2 Finance Officer NGO Job Vacancies – Uganda Red Cross Society (URCS)

Officer (2 Job Vacancies)
Organisation: Uganda
Red Cross Society (URCS)
Duty Station: 
Kampala, Uganda
Reports to:
Finance Manager
About US:
The Uganda Red Cross
Society (URCS) is the leading humanitarian organization in Uganda. Since its
inception in 1939 as a small women’s emergency organization, URCS has developed
over the years into a formidable well-respected humanitarian agency. In 1941,
it became a branch of the British Red Cross. The URCS was recognised by an
“Act of Parliament in 1964” and admitted as a member of International
Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent in 1965.
Job Summary:  The role of the Finance Officer will be to
ensure 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 areas, if any. The
Finance Officer supports the Project Team in the day-to day financial
management of the project. He or she will prepare financial data, monthly,
quarterly and annual reports and audits. The Finance Officer will support the
Finance Manager in preparing of payroll and invoicing and will ensure all
transactions are in line with accountability regulations.
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.
  • Facilitate timely disbursement of
    project funds for activities to the beneficiaries in line with activity
  • Verify authenticity of accountability
    documents, process financial transactions, and validate conformity to
    expenditure procedures in line with URCS
  • policies, International Accounting Standards,
    statutory requirements and donor requirements.
  • 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 improve
    financial literacy of project staff and branch managers as authorized by
    the supervisors.
  • Ensure Core recharge is picked form
    projects as soon as funds are transferred
  • Prepare Budget Variance reports and
    share with projects teams on a monthly basis
  • Ensure proper filing of all
    accountability and project documents.
  • Prepare financial data in support of
    internal and external audits.
  • Ensure project procurements are done on

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The ideal candidate must hold a
    Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, Finance or a finance related field from a
    recognized institution;
  • At least level two of ACCA or CPA.
  • Three years of relevant work experience
    in a similar position in a donor funded institution;
  • Profound work experience in the
    application of an accounting software;
  • Prior working experience of NAVISION
    accounting software is an added advantage.
  • High levels of integrity
  • Strong interpersonal and communication
    skills, with good understanding of relevant cross-cultural issues;
  • Positive, respectful attitude and
    collaborative approach to diversity;
  • Track record in community mobilization,
    technical training, facilitation and awareness raising activities;
  • Demonstrated attention to detail;
    ability to follow procedures, meet deadlines and work independently as
    well as cooperatively with team members;
  • Team player, self-motivated and
    proactive on own initiative to set and achieve goals;
  • Highly motivated, self-starter able to
    lead a process, engage others and create ownership;
  • IT experience – Proficient in Microsoft
    Office (WORD, EXCEL, power point)
  • Strong projects management experience
How to Apply:
All candidates
should send their filled application forms, Download
, and attach your academic transcripts and certificates. The filled
application forms and academic transcripts and certificates can be e-mailed to;
vacancies@redcrossug.org or hand delivered, and or by post to:
The Secretary
Uganda Red Cross
Plot 551/555 Rubaga
P.O. Box 494,
Kampala, Uganda.
Email to:
Deadline: Monday 12th August 2019 by 5:00 p.m.
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