Finance Manager Job Opportunity – Buganda Heritage and Tourism Board (BHTB)

Job Title:      Finance Manager
Organisation: Buganda Heritage
and Tourism Board (BHTB)
Duty Station: Kampala,
Uganda
Reports to: Executive
Director
About BHTB:
The Buganda Heritage and Tourism Board (BHTB) is primarily responsible
for protecting, preserving, and promoting the heritage of Buganda’s culture.
Buganda in Kampala has been referred to as the home of one of the world’s
richest cultural sites.
Job Summary: The Finance Manager
will lead the organization’s Financial Accounting, reporting and control activities
across the multiple projects and cultural sites and ensure that they are
carried out efficiently, effectively and in line with best practice. Directing
the financial affairs of the organization and prepares financial analyses of
BHTB’s operations.
Key Duties and
Responsibilities:   
Financial Management and Accountability
·        
Supervise and manage all accounts data entry and
analysis and ensure the backups are made regularly and stored to ensure system
security.
·        
Supervise the posting, verifying and reviewing
of all coded and approved payment vouchers into the Accounting computer package
on a daily basis.
·        
Use a financial control framework, including
financial accountabilities and authorities to ensure full financial control and
ensure security of all transactions.
·        
Coordinate the preparation of the budget and
financial forecasts, (including the cost accounting system), analyze and report
variances.
·        
Conduct regular and timely budget monitoring to
ensure efficient use of BHTB and donor resources. Ensuring that Budget Holders
have accurate and up to date information as to parameters to be used in budget
preparation.
·        
Proper debt management and ensuring debtors are
constantly followed up for payment.
·        
Draft statutory accounts for the organization
and prepare quarterly financial reports to the governing council and donors.
·        
Ensure accounting policies comply with the relevant
accounting standards and donor accounting principles and ensure that
organizational policies are followed.
·        
Develop systems and procedures to ensure the
efficient and effective management of the organization’s finances and fiscal
soundness of the organization.
·        
Ensure the centralized accounting system is well
used and managed so that accounts are effectively managed.
·        
Ensure that monthly bank reconciliations are
prepared for all BHTB project accounts, general ledger, journals and accountabilities
for completeness and accuracy.
·        
Manage all bank accounts and cash box/Safe.
·        
Act as the main point of contact to external auditors
and provide all required information.
·        
Coordinate all bank payments and funds
transfers.
·        
Prepare financial and management reports to facilitate
the audit process after preparing final accounts.
Management of staff accounts
·        
Maintain an up-to-date computerized record of
all staff and collaborator accounts.
·        
Maintain up-to-date staff accounts in relation
to the Staff Savings Scheme.
·        
Manage staff payroll including payments for
Local Service Tax, NSSF and PAYE.
Financial advisory support
·        
Monitor and interpret cash flows and predict
future trends.
·        
Assists with annual strategic planning and
business plan development.
·        
Recommend changes that will improve the organization’s
financial performance and controls.
·        
Evaluate the performance staff in the Accounts
Department, recommend training programs and keep the staff at the highest level
of skill necessary to meet company needs and objectives.
·        
Guide the Executive Director on financial
matters.
·        
Keeping management abreast with the changes in
financial regulations and legislation.
·        
Report to Executive Director on a regular basis
of financial position of the organization.



Qualifications, Skills and
Experience:  
·        
The
applicant must hold a Bachelor’s Degree in Commerce or Finance or Accounting or
Business Administration majoring in Accounting or Finance.
·        
Professional
accounting qualification i.e. Level II of CPA or ACCA
·        
A minimum of three years of experience in direct management of a busy Finance function.
·        
Strong
Knowledge of Quick Books or Tally
·        
Skills
and experience in managing Project Accounting
·        
Excellent
interpersonal skills, initiative and pro-active working style.
·        
Computer
literacy is a MUST.
·        
Tax
Knowledge, track record of working with tight budgets.
·        
Analytical
skills and ability to meet deadlines.
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested individuals should submit an
application letter and updated CV ONLY, that provides details of the
applicant’s specific qualifications and experience for the desired position,
current and expected salary and contacts of three professional referees by Email
to: bhtbrecruitment@gmail.com addressed to: 
The Executive Director, Buganda Heritage and Tourism Board”
Deadline: 27th October 2017 by 5:00 pm
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