Non-profit Jobs – Finance and Administration Officer at Chimpanzee Sanctuary & Wildlife Conservation Trust

Organisation: Chimpanzee
Sanctuary & Wildlife Conservation Trust (Chimpanzee Trust)
Duty Station:  Entebbe, Uganda

About Chimpanzee Trust:

The Chimpanzee Sanctuary &
Wildlife Conservation Trust (Chimpanzee Trust) is a Wildlife Conservation NGO
whose mission is to: Promote chimpanzee conservation and environmental
management for sustainable development.

Job Summary: The Finance
and Administration Officer will be responsible for the day to day
administration and financial support of the organisation. The incumbent will
work to ensure that the Trust maintains high standards of financial and
administrative integrity and accountability including all required

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • The
    Finance and Administration Officer (FAO) serves as a technical support
    function to the other departments. She/ he is expected to work as a team
    member to provide effective and efficient support to Chimpanzee Trust
    other Departments and programs;
  • Makes
    sure that Chimpanzee Trust’s policies as well as donor regulations are
    strictly followed.
  • In
    charge of the development, documentation and implementation of appropriate
    revenue policies, accounting and control procedures;
  • Ensuring
    revenue from various financiers and donors is properly recorded and
    accounted for in accordance with funding agreements;
  • Ensuring
    timely production of periodical management reports showing budget versus
    actual and analysis by various cost
  • The
    role holder will ensure that all donor reports are prepared and submitted
    in accordance to funding agreements;
  • Responsible
    for the development of appropriate chart of accounts.
  • Ensuring
    maintenance of a clear audit trail of all revenue data processed in the
    accounting systems;
  • Producing
    and sending periodic financial reports, reviewing and submitting them to
    users in a timely manner;
  • Reviewing
    and revising revenue control procedures as necessary to ensure that they
    remain adequate for Chimpanzee Trust;
  • Perform
    any other relevant tasks to be assigned by the Executive Director.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The
    candidate should hold a Bachelor’s degree in Finance Management and
    Accounting, B. Commerce or Business administration from a recognized
    university or ACCA/ CPA level III.
  • A
    minimum of five or more years working experience preferably in an NGO
  • The
    incumbent must have proficient knowledge in the following areas:
    computerized accounting programs (SAGE Pastel), generally accepted
    accounting principles, preparation of financial statements, and
    preparation of financial reports, payroll systems and reporting.
  • Possess
    a valid driving permit.

How to Apply: 

If you meet the above
requirements, please send your hand written application, copies of your
academic testimonials, CV, names and addresses of two referees, telephone contact
physically to: The Recruitment Committee, Chimpanzee Trust, Plot 1 Bank Close,
Entebbe, P.O. Box 884 Entebbe. Uganda.

Deadline:  10th
November, 2014

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