Finance Officer NGO Job Careers – Uganda Red Cross Society (URCS)

Job Title:       Finance Officer
Uganda Red Cross Society (URCS)
Duty Station:  Uganda
Grade:             UR 5
Reports to:   Finance Manager
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 role of the Finance Officer will be to
ensure quality and timely reporting of project funds as well as accountability
for the funds disbursed to staff, ensuring compliance to the appropriate
principles and procedures. He/She will also contribute to the budget control
processes. The Finance Officer will report to the Finance manager and will
supervise Accounts Assistants attached to the project areas, if any.
The Finance Officer
supports the Project Team in the day-to day financial management of the
project. He or she will prepare financial data, monthly, quarterly and annual
reports and audits. The Finance Officer will support the Finance Manager in
preparing of payroll and invoicing and will ensure all transactions are in line
with accountability regulations.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
·       Follow up on budget utilization and prepare
monthly budget monitoring and utilization reports for review. To report on
analyses, variances, causes and propose actions to be taken to address them;
·       Facilitate timely disbursement of project
funds for activities to the beneficiaries in line with activity plans;
·       Verify authenticity of accountability
documents, process financial transactions, and validate conformity to
expenditure procedures in line with URCS policies, International Accounting
Standards, statutory requirements and donor requirements;
·       Monitor working advance balances and
follow-up to ensure all working advances are accounted for in accordance with
URCS guidelines;
·       Reconcile staff debtor and creditor balances
and other balance sheet codes and ensure that these balances are kept at the
lowest possible level;
·       Ensure reconciliations of receivable and
accounts payables every end of month;
·       Provide on job training to improve financial
literacy of project staff and branch managers as authorized by the supervisors;
·       Ensure Core recharge is picked form projects
as soon as funds are transferred;
·       Prepare Budget Variance reports and share
with projects teams on a monthly basis;
·       Prepare monthly bank reconciliation statements
for assigned projects;
·       Ensure proper filing of all accountability
and project documents;
·       Prepare financial data in support of internal
and external audits;
·       Ensure project procurements are done on time.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
·       The ideal candidate must hold a Bachelor’s
Degree in Accounting, Finance, Commerce, Statistics or a finance related field
from a recognized institution;
·       At least level two of ACCA or CPA
·       At least three years’ relevant work
experience in a similar position in a private organization or a donor funded
humanitarian organization;
·       Prior working experience of NAVISION
accounting software is an added advantage
·       High levels of integrity
·       Strong interpersonal and communication
skills, with good understanding of relevant cross-cultural issues;
·       Positive, respectful attitude and
collaborative approach to diversity;
·       Track record in community mobilization,
technical training, facilitation and awareness raising activities;
·       Demonstrated attention to detail; ability to
follow procedures, meet deadlines and work independently as well as
cooperatively with team members;
·       Team player, self-motivated and proactive on
own initiative to set and achieve goals;
·       Highly motivated, self-starter able to lead a
process, engage others and create ownership;
·       IT experience – Proficient in Microsoft
Office (WORD, EXCEL, power point)
·       Strong projects management experience
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: sgurcs@redcrossug.org 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; vacancies@redcrossug.org or hand delivered, and or by post to:
The Secretary
Uganda Red Cross
Plot 551/555 Rubaga
P.O. Box 494,
Kampala, Uganda.
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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