Red Cross Society Job Vacancy – Finance Officer – Financial Reporting

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 Finance
Officer – Financial Reporting will mainly develop, implement and monitor
mechanisms for compliance with the URC’s financial reporting system in line
with URCS’ financial policies and regulations.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • The
    incumbent will prepare for and timely respond/attend to the needs of
    internal and external auditors and implement recommendations in line with
    organization’s finance policy.
  • Prepare
    and submit periodic financial reports, schedules, Tables in line with
    URC’s finance policy and statutory requirement to the Finance Manager on
    time for review and submission.
  • Manage,
    monitor the utilization and maintain an up-to-date Asset register in line with
    URC’s finance policy.
    Actively monitor and report on progress of implementation of projects
    against agreed work plans and budgets. 
  • Coordinate
    the Management of Project related documents, maintain project records and
    provide status updates to donors when required.
  • Offer
    financial technical support to partners and staff implementing donor
    funded projects in project fundraising and donor fund management in line
    with donor guidelines and URC’s policies and procedures.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The
    ideal candidates should hold Bachelor’s degrees 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 skills
  • Excellent
    inter-personal skills
  • Strong
    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.
Deadline: Friday 28th November 2014 by 5.00pm.

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