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Senior Accountant at CURE Children’s Hospital of Uganda

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Job Listing: Senior Accountant

Full-time, Fixed Term

Duty Station: CURE Children’s Hospital of Uganda

Department: Non-Medical – Administration

Location: Mbale, Uganda

Deadline: Open until filled

POSITION OVERVIEW:

CURE Children’s Hospital of Uganda is seeking a skilled and experienced Senior Accountant to support the Finance Manager in ensuring the integrity of the hospital’s accounting information. The Senior Accountant will play a pivotal role in financial operations, regulatory compliance, and financial reporting. This position requires a strong understanding of accounting principles, attention to detail, and the ability to work effectively in a healthcare environment.

RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES:

Budgeting and Forecasting:

  • Assist in developing and monitoring the hospital’s annual budget.
  • Collaborate with department heads to ensure accurate budget submissions.
  • Support in preparing financial forecasts and tracking budget variances.

Financial Reporting:

  • Generate monthly, quarterly, and annual financial reports for management and stakeholders.
  • Analyze financial statements and provide insights into financial trends.
  • Ensure accuracy and timeliness in financial reporting.

Accounts Payable and Receivable:

  • Oversee accounts payable processes and manage timely payments to vendors.
  • Monitor accounts receivable and optimize revenue collection processes.
  • Implement strategies to optimize cash flow and working capital.

Regulatory Compliance:

  • Ensure compliance with financial regulations and prepare necessary financial reports for regulatory agencies.
  • Coordinate with external auditors and tax professionals during audits and tax filings.

Financial Analysis:

  • Analyze financial data to identify cost-saving opportunities and revenue growth areas.
  • Assist in financial modeling and decision-making processes.

Internal Controls:

  • Develop and maintain internal financial controls and procedures to safeguard hospital assets.
  • Implement best practices to prevent fraud and ensure financial integrity.

Staff Management:

  • Provide mentorship and guidance to junior accounting staff.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to support financial initiatives.

Occupational Health & Safety:

  • Ensure adherence to health and safety policies and procedures in the workplace.
  • Report incidents promptly and participate in activities promoting well-being.

Education and Professional Development:

  • Pursue ongoing professional development to enhance competencies.
  • Identify training needs and facilitate education and development opportunities.

Spiritual Ministry:

  • Participate in the hospital’s spiritual ministry programs and activities.

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:

  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting, Business Administration, Commerce, or Finance.
  • Professional qualifications such as ACCA, CPA, CIMA would be advantageous.
  • Minimum of 3-5 years of accounting experience, preferably in healthcare.
  • Minimum of 2-5 years of supervisory experience.
  • Proficiency in accounting principles and financial software applications.

SKILLS:

  • Technical accounting skills.
  • Regulatory compliance knowledge.
  • Excellent communication and leadership abilities.
  • Strong problem-solving and attention to detail.
  • Proficiency in MS Office and accounting software.

KNOWLEDGE, COMPETENCES & ABILITIES:

  • Willingness to learn and adapt to new procedures.
  • Highly organized and able to work well under pressure.
  • Meticulous attention to detail.
  • Integrity and professionalism.

The deadline for receipt of applications is open until the position is filled.

Apply Here: Senior Accountant

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