Senior Accountant Non-profit Job Careers – Aga Khan Foundation (AKF)


Job Title:       Senior

Organization: Aga
Khan Foundation (AKF)

Duty Station: Kampala,

Reports to: Country Finance Manager


About US:

The Aga Khan
Foundation (AKF), an agency of the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN), was
established by His Highness the Aga Khan in 1967. AKF is a private,
not-for-profit international development agency that seeks to provide long-term
solutions to society’s problems. AKF brings together human, financial, and
technical resources to address challenges faced by the poorest and most
marginalised communities in the world. AKF has a special focus on investing in
human potential, expanding opportunity, and improving the overall quality of
life, especially for women and girls. AKF’s primary areas of focus are;
Education; Early Childhood Development (ECD); Health and Nutrition; Civil
Society; Agriculture and Food Security; and Economic Inclusion.


Job Summary:  The Senior Accountant will be responsible for
ensuring that the day-to-day accounting operations and financial management
functions are performed in accordance with AKF’s policies and procedures, and
in accordance with the Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP).


Key Duties and Responsibilities:  

Contribute to the overall objective of the Finance
department of providing quality support service to all sectors

Assist in implementation of finance/ grant policies and
procedures in the country

Ensure proper coding and recording of financial
transactions into the Financial Information System (Business Dynamics)

Review of Field finance data files for accuracy,
completeness and correctness of descriptions, amounts and coding

Reviewing completeness of documentation in all financial
processes to ensure quality and consistency with AKF and donor policies and

Review all the payment requests and ensure compliance and
completeness of supporting documents before payments are made and ensuring
timely payments

Preparation and management of the country’s payroll

Preparation of monthly schedules to support in monthly
management reporting.

Provide support to both external and internal audit
processes that are undertaken at the country office

Cash management including tracking of funding requests,
providing cash flow analysis while monitoring cash balances and preparation of
bank reconciliations

Ensure compliance to statutory requirements as well as
applicable tax requirements

Monitor and follow up Diplomatic VAT refunds

Participate and support in the annual budget cycle as well
as donor budgeting during proposal development.

Ensure that assets are adequately recorded, monitored, and
disposed of in the most efficient and effective manner, in order to minimize risk
of loss, mismanagement and increased cost of maintenance

Flag issues of concerns/financial nature on the programme
to the Country Finance Manager for assistance, guidance or resolutions

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

Assist with other functions as may be requested by the
Country Finance Manager

Maintain financial files and records


Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

The applicant must hold a Bachelors’ degree in Finance and
Accounting or other relevant field

Full professional qualification ACCA / CPA

At least five (5) years accounts, audit experience in a
firm; or

At least five (5) years’ accounts/finance experience
working with international organizations and/or Non-Governmental Organizations
which are multi funded

Proficiency in using FIS, iscala / business dynamics.
Knowledge of business Dynamics will be an added advantage

Understanding of budget and cost control management

Ability to work under pressure and efficiently handle
multiple tasks

Ability to work under own initiative or as a part of a

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:

qualified and interested candidates should submit a cover letter, CV and the
names and contact information of three professional referees via e-mail to with ‘Senior Accountant in the subject line.


NB: Only
shortlisted candidates will be contacted.


Deadline: 20th August 2020


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