2 Finance Manager NGO Job Opportunities – Uganda Red Cross Society (URCS)

Organisation: Uganda Red Cross Society (URCS)
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Finance Director
About US:
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 Manager will offer support in the
development, maintenance and monitoring of a system to generate funds, control
expenditure and budget performance in line with URCS financial policies and
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • The Finance Manager will maintain the
    Financial Management Information System that supports all the financial
    functions of the URC.
  • Prepare and present monthly and quarterly
    financial reports to Finance Director in accordance with URC approved
    reporting standards.
  • Mentor, supervise, motivate, appraise finance
    staff and build the capacity of finance team, non-finance staff and
    partners in line with the finance policy and department mission.
  • Develop tools, review and consolidate country
    programme plans and budgets in line with the planning guidelines and URC
    financial regulations.
  • Prepare and submit variance reports, advise
    the Finance Director on budget balances against allocations, initiate and
    coordinate supplementary budget process.
  • Prepare Statutory Financial Statements in
    accordance with International Financial Reporting Standards.
  • Develop and maintain system of keeping proper
    books of accounts to ensure safe custody of assets of URC in accordance
    with Generally Accepted Accounting Practice.
  • Develop and maintain computerized accounting
    systems in line with URC financial strategy.
  • The jobholder will oversee all internal and
    external audit activities and ensure that appropriate audit responses are
  • Periodically review organization’s chart of
    accounts and ensure proper posting of transactions in accordance to the
    departmental mission.
  • Develop, implement and maintain systems,
    procedures and policies, including accounts payable and receivable
    functions to ensure adherence to organisation’s guidelines.
  • Keenly monitor trends of expenditure growth
    or decline and provide advice on Value for Money of operations in line
    with URC’s finance policy and regulations.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The ideal candidate for the Uganda Red Cross
    Society Finance Manager job placement should hold a Bachelor’s Degree in
    Accounting, Finance, Commerce or any related field
  • Professional qualification e.g. ACCA, CPA,
    CFA etc.).
  • Relevant professional qualifications and
    training in Finance, Project planning and management, Monitoring and
    evaluation are added advantages
  • At least five years accounting experience in
    a large organization with at least two years in a managerial position.
  • Significant experience in using Financial
    Management Information Systems (NAVISON accounting package is an added
  • Broad working knowledge of Budgeting and
    budgetary control, Financial analysis, Donor financial accounting
    procedures, Operations of sub grant partners/community based organizations,
    Accounting Procedures and Standards and Computerized Accounting Systems
    and Spreadsheet
  • Skilled in asset management and payroll
  • Working knowledge of donor financial
    accounting procedures, GAAP, IAS/AFRS accounting requirements and
    budgeting, Tax laws and systems in Uganda
  • Team Leadership skills
  • Proven integrity
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Excellent oral and written communication
  • Ability to identify critical financial issues
    with capacity to pay attention to details.
  • Capacity building skills
How to Apply:
candidates who desire to join the International Red Cross and Red Crescent
Movement should send their filled application forms, download here and E-mail to: sgurcs@redcrossug.org or mail via post to: The
Secretary General, Uganda Red Cross Society, Plot 551/555 Rubaga Road, P.O. Box
494, Kampala, Uganda.
Deadline: 29th August 2016 by 5.00pm.
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