Accountant (01 position)

Accountant (01 position)

Reports to: Finance

Job Summary: The accountant will support the Finance Manager in the daily financial activities of cash management, book keeping, budgeting, processing accounting transactions, providing updates on project expenditures, and participating in the preparation of periodic financial reports. S/he will maintain finance files as required by ICYD, responsible for the expenditure-tracking database, provides training for District Accounts staff, and support the preparation of periodical reports, conducts spot checks to ensure that project expenses are being tracked correctly; S/he will support the procurement function, fixed assets management, issuance of fuel voucher in collaboration with the transport Officer and payment of funds by mobile money to the community beneficiaries, volunteers and staff.

Department: Masaka Diocesan Medical Services Ltd
Project Location(s): Uganda, Masaka

Key duties and responsibilities:

  • Checking for   accuracy,    completeness    and   coding   of   transactions    before    entering them in the system
  • Preparing cash      books,      vouchers      and      all      supporting      documentation      for compliance with ICYD requirements
  • Addressing voucher    queries    in    a    timely    manner    in    close    collaboration     with Finance Manager and OVC Program Manager
  • Preparing bank     reconciliation      statements     for     the     projects      and     file     them systematically for audit purposes
  • Managing and updating the fixed assets register
  • Support the procurement process, issue of fuel vouchers to staff with support from the transport manager, and oversee payment of funds by mobile to the staff, volunteers and beneficiaries
  • Providing feedback to the concerned parties after the review of accountability documents received, and advise management on compliance issues
  • Remind District OVC Officers and Accounts Assistants on the date for the submission of financial reports to different stakeholders
  • Filling for taxes with URA and ensuring that other statutory deductions are made in
  • Supporting the VAT reporting process to USAID and assist  in  filing  and  tracking  of  VAT vouchers
  • Review and conduct analysis of expenditures against project budgets
  • Preparing monthly      and     quarterly      reports      to     monitor      expenditure     against budgets and disseminate this information to management and project teams
  • Supporting the Finance Manager in coordination of audits and follow up on their recommendations
  • Other duties as assigned by the Finance Manager

Job requirements:

  • At least    a    degree    in    Accounting    or    related    field;    a    professional    accounting qualification will be an added advantage
  • At least three years’ experience working with PEPFAR funded programs/projects
  • Experience with accounting software QuickBooks
  • Possess a high standard of personal and professional integrity

Submission of application:

Hand deliver your application letter together with relevant academic documents, photocopy of national ID, an updated CV indicating 3 recognized referees, their addresses and functioning telephone contacts. The deadline for the submission of the application is 6th November 2021

The Applications should be addressed to:

The Diocesan Health Coordinator Masaka Diocese

P.O. Box 14 Masaka-Uganda

Tel: +256 786 814912



Our Vision

“A Diocese with health institutions that meets all health needs of the population without any discrimination.”

Our Mission

“Toprovide sustainable quality health servicesin continuation of Christ’s healing Ministry through strategic partnerships”

Core Values
  1. God first
  2. High respect for human life
  3. Non-discrimination
  4. Client centered
  5. Transparency and Accountability
  6. Mutual respect and Team work
  7. Compliance to quality standards

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