BRAC International NGO Jobs – CFO Financial Services

Organization: BRAC
International
Duty Station: Kampala,
Uganda
         
About BRAC:
BRAC is one the largest Non-Governmental Development Organization in
the world, working in a number of countries in Africa and Asia on poverty
alleviation Programs, is registered in Uganda as BRAC Uganda. The organization
implements integrated development approach combining Education, Health,
Agriculture, Livestock, Adolescent Empowerment and Micro finance. BRAC is a
development success story, spreading solutions born in Bangladesh to 10 other
countries around the world – a global leader in creating opportunity for the
world’s poor. What started out as a limited relief operation in 1972 in a
remote village of Bangladesh, has turned into the largest development
organization in the world. Organizing the poor using communities’ own human and
material resources, it catalyses lasting change, creating an ecosystem in which
the poor have the chance to seize control of their own lives.
Job Summary: The Chief
Finance Officer will work in liaison with the CEO-Uganda Financial Services and
other members of the senior management team to implement BRAC International’s
strategic initiatives and achieve the goals of the transformed entity. The CFO
must be an experienced strategic thinker and visionary leader bringing
innovative and creative approaches while maintaining BRAC International fiscal
stability, financial performance and mission and vision.
Key Duties and
Responsibilities: 
 
  • Develop and implement financially sound
    strategic initiatives directly supporting BRAC /MF Uganda’s mission,
    strategy map, goals and objectives.
  • Build and maintain strong partnerships
    with all financial institutions, know financial legislation and tax laws
    and procedures to take effective financial decisions in favor of the
    organization.
  • Oversee the development, implementation
    and maintenance of processes that assist in enhancing short range and long
    range financial stability.
  • Oversee the management of the accounting
    and financial functions, including financial management of the
    organizations growth through the establishment and implementation of
    supporting infrastructures (financial systems, finance staff, controls and
    procedures), ensure compliance with generally accepted accounting
    principles, local regulation and audit requirements.
  • Actively collaborate with the CEO and
    senior management team on organizational planning and decision making.
  • Serve as a resource for members of senior
    management, counseling them on matters of strategy, fiscal control,
    federal regulatory compliance, program business performance, budgeting,
    business plan including cost allocation.
  • Manage  organizational procurement, payroll, and
    contracts functions and ensure best practices and efficiency
  • Serve as a resource for information on
    compliance issues.
  • Serve as primary contact with external and
    internal auditors and coordinate all financial matters with the board.
  • Responsible for providing accurate and
    fully compliant financial information to the public, banking partners,
    external auditors and other external agencies as required
  • Highly cccountable for overall management
    of the internal Finance and Accounting and Treasury Divisions, as well as
    providing accurate and timely financial reports.
  • Responsible for risk assessment and
    internal controls to ensure accurate financial reports and compliance with
    laws and regulations.
  • Monthly communication with group finance
    to discuss and update progress.
  • Management and coaching of all financial
    staff
Qualifications, Skills and
Experience: 
  • The applicant should possess an accounting
    certification preferred; an MBA would be a plus.
  • Past experience in complex accounting and
    finance system, including reporting, budgeting, audit and compliance
  • Possess the ability to work effectively in
    groups and independently; demonstrated initiative and creativity when
    solving problems
  • Prior experience with managing teams of
    culturally diverse employees, capacity building and training finance staff
  • Excellent track record of success in
    managing large complex projects and financial systems in overseas or
    domestic settings in a bank, finance company or large microfinance
    institution and setting up and managing inter-company transactions
  • Ability to effectively present financial
    information to a diverse range of people
  • Ability to perform and prioritize multiple
    tasks
  • Additional Job Requirements:
  • A collaborative and flexible style, with a
    strong service mentality. Needs to be seen as a team player that is
    committed to lifelong learning.
  • An effective communicator, with strong
    oral and written skills.
  • Strong commitment to developing and
    helping team members in various sectors.
  • Willing to travel both within and outside
    Country
How to Apply: 
All interested candidates are encouraged to apply online through
careers.brac.net or email their CV with a letter of interest mentioning
educational grades, years of experience, current and expected salary (Must) at
recruitment.bi@brac.net. Internal candidates need to apply with their latest CV
including all job assignments in detail with BRAC PIN and email to
internal.bi@brac.net Please mention the position name and AD# BI 53/14 in the
subject bar.
Deadline: 15th
December, 2014

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