Red Cross NGO Jobs – Finance Officer

Job Title:  Finance Officer
Organisation: Uganda Red
Cross Society (URCS)
Duty Station: Kampala,
Reports to: Country
Coordinator Danish Red Cross
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.  The
Uganda Red Cross Society (URCS) is the leading Humanitarian Organization in
Uganda. Since its inception in 1939, URCS has developed over the years into a
formidable well respected humanitarian agency. It was enacted by act of
Parliament in 1964, and since then the society has continued to grow. 
Uganda Red Cross is currently implementing a new five year strategic plan

Job Summary: The Finance
Officer will be responsible for transaction recording and generation of
information used for periodic reporting, in compliance with IFRS. This is a
senior role, responsible for maintaining appropriate accounting principles,
practices and procedures to ensure accurate financial report are delivered to
tight deadlines. The incumbent will report to the DRC Country Coordinator
Danish Red Cross for operational issues and the DRC Regional Finance Officer
for technical issues. The Finance Officer will have contact with senior-level
Officers and key stakeholders, which requires strong interpersonal
communication skills, both written and verbal.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Oversee
    transaction accounting for fixed assets, payables, revenue, receivables,
    and inventory and managing the capitalization of work in progress within
    Ugandan according to DRC Financial policies and procedures.
  • Actively
    support budget and forecasting activities.
  • In
    charge of ensuring that all accountabilities from the region/Hq are
    correct and submitted according to schedule.
  • Monitor
    work in the finance directorate to ensure efficient procedures and use of
  • Quickly
    respond to inquiries regarding financial transactions and special
    reporting requests Provide mentoring and training to new and existing
    staff as needed to enhance professional development.
  • Assist
    the Country Coordinator with special assignments, external audit and
    workflow process improvements.
  • Perform
    any other duties assigned to you by your supervisor.
Key Performance Indicators:
  • Ensure
    accurate, complete and timely monthly, quarterly and year end close of the
    program’s financial records.
  • Ensure
    systems of financial control are operating in accordance with DRC
    financial policies and procedures.  
Qualifications, Skills and Experience:  
  • The
    candidate must be a fully Qualified accountant (ACCA, CIMA, CPA). Also,
    possess an Honors degree in Accounting, Business Administration (Finance),
    Commerce, Statistics or associated discipline. 
  • At
    least three years prior supervisory experience in the areas of financial
    accounting and reporting gained in a professional practice.
  • Computer
    literacy i.e. Proficiency in MS office is essential. Experience in
    NAVISION Systems Accounting Package is added advantage. 
  • Strong
    interpersonal supervisory, customer service and verbal and written
    communication skills. 
  • Possess
    the ability to multi-task, work under pressure and meet deadlines. 
  • Strong
    working knowledge of IFRS is essential. 
  • Familiarity
    with the rules and regulations governing DANIDA funding is an added
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.
Deadline: Friday, 28th November 2014 by 5.00pm.

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