Finance and Business Analyst (International Position) Non-profit Jobs – Right To Play

Organisation: Right To Play
Duty Station:  Kampala,
Reports to: Finance and Business Administration Manager
About US:
To Play is a global organization, using the transformative power of play to
educate and empower children facing adversity. Through playing sports and
games, Right To Play helps over one million children learn through play to
create better futures, while operating in more than 20 countries each week.
Founded in 2000 by social entrepreneur and four-time Olympic gold medalist
Johann Olav Koss, Right To Play is headquartered in Toronto, Canada and has
national fundraising offices in Canada, Germany, the Netherlands, Norway,
Switzerland, the United Kingdom, and the United States. Regional offices are in
Africa, Asia, and the Middle East. Our programs are facilitated by more than
600 international staff and 14,400 local volunteer Coaches.
Job Summary: The Finance and Business Analyst is responsible
for the proper implementation of financial procedures in all Africa Right To
Play programs operations including Uganda, Burundi, Tanzania, Ethiopia
Mozambique, Ghana, Mali, Liberia, Benin & Rwanda. The incumbent is working
with the respective Country Finance Officers (FOs) to ensure budgeting,
accounting, over all compliances to procedures and Polices. S/he ensures
regular account and budget analysis and ensures RTP Africa wide books are
closed on time and financial reports from field are completed and accurate.
He/she is responsible for preparing financial reports for management. S/he
performs all balance sheet accounts analysis and reconciliation.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
1. Financial management,
planning and budgeting:
  • Keenly review and analyse yearly financial
    planning of countries and supports the program team in preparation of
    proposal and operational budgets and translation of the program activities
    into figures; supports the Program Manager (PM) liaising with Countries
    and partners in the process of budget reviews, analysis and templates.
  • Ensures that all staff are aware of the
    financial accountabilities; communicates on financial expectations and
    provides constructive feedback on forecasts and expenditures; coordinates
    with FBAM and country officers to set a yearly activity plan for upgrading
    staff financial skills and capacity and leads the implementation; Follow
    up that all project staff are familiar with the roles and responsibilities
    in relation to financial management and accountability;
  • Provide monthly analytical financial report
    and project cost reports against budget and alerts management team of
    necessary contractual or management actions based on that analysis and
    review. On a monthly basis, generate BvA and reports to the RD/FBAM with
    recommendations based upon complex business transactions; ensures
    respective Countries understands variance implications and how to respond
    to and manage them effectively. Identifies additional financial tracking
    and analysis tools as needed to support decision-making and on-going
    management review.
  • Carries out analysis of the month and
    year-end financial statements and ledger accounts and reconciliation;
    arranges and ensures their compliance with RTP and donor requirements.
    Participates in the annual financial audit ensuring all supporting
    documents are available for auditors to review; responds to auditor’s
    requests, as well as any internal or donor audits.
  • Actively contribute to development of a
    system for monthly account analysis, quarterly grants’ analysis, funding
    framework monitoring, and deliver it to Country program to position them
    for an efficient and easy internal/external financial audit.
  • Coordinates and develops monthly financial
    reports and grants control instruments for each country and regional
  • Prepares and submits monthly financial
    reports for all countries, consolidates them for submission to HQ.
2. Internal Audit and
Continues Process Improvement:
  • Perform ad hoc and annual spot checks on
    countries financial management and compliance and report the findings
  • Perform detailed account analysis, coordinate
    resolutions and recommend improvement; identify issues and trend analysis
    to ensure accuracy and timely clearing of receivables and liabilities.
  • Timely review and analyse field office
    monthly financial reports (verifying the coding, arithmetical accuracy,
    documentation, authorization) and subsequent feedback to ensure timely
    submission to Region.
  • Based on analysis and sound business
    judgement, provide advice on business process and changes that will result
    in operating efficiencies.
  • Contribute in team-based effort to improve
    finical management systems to enhance to achievement of organizational
  • Coordinate system and business process
    assessments to confirm or create efficient and effective controls
  • Support FBAM to train finance and program
    staff on RTP financial policies and best practice financial management
3. Banking, payroll and
accounting analysis:
  • Tasked with analysing and supervising daily
    management of financial transactions and all cash disbursements; ensures
    that there are adequate controls over cash and bank holdings, performs
    monthly petty cash count; oversees routine banking services including
    collecting bank statements, making bank transfers depositing and
    withdrawing cash, preparing bank reconciliation statements at the end of
    the month.
  • Monitors petty cash accounts including the
    spot checking of balances and payments.
  • Reviews all bank reconciliation statements
    prepared by the FOs.
  • Keenly review and analyse payroll and
    monitors salary advance reimbursements; stays abreast on the latest
    development in tax and other related laws in the countries; analyses and
    ensure RTP’s compliance with all Government statutory regulations
    including licensing payment of taxes and social security fund;
  • Ensures that all related government returns
    and tax slips (Income tax, Social Security deductions, withholding tax
    etc…) are provided to the appropriate government officials/departments as
    per RTP’S obligations and requirements are submitted by their due dates.
  • Reviews and consolidation of payroll sheets
    of all countries and submits to Regional HR Manager/Officer.
  • Analyse financial transactions and prepare
    journal entries for accrual, prepayments, corrections and adjustments; and
    perform Monthly review of Countries balance sheet reconciliations
    schedules and preparing RO part.
4. Administrative and
logistics functions:
  • Reviews and analyses the supporting documents
    and compliance for all purchase requests received from Countries for VP’s
    approval and onwards submission to HQ
  • Support FBAM oversees the Logistics functions
    to ensure compliance with RTP financial management and procurement
    procedures. Acts as a member of the procurement committee and verifies and
    analyse logistical transactions, where applicable.
5. Others: Performs
other duties as assigned.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The applicant for the Right To Play Finance
    and Business Analyst job opportunity should hold a Bachelor’s degree in
    business administration, finance, accounting or related discipline.
  • At least five years’ experience in a similar
    role (multi-country) working in accounting, grants and budgets management
    and development.
  • Keen attention to detail and ability to plan
    and implement work plan with minimum supervision
  • Good networking and interpersonal skills
  • Ability work with large data with attention
    to details
  • Ability to work efficiently under tight
    deadlines and pressure
  • Excellent communication and reporting skills
  • Strong analytical abilities and ability to
    prepare concise and informative financial reports
  • Excellent reporting skills
  • Good professional verbal and written
    communication skills
  • Ability to work as part of a team in
    culturally diverse professional staff
  • Good leadership and management skills
  • Excellent MS Office including Outlook, Word,
    Excel, and PowerPoint
  • Familiarity with accounting software
  • Proven ability in using financial management
  • Languages: Fluency in written and spoken
    English and knowledge of French is an asset
How to Apply:
suitably qualified and interested local and international candidates should
send an updated resume and motivational letter to: and
kindly include “Finance and Business Analyst” and your name in the subject
line. Please indicate your salary expectations in the motivational letter and
do not attach certificates at this point.
Deadline: 19th November 2016

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