Senior Accountant job at CURE Children's Hospital

Vacancy title:
Senior Accountant

[ Type: FULL TIME , Industry: Health Care , Category: Accounting & Finance ]

Jobs at:

CURE Children's Hospital

Deadline of this Job:
Tuesday, November 28 2023 

Duty Station:
Within Uganda , Mbale, East Africa

Date Posted: Tuesday, November 14 2023, Base Salary: Not Disclosed

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To support the Finance Manager in ensuring the integrity of the hospital’s accounting information by recording, verifying, consolidating, and entering accounting transactions under GAAP accounting principles and ensuring accurate and timely financial reporting.

Key result areas
Processing and management of financial transactions
• Ensure proper entry of all accounting transactions under GAAP principles and proper storage of all documentation for financial transactions.
• Ensure timely submission of monthly financial reports, government reports, and other ad hoc reports as requested.
• Ensure that the fixed asset register is updated and managed on a timely basis.
• Ensure that all donor reports are submitted within the appropriate timelines.
• Ensure timely management of payroll and payment of salaries/wages.
• Ensure that all taxes, deductions and payments are made and accounted for.
• Support the Finance Manager in providing oversight and responsibility for cash flow management.
• Maintain and improve appropriate systems on internal control to safeguard finances and assets.
• Liaise with auditors with respect to CURE’s audit requirements and support the annual audit process.
• Liaise with local auditors to ensure that the organization is compliant with existing legislation.
• Oversee subordinate staff members in the finance department and monitor the workloads and priorities of the team.
• Provide for the development and implementation of training plans for subordinate staff members in the finance department.
• Work with other finance staff to ensure coverage and performance of accounting functions.
• Represents the hospital at financial related meetings as required.

Maintain a functional Xledger accounting system for easy storage and retrieval of data
• Ensure proper entry of all accounting transactions into Xledger.
• Ensure timely entry of all accounting transactions into Xledger.
• Review Xledger transactions entered by subordinates and correct any errors.

Prepare and facilitate annual audit.
• Actively involved in maintaining an internal control system.
• Maintain at all times standard records for audit.
• Provide relevant information for auditors as requested.

Occupational Health & Safety function
• To work in such a way that does not cause injury to yourself, other co-workers or patients.
• Following & complying with H&S policies, processes & applying them to your own work activities, including using/wearing Personal Protective Equipment as required.
• Participating in activities directed at preventing harm & promoting well-being in the workplace Identifying, reporting & self-managing hazards where appropriate.
• Early and accurate reporting of incidents at work and raising issues of concern when identified.

Education and Professional Development
• Ensures own professional development to enhance own competencies through self-assessment and/or formal performance appraisal on regular basis according to the hospital (and own) professional development plan;
• Maintains professional records that provide evidence of competency and lifelong learning.
• Identifies personal development and training needs and work with the supervisor to, help facilitate education and professional development where possible.
• Maintains a good quality learning environment that supports continuing professional development, creativity and being proactive.

Spiritual Ministry
• Participates in the hospital’s Spiritual Ministry programs.
• Attend chapel and departmental bible studies with staff (depending on weekly schedule)

Any other official duties
• This position description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the position. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.
• Please note this position description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the co-worker for this position. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice. Co-worker must perform other tasks, duties, and projects as assigned, as a member of the Human Resources team.

• Bachelor’s degree in accounting, Business Administration, Commerce or Finance.
• Professional qualifications such as ACCA, CPA CIMA would be an added advantage.
• Minimum of three (3) years of accounting experience, preferably in the healthcare setting.
• Minimum of one (1) years of experience supervising other staff.
• Strong understanding of “Generally Accepted Accounting Principles” and methodologies.
• Ability to analyze financial data and prepare financial reports, statements and projections.
• Knowledge of which government agencies are to be interfaced with for given legal or regularly issues with regard to accounting of record keeping.
• Experience with financial and accounting software applications
• Computer knowledge in accounting packages, MS Word, MS Excel, MS Access
• Ability to handle and resolve recurring problems.
• Ability to handle or process confidential documents or material in an appropriate manner.
• Must uphold professional integrity.

• Social Skills- Must be able to relate well with both internal and external clients.
• Ability to be tactful, maintain confidence, and foster an ethical work environment; prevent inappropriate behavior by coworkers; give proper credit to others; handle all situations honestly.
• High Achiever- Able and willing to set goals relevant to his Job description, achieve them and help the team achieve common departmental goals
• Strong leadership and project management abilities, as well as a high attention to detail
• Able to work well under pressure.
• Administrative skills

Work Hours: 8

Experience in Months: 36

Level of Education:
Bachelor Degree

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Job Info
Job Category: Accounting/ Finance jobs in Uganda
Job Type: Full-time
Deadline of this Job: 28 November 2023
Duty Station: Mbale
Posted: 14-11-2023
No of Jobs: 1
Start Publishing: 14-11-2023
Stop Publishing (Put date of 2030): 14-11-2067
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