Position Background

The ITH programme will be implemented by the Aga Khan Foundation in partnership with In their Hands

Company (ITH CO), and Triggers Limited who will together provide comprehensive sexual and

reproductive health services to adolescent girls (15-19) in Kampala and Arua, through immersive

engagement with girls and their communities as well as through a user-centric digital platform (ITH

platform for a period of 12 months. AKF seeks a highly experienced and professional accounts assistant

who will be based in Kampala and will work with a team for a period of 11 months starting May 2021

and ending March 2022. The accounts officer will support the project team planning for and tracking

expenditure, timely accountability, and compliance with external and internal budgeting and procurement

manuals and requirements, supporting a requisite burn rate, and flag any related risks. The accounts officer

will perform the following roles.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:

• Ensure compliance with organizational financial policies and procedures as well as

statutory financial requirements.

• Prepare timely and accurate monthly, quarterly and annual financial project reports.

• Monitor and manage activity advance requests including timely review and liquidation of

such advances.

• Develop and maintain a procurement and expenditure schedule and tracking tool aligned with the

various work plans of the project.

• Track and monitor payment schedules and ensure timely payment.

• Participate in project activities and document any expenditure.

• Review any payments and advise on required adjustments.

• Prepare monthly expenditure reports and verify them with all relevant project staff.

• Flag any risks, fraud, and incomplete financial accountability from all project staff.

• Support the program team in the management of activity advances including participant’s verification

and carrying out facilitation payments at activity sites.

• Pre-review /check activity advance requests, accountabilities, and reports, staff claims, and

accountabilities for activity advance.

• Check timesheets for project staff to ensure staff have correctly recorded their time and allocated

it appropriately.

• Liaise with the country finance manager, senior accountant, to ensure timely processing of payments.

Required Skills & Experience:

• Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, accounting, finance, project management (Finance


• At least three (3) years of accounting experience.

• Ability to use own initiative and actively look for opportunities to address any bottlenecks

concerning project expenditure.

• Good knowledge of Microsoft Office products Word, Excel and PPT and other relevant software

and tools

• Ability to work under pressure and efficiently handle multiple tasks.

• Ability to work under own initiative or as a part of a team; and

• Excellent written and spoken English.

• Willingness to be based in the field, traveling to remote locations is a must.

• Knowledge of the local language is an added advantage.

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