Finance Manager Job Placement – LWF World Service

Job Title:             Finance Manager
Organization:  LWF World
Duty Station:   Kampala, Uganda
About US:
LWF World Service is the humanitarian and development arm of
the Lutheran World Federation. We are a widely recognized, international,
faith-based organization working in over 20 countries. We seek to bring people
of all backgrounds together in the common quest for justice, peace, and
reconciliation in an increasingly complex and fragmented world.
A commitment to the human rights of every individual,
regardless of their status, guides our work, actions, and operations. We are
particularly known for our timely, compassionate, and professional humanitarian
work, and for our field presence in hard-to-reach areas. Our work is
people-centered and community- based. Above all, we work with the most
vulnerable, and in order to claim and uphold their rights, we engage
proactively with local government and community structures.
Lutheran World Federation (LWF) Uganda is part of the LWF
World Service and we are currently supporting Congolese and South-Sudanese
refugees living in settlements in the districts of Kamwenge, Adjumani, Moyo,
Kyangwali and Lamwo respectively.
Job Summary:  The Finance Manager is a key member of the
Core Management Team, the Finance Manager is responsible for providing
strategic financial management leadership and support the implementation of
financial policies to ensure effective resource utilization and safeguarding of
LWF Uganda assets. He/she is responsible for having in place efficient and
effective management of LWF cash flows, managing the end-of-period procedures,
ensuring the generation of periodic financial reports, budgeting & budget
control, upholding internal controls, Managing the SAGE accounting System and
technical supervision of all staff in the finance unit.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
Develop and oversee the implementation of a
comprehensive financial management strategy that allows the country Program to
meet the requirement of LWF and donors’ policies.
Supervise and manage day-to-day accounting
functions including data entry, regular cash counts, bank reconciliation and
timely submission of financial reports to CMT, Global HQ and donors.
Undertake periodic financial and programmatic
risk assessment while identifying current and potential exposure to risks
across LWF programmes as well as developing an overall risk management
Participate in budget preparation and perform
Budget Follow Ups, Co-funding setup and Budget amendments.
Ensure timely donor financial reporting.
Coordinate all internal/external audits, perform
regular reviews of audit reports and follow up on the implementation
of audit recommendations.
Manage liquidity by ensuring LWF Uganda has
adequate cash flow atanyonetime.
Monitor the performance of all projects on a monthly
basis and ensure all high risk items are brought to management attention within
shortest time possible, ensure projects are closed within shortest time
Perform Budget Vs Actual analysis on monthly
basis and advice management of areas of red flag on over/underspent.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
The applicant must hold a University degree in
Accounting or equivalent. Masters in Finance or Business Administration is
Professional qualification such as ACCA, CPA or
CMA is mandatory.
Eight years of relevant working experience in
working for International NGOs in a humanitarian and development setting.
Significant senior level leadership and
management experience in a large and complex international NGO in finance
Knowledge and use of accounting software
(Preferably SAGE)
Experience in financial reporting and knowledge
of major donor rules including BPRM, UNHCR, UNICEF, WFP, ECHO, EU
Proven experience in managing large budgets for
multiple donors.
Ability to present complex financial information
in a succinct and compelling manner
Demonstrable experience in strategic management,
results based management in financial matters.
Strong team building skills, Organized and
Independence, objectivity and integrity.
Demonstrated ability to thrive in a matrix
management environment.
Highly developed cultural awareness and ability
to work well in an international environment with people from diverse
backgrounds and cultures
How to Apply:
All candidates should submit an updated CV and Application
letter giving a day time telephone contact and email addresses of 3 (three)
work related referees only through our recruitment email to: clearly indicating the job title in the email
Hand delivered applications can also be sent to our Offices
in Kampala. Please indicate the position you have applied for on the top of the
parcel addressed to:
The Human Resource Manager Lutheran World Federation
Plot 1401, Ggaba, Road next to Quality Hill
P.O. Box 5827
Kampala, Uganda.
Deadline: 13th
January 2020 by 5:00pm.
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