Finance Manager International NGO Jobs – Water For People

Job Title:    Finance Manager
Organization: Water
For People
Duty Station: 
Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Country
About US:
Water For People is
an international non-governmental organization (NGO) that works with people and
partners to develop innovative and long-lasting solutions to the water,
sanitation, and hygiene problems in the developing countries. Water for People
seeks to see communities break free from the cycle of poverty and spend time
growing, learning, and thriving, instead of walking for water and fighting off
Job Summary:  The Finance Manager will oversee the finances
of the Uganda Country Programme. This position is based in Kampala, Uganda and
reports to the Country Director. The Finance Manager Serves on the Country
Programme leadership team. The incumbent demonstrates understanding of
organizational mission, vision, values, policies, procedures, and strategic
goals as well as trust and teamwork in all aspects of Water For People
business. The Finance Manager performs a wide range of duties including some or
all of the following: .
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Maintain the accounting system of Water for People Uganda consistent
    with financial regulations, rules, policies and procedures
  • Maintain timely and accurate financial statements and reports that
    are appropriate for users such as Headquarters, funding partners, and the
    Regional office in accordance with accounting principles and in the case
    of funding partners in accordance with contract agreements with funders
  • Facilitate efficient communication and process navigation between
    the Uganda CP, Regional office and Headquarters
  • Prepare and submit as per policy monthly financial results and
    manage the cash flow including preparation of cash flow forecasts and wire
    transfer requests in accordance with policy
  • Implement the financial procedures manual and ensure compliance to
    accounting policies and procedures by all staff
  • Prepare monthly payroll functions to ensure that employees are paid
    in a timely and accurate manner
  • Ensure that all statutory requirements of the organization are met
    including filing of annual returns, submission of PAYE, NSSF and benefits
    remittances and other relevant taxes on time
  • Prepare all supporting information for the annual external audit,
    internal audits and donor specific audits and liaise with the Regional
    finance Manager, Headquarters and the external auditors as necessary
  • Reconcile bank and investment accounts
  • Manage the acquisition of capital assets and ensure that assets are
    properly recorded, amortized, and disposed of as appropriate
  • Negotiate and manage the employee insurance and benefits plans
  • Prepare the annual budget in consultation with the Country Director,
    Program Manager and Regional Finance and Administration Manager
  • Assist the Country Director and Programme Manager with the
    preparation of budgets for funding applications
  • Maintain financial records for each project including incountry
    funded projects in a manner that facilitates monthly management reports
  • Keenly monitor risk management policies and procedures to ensure
    that program and organizational risks are minimized
  • Effectively handle banking relationships, including negotiation of
    exchange rates
  • Maintain and oversee financial accounting systems for cash
    management, accounts payable, accounts receivable, journal entries and
    petty cash
  • Oversee the Documentation and maintenance of complete and accurate
    supporting information for all financial transactions
  • Oversee the bookkeeping function including maintenance of the
    general ledger, accounts payable, accounts receivable and payroll
  • Assist the partners of Water for people –Uganda as needed
  • Supervise Finance assistant and ensure she/he effectively carries
    out her duties

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The applicant must hold a Bachelor’s degree in Commerce,
  • Certified/Chartered Accountant fully qualified in ACCA /CPA
  • 8 to 10 years in a Managerial role in Accounting or Finance departments.
  • At least five years of nonprofit accounting/finance experience.
  • Extensive knowledge of accounting software, preferably NetSuite
  • Understanding of the principles and practices of accounting,
    auditing, and financial reporting.
  • Experience in complex multi-currency transactions a plus.
  • Able to meet tight deadlines; must be able to work overtime
    periodically Excellent interpersonal skills and demonstrated team
    leadership skills
  • High level of attention to detail, self-motivated
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English.
  • Knowledge of International Financial Reporting Standards and GAAP
  • Knowledge of companies Act, Income tax act and labor laws of Uganda
  • Proficiency in the use of computer programs for Accounting and
    Microsoft Office programs including Word, Excel, Power Point and Outlook.

Core Competencies: 
  • Transparency: ensure honesty in own behavior and the behavior of
    others that is consistent with the values of the organization.
  • Teamwork: Work cooperatively and effectively with others to set
    goals, resolve problem, and make decisions that enhance organizational
  • Trust: Build trust in the teams you work with, trust coworkers to be
    authentic in their work and dealings
  • Problem solving: Assess problem situations to identify causes,
    gather and process relevant information, generate possible solutions, and
    make recommendations and/or resolve the problem.
  • Communicate Effectively: Speak, listen and write in a clear,
    thorough and timely manner using appropriate and effective communication
    tools and techniques.
  • Collaboration: Be consistently accountable to co-workers
  • Learning and teaching: Seek to continually learn from others, and
    pass on the baton by teaching others to enhance their effectiveness
How to Apply:
All candidates
should send their applications with an updated CV, Cover Letter and Academic
Documents as a one PDF attachment to;
Deadline: 5th July 2019 at 5:00PM
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