Senior Finance Officer Non-profit Jobs – Mercy Corps

Organisation: Mercy Corps
Duty Station: Kampala,
Reports to: Finance Manager
About US:
Mercy Corps is an international non-profit organization which
implements high-quality, analytical development programmes in very difficult
places. Mercy Corps has been operating in Uganda since 2006. It has and
continues to implement programs in Acholi and Karamoja sub regions. Mercy Corps
is taking a community-led, market driven approach to address poverty and food
insecurity needs through interventions that get to the root causes and
contributing factors of economic vulnerability. Donors include the United
States Agency for International Development (USAID), DFID, Mastercard
Foundation, WALMART Foundation, Coca Cola Africa Foundation, US Depart of State
(DOS) /PEPFAR, and Nike Foundation.
Job Summary: The Senior
Finance Officer is responsible for all through Kamala office financial
transactions, compliance, budget monitoring, reporting, resources management,
coordination with others, etc. The incumbent will be responsible for review of
all Kampala based transactions, audit, supervising and coaching all Kampala
based finance officers and finance assistant, prepare and monitor cash
projections and cash management, updating and tracking all assets and finance
files. He/she is responsible to make sure that all AAM, segregation of duties
and policies and procedures are respected as per the FFM, procurement manual,
assets mgt and other manuals/policies and procedures.
Key Duties and
  • In charge of all accounting and financial
    management of all MC Uganda finance transactions.
  • Provide financial reviews and review
    finance officers and assistants work.
  • Review advances, purchase requests,
    quotation analysis, purchase orders, expense report, payment requests and
    other field transactions.
  • Code all expenditures following the
    standard chart of accounts, coded budget and enter or review to the
    accounting software.
  • Ensure/match invoices/receipts, completion
    reports with GRN and other required documents.
  • The jobholder will coordinate and prepare
    weekly and monthly cash requirement for all field offices, submit and make
    sure sufficient cash is available in all offices and monitor its use. Make
    sure also there is no excess cash.
  • Make sure surprise, weekly and monthly
    cash counts are being made and documented for Kampala office as per the
    current MC policy.
  • Ensure that all cash, bank and advances
    are reconciled with cash counts, bank statements and outstanding advances
    and ledger.
  • Make sure all income taxes, withholding
    taxes, VAT and other taxes are withheld and paid accordingly.
  • Collect and review all offices summary and
    individual staff timesheets and submit for payroll recording every month.
  • Responsible for monitoring costs as per
    the available grant and budget details, monthly budgets vs actual reports
    and monthly cash projections..
  • Follow all Mercy Corps policies,
    procedures, grant compliance and documentation requirements.
  • Implement and make sure all Mercy Corps
    FFM, procurement, assets mgt, HR policies and procedures are implemented.
  • Implement and Make sure all respective
    donors and local Gov’t rules and regulations are respected.
  • Ensure compliance with GAAPs, Ugandan and
    US laws and standard accounting practice.
  • Provide planned technical support, back
    stopping, coaching and training to all staff under her/his supervision and
  • Provide on-going orientation, training and
    support to all Mercy Corps program and finance staff on Mercy Corps and
    respective donor’s rules and regulations.
  • Review field transaction documents and in
    the accounting software before posting..
  • Carry out periodic review of systems and
    polices and make recommendation for policy and systems change.
  • Be adaptable and flexible to take new
    tasks and new assignments as requested from time to time.
  • Conduct himself/herself both
    professionally and personally in such a manner as to bring credit to Mercy
    Corps and to not jeopardize its humanitarian mission.
  • Support other finance functions and
    offices when ever need arises.
  • Any other tasks to be assigned by the
Qualifications, Skills and
  • The ideal candidate for the Mercy Corps
    Senior Finance Officer career opportunity should preferably hold a
    Master’s degree, BA/S or equivalent in accounting or finance is required.
  • At least six years’ experience in grants
    and financial management and accounting and two years’  supervisory experience.
  • Strong management Skills, Technical &
    Supervisory Skills and experience required.
  • Strong accounting skills and experience,
    including management of the general ledger, journal entries, payroll,
    payables and balance sheet.
  • Broad knowledge and understanding of donor
    rules and regulations is required.
  • International NGO/PVO experience required.
  • Previous exposure, experience and skill
    with financial reports preparation and presentation and proven ability to
    translate technical financial data into informative reports.
  • Advanced computer skills in MS Office
    programs, particularly Excel and accounting software experience.
  • Excellent oral and written English skills
  • Willing to travel regularly to Mercy Corps
    and sub grantees field offices and project sites approximately 25%.
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates should send their
E-mail applications including a cover letter clearly stating the salary
requirements, updated CV (with three professional referees), and copies of
academic qualifications/certificates addressed to the Senior HR and Legal
Manager, Mercy Corps Uganda to:
Deadline:  31st March 2017

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