CARE International Non-profit Careers – Finance Director

Job Title:   Finance Director
Organisation: CARE
Duty Station:  Kampala, Uganda
About US:
CARE International is a
federation of 12 member countries in the Americas, Europe, Asia and Australia
that implement programs in over 70 countries worldwide. CARE International has
been active in Uganda since 1969 and working in the country continuously since
1979, implementing a diverse portfolio of programs and projects ranging from
emergency services to economic development and civil society building.
Job Summary:  The Care International Finance Director will
mainly develop, manage and administer the CO plans for proper recording,
documentation, control, monitoring and reporting of financial operations in
compliance with CARE policies and donor rules & regulations. S/he provides
management of the day-to-day financial operations at the CO level and is in
accountable for organising and providing high level quality financial services
to the CO programs, projects and units staff. S/he works closely but remotely
with various CARE International offices worldwide and with the Regional
Management Unit (RMU) in Nairobi. The role will lead intensive daily engagement
with CARE’s Shared Services Centre (SSC) in the Philippines, and work closely
with CO senior Management to ensure appropriate financial support and resources
are available. S/he ensures a partnership is develop and nurtured between the
Finance, programme and other programme support units in the CO.
The Care International Country
Office Finance Director requires very strong accounting and financial
management knowledge, analytical skills, attention to detail, ability to work
effectively under time pressure, strong financial strategy and forecasting
skills as well as very strong business partnering skills with the ability to
influence CO senior staff. The Finance Director must be a proactive individual
– able to initiate and complete tasks. The role requires a leader and a team
player with the ability to provide structured guidance and to ensure that the
right priorities are set for the CO finance unit. The person must have proven
experience in training finance and non-finance staff and be fully proficient in
written and spoken English. The CO Finance Director position is a member of the
CO Senior Management Team reporting to the Country Director with dotted line
relationships to the SSC and RMU. 
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Ensure
    proper financial Systems operations, management and accurate CO data
    processing in the appropriate systems, proper functioning of PeopleSoft
    operations, workflows, roles and user management; responsible for  accounts payables, Treasury and cash
    functions; ensures that general ledgers, accounts receivables and other
    modules are proceeded timely and accurately; responsible for data and
    period closing functions; manages the budgeting and forecasting functions
    including adaptive planning roles.
  • Responsible
    for staff management, development, talent management and Capacity building
    in areas of financial management for finance and non-financial staff in
    the CO
  • Quality
    review and analysis of financial reports to support management decision
    making in the Country Office
  • Ensure
    compliance and control: leading controllership and accounting as well as
    Audit support functions
  • Responsible
    for general CO financial oversight and support through other duties like
    supporting proposal development processes, CO staff development plans and
Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The
    ideal candidate should possess a good Master’s degree in Accounting,
    Finance or Business Management, Business administration, BCOM, MBA or
    equivalent combined with a bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance or
    Business management is required.
  • Full
    membership certificate of professional Accountancy courses like
    ACCA/CPA  is required.
  • At
    least ten years  (10) years in a
    relevant filed of accounting of which three years must have been as a
    Finance Director or equivalent senior management level in accounting with
    responsibility for financial strategy, financial management and
    supervision of a finance unit’s staff and operations is required
  • At
    least 5 – 7 years Professional work experience in not-for-profit
    financial, budgeting, accounting, financial reporting, grants/contract
    management, and business management in developing countries.
  • Demonstrated
    experience with financial troubleshooting, auditing  or grant management is required
  • Vast
    experience with a robust Integrated web based Financial system is required
  • Through
    knowledge of  global and
    Uganda-specific financial and accounting practices and procedures;
  • Thorough
    understanding of financial accounting, reporting and grants and contract
    management processes
  • Working
    knowledge of the  policies &
    procedures of major donors in the development and relief sector;
  • Excellent
    facilitation skills to conduct training sessions for small, medium and
    large sized groups;
  • Solid
    analytical and problem solving skills.
  • Ability
    to maintain customer focus while handling multiple priorities;
  • Ability
    to quickly learn new systems, processes and procedures and adapt local
    practices to global standards
  • Excellent
    leadership, coaching and negotiation skills
  • Ability
    to work on teams, work at detailed level and understand the larger picture
  • Strong
    oral and written communication skills in English.
  • Computer
    proficiency in Microsoft Office and financial software applications
  • Possess
    the ability to coach, communicates effectively, build partnerships and
    make decisions. Planning and organizing the unit work and ability to solve
  • The
    position require someone with high degree of integrity and accountability
    and stress tolerance
NB: This position is open to Ugandan Nationals
How to Apply: 
All candidates are encouraged
to Apply online through the e-recruitment portal
Click on the icon with Job
application and fill the application form. Please ensure that you attach all
the relevant documents in PDF format (i.e. Application letter and detailed CV
showing all your previous employment as well as your academic and professional
Deadline: 12th March 2015

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