Finance Officer Job Placements – CBM

Title:      Finance Officer
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
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Job Summary:  The Finance Officer is responsible for
administering the country office accounting system and ensuring consistent
application of accounting principles and standards, observing CBM controls,
timelines and compliance with regulatory requirements, tax policies and
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
Financial management
Participate in preparing and managing the
financial risk of the country office
Prepare timely and accurate Country Office
payroll, and ensure tax calculations, social security and other statutory
Maintain internal accounting system and records,
and ensure reliability and integrity of financial management information
systems, documentation and reports.
Monitor and support the petty cash system
managed by the Administrative Officer
Ensure that internal control procedures and
donor regulations are adhered to for all cash and bank disbursements, receipts,
transfers and include appropriate backup of supporting documentation.
Process all payments (cash and bank) ensuring
that proper support document is included, and it is properly approved
internally before payment.
To ensure the safe keeping of all critical
financial tools such as cheque books (in all currencies), receipt books and
payment vouchers.
Ensure proper cash flow management to run the
office, in liaison with the Finance Manager.
Maintain petty cash boxes while observing
approved standard procedures
Grant and receive advances to staff, and ensure
reimbursement and trip reports received from staff at surrender are well
prepared and supported before clearing them off.
Reconcile all ledgers, to ensure that all
transactions are accurately recorded and reported.
Monitor costs versus budget, bank balances, cash
balances and asset purchases, with a view to advice on any arising financial
issues with potential budget holder.
As a member of the procurement committees,
ensure that any purchase, lease or sale of assets is done in accordance with
procurement guidelines and receives the required approvals.
Control and maintain a CBM country asset
register and inventory, in line with CBM or donor requirements, as applicable.
Plan and execute the asset verification on a quarterly basis and update the
register. Report on any variances.
Organize and manage the annual audit of Country
Office accounts and prepare, manage and implement follow-up plans based on
given recommendations, in close collaboration with the Finance Manager.
Submit timely and complete reports (including
PPR, BVA) to the Finance Manager as per agreed timetable and in line with
established reporting requirements.
In charge of proper preparation, circulation,
filing and archiving of all accounting, financial and contractual documents in
conformity with CBM procedures and standards.
Observe compliance with in-country financial
regulatory requirements including statutory accounts, audit, tax filing, social
security contributions, etc. and work on other compliance matters with the
relevant functions, including CBM in-country registration and annual reporting
to relevant authorities.
Perform any other duties as assigned from time
to time by the Finance Manager and Country Director

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
The ideal applicant must hold a Degree in
Finance, Accounting, Business Administration and Management
Professional qualifications in accounting an
advantage (CPA, ACCA, CIMA)
Certified member of the local board of
 At least
three  years’ work experience in similar
field, particularly with international NGOs or international development
Perform all tasks in a confidential manner
Ability to develop and maintain accounting
systems which handle large amounts of information
Ability to prioritize work, and meet deadlines
Effective communication skills
Ability to integrate into a multi-cultural
Reflects CBM values in daily work
Ability and willingness to learn, and to pass on
information / train as required
Willingness to commit and adhere to CBM’s values
and Child Safeguarding Policy.
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates  please submit via e-mail, a meaningful letter
of motivation, stating why he/she wishes to work for CBM, CV, three professional
references and salary expectations to
CBM encourages Ugandan nationals and persons with
disabilities who meet the qualifications to apply for this position.
Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.
Deadline: 10th
April 2020 at 5:00 pm
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