Red Cross International NGO Jobs – Finance Officer, Budgeting, Payables and Receivables

Organisation: Uganda Red
Cross Society (URCS)
Duty Station: Kampala,
Reports to: Finance
About URCS:
Uganda Red Cross Society (URCS)
is the leading National Humanitarian Organization in Uganda and a member of the
International Red Cross Red Crescent Movement. The ICRC is an
International humanitarian institution which has a mandate to protect victims
of international and armed conflicts i.e. the wounded, refugees, civilians,
prisoners and other non-combatants.

Job Summary: The
incumbent will be responsible for the provision of technical support to URCS
departments and teams in the development of periodic budgets and develop
/maintain robust systems of accountability for URC funds and all project grants
in line with URC financial policies and regulations.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Maintain
    URC payroll and all staff related payments, determine statutory and other
    deductions (salary advances, NSSF, PAYE). Liaise with URA and NSSF,
    prepare and make statutory returns like PAYE and NSSF within relevant
  • Actively
    monitor and follow up staff debtors regularly and prepare monthly debt
    collection reports
  • Monitor
    and implement accounting functions including maintenance of general
    ledger, accounts payable, accounts receivable, and project accounting;
    ensures accuracy and timeliness.
  • Prepare
    and update monthly closing of financial records and posting of month end
    information; ensures accuracy of financial statements.
  • Monitor
    status change information into project accounting software to ensure
    employee information is accurate and up to date.
    Offers accounting assistance to project staff and operations staff by
    responding to financial questions/concerns to meet business needs.
  • Monitor
    all incoming direct transfers into the URC’s accounts , review all
    receipts to respective partners / customer’s accounts and bank accounts
    for accuracy of amounts and posting in line with URC’s finance policy and
  • Intuitively
    review all payments to ensure adequate support documents and  timely
    and proper filing, maintenance and custody of accounts records &
    documents in defined area of work for ease of reference and retrieval
  • Consolidates
    and recommends operating and other departmental budgets for approval in
    line with URC’s finance policy and regulations.
  • Offers
    technical assistance to departments and branches as well as staff in the
    budgeting process in line with the planning and budgeting cycle
Qualifications, Skills and Experience:   
  • The
    ideal candidate should hold a Good Bachelor’s degree in Commerce, Business
    Administration, Financial Management or Accounting from a recognized
    university, Professional qualification e.g. ACCA, ACA, CIMA, CPA, Computer
  • A
    minimum of three or more years’ experience as an accountant in a busy
    organization / NGO
  • Good
    knowledge of; Budgeting, Financial analysis, Accounting Procedures and
    Standards, Donor financial accounting procedures, Operations of sub grant
    partners/community based organizations, Asset management, Payroll
    management, Computerized Accounting Systems (NAVISION) and 
    Spreadsheets, Internal Control Procedures and Practices
  • Excellent
    communication,  strong inter-personal skills
  • Excellent
    analytical and problem solving skills
  • Good
    presentation skills
  • Possess
    the ability to identify critical financial issues with capacity to pay
    attention to detail
  • Good
    planning and organizational skills to balance and prioritize work
How to Apply: 
All candidates who desire to join the International Red Cross and Red Crescent
Movement should send their filled application forms, download
and E-mail to: or
mail via post to: The Interim Secretary General, Uganda Red Cross Society,
P.O. Box 494, Kampala, Uganda.

Friday 28th November 2014 by 5.00pm.

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