Finance & Admin Officer NGO Jobs – Food for the Hungry (FH/U)

 

 

Job Title:    Finance & Admin Officer

Organization:  Food
for the Hungry (FH/U)

Duty Station:  Uganda

Reports to: Program
Area Manager/Senior Accountant

 

About US:

Food for the Hungry
(FH/U) is a Christian international relief and development organization
currently operating programs in Asia, Latin America and Africa with support
offices in the UK, Canada, Switzerland, Sweden, United States of America and
Japan. In Uganda since 1989, FH is operational in the Districts of Adjumani,
Kitgum, Lamwo, Kole, Kween, Mbale, Namutumba and Amudat implementing programs
in four main sectors of Education; Food Security and Livelihoods;
Health/Nutrition and Disaster Risk Reduction; with the Head office located in
Kampala. FH’s primary goal is to end all forms of poverty World-wide.

 

Job Summary:  The Finance & Admin Officer will be
responsible for the day-to-day running of the Field finance operations
including preparing periodic financial reports, reconcile accounting
information, review major payments and invoices for consistence with
organizational procedures and established accounting formats and import all
journal templates into the Sun System. He/she will handle monthly bank
reconciliations and transactions; and monitor transactions to ensure proper cash
management for all the field offices in line with the planned program
activities in compliance with FH policy and Procedures. Additionally, this
position directly and indirectly manages the Cashier/Stores, Guards, Office
Attendants at Cluster/Field level.

 

Key Duties and
Responsibilities:

·        
Produce monthly financial reports to Kampala office
and donor reports according to donor requirements, ensuring accuracy and
compliance

·        
Working
as a liaison between the bank and the organization, collect monthly bank
statements and prepare bank reconciliation to reconcile with book and G/L
accounts balances;

·        
Prepare the project cash flow forecast with programs
feedback and reconcile with the o
riginal
budget before sending to Kampala finance.

·        
Ensure compliance with donor regulations, FH finance
policies and local government rules and regulations;

·        
Ensure the accuracy and correctness of all
transactions against each grant; ensuring all expendi
tures are posted under the right account
codes

·        
Ensure budget holders understand the requirements of
grant and grant auditors’ requirements, have prepared all necessary paperwork
to the audit;

·        
In coordination with Kampala finance, organize in
house trai
ning and/or
orientation session on finance to projects staff;

Administration

·        
Support
the Administration of the cluster by:

·        
Supervising
the administrative staff as may be required

·        
Giving
support to the Logistic Officers to ensure the right procurement processes are
followed and participate in the bid evaluation process for purchases within the
cluster threshold

·        
Ensuring
timely payment of all outstanding utility bills and rent

·        
Support
the Program Area Manager in enforcing Organization policies Job

 




Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

·        
The
ideal candidate must hold a bachelor’s degree/equivalent in Finance and
accounting or related discipline from a recognized university or institution.

·        
Having
completed ACCA/CPA level II is added advantage / pursuing professional
qualifications

·        
At least
four years of extensive experience in financial management and co-ordination
preferably within an international NGO environment

·        
Having
an auditing background is an added advantage.

 

How to Apply:

All suitably
qualified candidates are encouraged to apply through the Human Resources
Manager, Food for the Hungry Uganda. Email: [email protected]

 

Deadline: Friday 20th November, 2020 by 4:30pm.

 

NB: Please note that
only short-listed candidates will be contacted. Consider your application
unsuccessful in case you do not hear from FH by 7th December, 2020.

 

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