Finance Manager International NGO Jobs – Mercy Corps

Organization: Mercy
Duty Station: 
Kampala, Uganda
Reports to:
Finance Director
About US:
Mercy Corps is an
International NGO that exists to alleviate poverty and oppression by helping
people build secure, productive and just communities. Mercy Corps has been
fully registered in Uganda as an operational NGO. Currently Mercy Corps has an
office in Kampala and is implementing Food Security programs which comprise of
Water and Sanitation, Livelihood and Agriculture and Conflict Mitigation
Management Program in North and North Eastern Uganda. We implement programs in
the northern districts of Pader, Kitgum, Agago, Lamwo, Kaabong, Abim and Kotido
with funding from USAID, USDA, Walmart Foundation, SDC, DFID as well as other
private donations.
Job Summary:  The Finance Manager is responsible for daily
office operations in country office and field offices. He/she is responsible
for review and/or approval of transactions, according to the Approval Authority
Matrix; ensuring that all transactions are allowable, reasonable and allowable,
in line with Mercy Corps policies, donor regulations, GAAP and applicable
country laws and that they are correctly coded. The Finance Manager will do
regular field visits, facilitate audits, and coordinate weekly and monthly
financial reporting, support, supervising and coaching all Senior Finance
Officers and Finance Coordinators, monitor cash projections and cash
management, updating and tracking all assets and Finance files. Support and
track contracts payments, leases, fixed assets and procurements of all office.
It is critical that Finance Manager travels to the field one week per month and
ensures Senior Finance Officers based in Kampala also travel one week per
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
of Finance Coordinators, Senior Finance Officers, and Roving Finance Officer.
of the financial reporting processes, ensuring that all data is accurate,
complete, and entered within set deadlines.
cost allocations on a monthly basis, and ensure monthly closing procedures are
properly done, and on time.
payments, journals, purchase orders and contracts in line with the Approval
Authority Matrix. All transactions must meet donor regulations, Mercy Corps
policies and applicable country laws, and must be properly coded according to
the MC chart of accounts.
planned technical support, back stopping, coaching and training to all Finance
staff under his/her supervision.
sure all transactions are properly entered in to the accounting software/field
connection/Navigator, review and ensure weekly posting is done.
financial review for advances, purchase requests, quotation analysis, purchase
orders, expense report, payment requests and other field transactions within
his/her limit per the AAM.
and prepare weekly and monthly cash requirements for all offices, submit and
make sure sufficient cash is available in all offices and monitor its use. Make
sure also there is no excess cash.
and import month end payroll for posting and ensure all severances and pensions
updated periodically and reconciled with the ledger and individual staff.
monthly balance sheet reconciliations.
all cash, bank and advances are reconciled with cash counts, bank statements
and outstanding advances and ledger.
monthly NSSF, income tax, withholding tax, VAT and other taxes are withheld,
paid on time and reported accordingly.
and submit monthly, quarterly and annual financial report packages to HQ.
all offices time sheet summaries and individual staff timesheets, update
payroll for allocation and file for payroll recording every month.
of tax returns with URA and NSSF as per applicable country laws.
the national staff payroll and compute monthly taxes for expatriate staff.
manage and facilitate internal and external audits.
that he/she travels to filed locations once per month and ensures that Senior
Finance Officers travel to the field one week per month. This is critical part
of the role and cannot be compromises.
other tasks to be assigned by the supervisor.
Finance &
Compliance Management
compliance with donor and Mercy Corps regulations related to food security
compliance with security procedures and policies as determined by country
ensure that team members operate in a secure environment and are aware of
As part
of our commitment to organizational learning and in support of our
understanding that learning organizations are more effective, efficient and
relevant to the communities they serve, we expect all team members to commit 5%
of their time to learning activities that benefit Mercy Corps as well as

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
ideal candidate for the Mercy Corps Finance Manager job opportunity should hold
a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Finance with a professional qualification
in either CPA or ACCA. A Master’s degree would be an added advantage.
years’ experience in grants and financial management and accounting and
3+year’s supervisory experience.
understanding of USAID, DFID, SIDA, ECHO guidelines is a must
management Skills, Technical & Supervisory Skills and experience required.
accounting skills and experience, including management of the general ledger,
journal entries, payroll, payables and balance sheet.
understanding of donor rules and regulations is required.
NGO/PVO experience required.
experience and skill with financial reports preparation and presentation and
proven ability to translate technical financial data into informative reports.
computer skills in MS Office programs, particularly Excel and accounting
software experience.
oral and written English skills
to travel regularly to Mercy Corps and sub grantees field offices and project
sites approximately 25%.
ability to support programmatic objectives with timely and meaningful financial
information is essential.
demonstrated ability to multi-task, meet deadlines and process information in
support of changing program activities is necessary.
impeccable professional standard of finance and procurement ethics as well as
the willingness and ability to enforce compliance with Mercy Corps and donor
policies and procedures is essential.
How to Apply:
All suitably
qualified and interested candidates should send their E-mail applications
including a cover letter clearly stating the salary requirements, updated CV
(with three professional referees), and copies of academic
qualifications/certificates addressed to the Senior HR and Legal Manager, Mercy
Corps Uganda to:
Deadline: 25th April 2019
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