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

Title:       Finance & Compliance Manager
Uganda Red Cross Society (URCS)
Duty Station:  Headquarters, Uganda
Grade:             UR 4
Reports to:   Technically to the Director Finance and
Administratively to the German Red Cross Regional Finance Coordinator
About US:
Uganda Red Cross
Society (URCS) is the leading National Humanitarian Organization in Uganda and
a member of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement.
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,
·       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
·       Supports GRC Finance Coordinator/Head of
Office/Delegates/Implementing partners in budget
·       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
·       Carries out other duties as assigned by the

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
·       The ideal candidate must hold at least bachelor’s
Degree in Accounting, Business Administration (Finance), Commerce, Statistics
or related field from a reputable institution;
·       Accounting qualification such as ACCA, CIMA,
CPA etc. is desirable;
·       Master’s Degree in Auditing or MBA from a
recognized institution is desirable.
·       At least four years of relevant work
experience either or both of 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
·       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
·       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
·       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 suitable
candidates please send your filled application form at the link below.

Attach your academic
transcripts and certificates. The filled application forms and academic
transcripts and certificates can be e-mailed to: or hand
delivered, and or by post to:
Please send your
filled application form and attach your academic transcripts and certificates.
The filled application forms and academic transcripts and certificates can be e-mailed
to; or hand delivered, and or by post to:
The Secretary
Uganda Red Cross
Plot 551/555 Rubaga
P.O. Box 494, Kampala,
Due to large volumes
of applications; only short listed candidates shall be contacted. Canvassing
shall lead to automatic disqualification.
Deadline: 6th April 2020 at 5:00 pm
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