Finance Assistant Job Careers – Oxfam

Job Title:    Finance
Assistant
Organisation:
Oxfam
Duty Station:
Kampala, Uganda
About us:
Oxfam is a global
movement of people working together to end the injustice of poverty.
That means we tackle
the inequality that keeps people poor. Together we save, protect and rebuild lives.
When disaster strikes, we help people build better lives for themselves, and
for others. We take on issues like land rights, climate change and
discrimination against women. And we won’t stop until every person on the
planet can enjoy life free from poverty.
We are an
international confederation of 19 organizations (affiliates) working together
with partners and local communities in the areas of humanitarian, development
and campaigning, in more than 90 countries.
Job Summary:  The Finance Assistant is responsible and
accountable for the day-to-day operations in the finance department.
Handle and take
charge of the petty cash, process all the payments including staff payroll,
vendors on the Oxfam online platform in accordance with the finance manual.



Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
·        
Relevant
academic qualifications in Accounting, financial management, commerce,
economics and/or professional accountancy qualification or equivalent
·        
Experience
in providing range of finance support services ideally in the NGO or public
sector (job specific)
·        
Ability
to analyze accounting processes and identify practices and procedures that
require correction or modification.
·        
Significant
knowledge and experience of all core financial management activities, including
accounts payable, cash management, budget development, statutory requirements
(particularly related to Ugandan standards) and standard accounts
·        
Good
team player and building skills
·        
Proficiency
in Microsoft Office packages such as Word and Excel, accounting packages especially
pastel and numeracy skills
·        
Working
at community level and with NGOs
·        
Self-confidence,
maturity & ability to co-operate with a wide variety of people
·        
Ability
to work on own initiative & under pressure and to meet deadlines
·        
Personal
commitment to working as reliable, honest, & trustworthy member of a team
·        
Enthusiasm
for good working practices and ability to analyse and improve systems
·        
Tact/diplomacy
·        
Ability
to work effectively in a culturally diverse organisation
·        
Willingness
to travel occasionally outside Kampala & able to cope with difficult
conditions
·        
Good
communication and interpersonal skills
·        
Attention
to detail
·        
Commitment
to Oxfam’s overall aims and policies and experience of promoting women’s rights
·        
and the
interests of marginalized people in all aspects of Oxfam’s work
How to apply
If you believe you
are the candidate we are looking for, please download the full job profile and
apply online. Use this link to apply indicating the position in the email
subject line;
Click here – Internal candidates
Click here – External candidates
Only short-listed
candidates will be contacted.
Oxfam is committed
to preventing any type of unwanted behavior at work including sexual
harassment, exploitation and abuse, lack of integrity and financial misconduct;
and committed to promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults.
Oxfam expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment through our
code of conduct. We place a high priority on ensuring that only those who share
and demonstrate our values are recruited to work for us.
Note: All
offers of employment will be subject to satisfactory references and may be
subject to appropriate screening checks, which can include criminal records and
terrorism finance checks.
Deadline: Monday 29th October 2019 5:00pm
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