Regional Finance Manager Job Placement – Millennium Promise

Job Title:    Regional Finance Manager  
Organisation: Millennium
Duty Station:  Kampala, Uganda
About US:
Millennium Promise, or The Millennium Promise Alliance, Inc., is a
non-profit organization incorporated under the laws of the State of Delaware,
dedicated to ending extreme poverty within our lifetime. Its flagship
initiative is the Millennium Villages Project, which highlights how integrated,
community-led development, even in some of the poorest communities across rural
sub-Saharan Africa, can lead to progress in achieving the Millennium
Development Goals (MDGs) and can provide communities with the basic tools and
necessities to break out of poverty, on the path toward self-sustainable
development. Millennium Promise oversees the Millennium Villages Project in
collaboration with the Earth Institute at Columbia University and the United
Nations Development Program (UNDP).
Job Summary: The Regional
Finance Manager for East and Southern Africa will be responsible for ensuring
that all Sustainable District Project (SDP) programs in his/her region have
effective and fully operational financial management, financial reporting, and
internal control systems.
Key Duties and
The incumbent will ensure that all sites are in
compliance with Millennium Promise’s financial policies, procedures, rules, and
regulations including the financial reporting calendar of both the New York and
the Regional Offices.
Work closely with the sites and assist in the
timely preparation of annual sites-level and Regional office budgets.
Prepare monthly financial analytics of operating
results from all site locations within the region and prepare a report for the
MP Director of Finance, Africa Director of Finance & Administration,, and
the MP CEO including the P&L, Balance Sheet, Cash flow, and financial
analytics for each site.
Regularly monitor bank accounts of the regional
site locations and making sure sites report monthly cash forecasts and
Prepare balance sheet reconciliations of all
material accounts and make sure that they are prepared on a monthly basis.
Provide cash forecasts to the MP Finance
Director, and Africa Director of Finance & Administration to assure
adequate funding of the regional and clusters bank accounts.
Ensure that all accounting policies and
procedures are strictly adhered to at the cluster sites and Regional Office and
any deviations are reported to MP Director of Finance, Africa Director of
Finance & Administration, and MP management.
Assisting in providing financial reports for the
East African sites to Millennium Promise donors and Board members.
Work closely with both the internal auditor as
well as the outside accounting firm in assuring interim and year-end audits are
completed in a timely, effective, and efficient manner and to respond to audit
Offer technical assistance, training, and skills
development support to MVP site Finance Officers, Bookkeepers, and
Administrative staff as needed to ensure that they are able to effective
perform their jobs.
Ensure that Millennium Promise assets are being
properly protected, utilized, and reported on.
Act as the accountant for all special projects
at sites-level within the East and Southern Africa Region.
Perform all other duties assigned by MP
management in Uganda, Dakar and NY.
Qualifications, Skills and
The ideal candidate must be a professional
Finance Manager Qualification equivalent to a Bachelor degree in Finance,
Accounting or Management. A Master’s degree is an added advantage.
least eight to ten years of increasingly responsible financial
experience. NGO experience preferred, not required.
Accountant or equivalent financial certification preferred.
understanding of local reporting requirements.
experience with QuickBooks or similar automated financial accounting systems.
interpersonal skills.
experience in managing bank accounts, cash flow, and treasury.
analytical skills.
experience in developing budgets for multi-site organizations.
Excel knowledge and the ability to use Excel to its fullest in developing
spoken and written communication skills in English.
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates should electronically
submit a cover letter and updated CV with three professional references to Please
address your application to the Regional Human Resources Manager, Millennium
Promise Alliance and clearly indicate: Regional Finance Manager Uganda in the
email subject line.
Deadline: 24th October, 2016
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