unique career opportunity with
AKF should submit a cover letter, CV and the names and contact information of
three professional referees via e-mail to with ‘Program
Accountant’ in the subject line. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
Deadline: 10th
January 2020
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