Finance Director NGO Jobs – Uganda Red Cross Society (URCS)


Job Title:     Finance Director

Organization: Uganda
Red Cross Society (URCS)

Duty Station:
Kampala, Uganda

Reports to: Secretary


About US:

Uganda Red Cross
Society (URCS) is the leading National Humanitarian Organization in Uganda and
a member of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement.


Job Summary: The
Finance Director will be responsible for the financial health of URCS. By
combining strategic and operational goals, this Director will manage the
accounting and financial aspects of the organisation by enforcing a financial
strategy that is aimed at creating a long-term sustainable financial status for
URCS. The additional duties of this role will include managing the finance
department, conducting financial assessments, generating reports, establishing
budgets and conducting risk assessments.


Key Duties and Responsibilities: 

management of the finance team (Level of effort: 10%)

  • Set performance indicators/targets for finance staff.
  • Frequently hold staff accountable for the achievement of performance
    targets through supervisory reviews and appraisals.
  • Promptly provide feedback to staff about their performance after
    every review.
  • Handhold staff through coaching sessions to help them improve in
    areas where their performance is not up to standard.
  • Provide long-term professional guidance to staff through mentoring
    and prepare them to take on more senior roles later.
  • Recognise excellent performance and encourage staff to seek higher
    levels of performance.
  • Establish and implement a training programme for new finance

Budget Management
and Support (Level of effort: 10%)

  • Coordinate and assist in company-wide budgetary planning
  • Make sure that departments adhere to their budgets by not exceeding
    budget limits or spending funds on disallowable/non-budgeted items.
  • Supervise the process of budget modifications and ensure that it is
    done in compliance with the organisation’s and donors’ requirements.
  • Track budget performance and notify budget holders when their
    department’s or project’s budget performance starts to lag behind expected
    utilisation or burn rate.
  • Report to partners/donors about project budget utilisation, and
    provide other financial reports to them, as per set reporting timelines.
  • Prepare and present budget variance reports to the Board.

Management (Level of effort: 20%)

  • Manage the cash flows of the organisation and ensure that the
    organisation does not get into liquidity problems
  • Aligning financial strategy to the organisation’s strategic plan
  • Advise senior management on financial matters 
  • Take the lead in reviewing the financial policies and procedures and
    subsequently suggest feasible modifications to the financial manual.
  • Enforce compliance with financial policies and procedures.
  • Prepare short and long-term financial forecasts of financial
    performance for use with internal management and external parties.

Financial Risk Management
(Level of effort: 30%)

  • Responding to emergency calls and coordinating with the emergency
    response teams;
  • Assessing patients, providing emergency treatment, making working
    diagnoses and referral to appropriate health facility;
  • Monitoring and administering medication, pain relief and intravenous
    infusions accordingly in line with one’s scope of practice;
  • Dressing wounds/injuries;

Document Management, and Financial Reporting (30%)

  • Ensure that finance personnel do bookkeeping professionally, and use
    the accounting system functions adequately.
  • Apply the organisation’s document and record management procedures,
    and information security policy requirements, to the management and
    keeping of financial documents, data, and information.
  • Lead and guide the process of preparing and presenting URCS’s
    financial and management accounts to management and the Board.
  • Provide to the auditors (internal or external) all financial
    information and data that they will need to do audits.


Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 

  • The applicant must hold a 
    Master’s Degree in Accounting, Finance, Commerce or any related
    field from a reputable institution;
  • Certified Professional Accountancy qualification; i.e.; ACCA, CIMA,
    CPA is a MUST
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, Business Administration (Finance),
    Commerce, Statistics or related field from a reputable institution.
  • At least five years of accounting experience in a large organization
    with at least 3 years in a Senior Management position;
  • Experience in using Financial Management Information Systems
    (NAVISON accounting package is an added advantage).
  • Strong knowledge of project financial management
  • Organisational and management skills
  • Proficiency in bookkeeping and double-entry accounting
  • Computer literacy
  • Fineness in oral and written communication
  • Financial analysis and forecasting
  • Critical Thinking
  • Financial analysis and corporate financial reporting
  • Financial Risk Management
  • Strategic Financial Planning
  • Budgeting and budgetary control
  • People management
  • Proficiency in written and oral communication
  • Empathy
  • Conflict Resolution and negotiation
  • Attention to details;
  • Payroll management;
  • Donor financial accounting procedures
  • GAAP, IAS/AFRS accounting requirements and budgeting;
  • Tax laws and systems in Uganda.


How to Apply:

Please send your
filled application form, Download
 and attach your academic transcripts and certificates. The
filled application forms and academic transcripts and certificates can be
e-mailed or hand delivered, and or by post to:

The Secretary

Uganda Red Cross

Plot 551/555 Rubaga

P.O. Box 494,
Kampala, Uganda.




Applications from suitable
persons to be considered for appointment in the outlined positions are hereby
invited. All applicants should adhere to the Red Cross Principles. URCS is an
equal opportunities employer mindful of gender balance in its establishment.


Due to large volumes
of applications; only short listed candidates shall be contacted. Canvassing
shall lead to automatic disqualification.


Deadline: 28th September 2020


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