Several Fresher Finance Assistant International NGO Jobs – Oxfam

 Finance Assistant (Several
Fresher Jobs)
Organization: Oxfam
Duty Station: Uganda
About US:
Oxfam is a worldwide
organisation that employs works in more than 90 countries. We seek to overcome
poverty and suffering.  Oxfam’s global
strategic goals include contributing to achieving more profound and lasting
change in the lives of people living with poverty and injustice. We’re creating
a world- wide influencing network to unite the power of local organizations,
who share a common vision for change. Adequately resourced, local organizations
are best- positioned to influence and actively participate in the fight against
the injustice of poverty.
Job Summary: The Finance
Assistant will work closely with the Field Finance Officer to provide quality
financial information as well as provide finance support to the programme
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Administer
    Petty cash and ensure that top ups are done on time;
  • Making
    sure that all invoices passed for payment have the relevant supporting
  • Ensure
    that all processed documents are Stamped “paid”;
  • Update
    the petty cash book for effective cash flow management;
  • Support
    processing and accountability of staff travel advances;
  • Ensure
    all finance files are updated on daily basis and that the relevant
    accounts documents are filed correctly and timely;
  • Guide
    staff of their respective balances;
  • Act
    as the bank agent – cashing and depositing cash and equivalents;
  • Reconcile
    supplier accounts before payments are prepared;
  • Make
    payments in the field especially for casual workers;
  • Occasionally
    travel to the field offices to assist on finance related matters;
  • Stand
    in for the finance officer when required and any other related duties
    assigned by the supervisor.                       

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:  
  • The
    ideal candidate for the Oxfam Finance Assistant job must hold a Degree in
    Accounting, financial management, commerce, economics or related field and
    professional certification in accounting an added advantage
  • Two
    years of relevant professional experience in an NGO setting
  • Broad
    knowledge and experience of all core financial management activities,
    including accounts payable, cash management, budget development, statutory
    requirements (particularly related to Ugandan standards) and standard
  • Proficiency
    in numeracy skills and good computer skills (Excel especially, Word)
  • Ability
    to prioritise work issues to meet deadlines with minimal supervision and
    adjust to constantly changing situations while maintaining focus on
    delivery and follow-through
  • Good
    analytical and conceptual thinking skills with a proven proactive approach
    to identifying and resolving problems and suggesting improvements that
    continuously seek to provide a better service to Oxfam
  • Excellent
    personal communication skills, in written and verbal English
  • A
    high level of self-awareness, personal energy, stamina and
  • Ability
    to work creatively, effectively and under own initiative, pays attention
    to detail
  • Show
    commitment to Oxfam’s overall aims and policies and experience of
    promoting women’s rights and the interests of marginalized people in all
    aspects of Oxfam’s work
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and
interested candidates are encouraged to send their updated CVs and cover letters
ONLY to indicating the position name in the email
subject line. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted. 
Deadline:  13th February,
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