Country Finance Specialist Non-profit Jobs – International Potato Center (CIP)

Job Title:    Country
Finance Specialist
Organization: International
Potato Center (CIP)
Duty Station: Kampala,
Uganda
Reports to: Regional Finance
Manager
About US:
The International Potato Center (CIP) is a not-for-profit international
agricultural research organization supported by the Consultative Group on
International Agricultural Research (CGIAR) with a global mandate to conduct
research on genetic resources of potatoes, sweet potato, and other Andean roots
and tubers, crop genetic enhancement and improvement, integrated crop
management and sustainable management of natural resources.
Job Summary: The Country
Finance Specialist will support the CIP Finance Unit in implementing CIP’s
organizational mission through efficient and effective accounting and financial
management. This position will primarily oversee the financial operations of
the country office and ensure timely delivery of financial reports, including
cash and bank management, ledgers and other aspects of the country’s financial
management. It requires broad understanding of program implementation and
cross-cultural people skills.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
Finance:
·        
Oversee the financial operations of the country
office and ensure timely delivery of financial reports, including cash and bank
management, payroll, ledgers and other aspects of the country’s financial
management;
·        
Responsible for entering financial information,
timely month end close, and maintaining all financial records for projects and
for the organization;
·        
Prepare, examine, or analyze accounting records,
financial statements, or other financial reports to assess accuracy,
completeness, and conformance to reporting and procedural standards;
·        
Work closely with the Projects Finance
Specialist in the monitoring and review of partners reports;
·        
Manage financial controls, analyze office and
project budgets, and make recommendations on budget expenditures. Monitor the
expenditures to ensure that program funds are utilized appropriately by the
close of the fiscal year;
·        
Support the Country Manager and Project
Managers, in coordination with the Project Finance Specialist, with project
budget monitoring and review;
·        
Ensure that all financial reporting is completed
on time;
·        
Oversee the country statutory annual audits.
Administration:
·        
In charge of the administration of insurance,
contracting and administrating services in according to the Center’s standards
and policies;
·        
Responsible for country legal and statutory
compliance;
·        
Compute taxes owed and prepare tax returns,
ensuring compliance with payment, reporting or other tax requirements;
·        
Manage fixed assets of the Center, review and
support the preparation of inventories;
·        
Responsible for procurement of goods and
services;
·        
Responsible for the coordination of IT issues
with headquarters, serving as IT Key user.
Grants & contracts:
·        
Coordinate with the Grants and Contracts
(G&C) team contracts related actions. This will require follow up on
project management related activities such as signature and agreements or
reporting on need basis;
·        
Work closely with the G&C office to monitor
deliverables reporting for grants applicable to the operations in the Country.



Qualifications, Skills and
Experience: 
·        
The ideal candidate should preferably hold a
Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, Accounting or related discipline.
·        
A minimum of two years’ experience performing
similar functions, preferably in an environment of international organizations
or NGOs. Experience in management and administration of annual budgets,
handling payroll an^ taxes;
·        
Computer literacy i.e. proficiency in MS Office,
especially in Excel;
·        
Advanced knowledge in accounting software
packages (ERP Preferable);
·        
Knowledge and experience performing accounting,
treasury and banking transactions;
·        
Knowledge in local tax regulations and labor
law;
·        
Demonstrated success in working with
multi-disciplinary teams and partnerships in collaborative project
implementation and monitoring;
·        
Demonstrated expertise in planning,
organization, time management, and problem-solving skills;
·        
Excellent written and oral communication skills
in English.
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates are encouraged to
apply online by clicking on the link below and upload a letter of motivation, a
full CV with the names and contact information of three references that are
knowledgeable of the candidate’s professional qualifications and work
experience.
Deadline: Wednesday, 15th
November 2017
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