Program Accountant NGO Job Placements – Amref Health Africa

 

Job Title:    Program Accountant

Organization:  Amref
Health Africa

Duty Station:  Uganda

Reports to: Finance
Manager

 

About US:

Amref Health Africa
is an international African organization founded in Kenya in 1957. Our
Headquarters are in Nairobi with major programmes in Ethiopia, Kenya, South
Sudan, Tanzania and Uganda, and two regional hubs in Southern and Western
Africa based in South Africa and Senegal Respectively. 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 partnering with and empowering communities. Our Vision is Lasting
Health Change in Africa.

 

Job Summary:  Amref Health Africa in Uganda is recruiting
for the position of Program Accountant, the incumbent will be tasked to provide
timely, accurate and efficient accounting, budgeting and financial management
support for allocated programmes in line with Amref Health Africa Finance
Manual and donor grant agreement and support the management of sub awardees and
to ensure effective utilization of project funds.

 

Key Duties and Responsibilities:  

·       
Prepare
annual operational budgets for projects by determining funds available for
budget, determining activities scheduled for the year and their cost and
translating these to an operational budget in Amref Health Africa format

·       
Prepare
budgets for new proposals

·       
Monitor
budgets against performance.

·       
Supervise,
allocate and delegate work to assistant programme accountants

·       
Review
program performance and give support as necessary.

·       
Provide
reports and review progress on a month by month basis of the performance of all
allocated Cost Centres to improve performance and resolve issues

·       
Handle
any emerging complaints and compliments from internal and external stakeholders
and addressing them appropriately

·       
Ensure
that all Purchase Requisitions are approved and processed without undue delay
and they fall within budget limits and work plan

·       
Provide
operational support to project managers on expenditure management to include:

o   Short-term action plans and expenditure
scheduling

o   Processing, approvals and coding expenditure
(claims, imprest, surrenders, field office returns and purchase requisitions)
and internal recoveries following approved work plans and budgets

·       
Regular
review meetings with programme managers and project managers to resolve and
discuss various financial and accounting issues and queries

·       
Preparation
of periodic budgetary control statements to determine the financial performance
of the relevant Programme and individual projects within the programme

·       
Provide
financial technical support to project field teams and Country Offices as
requested

·       
Preparation
of donor financial statements and reports and call down requests as specified
in the respective grant agreements and other internal financial reports

·       
Preparation
of monthly progress reports to the management on project funding status and
cash management

·       
Ensure
reports are accurate and following donor requirements

·       
Participate
as required in internal and external audits

·       
Setting
grant management policies, and developing and enforcing procedures that assure
transparency in the grants processes.

·       
Coordinate
the project’s grants accounting, reporting, compliance and risk management.

·       
Review
and finalize sub-recipients budgets, prepare contracts/agreements and follow up
on compliance.

·       
Handle
correspondences and matters regarding grant management in consultation with the
Project Manager

·       
Receive
and review periodic grants reports for all sub-recipients, liquidate the
eligible costs and take relevant action on the expenses rendered ineligible.

·       
Provide
feedback to all Sub recipients on grants performance

·       
Provide
on-site mentorship to sub-recipients and capacity development to them to plan,
implement, monitor and report on grants awarded

·       
Organize
and facilitate training, workshops/seminars for the sub-recipients, to
facilitate understanding of the grants process, implementation, reporting and
accounting.

·       
Perform
any other duties as assigned by supervisor.

 




Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

·       
The
ideal candidate must hold a Degree in Accounting, Business, Finance or related
field

·       
Full
professional accounting qualification, CPA /ACCA

·       
Three
years of accounting experience in financial and project accounting preferably
in an International the NGO environment

·       
Sub
Award Management

·       
Experience
in preparation and supervision of accounting ledger entries and extraction of
the trial balance and financial statements.

·       
Experience
in handling multi-currency transactions.

·       
Experience
in using Microsoft Navision ERP is an added advantage.

·       
Good
knowledge of using Excel and PowerPoint.

 

How to Apply:

All candidates
should send an updated CV including three work related referees and cover
letter addressed to the Human Resources Business Partner, Amref Health Africa
in Uganda to jobs.amrefuganda@amref.org Emails should not exceed 2MB.

 

NB: 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 harassment.

 

Deadline: 11th December 2020

 

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