World Vision Careers – Senior Finance Manager

Organisation: World
Vision 
Reports to:  Finance Director
Duty Station: Kampala,
Uganda
About WVU:
World Vision Uganda is a
Christian Relief, Development and Advocacy Non-Government Organization
dedicated to working with children, families and communities to overcome
poverty and injustice. We currently work in over 41 districts in Uganda. World
Vision is committed to the protection of children and we will not employ people
whose background is not suitable for working with children. All employment is
conditioned upon the successful completion of all applicable background checks,
including criminal record checks where possible. “Our Vision for every child,
Life in all its fullness. Our prayer for every Heart, the will to make it so.”
Job Summary: The Senior
Finance Manager will provide strategic financial management leadership and
support the implementation of financial policies to ensure effective resource
utilization and safeguarding of World Uganda assets
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
1. Leadership Management:
  • Offer
    leadership and management of the National Office field finance function by
    planning, directing and controlling the financial resources of the unit in
    line with World Vision policies/procedures and with International
    Accounting Standards.
  • Actively
    participate in World Vision Uganda (WVU) Senior Management, Regional and
    Cluster meetings and represent finance division.
  • Expeditiously
    follow up with regions/clusters and national staff on the implementation
    of new partnership initiatives.
2. Budget Development and
Coordination:
  • Coordination
    of the provision of technical support in budget development process to the
    National Office, Regional Finance Officers, Operations Managers and
    clusters as per World Vision International budgeting guidelines.
  • Consolidation
    of World Vision Ugandas annual budgets and development of Cost Allocation
    (CAL) annual operating budget.
  • Actively
    monitoring of expenditure against budgets and ensuring that spending is
    based on committed funds.
3. Financial Reporting and
Analysis:
  • Intuitively
    review of Financial reports for accuracy and completeness.
  • Working
    closely with the Accounts Manager to prepare management expenditure and
    budget utilization analyses project/cluster/regions management to monitor
    spending
  • Coordination
    of the yearend financial reporting and carry forward processes.
4. Finance Risk Management:
  • Regular
    review of internal controls at the field to ensure that WV Uganda is
    protected from the inherent risk violations.
  • Follow
    up on implementation of internal and external audit recommendations.
5. Cash and Treasury
Management
:
  • Ensuring
    target low at all times at the Cluster/ Project Offices.
  • Ensure
    timely submission of timely Clusters/ Projects funding requests.
  • Oversee
    the capacity building initiatives for the National Office finance teams
  • Organize
    & conduct Finance related trainings professionally for World Vision
    Uganda teams at the Region/clusters and National office level for enhanced
    finance capacity.
  • Roll
    out any new Global Centre Initiatives to the national office and
    coordinate finance related trainings.
  • Carry
    out regular review visits to the programs and provide coaching to the
    accountants when required.
6. External and Internal
Audits Management:
  • Coordinate
    all internal and external National Office audits on behalf of the Finance
    Director
  • Perform
    regular reviews of the audit reports and follow up on the implementation
    of audit recommendations.
7. External and Internal Divisional
Communications:
  • Work
    closely with World Vision support offices and donors in the provision of
    information, reports and queries.
  • Actively
    communicate with banks and other external organization on behalf of World
    Vision Uganda
Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The
    candidate should hold a Bachelor of Business Administration or Bachelor of
    Commerce
  • Full
    member of CPA or ACCA, or its equivalent
  • At
    least four years’ experience in reputable organization preferably an NGO.
  • Highly
    knowledgeable on grant accounting and experience in donor funding e.g.
    USAID, DFID, UN etc requirements.
  • Demonstrable
    experience in strategic management, results based management in financial
    matters.
  • Computer
    literate: especially in Sun accounting systems, spreadsheets, Internet
    skills.
  • Excellent
    verbal and written communication skills, good interpersonal relation
    skills.
  • Complete
    compatibility with WV’s Mission, ethos, policies and core values.
  • Be
    a good team player.
  • Demonstrable
    ability to work with minimum supervision
  • Be
    a mature Christian, able to stand above denominational diversities
NB:
Only Ugandan Nationals are encouraged to apply.
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified
candidates are encouraged to apply online by visiting World Vision
International’s e-recruitment jobs portal at the web link below.”
NB: Please
follow instructions on How to Create Account and Profile at World Vision’s
e-recruitment portal.  Qualified
female candidates are particularly encouraged to apply.
Deadline: 9th January, 2015. 

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