Finance Manager NGO Job Careers – Forum for Women in Democracy (FOWODE)

Job Title:    Finance Manager
Forum for Women in Democracy (FOWODE)
Duty Station:
Kampala, Uganda
About US:
Forum for Women in
Democracy is a non-partisan women’s organization operating in Uganda with its
head office in Kampala. FOWODE grew out of the Women’s Caucus of the 1994 –
1995 Constituent Assembly (CA) that debated and passed the 1995 Constitution.
The organization’s mission is to promote gender equality in all areas of
decision making through capacity development, community empowerment, policy
engagement and strategic partnerships.
Job Summary:
The primary responsibility of this position is to provide professional
financial accounting technical support to Head Office financial operations and
projects by providing advice in line with the financial management and
operational policies and guidelines, while ensuring value for money, efficiency
and effectiveness.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
Planning and Budgeting
  • Support in the preparation of the departmental/project annual work
    plan, budgets and monitor their implementation
  • Support the head of department in cost cutting strategies and
  • Carry out weekly financial forecasts and share them with management
Financial Management
  • Control income, expenditure, working advances and financial
  • Ensure that all financial transactions of the organization are in
    conformity with approved accounting and budgetary control systems,
    procedures and approved authorities.
  • Monitor the preparation of vouchers and cheques and approving them
    for appropriate payments.
  • Manage and coordinate periodical payment of statutory deductions and
    filling statutory financial returns
  • Review of the organisational payroll before forwarding for final
    approval and payment
  • Manage the Chart of Accounts for coding at budget stage, posting and
    any changes that might be needed.
Financial Reporting
  • Manage preparation of monthly and quarterly management reports and
    timely submission of financial monthly accounts.
  • Prepare timely financial reports according to international
    accounting standards.
  • Prepare accounts and coordinate all internal and external audits.
  • Coordinate all project reviews, internal audits, design management
    responses, action plans matrix and all audit findings.
  • Carry our field monitoring visits together with program teams to
    ensure value for money on funds expended.
Resource mobilization and performance management
  • Supervise and manage the performance and development of staff in the
    departments in line with the organization’s goals, objectives, policies
    and regulations.
  • Identify cost saving opportunities and support program staff to
    coordinate efforts to mobilize financial resources.
  • Supervise the Finance Officer and Finance Assistant and any staff
    that may be added in your area of jurisdiction.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The ideal candidate must hold a Bachelor’s Degree in Finance,
    Accounting, Business Administration, Commerce or other related field.
  • A full professional accounting professional accounting qualification
    such as ACCA, CPA, required.
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Financial Management essential is an added
  • Proficiency in relevant computer applications and databases, with
    hands-on experience in the use of accounting software (e.g. Quick Books,
    Pastel, Sun etc)
  • At least 6 years’ relevant experience working in the field of
    financial management in an NGO environment.  Experience working with EU, USAID, UKAID
    programs and others will be an added advantage.
  • Proficiency in the relevant computer applications and data bases,
    and hands-on experience in working with electronic Financial Management
    Information Systems in required.
  • A motivated, focused, disciplined, professional, with the drive and
    dynamism to work under pressure with competing deadlines.
  • Good judgment, initiative, high sense of responsibility, tactful,
    ability to plan, organize and measure outcomes of interventions.
  • Exemplary and honest, with a high level of independence and integrity,
    and able to work under minimum supervision.
  • Flexible, innovative with excellent interpersonal skills with good
    record keeping, communication, presentation and report writing abilities
  • Team player with the ability to make positive contributions.
How to Apply:
All suitably
qualified candidates are encouraged to apply and submit their cover letters, a
detailed curriculum vitae and copies of relevant academic documents to
 Please ensure that your attachments do not
exceed 5 MB. 
We do appreciate
your interest to work with FOWODE.
However, we regret that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
Dead line: 22nd November 2019
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