Finance & Compliance Manager NGO Job Opportunity – Uganda Red Cross Society (URCS)

Job Title:            Finance & Compliance
Manager
Organisation:
Uganda Red Cross Society (URCS)
Duty
Station:
Head quarters, Uganda
Reports to:      Technically to the Director Finance and
Administratively to the German Red Cross Regional Finance Coordinator
Grade:             UR
5
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 Finance &
Compliance Manager will be responsible for provision of financial and
compliance services to the German Red Cross (GRC) Regional Office based in
Kampala.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
·      
Supports the GRC Finance Coordinator and GRC
Head of Office in all financial and compliance matters related to the GRC
operations in Uganda and the East Africa region;
·      
Ensures effective interfacing with the URCS and
German Red Cross management systems (HR, Supply Chain, Finance, etc.), and with
finance/compliance staff of other Red Cross/Red Crescent National Societies in
the region (Somali Red Crescent, Kenya Red Cross, Ethiopian Red Cross, etc.);
·      
Cash/Bank management, (payments, advances,
reconciliations, etc.), according to GRC petty cash regulations and authorization
expense procedures; ensures compliance with GRC/back donor regulations in all
cash boxes/bank accounts in the region;
·      
Accountancy: prepares/monitors the monthly
accountancy in the projects in the region, ensuring appropriate financial
reporting, analyzing/auditing.vouchers and supporting documents. Assures
compliance with GRC and back donor regulations and provides support and
training to the project/office teams accordingly;
·      
Budget management/monitoring: monitors the
project budgets in the region, ensuring compliance with GRC/back donor
regulations. Supports GRC Finance Coordinator/Head of
Office/Delegates/Implementing partners in budget
forecasting/planning/revisions;
·      
Finance/HR/Log compliance tasks: analyzes/audits
Comparative Bid Analysis, procurement documentation, project/office inventories
and contractual obligations, ensuring compliance with GRC/back donor
regulations and country legal requirements (VAT and other taxes, social
charges, etc.);
·      
Supervises any other staff
(finance/admin/driver, etc.) if assigned by supervisor;
·      
Travels to field locations as required, in order
to carry out internal project/office audits, training and monitoring missions;
·      
Carries out other duties as assigned by the
supervisor.



Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
·      
The ideal applicant must hold a Bachelor’s
Degree in Accounting, Business Administration (Finance), Commerce, Statistics
or related field from a reputable institution;
·      
Qualified Accountant (ACCA, CIMA, CPA or a
Master’s Degree in Auditing or MBA from a recognized institution is desirable
·      
At least 
5 years of relevant work experience in the following roles:
·      
Finance and/or Compliance Manager (or Senior
Officer) in a regional role in a private organization or a donor funded
humanitarian organization.
·      
Member of audit teams in internationally
recognized audit companies, involved in audits of organizations in different
sectors.
·      
Profound work experience in the application of
accounting / financial/management software such as FundsPro, Navision, Saga,
SAP, etc.
·      
Profound work experience in auditing and/or
training on finance/compliance requirements, related to some of the following
fields: donor regulations (ECHO, EU, UN Agencies, German Government Agencies,
etc.), procurement, accounting, budgeting, reporting, legal financial/HR
requirements.
·      
Profound work experience in auditing and/or
training on finance/compliance requirements, related to some of the following
fields: donor regulations (ECHO, EU, UN Agencies, German Government Agencies,
etc.), procurement, accounting, budgeting, reporting, legal financial/HR
requirements.
·      
Excellent training and communication skills,
ability to train and communicate/interact with multidisciplinary teams
(Finance/Admin/Logistic staff, Head of Offices, Program/Project Managers,
Internal/External auditors, etc.)
·      
Excellent English communication and reporting
skills;
·      
Highly skilled in finance and administrative
procedures with the ability to prioritize and handle multiple tasks, and to
maintain a high-quality standard when working under time pressure;
·      
Ability to lead and manage personnel, pro-active
approach to work and problem solving and attention to detail;
·      
Social maturity and courtesy, high integrity and
a strong sense of confidentiality.
·      
Strong motivation and commitment to learn and take
on new and challenging tasks as opportunities arise.
How to
Apply:
All candidates should send their filled application
forms, click
here
, 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 General,
Uganda Red Cross Society,
Plot 551/555 Rubaga Road,
P.O. Box 494, Kampala, Uganda.
Due to large volumes of applications; only short
listed candidates shall be contacted. Canvassing shall lead to automatic disqualification.
Deadline:   25th
November 2019 by 5:00 PM  
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