Finance Officer Career Job at Sightsavers

Job Title: Finance Officer
Organisation: Sightsavers
Location: Masindi, Uganda
Job Ref: MN 1163
Our client Sightsavers is an international organization which works with partners to eliminate avoidable blindness and promote equality of opportunity for disabled people in the developing world. In Uganda, Sightsavers currently operates in Busoga, Bunyoro and Karamoia sub-regions. With financial assistance of the European Union, Sightsavers in partnership with Uganda National Association of the Blind (UNAB) and the National Union for Disabled Persons of Uganda (NUDIPU) are seeking to recruit competent persons to fill the following vacancies for a new project that aims at increasing the employability and employment of youth with disabilities in the districts of Masindi, Hoima, Kiryandogo and Bulisa.
Duties & Responsibilities
  • Accounting, procurement and general administrative functions of the project.
  • Preparation of monthly journals e.g. Bank charges, Payroll journals etc. to ensure financial records are complete and accurate.
  • Reconcile all control accounts on monthly/quarterly basis to ensure completeness and integrity of financial information e.g. Bank & Cash. Prepayments. Accruals, Staff Debtors etc.
  • Work with the project coordinator to ensure that due partners fund requests and efficient monthly partner financial reports are made promptly.
  • Ensure compliance to EU rules and regulations under the project
  • Coordination of renewal of business licenses, vehicle insurance policy, fire safety & service agreements for office equipment and coordination of lease agreement renewals for the office
Qualifications, Skills & Experience
  • A degree in accounting, finance, business administration or equivalent.
  • At least 3 years working experience in accounting/ procurement and office administration role
  • Excellent computer skills especially Word. Excel and e-mail/internet
  • Excellent communication skills (verbal and written English)
How to apply:
Sightsavers is an equal opportunity employer. Persons with disability are encouraged to apply. Send your application with a detailed CV and a daytime telephone number. Disclose your CURRENT and EXPECTED monthly salary plus benefits. Send to:
Executive Selection Division,
Manpower Services (U) Ltd,
3rd Floor, Social Security House,
Plot 4. Jinja Road,
P.O. Box 29696, Kampala.
Closing Date: 23rd September 2012
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