A Multi - Disciplinary Research Collaboration.


GHU is inviting applications for the position of an Accountant.

Job Summary: The Accountant will provide strategic leadership of the finance function for GHU ensuring effective application of financial policies and procedures. The role supports the Administrator to implement effective and efficient financial management controls. The jobholder is responsible for ensuring that GHU fulfills its grant management requirements and compliance, including developing high quality and timely grant reports.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. Manage finances and ensure accountability of all GHU expenditures.
  2. Oversee management of petty cash of all projects managed by GHU.
  3. Prepare monthly payrolls for projects managed by GHU.
  4. Remission of appropriate statutory payments as required by the Laws of Uganda.
  5. Responsible for all GHU bank transactions including withdraws, deposits and transfers.
  6. Responsible for proper storage and archiving of all accounting records.
  7. Prepare monthly finance reports for the different collaborators.
  8. Assist the Administrator in preparation of financial reports for the Board of Directors.
  9. Give advice to collaborators, regarding spending patterns of their projects.
  10. Review accounting documents to ensure accuracy of information.
  11. Preparation of bank reconciliation statements at the end of each month.
  12. Make arrangements for annual audits and any other audits as may be required.
  13. Offer financial management support for the organization.

Skills and Person specifications:

 The ideal candidate must hold a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Commerce with a professional certification e.g. CA, ACCA, CIMA, CPA.

 At least four years’ experience in finance and grants management. Experience of work with research based organizations is an added advantage.

 Significant experience in preparing and monitoring budgets & developing monitoring and reporting systems.

 Broad knowledge of government policies and regulations on financial management and taxation. Knowledge of international donor reporting requirements is an added advantage.

 Strong knowledge of fund accounting regulations for non-profit organizations.

 Prior experience in using Quickbooks NonProfit Edition.

 Self-motivated with good interpersonal skills and capacity to understand and work with people from all walks of life.

 Personal integrity, flexible attitude, sense of transparency, proactive and has respect for gender, diversity and organizational culture.

 Excellent organization and planning skills with ability to handle work in an efficient and timely manner.

 Valid driving license is and added advantage.

Application procedure:

Candidates who fully meet the above requirements should submit a detailed CV, a TYPED cover letter, all necessary academic documents and the contact details of two work related referees to: The Human Resource Manager, Global Health Uganda, Plot 667 Mawanda Road, first turn on the right after the Mawanda Road Police Station starting Monday 16th April 2018 and not later than Friday 27th April 2017 at 12:00pm. We appreciate your application however, only short listed candidates will be contacted. If you have not been contacted within two weeks of the closing date we regret that your application has been unsuccessful.


Global Health Uganda
Mawanda Road, Plot 667
P.O BOX 33842, Kampala - Uganda
Tel: +256393516707

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