Assistant Financial Controller NGO Careers – GOAL International

Job Title:       Assistant Financial Controller
Organisation: GOAL International
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Financial Controller
About US:
is an international humanitarian agency dedicated to alleviating the suffering
of the poorest of the poor.  We are a
non-denominational, non-governmental and non-political organisation. GOAL
Uganda country project focuses on two of GOAL’s three strategic sectors: Health
(including WASH and health accountability programming); and Livelihoods. GOAL
Uganda mainstreams HIV, gender, child protection and the environment/DRR across
all programming. GOAL works on a district focused approach, and uses a mixture
of direct implementation and partnerships with local civil society
organisations, private sector partners and District Local Government to give
effect to our mission.
Job Summary: The Assistant Financial Controller will mainly be
responsible for the management of the Uganda Finance Team, including Partner
Grants, ensuring:
  • Timely, accurate and high quality financial
  • Donor funds are effectively managed in
    pursuit of agreed objectives.
  • Effective systems and controls are in place
    for financial management and reporting
  • Partner Grants Team have sufficient capacity
    to meet the above requirements
  • Continuous improvement and development of the
    finance team both Kampala Finance Team and Field Office Finance Teams
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
1. Supervision
  • Oversight of the GOAL Uganda Finance Team in conjunction
    with the Financial Controller (FC), outline and communicate
    responsibilities for the team members as appropriate and ensure they are
  • Organize regular team meetings to ensure
    agreed plans are communicated and appropriate actions taken
  • In charge of the management of team
  • Identify personnel development plans for team
    members and ensure follow through
  • Manage annual/study leave requirements to
    ensure the finance team continue to meet their ongoing requirements
2. Oversee Financial Management
within GOAL Uganda:
  • Deal with any disciplinary or personnel
    issues in the team as required
  • Management of the day-to-day financial
    reporting to facilitate on-time reporting to Donors and Dublin HQ
  • The incumbent will lead the monthly Sage
    Accounts Process, Donor Status Report (DSR) Process, Rolling Budget
    Process and the Payroll Process
  • The job holder will also ensure the Field
    Office Finance Teams are supported by the Kampala Finance Team
  • Ensure the Field Office Finance make their
    submissions on time n. Coordinate with Dublin HQ on Funds Request and
    local banks on Currency Contracts
  • Guide the GOAL Uganda Management Team on Tax
    Related Matters
3. Oversee Partner Grants
  • Keenly review monthly grants reports,
    proposals, visit reports, internal audits and partner assessment tools
    each month to ensure that they have been appropriately dealt with by the
    Grants Management Team
  • Regularly review evidence of checking of
    partner distributions by the Grants Management Team
  • Visit a sample of partners (determined by
    risk) on an annual basis
4. Assist with Donor
Proposals and Grant Management
  • Support the Financial Controller in the
    preparation of Financial aspects of Donor Proposals
  • Coordinate the preparation of Donor Financial
  • Offer technical support on Donor budgets,
    Donor reporting, Guidelines & Regulations to GOAL Uganda Management
5. Lead Annual Statutory
Audit and Specific Project Audits
  • Facilitate timely completion of the Annual
    Statutory Audit and Financial Statements
  • Facilitate timely completion of Specific
    Project Audits
Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The GOAL Assistant Financial Controller must
    be a Qualified accountant with ACA, ACCA, CIMA, CPA or equivalent ( Do not
    apply if you don’t have any of these )
  • At least five years’ professional experience
    with an international NGO
  • Significant experience in dealing with
    institutional donors such as DFID, Irish Aid, MasterCard Foundation,
    Charity:water and any other for at least three years
  • Excellent written, verbal and communication
    skills including budget and report writing experience
  • Excellent computer skills, including Microsoft
    Word and Advanced Excel
  • Good team player, flexible, tolerant,
    committed and capable of working within a multinational and multicultural
  • Working knowledge of SAGE
  • Team leader experience; proven staff
    management skills including on the job training and systems development
  • Highly self-motivated, organised and
  • Proven ability and willingness to produce
    financial information in a format that non-technical staff can easily
  • Excellent analytical and conceptual skills,
    with particular emphasis on planning, working to tight deadlines,
    providing training, facilitating capacity building and supervising team
How to Apply:
suitably qualified and interested applicants should send their applications
which must include at least 4 reference contacts (2 professional, 2 character
references, including your supervisor and the most recent/previous employer),
and daytime contact number to; The Human Resource Manager, GOAL Uganda via
E-mail to:
NB: Please do not attach certificates and indicate
the Position applied for in the email subject.
Deadline: 29th January 2016
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