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

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 is responsible for ensuring 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/ program
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
  • 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, Business Administration (Finance),
    Commerce, Statistics or associated discipline from a reputable
  • At least level two Professional
    qualification (ACCA, CIMA, CPA).
  • Three years’ experience in a related
  • Experience in NAVISION Systems
    Accounting Package is an added advantage.
  • Core Competencies and knowledge           
  • High level of financial discipline and
  • Attention to detail and accuracy;
  • Ability to meet deadlines with minimum
  • Strong 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
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,
Deadline: 28th May 2018 by 5:00pm
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