Finance Manager NGO Jobs – GiveDirectly

Job Title:     Finance Manager
Organisation: GiveDirectly
Duty Station: Kampala,
Uganda
Reports to:
Regional Finance Director
Start Date:
May 2019
About US:
GiveDirectly is an
international non-profit organization that currently operating in Kenya and
Uganda that aims to help people living in extreme poverty by making
unconditional cash transfers to them via mobile phone. GiveDirectly is driving
a re-evaluation of the assumptions underlying international philanthropy with a
provocative model: we deliver donations directly to the extreme poor and let
them decide what to do with them. This approach builds on two converging
trends: the rapid spread of electronic last-mile payments solutions in the
emerging markets, and the large body of experimental evidence showing that
direct transfers are as or more cost-effective at reducing poverty than more
traditional, top-down approaches. GiveDirectly’s field operations utilize
state-of-the-art technology and business processes to deliver transfers
securely, efficiently, and transparently.
Job Summary:  The regional finance team currently supports
finance and accounting activities in six countries in Africa. As a member of
the regional finance team, the Uganda Finance manager will assume both country
office and cross-border finance and accounting roles, covering any resource
gaps that are expected to come with the widened scope to the team. The Finance
manager will report to the regional Finance Director and have a dotted line of
reporting to the Uganda Country Director. The role holder is also expected to
work as an internal advisor to the Uganda country management team on finance
and accounting matters and be a resource person to colleagues in the finance
team
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
Finance
·        
Documenting
transactions in accordance with GD’s global bookkeeping standards
·        
Tracking
country budgets, and providing meaningful reports and feedback to budget owners
and decision makers
Tracking GD’s
assets
·        
Implementing
payment and procurement protocols, including ensuring proper documentation and
adherence to controls
·        
Managing
payroll and related tax payments, and other staff allowance processes
Risk Compliance
·        
Understanding
compliance requirements from tax regulations and donor agreements and
implementing processes that ensure compliance
·        
Managing
in-country audits and special reporting to donors and regulatory bodies
(immigration, NGO Board etc)
·        
Understanding
risk gaps within country, and developing reasonable controls to mitigate risks
·        
Developing
key relationships with finance suppliers (banks, auditors, regulators, NGO
forums etc) that result in increased value and mitigated risks to GD
·        
Obtaining
tax compliance and tax exemption certificates. Ensuring good standing of the
organization is maintained with tax authorities



Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
The Finance Manager
will play a critical day-to-day role in delivering Give Directly’s
gold-standard cash transfer product to donors and recipients. For that reason,
the suitable candidate for this position will:
·        
The applicant
must hold a Bachelor’s degree and a professional accounting qualification (CPA
or ACCA)
·        
At least
three years of progressive working experience in a busy accounting or finance
environment. Big 4 consulting firm experience would be an added advantage
·        
Proven
experience working in a matrix reporting environment, or on multiple projects
·        
Knowledge
of accounting and tax regulations
·        
Analytical
and technical skills, including competence in   excel
and accounting software
·        
Exceptional
ability to problem-solve complex finance and accounting challenges.
·        
Alignment
with GiveDirectly core values and commitment to advancing GD’s mission,
·        
Positive
attitude, strong work ethic, and team-player mentality,
·        
Strong
interest in being the engine of the day-to-day Finance work
·        
Demonstrated
ability to work in a highly independent and self-directed manner, while
effectively, communicating upwardly about gaps and risks,
How to Apply:
All suitably
qualified and interested candidates are encouraged to apply online at the web
link below.
Deadline: 30th April 2019
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