Field Finance Officer US NGO Job Vacancies – Mercy Corps

Job Title:   
Field Finance Officer 

Organization: Mercy

Duty Station:
Arua, Uganda

Reports to: Senior
Finance Officer


About US:

Mercy Corps has been
present in Uganda since 2006, focusing its interventions on economic and
agricultural development, maternal child health and nutrition, governance,
conflict management and humanitarian response. In 2017, Mercy Corps had an
impact on almost 1 million beneficiaries in Uganda through our work focusing on
building resilience and enabling economic growth, improving opportunities to
attain better health and nutrition, and improving governance and conflict
management. Common themes include community engagement, inclusive development,
gender, and working in partnership with local government, the private sector
and civil society actors.


Job Summary:  The Field Finance Officer is responsible for
financial reviews, budget monitoring, reporting, resource management,
coordinating with others, compliance with donor and MC internal policies and
timely submission of quality reports as required by supervisor in Arua


Key Duties and Responsibilities:  

of Finance Assistant in the field office location

of PRs, Contracts and payments to ensure coding follows the standard chart of
accounts, coded budget/BVA and that all expenditure is compliant to Donor and
MC internal policies.

invoices/receipts, completion reports with GRN and other required documents.

cash transactions on a daily basis and enter all bank transactions, making sure
they meet all Donor and MC standards.

prepare and submit weekly and monthly cash requirement for field offices, to
ensure sufficient cash is available, monitor its use and ensure there is no
excess cash

analyze and consolidate monthly cash forecast from program and support
department and submit to SFO in Kampala office.

all timely and accurate financial procedures i.e bank reconciliations and cash
counts are done as per the MCU FFM.

sure all income taxes, withholding taxes, VAT and other taxes are accurately
computed and withheld accordingly

monthly analysis of expenditure reports, coordination pf meetings to review
grant performance and grant projections

with field admin to collect and review all offices summary and individual staff
time sheets and submit for payroll processing every month.

on-going orientation, training and support to Program and Finance staff on
Mercy Corps and respective donors rules and regulations

other tasks to be assigned by the supervisor.


Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

applicant for the Mercy Corps Field Finance Officer job must hold a BA/S or
equivalent in accounting or finance is required.

years of experience in grants and financial management and accounting.

understanding of donor rules and regulations is required.

years international NGO/PVO experience is preferred.

accounting skills and experience, including management of the general ledger,
journal entries, payroll, payables and balance sheet.

experience and skill with financial reports preparation and presentation and
proven ability to translate technical financial data into informative reports.

computer skills in MS Office programs, particularly Excel and accounting
software experience.

management experience and strong organizational skills preferred.

oral and written English skills

to travel regularly to Mercy Corps and sub grantees field offices and project


ability to support programmatic objectives with timely and meaningful financial
information is essential. 

demonstrated ability to multi-task, meet deadlines and process information in
support of changing program activities is necessary. 

impeccable professional standard of finance and procurement ethics as well as
the willingness and ability to enforce compliance with Mercy Corps and donor
policies and procedures is essential.


How to Apply:

All suitably
qualified candidates are encouraged to apply online at the link below




Deadline: 14th August 2020


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