MAP International Non-profit Jobs – Senior Finance Officer

Organisation: MAP
Duty Station: Kampala,
Reports to: Senior
Finance Assistant  
About MAP International:
MAP International, is a global
non- profit faith based organization 
founded in 1954, that supports 
humanitarian, health, relief and development initiatives among
vulnerable communities to improve the health and overall welfare of people in
more than 130 developing countries. MAP International maintains an affirmed
commitment to diversity and equal opportunity in the fulfillment of its global
mission. MAP offers its services to all people, regardless of their religion,
gender, race, nationality or ethnic background.
Job Summary:  The Senior Finance Officer manages:
  • MAP
    Uganda Head office Accounting and Finance functions including cash flow
    analysis and management, accounts payable and account receivable
    monitoring, donor budget and expenditure analysis and reporting
  • Country
    office financial reporting (Monthly, Quarterly and Annual) to MAP
    International office
  • Compliance
    with Country Office and MAP International policies and procedures, donor
    grant regulations and Host Government regulations
  • Facilitate
    Country Office Interim audit (internal controls) and Yearend financial
    statement audit
  • Develop
    action plans to address MAP IO internal audit and external audit findings 
  • Supervise main office and field offices Finance/Accounting staff and
    provide performance improvement training in consultation with MAP IO Finance
  • Work
    in collaboration with other departments (Administration and Program) to
    provide timely and accurate financial reports and effective customer
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
1.  Financial Leadership—50% of Time
  • Directs
    MAP Uganda main office and filed offices finance and accounting functions
    and identify areas for ongoing improvement and create and execute
    solutions in consultation with MAP IO Finance.
  • Steer
    the reviewing and consolidating Country office annual budget and monthly
    cash flow statements.
  • Direct
    the monthly closing of all sub-offices and the main office to ensure
    timely submission of accurate reports to MAP IO.
  • Actively
    monitor account receivable and account payable subsidiary ledgers and
    ensure outstanding balances are settled in a timely manner, properly
    accounted for and included in the monthly reports.
  • Regularly
    review and monitor Country Offices monthly cash request to ensure
    unrestricted bank account balance is maintained at the acceptable level.
  • Prepare
    monthly project budget and expenditure report for all projects and
    identify areas with material deviation from budget with the Project
    manager and Country Program Manager for timely and corrective actions.
  • Address
    all financial inquiries from MAP IO, Donors representatives, Auditors and
    other parties in a timely manner.
2. Audit and Fiscal
Management—30% Of Time
  • Perform
    detailed review and analysis of Main office and field offices financial
    transactions and supporting documents to ensure complete and accurate
    resulting financial reports.
  • Serve
    as Country Office lead contact for all audits and special inquiry requests
    from MAP IO, external auditors and other parties.
  • Actively
    coordinate the Country Office interim audit (internal controls) and
    yearend audit and take appropriate actions to implement prior year audit
    findings and recommendations.
  • Advice
    MAP IO on non-compliance practices observed in Finance, Administration,
    Program and other departments and proposes appropriate remedial actions.
  • Identify
    Accounting and Financial Management training needs and organize
    appropriate performance improvement training for
    Finance/Administration/Program staff.
  • Review
    and monitor Filed office monthly cash request and utilization to avoid
    holding significant amount of cash in the local currency unrestricted bank
  • Actively
    support Country Office management and MAP IO in developing and updating
    policies and procedures as needed.
  • Guide
    and direct program officers in ensuring compliance with MAP’s procurement
    and field accounting policies and procedures, compliance with donor
    agreement and audit requirements.
3. Management Support — 20% of
  • Supervise
    Main office and field offices Accounting and Finance staff.
  • Provide
    oversight support to other departments (Administration/Human Resource/
    Program) as needed.
  • Actively
    participate through feedback in the regular and annual performance
    appraisal for Finance and Administration.
  • Travel
    to field offices regularly to ensure proper monitoring and supervision of
    field offices.
  • Participate
    in the implementation of MAP Global financial systems (MAP 361)
Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The
    Senior Finance Officer should hold s Graduate degree in accounting from a
    recognized college or university
  • A
    minimum of five (5) years non-profit accounting and finance experience.
    Three (3) years supervisory, training and development experience.
    Experience in managing and reporting on large-scale grants.
  • Possess
    excellent communication skills — interpersonal, written and verbal.
  • Good
    computer software skills.
  • Prior
    experience with Excel and general accounting software required
  • Good
    knowledge and understanding of accounting and auditing principles,
    budgets, forecasts, and cost control, detailed oriented and quality
    control conscious.
  • Ability
    to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables
    in situations where only limited standardization exists.
  • Working
    knowledge and experience in other cultures and languages within Uganda.
  • Possess
    the ability to work as team player, coach and mentor team members and
    manage stressful working environment. 
How to Apply: 
Please fill out the MAP New
Hire Application Form, download
and send it with an updated resume/CV, cover letter, statement of
faith, previous salary history, minimum salary requirements, three professional
references (e-mail address and phone number to include Supervisors), and a date
of availability to, and copied to The email subject line
MUST include the following: Senior Finance Officer – Uganda and attach to the
email enclose the information as outlined in the paragraph above.
Deadline: 13th February, 2015.
Only short – listed candidates will be contacted. No phone calls will be
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