Finance Officer NGO Career Jobs – Uganda Red Cross Society (URCS)

Job Title:         Finance Officer
Organisation: Uganda
Red Cross Society (URCS)
Duty Station: Kampala,
Reports to: Finance
About US:
Uganda Red Cross Society (URCS)
is the leading national humanitarian organization in Uganda and a member of the
International Red Cross Red Crescent Movement. The ICRC is an International
humanitarian institution which has a mandate to protect victims of
international and armed conflicts i.e. the wounded, refugees, civilians,
prisoners and other non-combatants.
Job Summary: The Finance
Officer will primarily ensure the quality and timely reporting of project funds
as well as accountability for the funds disbursed to staff, ensuring compliance
to the appropriate principles and procedures. He/She will also contribute to
the budget control processes. The Finance officer will report to the Finance
Manager and will supervise Accounts Assistants attached to the project/
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Follow
    up on budget utilization and prepare monthly budget monitoring and
    utilization reports for review. To report on analyses, variances, causes
    and propose actions to be taken to address them.
  • Verify
    authenticity of accountability documents and process financial
    transactions in line with URCS policies, International Accounting
    Standards, statutory requirements and donor requirements.
  • Keenly
    monitor working advance balances and follow-up to ensure all working
    advances are accounted for in accordance with URCS guidelines.
  • Reconcile
    staff debtor and creditor balances and other balance sheet codes and
    ensure that these balances are kept at the lowest possible level.
  • Ensure
    reconciliations of receivable and accounts payables every end of month.
  • Provide
    on job training to new staff as directed by the supervisors.
  • Ensure
    proper filing of all accountability documents.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The
    ideal candidate for the Uganda Red Cross Society (URCS) Finance Officer job
    opportunity should preferably hold a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting,
    Finance or a finance related field from a recognized institution;
  • At
    least level two of ACCA or CPA
  • Three
    years of relevant work experience in a similar position in a donor funded
  • Profound
    work experience in the application of an accounting software;
  • Prior
    experience of NAVISION accounting software is an added advantage
  • Keen
    attention to detail and accuracy.
  • Ability
    to meet deadlines with minimum supervision
  • Excellent
    interpersonal skills.
  • High
    level of integrity.
  • Excellent
    communication skills
How to Apply:
All candidates who desire to
join the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement should send their
filled application forms, download
 and E-mail to: or mail via post to: The Secretary General, Uganda Red
Cross Society, Plot 551/555 Rubaga Road, P.O. Box 494, Kampala, Uganda.
Deadline: 22nd January 2018 by 5:00pm
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