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Kampala, Uganda

Full-time

Deadline: 

October 23, 2023 at 2:00:00 PM

About the Organisation

Amref Health Africa was founded in 1957 by three surgeons as the Flying Doctors of East Africa. Three doctors – Sir Michael Wood, Sir Archibald McIndoe and Tom Rees – drew up a plan to provide medical care in East Africa, where they had all worked for many years as reconstructive surgeons.

Job Title

Assistant Accountant-Cashier job at Amref Health Africa

Job Description

The Assistant Accountant-Cashier will mainly be responsible for all financial functions, including accounting, payments and banking, payroll, budgeting, financial reporting, grant financial management and compliance.
The Amref Health Africa Finance Department ensures compliance with donor regulations as well as Amref Health Africa’ internal policies and procedures.

In its role as a support to the Programs and other Departments, the Finance Department provides timely reports and assistance to all departments, senior management and HQ to ensure that financial resources are used efficiently and effectively.

Duties and Responsibilities

KEY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Follow all Amref Health Africa policies, procedures, grant compliance and documentation requirements.

  • Implement and make sure all Amref Health Africa, procurement, assets management, HR policies and procedures are implemented.

  • Implement and Make sure all respective donors and local Gov’t rules and regulations are r e s p e c t e d.

  • Keep the office safe, safe keys, cash and other assets in a secure and protected place.

  • Do cash counts weekly and whenever needed by Deputy Finance Manager, Finance Manager, Country Director and official auditors directed by the supervisor.

  • Print all payment vouchers, match with the documents, and file.

  • Disburse or receive authorized cash or bank payments and receipts.

  • Ensure all required documents are attached; calculations are correct, appropriate approvals and reviews made as per the finance policy before payment of any cash or bank payments.

  • Enter all transactions to the accounting software under the supervision of the Deputy Finance Manager, periodically

  • Ensure compliance and adherence with, Ugandan laws, donor requirements and standard accounting practice.

  • Code all expenditures following the standard chart of accounts, code budget and record to the accounting software or recording system daily and ensure weekly review and posting.

  • Match invoices/receipts with payment vouchers, GRN and other required documents.

  • Prepare cash, bank and advances reconciliations and submit for review/approval every week and monthly.

  • Ensure all income taxes, withholding taxes, VAT and other taxes are withheld and paid A c c o r din g y.

  • Keep all finance documents and reports properly filed, labelled and stored in a clear and easily accessible manner following FFM.

  • Be adaptable and flexible to take new tasks and new assignments as requested from time to time.

  • Conduct himself/herself both professionally and personally in such a manner as to bring credit to Amref Health Africa and to not jeopardize its humanitarian mission.

Qualifications and Competencies

Required Qualifications

Education

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting or Finance or any other related field, and;

  • Accounting professional qualification(CPA/ACCA)


Experience

  • Minimum of three (3) years’ experience in the accounting/finance department of an international NGO

  • Prior experience with the NAVISION system will be an added advantage


Skills

  • Strong Analytical skills and ability to present and report findings verbally and in writing

  • Good Communication skills

  • Professional Organization Skills

  • Computer Proficiency


Competences

  • High Quality work

  • Timelines in meeting deadlines

  • Team work

  • Integrity and Ethics

  • Attention to Detail

How to Apply

Job application procedure
Please send an updated CV including three work related referees and cover letter addressed to the Human Resources through https://recruitment.amref.org:1445/. The closing date for submitting applications is Monday October 23, 2023 at 5:00pm.

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 harassment.

Note that Amref Health Africa does not require applicants to pay any money at whatever stage of the recruitment and selection process and has not retained any agent in connection with recruitment.
Amref Health Africa is an equal opportunity and has a non-smoking environment policy

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