Africa Finance and Business Analyst NGO Careers – Right To Play

Job Title:           Africa Finance and Business Analyst
Organisation: Right To Play
Duty Station:  Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Finance and
Business Administration Manager (FBAM)
About US:
Right 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 Africa
Finance and Business Analyst is mainly responsible for the proper
implementation of financial procedures in all Africa Right To Play programs and
operations including Uganda, Burundi, Tanzania, Ethiopia Mozambique, Ghana,
Mali, Liberia, Benin & Rwanda. The incumbent works with the respective
Finance Officers at Country Level (FOs) to ensure budgeting, accounting, and
other financial and accounting functions are in accordance with RTP internal
policies and procedures. The incumbent ensures regular account and budget
analysis and RTP Africa wide books are closed on time and financial reports
from field are completed and accurate. The incumbent is responsible for
preparing financial reports for management and performs all balance sheet
accounts analysis and reconciliation.
Key Duties and
Responsibilities: 
Financial Management, Planning and Budgeting (40%)
·        
Keenly
reviews and analyses 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 Africa Program
Manager (APM) 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 AFBAM and country officers to set a yearly
activity plan for upgrading staff financial skills and capacity and leads the
implementation; ensures that all project staff are familiar with the roles and
responsibilities in relation to financial management and accountability.
·        
Reviews
and analyses field office monthly financial reports (verifying the coding,
arithmetical accuracy, documentation, authorization) and subsequent
feedback to ensure timely submission by the Countries.
·        
Prepares
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, generates Budget vs.
Actual (BvA) and reports to the Vice President, Africa Programs (VPAP) and
APFBAM 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.
·        
Performs
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
contributes 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.
Administrative and Logistics Functions (20%):
·        
Analyses
and reviews all procurement processes, supporting documents and compliance to
policies.
·        
Assist
the AFBAM 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 analyses logistical transactions, where
applicable.
Systems and processes (20%):
·        
Based
on analysis and sound business judgement, provides advice on business process and
changes that will result in operating efficiencies.
·        
Contributes
in team-based effort to improve finical management systems to enhance to
achievement of organizational objectives.
·        
Coordinates
system and business process assessments to confirm or create efficient
and effective controls.
·        
Supports
AFBAM to train finance and program staff on RTP financial policies and best
practice financial management.
Banking, Payroll and Accounting Analysis (15%)
·        
Keenly
analyses and oversees the 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.
·        
Reviews
and analyses payroll and monitors salary advance reimbursements; stays
abreast on the latest development in tax and other related laws in the
countries; analyses and ensures RTP’s compliance with all Government statutory
regulations including licensing payment of taxes and social security fund;
oversees timely submissions of such deductions by Countries to the relevant
authorities.
·        
Analyses
financial transactions and prepares journal entries for accrual, prepayments,
corrections and adjustments. Performs Monthly review of Countries
balance sheet reconciliations schedules and prepares Africa Office part.
·        
Reviews
reports and performs detailed account analysis, coordinates resolutions and
recommends improvement; identifies issues and trend analysis to ensure accuracy
and timely clearing of receivables and liabilities.
Perform Other Duties As Assigned (5%): Performs other duties as assigned.
Qualifications, Skills and
Experience: 
·        
The
applicant should preferably hold a Bachelor’s degree in business
administration, finance, accounting or related discipline.
·        
A minimum of five years’ experience in a similar role working in accounting, grants and
developing budgets management.
·        
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 software
·        
Knowledge
of ACCPAC accounting software
·        
CPA,
ACCA or CMA or other related designations
·        
Superior
bookkeeping skills
·        
Previous
experience working in I/NGO
·        
Experience
managing direct reports
·        
Ability
to travel internationally is required
·        
Languages: Fluency in written and spoken English and French
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested local and international
candidates should send an updated resume and motivational letter to:
UgandaHR@righttoplay.com and kindly include “Africa 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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