Department Finance Officer – Department for International Development (DFID)

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Department Finance Officer
Job Description: The Department for International
Development (DFID) is leading the British government’s fight against world
poverty. Our client DFID Uganda seeks to recruit a dynamic, experienced and
adaptable individual to join its country team.
The Departmental Finance Officer
(DFO) will work closely with the Head of Office providing complementary support
to the DFID Uganda team. The DFO will support the Head of Office in
the effective management, monitoring and control of resources, through the
provision of regular and robust financial information and sound financial
advice.
Main tasks
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Coordinate and prepare detailed budgets for DFID
Uganda.
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Prepare and review regular financial performance reports
(internal and external)
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Liaise with relevant staff in preparation of robust
and accurate financial forecasts
·        
Assist in financial evaluation of projects to ensure
Value for Money is achieved
·        
Coordinate all corporate returns and inquiries from
the Head quarter.
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Identify and provide advice on fiduciary risk on
both new business activities and routine transactions.
·        
Support Advisers and Project Officers in financial
management best practice.
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Coordinate due diligence work with Consultants and
Project Officers on both existing and new projects
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Lead on audit implementation plan for DFID Uganda
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Carry out spot checks on corporate requirements to
ensure that the office is compliant with systems, policies and procedures;
quest, imprest, assets and inventories, and risk register.
·        
Lead on Directors’ Statement of Assurance Process
Conduct necessary trainings for DFID staff and implementing partners
Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
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Business degree with a bias in Accounting and/or
Finance
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Professional qualification in accounting
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5 years work experience in Resource Accounting,
Budgeting and Financial Management at Management level.
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Experience and understanding of development issues
is a considerable advantage
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Excellent reporting skills with a thorough command
of English
Competencies:
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Working with others
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Planning and delivery of work
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Influencing
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Communicating with others
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Analysis and use of information
DFID is an accredited investor in
people and is committed to supporting its staff to achieve their maximum
potential and will provide opportunities for personal and professional
development for the successful candidate, along with an attractive remuneration
package. The work environment is dynamic and busy but pleasant.
DFID is an equal opportunities
employer and would welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons
regardless of religious belief, sex, race, sexual orientation, age or
disability.
For more information about this
vacancy and the work of DFID in Uganda visit http://www.dfid.gov.uk/  where-we-work/africa-eastern–southern/uganda )

How to Apply:
To apply please fill in the
application form and the Positive Action Approach form which are available on
the DFID Uganda website mentioned above, and a curriculum vitae and e-mail
these with the names and contact information of 3 work related referees to the
address below. Attachments must not fill more than 2MB.
People Performance Group
Plot 8 Kitante Close, Kitante
P.O. Box 12405, Kampala
Closing date for applications is
5.00pm Monday 30th April 2012
While we thank all applicants for your interest, only those selected for
interviews will be contacted. Any form of lobbying will lead to automatic
disqualification.

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