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Finance Manager – Business Services NGO Jobs – Uganda Red Cross Society (URCS)

Job
Title:        
 Finance Manager – Business
Services
Organisation: Uganda
Red Cross Society (URCS)
Duty Station: Kampala,
Uganda
Reports to: Finance
Director
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 Manager – Business Services will assume a leadership role in
providing excellent transactional, administrative and compliance (statutory,
tax) support services to the Organisation. The Manager will also strengthen and
improve the finance and accounting function, processes and procedures, internal
controls and provision of information for management decision making.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
Payments, Payroll
& Statutory compliance
  • Prepare monthly National society program
    payroll (wide) by 20th of the month to ensure payroll is disbursed by 26th
    of the month;
  • Ensure timely submission of statutory
    deductions to the relevant authorities (URA, NSSF, and Local Government);
  • Monitor and follow up staff with salary
    advances regularly and provide report to the Finance Director by 5th of
    the following month;
  • Compute terminal benefits for the
    exiting staff in line with the Staff Standing regulations;
  • Ensure all payments being processed have
    adequate support documents and timely and proper filed in accordance with
    URCS policy;
  • Maintain a system for handling all
    suppliers’ invoices, demand / fee notes and payment requisitions in line
    with URC established credit policies;
  • Ensure timely disbursements of funds to
    the field.
Management of
Accountabilities
  • Keenly verify authenticity of
    accountability documents and process financial transactions for URC in
    line with URC policies, International Accounting Standards, statutory
    requirements;
  • Monitor the working advance balances and
    follow-up to ensure all working advances are accounted for in a timely
    manner;
  • Reconcile staff debtor and creditor
    balances and other balance sheet codes and ensure that these balances are
    kept to nil on the lowest level possible;
  • Accurate, complete and timely submission
    of accountabilities from respective staff;
  • Existence of a standard checklist with
    100% compliance for all accountabilities;
  • Ensure reconciliations of receivable and
    accounts payables every end of month;
  • Ensure proper filing of all
    accountability documents;
Accounting
Procedures & Processes:
Support
the Finance Director with special assignments and workflow process
improvements;
Staff development
  • To ensure that staff development is
    carried out as below;
  • Staff training: ensure adequate training
    of self and all direct reports;
  • Self-Assessment: On a regular basis,
    prepare and submit an assessment of own performance on the key performance
    indicators for all activities set out above;
  • Succession Planning: Select and prepare
    staff to take over own role in one’s absence and ensure proper handover
    before taking planned leave.


Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The ideal candidate for the Uganda Red
    Cross Society (URCS) Finance Manager – Business Services job opportunity
    should preferably hold a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, Business
    Administration (Finance), Commerce, Statistics or associated discipline
    from a reputable institution;
  • Qualified Accountant (ACCA, CIMA, CPA).
  • At least five years of supervisory
    experience in the areas of financial accounting and reporting gained in a
    professional practice;
  • Experience in NAVISION Systems
    Accounting Package is added advantage.
  • High level of financial discipline and
    integrity;
  • Strong interpersonal supervisory,
    customer service and verbal and written communication skills. 
  • Ability to multi-task, work under
    pressure and meet deadlines. 
  • Strong working knowledge of IFRS is
    essential. 
  • Familiarity with the rules and
    regulations governing USAID funding is an added advantage;
  • Demonstrated proficiency in computer
    applications such as word processing, spreadsheets, database, email and
    utilization of the internet;
  • Knowledge in community based targeting
    methodology;
How to Apply:
All candidates who
desire to join the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement should
send their filled application forms, 
download
here
 
and E-mail to: vacancies@redcrossug.org or
mail via post to: The Secretary General, Uganda Red Cross Society, Plot 551/555
Rubaga Road, P.O. Box 494, Kampala, Uganda.
Deadline: 28th May 2018 by 5:00pm
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