SENIOR ACCOUNTANT Job Vacancy at MSH

Job Title: SENIOR ACCOUNTANT
Overall Responsibilities:
The Senior Accountant helps the Director, Finance, Administration and Grants (DFAD) to oversee the maintenance of accurate, comprehensive, and up to date financial records using approved accounting/bookkeeping software

Assists the DFAD in developing and implementing procedures and programs for monitoring and analyzing program budgets and a sound internal control system
Assists the DFAD in preparation of the required financial reports

Ensures that all financial and accounting activities are done efficiently according to MSH regulations and Generally Accepted Accounting Principles.

Supports the Grants team with disbursement of funds to Districts and grantees
Review accountabilities of advances submitted by staff members and grantees and ensures that all travels are authorized and approved in accordance to the budget

Prepare monthly fund requirement for the MSH STAR -E office in consultation with the relevant regional staff members and submit the requests

Provides an audit interface with local and external auditors Supervises the accounting department staff

Qualifications:
1)University degree in accounting from a recognized University 2) Masters degree in a relevant field or full professional qualification in accounting is an added advantage 3) At least five years relevant years experience in large international projects 4) Demonstrated understanding of audit principles, and of the performance necessary to ensure audit compliance 5) Unimpeachable integrity and mature judgment 6) Ability to work independently, take initiative, meet deadlines with attention to detail 7) Demonstrated computer skills in Microsoft Office Suite applications, with hands-on experience with
Quick Book Accounting is highly preferred 8) Excellent interpersonal skills, demonstrated ability to interact professionally with a culturally diverse staff, clients and consultants 9) Experience in a USAID financed NGO is an advantage

How to Apply
All applications should be addressed to:
The Human Resources Partner – MSH, Plot 15 Princess Ann Drive Bugolobi, P.O.Box 71419, Kampala Email: HRUG@msh.org

Deadline for submission: 25th February 2011. We thank all applicants for their interest, but can only acknowledge shortlisted candidates

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