Finance Officer / Accountant US Non-profit Jobs – Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team (HOT)

Organisation: Humanitarian
OpenStreetMap Team (HOT)
Duty Station: Kampala,
Reports to:
Country Manager
About US:
The Humanitarian
OpenStreetMap Team (HOT) is a U.S.-based NGO that applies the principles of
open data sharing for humanitarian response and achieving the Sustainable
Development Goals. Free, up-to-date maps are a critical resource when relief
organizations are responding to disasters or political crises. The Humanitarian
OpenStreetMap Team (HOT) creates and provides those maps.
Job Summary:  The Finance Officer/Accountant is responsible
for the financial oversight of the Uganda office and has potential for
additional responsibility in the East Africa region. This is a full-time
position based in Kampala, Uganda.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Direct management of the Uganda finance office
  • Oversee the day-to-day accounting function in the Uganda finance
    office: recording and reporting cash flow transactions, accounts payable,
    accounts receivable, payroll, month close, financial reporting, etc.
  • Lead the Uganda office annual budget creation and participate in
    project budget development
  • Prepare and submit monthly fund requests and financial reports
  • Manage payroll, taxes, and other NGO compliance filings
  • Participation in establishing international financial policies &
    procedures alongside the Director of Finance & Admin
  • Create financial procedures to implement fiscal policies in the
    Uganda office, related to banking, accounts receivable & accounts
    payable, procurement, financial controls & reporting, and government
  • Ongoing oversight of adherence to fiscal policies through monthly
    reviews and internal audits.
  • Training of finance personnel and provision of financial support to
    office management in Uganda (with possibility of further training
    responsibility in the East Africa region)
  • Participate in monthly calls with the Director of Finance &
  • Carry out other finance-related duties as requested by supervisor

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The ideal candidate must hold a Degree in accounting or equivalent
  • An understanding of financial management and accounting in nonprofit
  • At least three to five years of experience in international NGO
    accounting, particularly looking for experience:
    • Managing large grants and contracts
    • Working with remote/virtual teams
    • Coordinating between field offices
  • Previous experience with US federal government regulations
  • Familiarity with accounting software, preferably Quickbooks
  • Experience developing and/or implementing finance policies &
  • Detail-oriented & able to employ critical thinking to solve
  • Honest and reliable
How to Apply:
All candidates
should complete an online two-part application form. Please continue to the
second page to upload your CV and a brief cover letter.
Deadline: 5th July 2019
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