Finance Manager Job Placement – CBM

Job Title:    Finance Manager
Organisation: CBM
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
About US:
is an international Christian development organisation, committed to improving
the quality of life of people with disabilities in the poorest communities of
the world. The world is making progress in tackling poverty. However, persons
with disabilities are left behind. One in seven of us has a disability. That is
more than one billion people around the world! 80 per cent of whom live in low
middle income countries.
Job Summary: The Finance Manager  oversees the
effective and efficient functioning of CBM’s finance operations, ensures strong
financial discipline, implements control and compliance checks to ensure donor
funds are utilised in line with CBM and donor agreements in the Uganda Country
Office. The position promotes and controls adherence to CBM financial standards
and procedures by partners and builds capacity where needed.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
Financial management
support to programmes
Set-up and maintain strong control processes to ensure that financial
resources are used by partners in compliance with CBM financial policies,
standards and procedures, and with specific donor requirements and contracts
and provide training/coaching as needed.
Work in direct liaison with the programme team and provide ad hoc reports
as may be required.
Perform periodic audits or spot-checks of partner financial management
and control systems.
Enforce partner delivery of timely, complete and quality finance reports
in line with CBM’s requirements, including annual financial statements; verify
quality and provide feedback to partners.
Maintain database of partner reporting records.
Give immediate notification of (critical) finance issues, and engage
actively in the resolution of these issues.
Monitors cash balances with partners.
Budgeting and planning
Coordinate all aspects of the annual and multi-year budget process with
partners, in line with CBM’s budget guidelines.
Conduct the financial and legal compliance part of partner assessments.
Oversee the development of the budget component of all proposals, ensuring all
costs are accounted for and maximum costs are recovered;
Include finance capacity development measures into partner project
proposals; conduct training of Partner organisations in financial management of
Prepare and manage all aspects of the annual Country Office budget.
Manage the finances of the Country Office in line with CBM standards,
local regulations, and applicable donor regulations.
Manage the financial risk register of the Country Office.
Validate the Country Office payroll, and ensure tax calculations, social
security and other statutory contribution are made in line with relevant CBM
internal and national regulations.
Maintain internal accounting system and records, and ensure reliability
and integrity of financial management information systems, documentation and
Ensure that internal control procedures and donor regulations are adhered
to for all cash and bank disbursements, receipts, transfers and include
appropriate backup of supporting documentation.
Monitor costs versus budget, bank balances, cash balances and asset
Ensure that any purchase, lease or sale of assets is done in accordance
with procurement guidelines and receives the required approvals.
Control and maintain a CBM country asset register and inventory, in line
with CBM or donor requirements, as applicable.
Organize and manage the annual audit of Country Office accounts and
prepare, manage and implement follow-up plans based on given recommendations.
Manage the preparation, circulation, filing and archiving of all
accounting, financial and contractual documents in conformity with CBM
Ensure compliance with in-country financial regulatory requirements
including statutory accounts, audit, tax filing, social security contributions,
etc. and work on other compliance matters with the relevant functions:
Administration function: CBM in-country registration and annual reporting
to relevant authorities, Human Resources function: labour law.
Manage banking relationships (e.g. opening and closing of bank accounts).
Provide regular budget monitoring reports (budget vs. actual
expenditures) and other financial reports to budget holders/stakeholders as
required for periodical analysis and provide recommendations for budget
realignments as required.
Regularly and pro-actively inform/update the Country Director on arising
financial issues with a potential impact on Country Office management.
Ensure compliance with in-country statutory accounting and reporting
Staff line management
Adequately resource the CBM country finance function in terms of staff
numbers, skills and capacity and manage the country finance team based on

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
The ideal candidate must hold a Degree in Finance, Accounting, Internal
Audit; professional qualification in accounting an advantage (e.g. ACCA, CIMA,
At least 4-6 years of experience in a senior position ensuring effective financial
management, systems and controls, including institutional grant management,
particularly with an international development organization
An effective team player who is able to work diplomatically and with
sensitivity with individuals from a variety of cultures, professions and
personal backgrounds
Advantage of lived experience with disability
Ability to develop finance management capacity in others, and promote the
importance of solid financial controls internally and to partners
Solid understanding of project cycle management. Ability to prioritise
work and meet deadlines.
Thoroughness and business acumen
Attention to effective written and verbal communication. Ability to
perform all tasks in a confidential manner
Willingness to comit and adhere to CBM’s values and Child Safeguarding
How to Apply:
candidates with the required profile and proven experience, who meet these
qualifications, are invited to submit via e-mail, a meaningful letter of
motivation, stating why he/she wishes to work for CBM, CV, three professional
references and salary expectations to
Deadline: 12th December
encourages persons with disabilities who qualify to apply for this position.
short-listed candidates will be contacted.
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