Finance Analyst Job Careers – Mastercard Foundation

 Job Title:  Finance Analyst

Organisation: Mastercard Foundation

Duty Station: Kampala,


About US:

Mastercard Foundation
seeks a world where everyone has the opportunity to learn and prosper. Through
its Young Africa Works strategy and Canadian EleV program, the Foundation works
with partners to ensure that millions of young people, especially young women,
access quality education, financial services and dignified work. Mastercard
Foundation was established in 2006 through the generosity of Mastercard when it
became a public company. The Foundation is independent with its own Board of
Directors and CEO.


Job Summary: Reporting
to the Finance Lead, Uganda, the Finance Analyst will be responsible for
supporting the Finance Lead in all financial aspects of our program
partnerships in country, including due diligence, budgeting, reporting and
contracting. As such, the ideal individual must be self-driven,
results-oriented, with integrity and strong listening skills and the ability to
build effective working relationships.


As the scope and
scale of our work across Africa grows, the Finance team structure and processes
will also change. The ability to be flexible and adaptable, and a willingness
to support wherever needed, are critical to our joint success.


Key Duties and

·       Assist partners & Leads in compliance
with the Foundation’s grant management policies and procedures, including due
diligence, budgeting and reporting.

·       Monitor and perform analysis on program spend
against budget and program outcomes, including controls on Foundation’s
resources. Provide analysis and recommendations on any proposed changes to the
Finance Lead and Programs teams.

·       Execute periodic checks on financial controls
around partner programs to ensure reliability of financial reports.

·       Support the management of the grant
management database including commitments, disbursements, cash flow projections
and reporting to ensure accuracy and timeliness of information.

·       Maintain accurate and timely financial
documentation and data, and report on contract commitments, disbursements, and
cash flow projections.

·       Perform program finance reporting in line
with Foundation cycles and Policies to ensure timeliness, and accuracy in
reporting. Ensure critical matters are escalated in a timely manner.

·       Identify opportunities to improve and
standardize processes within Finance.

·       Travel as maybe required in the near future.

·       Other duties and responsibilities as


Qualifications, Skills and

·       The ideal candidate must hold a relevant
University Degree in Finance, Accounting, Business, or related field.
Finance/Accounting designation or in progress.

·       At least three to five years of progressive
financial roles within large and/or global organizations. Previous work in the
development sector an asset.

·       Exceptional business, analytical, with a high
level of attention to detail.

·       Results driven and self-disciplined, with a
strong sense of team and common purpose to achieve ambitious goals.

·       Flexible, intellectually curious, and open,
you are comfortable with ambiguity, receptive to new ideas and willing to learn
and change & execute a range of job duties and changing priorities.

·       Proficient in MS Office applications,
particularly Excel.

·       Flexible, adaptable, and able to execute a
range of job duties and changing priorities.

·       Possess excellent verbal, written, and
presentation skills with the ability to articulate information to a variety of
constituents across cultures.

·       Possess professional maturity, sensitivity
with different cultures, and impeccable integrity that exemplify the
Foundation’s values.

·       You have a commitment to Mastercard
Foundation’s values and vision.


How to Apply:

All suitably qualified and interested candidates should apply online at
the link below.




Deadline: 7th
October 2020


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