Finance and Accounting Manager Job Careers – Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF)

Organization: Médecins Sans
Frontières (MSF)
Duty Station:
Kampala, Uganda
About US:
Médecins Sans
Frontières (MSF) is an international independent medical humanitarian
organization that delivers aid to people affected by armed conflict, epidemics,
natural disasters and exclusion from healthcare. MSF offers assistance to
people based on need irrespective of race, religion, gender or political
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
·       Being responsible for quality and timely
accounting for the whole mission e.g. cash procedures, bank accounts, receipts
and supporting documents, electronic data entry, consolidation of overall
mission accounting, monthly closing process and documents, ensuring strict
respect of deadlines and strict compliance to MSF guidelines, financial
standards and procedures.
·       Coordinating and overseeing the monthly and
yearly closing of accounts and balance sheets, and reporting the mission’s
accounting statement through monthly and weekly reports, in order to verify the
evolution of project finances and provide information about them.
·       Coordinating and supervising the conduct of
local audits relating to accounting, tax, abour, stock and asset management.
·       Planning and supervising, in close
coordination with the HR department, the associated processes (recruitment,
training/ induction, evaluation, potential detection, development and
communication) of the staff under his/her responsibility in order to ensure
both the sizing and the amount of knowledge required and to improve people’s capabilities.
·       Being the technical reference for any
accounting-related issue including compliance with MSF financial standards and
procedures, legal compliance, training and support on the MSF accounting
software / system.
·       When required, briefing all staff involved,
on specific accountancy management (Mission Coordination Team, Administration
Managers, Logistics Managers, etc).
·       Performing relevant technical training for
finance staff in capital or on the field (in particular assistants, officers
and cashiers) for skills improvement in the area of Accounting.
·       Performing regular performance evaluation of
staff under direct supervision; identify relevant training needs &
opportunities (together with Resources Manager).
·       Performing required controls for quarterly
“finance fundamentals”, ensure compliance by all relevant finance
staff in capital + fields, and work continuously for improvement throughout the
·       Ensuring correct calculation of all relevant
taxes according to local legal obligations (social contributions, employer
charges, taxes on services, VAT, import duties, licenses, etc, ensure timely
payment, and proper filing of all tax-related documents (including exemptions /
periodic declarations / support documents / proofs of payments).
·       Ensuring compliance with cash control
procedures for each cash Register.
Monitoring cash balance levels in
capital, anticipate short-term needs and request relevant cash transfers or
withdrawals to the Finance Coordinator (or HOM by default) to avoid any
·       Being responsible for the monthly rebilling
of other missions and other sections
·       Being the direct interlocutor of referent
Accountant at HQ, for any question related to accounting quality
·       Being in charge of the follow up on all the
processes on the VAT refund by the URA

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
·       The ideal candidate must hold a Bachelor’s
Degree in Accounting/ Postgraduate Diploma in Finance Management. Essential –
Computer literacy (Word, Excel, Outlook and Internet) Essential – Experience in
navigating accounting Systems
·       ACCA or CPA certificate is an added advantage
·       Master’s degree in Accounting or Business
Administration is an added advantage
·       At least four years of experience in a
similar position
·       Previous experience with MSF or another NGO
is an added advantage
·       Previous experience as a volunteer is added
an added advantage
·       Experience managing diverse teams is
·       Analytical and conceptual thinking, Managing
stress, Effective Communication, Teamwork, Ability to lead and manage
personnel, proactive approach to work and problem solving, Planning, Setting
standards, Performance monitoring and Tracking, Strategic thinking, Leadership,
Judgement and knowledge Commitment, Flexibility, Stress Management, Results.
·       English (reading, written and spoken)
·       French (reading, written and spoken is
·       Swahili and Luganda is an advantage
How to Apply:
All interested
candidates are invited to submit their application letter and a detailed CV
merged together in a SINGLE PDF or WORD document to the HR department via email
Only shortlisted
candidates meeting the above criteria will be contacted. No monetary, goods or
service offers, nor favouritism, will be tolerated in the recruitment process.
MSF reserves the right to refuse any candidate having benefited from such acts.
Any illicit solicitations can be reported to the Justice System.
Deadline: 25th July 2020
at 5:00 pm
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