Senior Finance Officer US Non-profit Jobs – Samaritan’s Purse

Job Title:       Senior
Finance Officer
Organisation: Samaritan’s
Duty Station: Kampala,
Reports to: Finance
About US:
Samaritan’s Purse is
an international Christian relief and development organization meeting the
critical needs of victims of war, poverty, natural disaster, famine and disease
with the aim of sharing God’s love. It was founded in the United States
Job Summary:  The Senior Finance Officer will be responsible
for assisting the Finance Manager in financial reporting and monitoring. S/he
will also support the field based finance officers, area coordinates, grants
development unit the Finance Manager in the area of grants management, donor
reporting and compliance. S/he will also deputize for the Finance Manager. All
applicants must agree with and uphold the values and objectives of the
organization to be considered for this position. S/he will be based in Kampala
but may travel up to 20% of the time to various field sites.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Manage review of financial transactions and supporting documentation
    in an organized and professional manner.
  • Ensure financial/accounting activity is carried out in accordance
    SP’s field accounting policies.
  • Review all payment requests and process wire payments
  • Manage the reconciliation of cash at all sites on a weekly basis and
    investigate any over/under situations.
  • Provide support to Base Manager and/or Program Managers with regard
    to financial policies/practices and budget management as required.
  • Identify areas for financial and administrative improvement and work
    to implement feasible improvements.
  • Assist with preparation of monthly bank reconciliation for all SP
    Bank accounts.
  • Assist Finance Manager in preparing Journal Entries and finalizing
    all transactions and documentation related to the financial close process
    each month
  • Assist with the review of local payroll and payroll taxes for all
    field sites on a monthly basis.
  • Review budgets for accuracy and correct coding before they are
    uploaded in the system
  • Record income received on internal and external awards
  • Prepare grant reports, maintain compliance checklists and update
    grants tracker on monthly basis; inform relevant support staff of ending
    grants in advance
  • Send updated fund numbers to staff in liaison with the Program
    Development Officer
  • Keep abreast of changes in the finance sector such as taxation
    policies and update the finance manager
  • Assist the Finance Manager in charging monthly indirect costs for
    all applicable external awards
  • Assist the team in troubleshooting system issues such as errors
    while posting journal entries
  • Communicate any Serenic updates with all field finance officers
  • Send monthly project activity reports (PARs); create journal entries
    from Project Managers’ feedback
  • Support the Finance Manager in orientation of new staff on financial
    management procedures and train project teams on effective grants
    management; support Project Managers to analyze budget versus actual
    spending in a timely manner and to understand burn rate
  • Effective grantee management, assist Finance Manager to review
    reports and effect timely payment of tranches
  • Provide technical support to Field Finance Officers
  • Ensure that SP finance and procurement policies are uniformly
    applied by all SP Uganda programs, in close liaison with SP Area
    Coordinators, Program Managers and the Finance Manager
  • Maintain up to date softcopy and hard copy payroll and statutory
    deduction files
  • Ensure all statutory payments are made before deadlines; liaise with
    Tax consultant in case of anomalies in PAYE tax
  • Manage cash flow to ensure adequacy of funds at Kampala office and
    all sub offices
  • Assist in conducting audits
  • Follow up with all Finance Officers to ensure timely month end
  • Ensure all Balance Sheet reconciliations are made on a monthly basis
  • Prepare monthly folders for all signed cash reconciliations, bank
    reconciliations and cash balances report
  • Ensure digital/paper records are maintained and organized by Finance
    Officers in liaison with the Digital records officer and update the
    finance manager
  • Review weekly general ledger reports for the Country Office and make
    necessary adjustments
  • Upload Payroll into the Bank integrator
  • Follow all procedures provided by Finance Manager
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The applicant must hold a a Bachelor’s Degree (B. A.) from four-year
    College or University in Accounting/Finance or related field. CPA/ACCA
    part II level of education
  • Seven years of relevant work experience in Finance Management.
  • Previous experience in coordinate both financial and programmatic
    functions of Finance management in donor funded programs like DFID, USAID
    and UN agencies.
  • Excellent Knowledgeable of local and national tax regulations
  • He/She should be dynamic, Self-starter or initiative taker with high
    level of integrity, must be faster leaner personable
  • Good team player
  • He/She should possess excellent reasoning ability in analytical and
    strategic thinking, with excellent knowledge of computer applications, in
    particular proficiency required in (Ms Excel, Accounting Software e.g.
    Serenic Navigator)
How to Apply:
Please send your
updated CV, covering letter and relevant documentation by email to HR: or hand delivery to Samaritan’s Purse offices, Plot 126
Luthuli Avenue, Bugolobi. Please note that only short listed candidates will be
contacted and any form of lobbying will lead to automatic disqualification.        
Deadline: Wednesday 5th April2019
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