International NGO Jobs – Country Financial Controller at Concern Worldwide

Organization: Concern Worldwide
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
About Concern:
Concern Worldwide is an international non-governmental (NGO) humanitarian
organization whose mission is to help people living in extreme poverty achieve
major improvements in their lives which last and spread without on-going
support from Concern.
Job Summary: The Country
Financial Controller will primarily ensure the effective management of Concern
Uganda’s finances. This includes staff training and development, treasury
management, financial planning/budgeting and reporting on all donor grants. The
incumbent is also responsible for maintaining and managing controls &
procedures to safeguard and account for all assets, funds and interests of
Concern’s operations. The job holder is responsible for Partner financial
assessment, monitoring & capacity building and is also a member of the
senior management team who participates in all key decisions relating to
Duties and Responsibilities: 
1. Financial Control:
Maintain an effective & efficient system of
internal controls which comply with Concern worldwide’s financial guidelines by
reviewing existing systems on an on-going basis in order to develop and improve
internal controls
Make sure that all financial records & accounts
are compiled timely, accurately and in line with international accounting
standards & donor regulations.
Ensure that country management prepares the annual
& revised country budget and donor budgets, as accurately as possible.
2. Financial Reporting:
Ensure timely & accurate preparation of
monthly management accounts for budget-holders and Country Management to ensure
that they can take appropriate action on any significant variances.
Ensure timely & accurate preparation of
financial reports for headquarters in Dublin and donor reports for external
Ensure timely reconciliation of all balance sheet
items on a monthly basis, in accordance with Concern Worldwide policies &
procedures and finalise year-end accounts for external auditors.
Provide financial analysis where necessary
especially on maximizing available funds and advice to CMT.
3. Staff Management & Capacity
Ensure that a good standard of financial
management is maintained by undertaking specific training, capacity building
and other relevant initiatives to ensure finance staff performs their roles and
responsibilities with accuracy & professionalism.
Conduct financial training of budget holders, to
assist them in enforcing financial controls & making decisions based on financial
4. Financial System:
Ensure that country financial management systems
& records are adequate in order to identify and protect the assets &
interest of the organization in an efficient & effective manner.
Ensure that the accounting software (Great Plains)
is maintained and utilized in an appropriate & effective manner.
Establish & maintain a donor financial
management system in order to optimize funding & to ensure efficient &
accurate reporting to donors.
Ensure that adequate controls over cash & bank
management are constantly monitored  and
updated to minimize the risk of fraud or misappropriation as well as
undertaking regular field visits in order to assess the financial systems in
place & implement improvements as needed.
Keenly monitor all financial activities, and keep
the Country Management advised of all situations which have the potential for a
negative impact on internal controls or financial management performance.
Carry out financial assessments, evaluation and
capacity building of partners, in line with Concern’s standard financial
Ensure that partner finance reports are thoroughly
reviewed in. coordination with the respective Programme staff.
5. Other financial duties:          
Actively facilitate internal, external & donor
Ensure that all statutory deductions & taxes
are complied with & to liaise with relevant authorities in this respect.
Render support in the development &
implementation of the Country’s Strategic Plan
Actively participate in the CMT meetings and be
proactively involved in the decision making processes.
Perform any other finance-related assignments.
Skills and Experience: 
The ideal candidate for the International NGO
career opportunity should hold a Professional Accountancy Qualification (e.g.
At least five years of post-qualification
experience in a similar international organization
A minimum of 
two years’ experience in developing staff technical and management
Past experience in managing large and multi donor
(especially USAID, EU, ADC, Irish Aid etc.) programme budgets
Proven competency in the use of computer
applications i.e. Microsoft Word, Excel, accounting systems
Proven organisation, planning and management
Cross cultural awareness and sensitivity
Working knowledge of development issues and
concepts is desired
Ability to work under pressure to meet tight
High team ethic
Excellent communication and negotiation skills
Working Knowledge of Microsoft Dynamics (Great
Plains) will be an added advantage.
Fluent in both spoken and written English.
How to Apply: 
All suitably qualified and interested candidates should send their
application and updated CVs (max 4 pages) with day time contacts, names and
addresses of three (3) work related referees’ via E-mail to: with the Job title as the subject of your email
(failure to do this will lead to cancellation) or address hard copies to: The
Human Resources Department, Concern Worldwide Uganda, P.O. Box 6599, Kampala.
Uganda (Mark your envelope with the job applied for).
NB: Only shortlisted candidates will be
contacted for interview.
Deadline:  5th June
2015 by 5:00pm

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