Finance Officer Job Opportunities – Rikolto

Job Title:        Finance Officer 
Organisation: Rikolto
Duty Station: 
Kampala, Uganda
Reports to:
Regional Finance and Systems Manager
About US:
Rikolto in East
Africa (formerly known as RIKOLTO) is part of the Rikolto network, an
international NGO with more than 40 years of experience in partnering with
farmer organisations and food chain actors across Africa, Asia, Europe and
Latin America. Rikolto aims to contribute to the development of a dynamic,
sustainable and inclusive agricultural sector with family farmers providing
quality produce for own consumption and for diverse markets (national, regional
and international markets).
Job Summary: The
Finance Officer will provide financial support to Regional Finance and Systems
Manager. The incumbent will give administrative and logistic support for good
functioning of the office.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
·       
Perform
daily bookkeeping tasks and monthly integration of financial information and
partners for the Uganda programme
·       
Prepare
bank reconciliation on a monthly basis
·       
Review
and ensure staffs travel advance are retired/accounted in time as per finance
manual
·       
Prepare
monthly and quarterly management reports
·       
Reconcile
and maintain balance sheet accounts
·       
Participate
in budgets and forecasts preparation
·       
Continuous
budget monitoring on monthly basis through automated Budget vs Actual Reports
·       
Ensure
all procurement procedures conform to finance manual
·       
Ensure
proper filling of all financial documents after relevant reviews and approvals
·       
Ensure
accurate and appropriate recording and analysis of income and expenses
·       
Prepare
monthly fuel control report and follow up on unusual variances
·       
Analyse
and advise on program operations including income and expenditure trends
·       
Analyse
financial information to recommend or develop efficient use of resources and
procedures, provide strategic recommendations and maintain solutions to program
and financial problems
·       
Ensure
that all statutory deductions & taxes are complied with & are submitted
to relevant authorities in this respect
·       
Implementing
and maintaining internal financial controls and procedures.
·       
Oversee
preparation and submission of periodic and timely financial reports to the
relevant stakeholders
·       
Line
Management of Administrative Assistants supporting them to effectively deliver
support to the team on procurement and management of assets/vehicles/inventory
·       
Assist
Finance and Systems Manager on the internal audit and annual external audit
process and ensure audit compliance
Key Results:
·       
High
quality financial analysis and reports
·       
Compliance
with Rikolto East Africa Finance Manual and donor regulations e.g. no
disallowed expenditure, value for money in procurement
·       
Financial
systems improved e.g. automation of reports, integrity of financial data
·       
Monthly
and quarterly planning and reporting processes which enables effective decision
making
·       
Rikolto
programme is well known for its financial management excellence
·       
Rikolto
Uganda remains compliant with all laws e.g. NGO registration, labour law
·       
Procurement
processes are completed in line with policy and expected standards
·       
Assets/vehicle/inventory
management is in line with policy and expected standard



Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
·       
The
applicant must be a qualified accountant or equivalent by experience
·       
Good
knowledge of relevant PC software, knowledge of Navision is an asset
·       
A
minimum of three years’ experience in accounting position
·       
International
NGO experience is an asset
·       
Fluent
in English
·       
Knows
key concepts and tools in HRM
·       
Analytical
skills
·       
Coaching
skills
·       
Is able
to work autonomously with a minimum of supervision
·       
Is
reliable, accurate and respects deadlines
·       
Excellent
cross-cultural communicator and active listener
How to Apply:
All candidates
should submit a cover letter and updated CV only to eastafrica@rikolto.org
mentioning “Finance Officer Uganda”. Only shortlisted candidates will be
contacted.
Deadline: 1st May 2020
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