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Kampala, Uganda

Full-time

Deadline: 

September 29, 2023 at 2:00:00 PM

About the Organisation

Reach Out Mbuya Community Health Initiative formerly known as Reach Out Mbuya Parish HIV/AIDS Initiative (ROM) is a community-based non-governmental organization working with the urban and rural poor communities currently in 6 districts and ready to expand further. ROM provides a unique model of care to People Living with HIV and where necessary their families; taking care of the medical, social, emotional, and economical aspects of their lives to foster dignified living.

The program initiated in May 2001 at Our Lady of Africa Mbuya Catholic Parish to address the AIDS scourge in the slum communities of the Parish has since experienced rapid growth scaling up further beyond the parish jurisdiction. Starting with 14 HIV+ clients in 2001, currently ≥7000 are served annually.

Job Title

Accountant job at Reach Out Mbuya Community Health Initiative (ROM]

Job Description

To ensure that all financial records are accurately written, properly maintained and regular/periodic returns there from properly compiled and submitted to the finance manager. To ensure adequate liquidity for easy implementation of all planned programs and activities, reconciling bank statements, and ensuring financial records are accurate throughout the year.

Duties and Responsibilities

Responsibilities and duties

  • Implement, review and drive adherence to accounting policy and ensure staff follow the procedures and guidelines.

  • Maintenance of a sound financial and project management system which entails entering information on QuickBooks: checks, deposits, transfers, petty cash, bank reconciliations, Trial balance reconciliations, advances reconciliation, mobile money payment reconciliations, reallocations to ensure up to date cash book at all times and accurate and timely monthly imp rests with minimal or no queries.

  • Process timely monthly payroll for approval and ensure the statutory returns are made on time and also, process the statutory payments (NSSF, PAYE, LST).

  • Ensure that staff advances are paid on time and posted well in the system as well as quality accountabilities presented and liquidated and recoveries for non-performing advances.

  • Check and verify documents provided by Accounts Assistant and formally post them into the financial information system.

  • Ensure the organization is tax compliant, and ensure filing of the same where required and in a timely manner.

  • Ensure monthly reports accurately prepared and submitted on time for review before onward discussion and dissemination. Monthly reports include the donor financial reports and organization reports.

  • Prepare various monthly reconciliation highlighting concerns and ensuring the bank ones are signed and filed.

  • Collaborate with the Finance and Administration Manager in preparation of statutory accounts and be the focal point during the internal and external audits.

  • Support and observe the safeguarding culture in the organization regularly documenting and reporting identified and potential safeguarding issues to the HR.

  • Ensure health, safety, and security in your area of operation, as you promote the vision, mission and the values of Reach Out Mbuya.

  • Ensure timely filing of FIA annual returns

  • Prepare timely and accurate donor reports as per donor requirements and guidelines.

  • Provide sufficient and timely responses to donors, auditors and other stakeholders

  • Any other duties assigned by the immediate supervisor

Qualifications and Competencies


Qualifications, Skills and Experience

  • Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting), BBA (Accounting), BSc in Accounting, Finance or relevant degree

  • Work experience as an Accountant

  • Excellent knowledge of accounting regulations and procedures, including the Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP)

  • Hands-on experience with accounting software QuickBooks

  • Advanced MS Excel skills

  • Experience with general ledger functions

  • Strong attention to detail and good analytical skills

  • Additional certification (CPA or CMA) is a plus


Special Knowledge

  • Programme planning and reporting requirements

  • Thorough knowledge of ROM financial regulations

  • Thorough knowledge of the ROM chart of Accounts

  • Hands-on-computer knowledge


Key Skills

  • Financial Accounting and Budgeting skills

  • Programme Accounting and reporting skills

  • Skills in the application of the accounting package (Quick books) in use in ROM

How to Apply

Send a cover letter and CV/resume with 3 professional referees in PDF as one document. Both Cover letter and CV/Resume must not exceed 4 pages. Please send your application to the Human Resources Manager through the email: jobs@reachoutmbuya.org not later than Friday, 29th September 2023 at 5.00 PM (EAT). with the position applied for as the Email Subject. No need to attach other documents at this level.

Note:

ROM is an equal opportunity employer committed to having a diverse workforce and does not charge a recruitment fee at any stage of the recruitment
Any Form of lobbying or canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification.
Only shortlisted Candidates will be contacted for interviews.
Applications beyond the deadline will not be considered.
ROM is committed to the principles of safeguarding at the workplace and does not tolerate any form of abuse, discrimination, or harassment.

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