Finance Manager Non-profit Careers – Johns Hopkins Center for Communication Programs (CCP)

Job Title:       Finance Manager
Organization: Johns
Hopkins Center for Communication Programs (CCP)
Duty Station: Kampala,
Uganda
Reports to: Finance
and Administration Director
About US:
We are hiring! Johns
Hopkins Center for Communication Programs (CCP) is currently recruiting for a
Finance Manager for an upcoming five year USAID-funded Social and Behavior
Change (SBC) project in Uganda.
At CCP, we believe
in the power of communication to save lives, by empowering people to adopt
healthy behaviors for themselves, their families and their communities.
Good health is
critical not only to an individual’s well-being, but also to community and
national development, impacting educational and economic success. With projects
in more than 40 countries across Africa, Asia and Latin America along with work
in our hometown of Baltimore, CCP’s portfolio spans the globe.
Job Summary: The
Finance Manager will oversee all financial and operational policies and
procedures of the five-year USAID-funded project in Uganda, pending funding
confirmation. This position will support the Finance and Administration
Director. She/he will ensure completement, accuracy, timeliness, adequacy and
appropriateness of all financial transactions. The Finance Manager will work to
prepare monthly bank reconciliation and reporting, prepare payroll, and
maintain petty cash. The Finance Manger will prepare all quarterly and annual
tax paperwork and is responsible for ensuring effective bi-directional communication
between administrative, program and finance staff. She/he will help support
other project partners to ensure financial compliance. Travel within Uganda is
required.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
·       
Oversight
and development of financial systems and tools
·       
Provide
guidance on CCP finance and operational policies and procedures where
applicable
·       
Ensure
the completeness, accuracy, timeliness, adequacy and appropriateness of all
financial transactions and related support i.e. ensure all financial transactions
meet audit standards
·       
Immediately
inform, guide and request revision to supporting documents that do not meet
donor, University or audit requirement (e.g. incomplete or inaccurate forms,
missing support, illegible photocopies, missing printed names, signatures,
dates, etc.)
·       
Prepare
the monthly bank reconciliation and ensure the final financial reports and
original supporting transactions are submitted to the CCP imprest team not
later than the 15th after the month closes
·       
Prepare
monthly payroll ensuring receipt of all timesheets and leave requests from HR,
calculating and filing of PAYE, social security remissions and other statutory
payroll requirements
·       
Maintain
petty cash box securely as per country finance manual including issuing petty
cash upon request, following up on receipts, reconciling the petty cash
monthly, performing cash counts, monitoring physical cash to QB and immediately
addressing discrepancies
·       
Prepare
petty cash vouchers and ensure receipts are attached timely
·       
Maintain
adequate and appropriate levels of petty cash formally requesting changes as
needed via the CCP imprest team in Baltimore
·       
Ensure
cash received is kept in the safe and is deposited into the bank within the
specified in the country finance manual
·       
Prepare
the annual USAID-required report of foreign taxes (VAT report)
·       
Prepare
and remit timely all statutory taxes to the Uganda revenue authority including
payroll and other financial items as required
·       
Assist
non-finance staff to prepare adequate justifications to support budgets and
transactions
·       
Orient
travellers on correct and appropriate travel policies and procedures before
taking advances
·       
Follow-up
weekly on outstanding advances for program activity or travel ensuring
adherence to organizational policies and procedures
·       
Maintain
and communicate to staff on appropriate allocations for shared office costs
based on space and effort
·       
Make
field visits as necessary to provide support, verify and document verifications
of transactions as required
·       
Accrue
for severance in QuickBooks
·       
Follow
appropriate protocol for reporting suspected internal controls violations
·       
Staff
supervision responsibilities
·       
Manage
the work of direct reports and provide supervisory responsibilities
·       
Promote
staff development through training, counseling, and performance evaluation of
the staff of the CCP UG under your supervision
·       
Ensure
that direct reports are implementing duties as assigned
·       
Conduct
timely annual performance reviews for direct reports
·       
Manage
performance of direct reports timely and in a way that facilitates growth and
improvement in accordance with CCP Baltimore HR guidance



Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
·       
At least
six (6) years’ experience in the financial management of donor-funded programs
of similar size
·       
Bachelor’s
degrees in Commerce Finance, Finance, Accounting, Business Administration or
related field; Master’s degree in related field is an added advantage
·       
Certified
Public Accountant (CPA); part qualified or equivalent will also be considered
·       
Experience
managing USAID cooperative agreements.
·       
Uganda
national.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
·       
Knowledge
of U.S. Government cost principles, rules and regulations;
·       
Working
knowledge of the 2 CFR 200/700 is required
·       
Demonstrated
experience in supporting program and technical staff to ensure resources are
used efficiently and to accurately account for expenditures
·       
Strong
organizational skills and the ability to work in a team-oriented environment
·       
At least
an intermediate skill level using Microsoft Excel and Word and QuickBooks
·       
Ability
to apply mathematical concepts that include but are not limited to algebra,
probability, statistics and numerical analysis
·       
Ability
to work independently in a high profile, fast-paced and multi tasked
environment
·       
Oral and
written fluency in English.
How to Apply:
All candidates
should apply online at the web form below.
Deadline: 15th April 2020
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