Finance Manager – Water For People

Job Title: Finance Manager
Organization: Water For People
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Country Director
About Us:
Water For People is a global non-profit organization with headquarters
in Denver, Colorado, USA, and country offices in Kampala, Uganda. Water for
People aims at improving people’s quality of life by supporting the development
of locally sustainable drinking water resources, sanitation facilities, and
health and hygiene education programs. Water For People currently operates in
10 countries in Latin America, Africa and Asia. Currently, Water For People
Uganda works in partnership with Local Governments western and eastern Uganda
and is expanding operations in other districts yet to expand.
Job Summary: The Finance
Manager will be responsible for the Country Programs financial management and
contribute to the overall success of the organization by effectively managing
all financial tasks for the organization. As necessary s/he may assist the
partners of Water for people Uganda.
Key Duties and
  • Update and maintain the accounting system
    of Water for Uganda consistent with financial regulations, rules, and
  • Maintain timely and accurate financial
    statements and reports that are appropriate’ for users such as
    Headquarters, funding partners, and the Regional office in accordance with
    accounting principles and in the case of funding partners in accordance
    with contract agreements with funders
  • Prepare and submit as per policy monthly
    financial results and manage the cash flow including preparation of cash
    flow forecasts and wire transfer requests in accordance with policy
  • Implement the financial procedures manual
    and ensure compliance to accounting policies and procedures by all staff
  • Responsible for preparing monthly payroll
    functions to ensure that employees are paid in a timely and accurate
  • Ensure that all statutory requirements of
    the organization are met including filing of annual returns, submission of
    PAYE, NSSF and benefits remittances and other relevant taxes on time .
  • Prepare all supporting information for the
    annual external audit, internal audits and donor specific audits and
    liaise with the Regional finance Manager, Headquarters and the external
    auditors as necessary
  • The Finance Manager will reconcile bank
  • Manage the acquisition of capital assets
    and ensure that assets are properly recorded, amortized, and disposed of
    as appropriate
  • Prepare the annual budget in consultation
    with the Country Director, Program Manager and Regional Finance Manager
Qualifications, Skills and
  • The applicant should hold an Undergraduate
    in Accounting or Finance or BBA (Accounting)
  • Fully qualified or Finalist in CPA/ ACCA
    or other equivalent accounting qualification
  • Three to five years’ experience in a
    supervisory role in Accounting or Finance departments.
  • The applicant should have three or more
    years nonprofit accounting/finance experience.
  • Working knowledge of accounting software,
    preferably NetSuite.
  • Good knowledge and understanding of the
    principles and practices of accounting, auditing, and financial reporting.
  • Significant experience in complex
    multi-currency transactions a plus.
  • Ability to meet tight deadlines;
  • High level of attention to detail,
  • Excellent written and verbal communication
    skills in English.
  • Working knowledge of International
    Financial Reporting Standards
  • The applicant should be familiar with the
    Companies Act
  • Proficiency in the use of computer
    programs for Accounting and Microsoft Office programs including Word,
    Excel, Power Point and Outlook.
  • He/She will demonstrate understanding of
    organizational mission, vision, values, policies, procedures, and
    strategic goals as well as trust and teamwork in all aspects of Water For
    People business.
  • Transparency, Teamwork, Trustworthy,
    Problem solving, Effective Communication and Able to Learn and teach
How to Apply: 
All candidates are encouraged to send a Detailed CV and certified
Academic certificates plus three (3) referees and their contacts addressed to:
The Country Director, Water for People Uganda, P.O Box 1420, Kampala Uganda
Please send E-mail applications to: Email:
Deadline: Tuesday, 6th
January, 2015

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