Finance Manager Job Vacancies – The AIDS Support Organization (TASO Uganda)

Job Title:   Finance Manager
Organization:  The AIDS Support
Organization (TASO Uganda)
Duty Station:   Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Finance
Director/ Business Official
Ref: TS/HR/
OPFN01: Finance Manager
About US:
The AIDS Support Organization (TASO Uganda) is an
Organisation contributing to a process of preventing HIV infection, restoring
hope and improving the quality of life of persons, families and communities
affected by HIV infection and disease. TASO is implementing various projects
funded by the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) through the
Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), United States Agency for
International Development (USAID) and the Global Fund to support the Government
of Uganda accelerate epidemic control and the attainment of the UNAIDS 95 95 95
Job Summary:  The Finance Manager will provide overall
financial management oversight to the project through ensuring timely
completion of financial reporting obligations as stated in the grants
agreement, financial resources are adequate, well managed and properly utilized
and accounted for during the implementation of the planned activities according
to the set procedures and guidelines of the project andensure that fiduciary
risks are minimized.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
Oversee all aspects of the financial management
requirements and arrangements for the project including accurate recording,
reporting of all financial transactions, review and analysis of reports,
development of budgets, tracking of budgets, and reporting.
Review and verify all financial reports submitted
by the Financial Management Specialists and Project Accountantsin accordance
with the guidelines and Government of Uganda financial management and reporting
procedures and internationally accepted best practices.
Take responsibility for the receipt, disbursement,
banking protection and custody of funds, and financialinstruments.
Monitor funds absorption rate based on the
analysis of trimester financial reports of the Project. Prepare correspondence
with respect to the above reports and to collect the necessary documents and
supporting information required to explain any variances.
Conduct financial on-site visits to ensure funds
are spent in accordance with the approved work plans and budgets and that there
is adequate supporting documentation.
Provide support to the internal and external
auditors, review their recommendations and take remedial steps to address the
Provide oversight to the development,
implementation and regular monitoring of an internal control program to monitor
performance of financial processes according to standards and to highlight any
deviation from the approved policies and procedures.
Prepare accurate and comprehensive monthly and
trimester financial reports, compare actual expenditures to budget, analyze
variances, and provide supporting documentation.
Provide guidelines on asset management,
including maintaining an asset registry, tagging and safeguarding of assets,
insurance of assets among others.
Facilitate and co-ordinate development and
maintenance of a sound financial management system for the Project.
Contribute to the Project’s strategic planning
process, co-ordinate the preparation of the budgets and also develop or adopt
the appropriate budgetary performance report/return format.
Efficiently and effectively manage the Project’s
financial resources in conformity with the financial and accounting policies
and regulations
Ensure timely compilation and submission of
statutory financial returns and related management reports.
Provide effective leadership to subordinates,
and maintain good teamwork.
Conduct timely appraisals for subordinates.
Provide capacity building for the staff both at
the Project on financial planning and budgeting.
Identify and address weaknesses in the project
for efficient and effective financial management.
Key Outputs
Financial and Accounting procedures implemented
Periodic work plans and budgets developed as
Financial returns consolidated
Consolidated Cash Flow projections generated
Accountability statements produced
Financial management system maintained
Capacity of Sub Recipients (SRs) built to enable
them manage the funds disbursed
Project representation at the relevant meetings

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
The ideal candidate must hold a Master’s degree
in Finance and Accounts or Masters in Business Administration (Accounting) with
full Professional qualifications such as ACCA or CPA. Qualification in CIMA is
an added advantage.
At least five (5) years’ experience,three (3) of
which should have been acquired from donor funded organisations and project
financial management preferably in the health, social or finance sector.
Special Knowledge
Proven knowledge of donor financial accounting
Knowledge of Healthcare related work preferably
HIV, Malaria or TB
Knowledge of computerized accounting systems
such as Navision
Excellent analytical, financial management and
evaluation skills.
A team leader and player with excellent
planning, organization budgeting, reporting and auditing skills.
Ability to provide guidance to the finance team,
perform and prioritize multiple tasks and work withinthe set deadlines.
Excellent management and administrative skills
Good Inter-personal skills, communication
skills, negotiation skills and sufficient computer skills
Strong integrity, Honesty and Confidentiality
How to Apply:
All qualified candidates are invited to submit their resume,
copies of certified academic certificates, testimonials and three referees, two
of which should be professional referees including their telephone and email
All interested Candidates MUST fully fill the TASO Online
Job Application Form, scan and save all the relevant documents in one folder
and forward online applications with the relevant credentials to:
Deadline: 27th February
2020 by 11:59 pm
NB: While TASO appreciates all the interested applicants,
only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interviews. In case you do
not hear from TASO Uganda One (01) month after the closing date, please
consider yourself unsuccessful.
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