NFA Jobs – Director Finance and Administration

Organisation: National
Forestry Authority (NFA)
Duty Station: Kampala,
Uganda
Reports to: Executive
Director
About NFA:
The National Forestry Authority
(NFA) is a Government agency established under the National Forestry and Tree
Planting Act, 2003 as a corporate body responsible for sustainable development
and management of Central Forest Reserves (CFRs) and provision of technical
support to stakeholders in the forest sub-sector.
Job Summary: The NFA
Director Finance and Administration will take lead of the Finance and
Administration Directorate, overseeing NFA’s core financial management
activities, general management systems and guidelines as a support for good
corporate governance for the National Forestry Authority.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Responsible
    for developing and putting in place financial systems, policies and
    procedures that ensure adequate controls in order to maintain proper books
    of accounts and to safeguard the assets of NFA.
  • Preparing
    annual accounts within the stipulated deadline in accordance with the
    National Forestry and Tree Planting Act and International Financial
    Reporting Standards.
  • Preparing
    annual operational plans and budgets within the stipulated deadline in
    order to allocate available resources to identified priorities and guide
    implementation of planned activities
  • Actively
    monitoring financial performance on a regular basis and reporting to
    Management and the Board in a timely manner in order to control
    expenditure, provide advisory support and financial information for
    decision making and taking appropriate actions to address deviations from
    plans.
  • Ensuring
    that financial resources are adequate to meet NFA commitments and
    submitting financial reports to development partners on a regular basis in
    line with donor financing agreements in place.
  • In
    charge of designing and coordinating implementation and maintenance of
    financial management information system to ensure that all financial
    transactions are properly documented and recorded in a way that enables
    NFA to meet its internal, statutory and donor reporting requirements.
  • Establishing
    stringent expenditure controls, ensuring that all commitments are properly
    approved and that all expenditures are properly supported and within
    budget allocations
  • Developing
    and co-coordinating implementation of effective revenue collection systems
    ensuring that all income due are properly collected, recorded and
    accounted for.
  • Managing
    all administrative activities including infrastructure, office supplies,
    assets, stores and records.
  • Perform
    any other duties assigned from time to time.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The
    ideal candidate for the aforementioned NFA career placement should an
    Honours degree in Commerce, Accounting, Finance or other equivalent
    qualification;
  • The
    applicant must be a Fully qualified Accountant (ACCA, ACA or CPA ).
  • Possession
    of a Master’s degree in Business Administration will be an added advantage
  • A
    minimum of ten or more years’ relevant experience gained from large and
    reputable commercial organizations 5 of which must have been at management
    level.
  • At
    least three years’ experience obtained after professional qualification.
  • The
    candidate should be a clearly focused individual with a high level of
    personal integrity and commitment.
  • The
    position requires broad thinking and a mature attitude.
  • The
    successful candidate needs to be a team player, an excellent communicator
    with good oral communication and presentation skills.
  • The
    applicant must be able to cope with pressure and be able to meet regular
    tight reporting deadlines.
How to Apply: 
All suitably qualified and
interested candidates are encouraged to send their application letters, copies
of academic and professional certificates and transcripts and curriculum vitae
giving full details of applicants education, qualifications, experience,
present salary and naming three referees, plus their postal, email and
telephone contacts to the address below;
Executive Director,
Plot10/20 Spring Road Nakawa
P.O. Box 70863, Kampala, Uganda
Tel: 0312 – 264035/6 or 0414 –
230365/9
Deadline: 9th January 2015
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