German Red Cross Jobs – Finance Officer

Organisation: Uganda Red
Cross Society (URCS)
Duty Station: Kampala,
Reports to: Director,
Finance, HR and Administration
About URCS:
Uganda Red Cross Society (URCS) is the leading National Humanitarian
Organization in Uganda and a member of the International Red Cross Red Crescent
Movement. The ICRC is an International humanitarian institution which has a
mandate to protect victims of international and armed conflicts i.e. the
wounded, refugees, civilians, prisoners and other non-combatants.
Job Summary:  The Finance Officer-German Red Cross will
implement and actively monitor the financial reporting systems of the German
Red Cross for compliance in line with the reporting requirements of URCS
financial management policies. The applicant will be expected to specifically
track and report on all the German Red Cross (GRC) incomes and expenditures for
GRC funded projects. S/he will do so in line with the approved GRC financial
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Intuitively verify authenticity of
    payments and accountability documents and process financial transactions
    for URCS in line with URCS policies, International Accounting Standards,
    statutory requirements.
  • Update the URCS accounting systems and maintain
    accurate up to date financial records in line with URCS policies,
    International Accounting Standards, statutory requirements and Best
  • Keenly analyze, monitor and Reconcile
    financial records, in line with URCS policies, International Accounting
    Standards, statutory requirements and Best practice.
  • Request for, disburse and account for
    German Red Cross project funds and any related petty cash in accordance
    with URCS Financial regulations.
  • Prepare monthly bank reconciliation for
    all bank accounts, monitor cash and bank balances to ensure liquidity of
    the designated GRC project accounts at all times.
  • Receive funds from staff and any other
    external organizations; promptly bank these funds as per finance manual
  • Reconcile staff debtor and creditor
    balances, other payable and receivables as well as other balance sheet
    codes and ensure that these balances are kept to nil on the lowest level
    possible on a monthly and quarterly basis.
  • Actively monitor the cash position of the
    designated GRC projects and advice the Supervisor on when to request
    remittance of funds as well as negotiate favourable rates for currency
    conversions with the bank.
  • Technically support the budgeting process
    of the project funding cycles to ensure that budgets are prepared and
    uploaded on the accounting system in a timely manner
  • Support audit processes that will warrant
    the finalisation of relevant audits within agreed deadlines
  • Perform any other duties as may be
    assigned by the supervisor
Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The applicant should hold a good
    Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, Finance, Commerce or equivalent
  • At least Stage 2 Professional
    qualification e.g. (ACCA, CA, CPA etc) and with evidence of active
    engagement of finals of these courses.
  • A minimum of three or more years’
    experience in the related field.
  • Highly computer literate in Microsoft
    Office suite programmes. Strong Knowledge of Navision Accounting Software
    is an added benefit
  • Good knowledge of Taxation and statutory
  • Working knowledge of accounting procedures
  • Detailed knowledge of computerized
    accounting systems and spreadsheet
  • Knowledge on internal control procedures
    and practices
  • Skills in communication and networking
  • Proven integrity
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Asset/inventory management skills
How to Apply: 
All suitably qualified and interested candidates should send their
applications with copies of Curriculum Vitae, names of three professional
referees, copies of certified academic documents, telephone contact (s) addressed
to: The Secretary General, Uganda Red Cross Society, P.O. Box 494, Kampala,
Uganda or hand deliver to Plot 551/555 Rubaga Road.
NB: Due to large volumes
of applications; only short listed candidates shall be contacted. Canvassing
shall lead to automatic disqualification.
Deadline: 8th May 2015 by 5.00

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