Financial Analyst International NGO Jobs – World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF)

Job Title:        Financial Analyst
Organization: World Wide
Fund for Nature (WWF)
Duty Station: Uganda
Reports to: Finance Manager
About Us:
WWF is one of the world’s largest independent and experienced
Conservation organizations operating in over 100 Countries in the world. WWF
UCO implements a number of national programmes promoting environment
conservation in Uganda. WWF’s mission is to stop the degradation of our
planet’s natural environment, and build a future in which humans live in
harmony with nature.
Job Summary: The Finance
Analyst is responsible for budget preparation and control, recording and
reflecting fully, accurately, clearly and in a timely manner the funds that are
allocated and the disbursements made to support project implementation, in
accordance with the approved documents and the liquidation of expenditures on
an annual and quarterly basis as well as upon project termination. The Finance
Analyst will ensure the use of standard financial and accounting procedures in
line with the WWF Field Office Manual and Project Management Guidelines.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
Planning and budgeting:
  • Participate in the preparation of annual
    and quarterly work plans and budgets; prepare periodic call for funds
  • Participate in progress reporting meetings
    with the Project Manager
  • Support the WWF Finance Manager in project
    budget monitoring and revision.
Accounting/Reporting:
  • Prepare financial reports, review entries
    posted in the accounting system, analyze financial reports, bank
    reconciliations, reconcile all balance sheet accounts and maintain records
    on file; Prepare other financial reports for agreement by the Finance
    Manager and the Project Managers
  • Monitor and ensure expenditure of project
    and core office funding is made in accordance with procedures, with the
    approved budget limits and approved as appropriate.
  • Check budget lines to ensure that all
    transactions are correctly booked to the correct budget lines;
  • Ensure documentation relating to payments
    are duly approved by the Programme Manager.
  • Prepare Project Cash flow statement on
    monthly basis and share the same with the Programme Manager and Financial
    Manager.
  • Check Project expenditure requests against
    budget and cash flow position to ensure sufficient cash balance at all
    times.
  • Call for funds from the donors when
    submitting periodical donor reports.
  • Generate monthly Budget Vs Actual variance
    Analysis report and submit the same with Account Analysis to the Programme
    Manager for review and confirmation of acceptance of costs posted to the
    account.
  • Report any actual or potential financial
    issues to the Finance Manager and the Project Manager as appropriate.
  • Continuously improve systems &
    procedures to enhance internal controls to satisfy audit requirements.
  • Maintainianiinventoryifileitoisupportipurchasesiofialliequipment/
    assets.
  • Support external and internal audits,
    ensure audit recommendations are implemented.
  • Supervision of project accountant and
    assistant accountants
  • Undertake any other duties assigned by the
    Finance Manager, the Programme Coordinator and Country Director



Qualifications, Skills and
Experience:
  • The ideal candidate for the WWF Financial
    Analyst job opportunity should hold a Bachelor’s Bachelor’s degree in
    accounting, finance or a related field and at least level 2 of CPA/ACCA.
  • Four years of experience in finance and
    accounting of donor funded projects.
  • Knowledge of budgeting, planning and
    reporting on donor funded projects.
  • Knowledge/Experience of working with
    accounting packages e.g Oracle, Sun systems etc
  • Strong Book-keeping/ Accounting skills.
  • Good knowledge of administrative and
    accounting regulations and International Accounting Standards/GAAP
  • Previous experience of working in a
    multi-cultural environment.
  • Experience of working in an NGO or a civil
    society organization working on monitoring and evaluation.
  • Strong Leadership and Networking skills
  • Coaching and capacity building/development
    skills
  • Strong
    Presentation and communication skills
  • Teamwork
    and virtual support / coaching skills
  • Good
    planning, organization, time management, facilitation and
    coordination skills
  • Good
    written and spoken English
  • Proficiency
    in MS Office and the web
  • Working
    with in tight deadlines
  • Working both independently and in
    multi-disciplinary teams, particularly in the implementation of
    cross-country activities and projects, and multi-donor programmes
  • Detail-oriented
  • Impartial and Patient
  • Adherence to WWF’s values, which are:
    Optimistic, Engaging, Determined and Knowledgeable.
How to Apply:
All interested candidates should send their cover letters, updated CVs,
and academic transcripts to the Human Resource Officer, WWF Uganda, at
kampala@wwfuganda.org.
Address to:
The Human Resource Officer,
WWF Uganda Country Office,
Plot 2, Sturrock Road, Kololo,
P.O. Box 8745, Kampala – Uganda
Deadline: 27th
December 2017
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