Financial Accountant (1 Position)

Job Ref No: CHJ/NOV/J123 | Closing Date: 8/November/2022

Reports To:

Head of Finance


Objective of the position:

  • To ensure provision of a high quality financial accounting service that supports
  • effective and efficient management of the hospital financial resources, within statutory
  • and regulatory guidelines.
  • To work within the finance team supporting accurate and timely processing of financial transactions and processes, and internal/external reporting requirements
  • Main Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Supporting the Head of Finance in ensuring the integrity, accuracy, and timeliness of all financial records, ensuring all income and liabilities are accurately recorded, reconciled and reviewed.
  • Managing the general ledger including overseeing the monthly balance sheet, banking and subsidiary ledger reconciliations.
  • Determine accounting errors due to wrong postings of income or otherwise and discrepancies and suggest necessary corrective action.
  • Maintain accurate accounting income records for future references.
  • Help other department in financial analysis and accounting tasks.
  • Assist in accounts receivables by ensuring that all funds received including direct credits are receipted and well accounted for.
  • Respond to accounting related questions and inquiries from employees, patients and suppliers.
  • Ensure financial records comply with hospital policies and accounting principles.
  • Perform month end closing activities such as account reconciliation, revenue accounting, debtor’s management, etc.
  • Assisting in the preparation of year end statutory accounts
  • Assisting with the budgeting and forecasting for the departmental budget and the consolidated hospital budget.
  • Supervise the billing team and coordinate their monthly rotation arrangement.
  • Review the daily cash reconciliation done by the billing team and the bank agent to ensure accuracy and completeness and that all cash received was banked intact.
  • Proactively identify new initiatives mitigate loss of revenue and benefits to the hospital.
  • Ensure that all grant income is properly receipted and posted in the grant liability account.
  • Ensure that walk in debtor invoices are individually posted in tally and properly reconciled.
  • Supervise the Finance staff maintaining petty cash and checking the petty cash ledger for accuracy and completeness.
  • Keep track of expenses and incomes related to grants and prepare monthly grant reporting reports for the Miracle feet grant, VVF Fistula Foundation, and any other grant assigned.
  • Review posted JVs carefully for anomalies and other inconsistencies
  • Define monthly Billing team performance indicators and annual appraisals for review.
  • Support the Preparation and implementation of periodic cash flow projections.
  • Supervise all Cash Receipts and Mobile money payment platform.
  • Ensure that Cash Receipts and Payments Journals are written up daily and balanced.
  • Ensure that Daily/Monthly Reconciliations are done for Cash at Hand, at Bank, Debtors, Creditors, and other subsidiary accounts.
  • Support the Credit Officer in Following- up of debtors and ensure that all debtor accounts are accurately reconciled.
  • Facilitate the work of the Auditors.
  • Facilitates periodical stock taking


Qualification, Skills and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration/Commerce (Accounting option)
  • ACCA/CPA qualification.
  • Knowledge of the Standards for the Professional Practice of Auditing and accounting.
  • Member of the professional accounting body CPAU or ACCA or Level III of CPA (U)
  • Training in Grants management
  • Minimum of 3 years of related experience in financial accounting and audit practices.
  • Thorough knowledge of MS Excel and other financial related databases such as Tally.
  • The position demands precision, commitment, honesty, transparency, integrity and confidentiality
  • Capacity to concentrate on the task at hand and able to enter and analyse data and at and report in a timely manner.
  • Excellent writing, communication, presentation and social skills.
  • Experience in working in the NGO/Not-for-Profit sector.
  • Good understanding of disability.

How to apply:

  1. Qualified persons should submit their applications (detailed CV with covering letter plus copies of academic qualifications) to: The Head of Human Resource, CoRSU Hospital, P.O. 46, Kisubi, Entebbe or email to; by CoB on Tuesday,8th November, 2022.
  2. Eligible candidates must state their salary expectation in the application letter.
  3. Note that only shortlisted candidates will be notified for interviews.
  4. Qualified persons with Disabilities (PWDs) are encouraged to apply.


Closing Date: 8/November/2022