General Manager and Head of Accounting & Finance Department

Job Type

Full Time


Details: Salary Grade commensurate with experience and qualifications. Reimbursement will be provided for accommodation, visa and insurance reimbursement, flights to Kalongo (Uga



Application Deadline



Kalongo town
north Uganda - Agago District


Job description

Position: General Manager and Head of Accounting & Finance Department

Reports to: CEO

Duration: 1-year renewable

Dr Ambrosoli Memorial Hospital is a private not for profit rural hospital of missionary heritage

belonging to the local Archdiocese of Gulu.

The General Manager and Head of Accounting & Finance Department is expected to fully

understand and commit to the hospitals’ approaches of full acceptance of the hospital values and

while it has to achieve an efficient use of its scarce resources, there are some core values that

prevail on any other considerations:

Efficiency cannot be achieved through actions that could potentially:

  • Lower the actual standards of care of the patients
  • Lower the welfare of the staff
  • Collide in any other way with the mandate and the mission of the hospital as spelt out in the

hospital statute

Key Responsibilities:

  • To maintain through the Accounts Section the general ledger, the chart of accounts and the

other financial records, ensuring that they comply with Accepted Accounting Practices.

  • To maintain records of all incomes and expenditures in accordance with the selected method

of accountancy (double entry and cost centre).

  • To ensure compliance with all operational, financial, registration and auditing protocols within

Uganda and/or as required by donors’ procedures.

  • To work directly with external and internal auditors to ensure appropriate and timely

completion of audits and the strengthening of accounting and control systems.

  • To ensure proper accountability to Government, District and other financial bodies.
  • To ensure that budgets, financial statements and reports are made available completely and


  • To monitor cash flows and cash needs of the hospital in order to avoid cash crisis.
  • To ensure compliance with the accountability requirements of the individual projects and

supervises the project offices to: a) establish, maintain and run project-dedicated books and

records; b) compile relevant financial reports; c) facilitate inspection/audit activities by the

donors or their auditors.

  • To present regular project briefings and status updates to team regarding budget vs actual and

cost estimates.

  • To control and manages, through the IT personnel, the financial modules of the IT system.
  • To ensure that the procurement procedures for duly approved purchases are enforced, in

coordination with the Procurement Office and in compliance with the established

procurement rules.

  • To supervise finance staff in normal financial duties. Review and ensure accuracy in

monthly/annual/grant-driven reports generated by finance staff, providing regular updates

to CEO

  • To report immediately to CEO any financial procedure breach.
  • To be service minded, keeping a professional and friendly attitude while dealing with

colleagues and business partners.

Minimum requirements

  • Minimum of Bachelor Degree in accounting or finance administration
  • At least 5 years’ experience in financial management for large and complex

projects in medium and large institutions (preferably in NGOs/ low resource contexts/African

rural context).

  • Ability and flexibility to handle high levels of pressure to meet very strict deadlines and critical

decision making.

  • High integrity, unquestionable character and commitment coupled with good leadership


  • Proficient with Microsoft Office applications, conversant with computer based finance

management software skills

  • Proven history of long term engagement and stability.
  • Intimate knowledge of business models, financial systems and operations and be willing

to follow and enforce hospital’s policies and procedures.

To apply for this position, please fill in the form and upload your CV in pdf format via the


Level of Language Proficiency


Professional Level


Minimum Education Required

4-year degree