Accountant US NGO Job Placements – Rakai Health Sciences Program (RHSP)

Job Title:   Accountant
Rakai Health Sciences Program (RHSP)
Duty Station:
Reports to:
Senior Accounts
About US:
Rakai Health
Sciences Program (RHSP) is a collaborative bio – medical research and service
delivery organization. RHSP 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 South-central 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 supervise the execution of tasks both in
the Cash office at kalisizo and at the Clusters by the Cashiers/Assistant
accountants and ensure proper cash accountability and record keeping.
·       To manage the Liquidity (prepare cashflow report)
of grant funds in the bank ,prepare funds download tracker as well as
accountability for previously downloaded funds.
·       To oversee and support the reconciliation of
banks, balance sheet, General Ledger and the respective subsidiary and control
·       To coordinate the overall budgeting process
and ensure that the budgeting timeline are all met.
·       To demonstrate 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
·       To manage the preparation of accurate and
timely donor reports and Management reports.
·       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 and resolve any issues
·       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 audits.
·       To support the Finance Manager and Head of
finance on supervision of finance assistants and administrators
·       To provide technical support to programs and
other support departments in the use of the accounting system and other finance
·       To analyze 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
·       Any other duties assigned by the supervisor

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
·       The ideal candidate must hold a Bachelors’
Degree in Finance, Commerce or Accounting from a reputable University
·       Full professional accounting qualification
(ACCA or CPA).
·       Knowledge in the use of Accounting and
Microsoft Office Packages, particularly Navision.
·       Good performance in mathematics at O and A
·       At least three  years’ working experience as an accountant in
a reputable organization;
·       Thorough knowledge of accounting, finance
principles and procedures and attention to detail;
·       A high degree of integrity and confidentiality
·       Excellent oral and written communication
·       Excellent interpersonal skills and experience
as a team player
·       Experience leading teams
How to Apply:
All interested
candidates possessing the above attributes can send their; applications
including a cover letter, updated CV with 3 referees, and copies of academic
qualifications/certificates, addressed to the HR Manager to .
Kindly indicate the job title in the subject line of the email. Only online
applications will be considered. Only short-listed candidates will be
contacted. Any form of lobbying and canvassing will lead to disqualification.
Deadline: Tuesday 4th August
2020 by 5:00pm
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