Program Accountant NGO Job Careers – Amref Health Africa

Job Title:        Program Accountant
Organization: Amref Health Africa
Duty Station:
Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Finance
About US:
Amref Health Africa is the largest international health
development organization based in Africa. With headquarters in Kenya, Amref
Health Africa has offices in Ethiopia, Uganda, South Sudan, Kenya, Tanzania,
Southern Africa and Western Africa providing services to over 30 countries.
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 increasing sustainable health access to
communities in Africa through solutions in human resources for health, health
service delivery, and investments in health. Our Vision is Lasting Health
Change in Africa.
Job Summary: To
provide technical expertise and support in budgeting, reporting and
accountability, risk management and overall support to the country program.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
Prepare and share monthly financial reports with
the program team
Maintain an up to date reporting matrix and ensure
that the quarterly, bi-annual and annual reports  are submitted to the donors in a timely manner
 Participate in periodic program review
Provide technical support and guidance during
preparing the annual budgets
Ensure board approved and operational budgets
are uploaded into the system in a timely manner and performing quarterly
revisions on the operational budget as required  Review the quarterly and month work plans and
ensure these are approved in a timely manner to aid implementation of
activities  Participate in the
preparation of donor proposal budgets
Preparation of monthly and quarterly call downs
for consolidation and submission to HQ
Provide technical support in revising budgets as
proposed by the programme team.
Risk Management  Monitor project cash balances on a regular
basis and ensure no project is reporting a cash deficit
Monitor staff debtor balances and ensure these
are maintained as current at all times
Conduct regular field visits and keep the
finance manager informed of all situations which have the potential to
negatively impact internal controls or financial performance.  Support in implementation of internal controls
of the organization as per policies in place.
Staff Capacity Building:  Facilitate and provide training, technical
support and guidance to Assistant Accountants in the areas of budget
preparation and monitoring, budget revision, and reporting.
Regular review meetings with program staff to
discuss ways of improving performance
Orientation of new staff in the finance
processes/guidelines as and when required.
Participate in internal, external and project
audits by providing auditors by providing the necessary  information as requested and explanations for
any audit queries.  
Support the finance manager in the follow up of
audit recommendations

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
The ideal applicant must hold a Bachelor’s
Degree in Accounting or Finance
Full CPA, ACCA or other internationally
recognized accounting qualification
At least three (3) years of working experience
in the accounting/finance department of an international NGO  Experience in budget monitoring and financial
reporting for donor grants
Familiarity with NAVISION accounting system will
be an added advantage
analytical skills and ability to present and report findings verbally and in
How to Apply:
All interested candidates Please send an updated CV
including three work related referees and cover letter addressed to the Human
Resources Business Partner, Amref Health Africa in Uganda through 

Emails should not exceed 2MB.

NB: We regret that only short-listed candidates will be
contacted. Amref Health Africa is committed to the principles of safeguarding
at the workplace and does not tolerate any form of abuse, discrimination or
Deadline:  1st
July 2020
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