Fresher Finance Officer Job Careers – Mott MacDonald

 

Job Title:    Finance Officer

Organisation: Mott
MacDonald

Duty Station:
Uganda

 

About US:

 Mott MacDonald
is a leading, employee-owned global management, engineering and development
consultancy with £1 billion revenue and more than 14,000 staff working in 140
countries for both the public and private sectors. Our International
Development Services Unit, IDS, operates portfolios within the international
development sectors of Environment, Climate, Water, Roads, Rural & Urban
Development, Education, Health, Social and Economic Development in over 40 countries.
Together we implement and manage projects in developing countries and emerging
economies around the world, supporting national governments and municipalities
in policy, planning, project design and delivery. We are committed to support
the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals and to provide our expertise
to improve the lives of people in need.

 

About SESIL Programme:

SESIL (Strengthening
Education Systems for Improved Learning), is a four-year education programme
designed to improve the quality and equity of measurable learning outcomes at
lower primary level in Uganda. SESIL will do this by strengthening the systems
needed to manage and raise the performance of five key drivers of learning
outcomes: pupil attendance, teacher attendance, absence of violence against
children, teacher time on task and head teacher learning leadership.

 

Job Summary:  The Finance Officer is responsible for
ensuring that all financial, operational and administrative aspects of SESIL
run effectively. The Finance Officer will be responsible for ensuring effective
administration of financial operations at Regional Office. The incumbent will
support the Project Accountant in the national SESIL office in Kampala, in
overall management of finance resources and application of internal controls.

 

Key Duties and Responsibilities:  

Project Monitoring
& Reporting

·       
Provide
support to the Project Accountant to produce forecasts and budgets for work
activities based on the estimates on the Rolling Work Plan (RWP). This includes
collating activity costing and providing support for preparation of the working
estimates.

·       
Ensure
that timely, accurate, and appropriate information is available to the
programme management team.

·       
Carry
out any other duties as may be required for delivery of the programme.

Cash Management

·       
Assist
with the preparation of bank reconciliation statements and ensure they are
checked and approved for submission within deadline.

·       
Assist
in carrying out timely bank transactions and, also to deposit cheques into
vendors accounts.

·       
Responsible
for petty cash management and ensuring regular reconciliation of cash balance
for review. Accountable for cash count and reporting on cash count exercise to
the management.

·       
Responsible
for recording cash and transactions into the applicable bank or cash book.
Ensure records are available for regular checking and are up to date to meet
deadline for submission to the UK head office.

·       
Provide
support for payment and disbursement of cash payments e.g. per diems. To
produce reconciliation of payment and supporting document for appropriate
retirement.

Accounts Payable

·       
Assist
with the compilation of Vendors’ list and collation of vouchers for batch
processing within the financial system.

·       
Assist
in the preparation of all payment vouchers, and cheques and ensure the timely
settlement of all undisputed invoices.

·       
Checking
and ensuring that all payment vouchers meet the minimum audit requirement by
checking for approvals and necessary supporting documentations.

·       
Ensuring
tax compliance; more specifically with reference to the withholding tax as per
the relevant provisions

Audits

·       
Support
the Project Accountant and Accounts Clerk in the preparation and the subsequent
activities for external e.g. client, and internal audits, as and when required

·       
Operationalise
the Mott MacDonald Business Management Systems (BMS) procedures, including
health, safety and security as required by Cambridge Education/Mott MacDonald
for the project;

 




Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

·       
The
ideal candidate must have relevant experience in Finance.

·       
Promote
healthy work ethics, good governance and anti-corruption behaviour;

·       
Other
duties as may be assigned from time to time by the Programme Manager.

·       
The
applicant must hold a degree or equivalent in Accounting/finance or related discipline

·       
Significant
relevant work experience in a related field

·       
Excellent
numeracy and accountancy skills

·       
Experience
of working for an international organisation, preferably in the
development/humanitarian sector;

·       
Experience
in budget management

·       
Strong
IT skills and knowledge of MS Office systems.

·       
Excellent
oral and written communication skills in English;

·       
Attention
to detail and accuracy;

·       
Ability
to think ahead and produce accurate information;

·       
Willingness
to be flexible and respond in a timely manner to support colleagues in the
Kampala office as required.

·       
Experience
in operating within environments with diverse cultures and practices;

 

How to Apply:

All suitably
qualified and interested candidates are invited to apply direct via the careers
website of Mott MacDonald at the web lick below. Please create an account and
submit a curriculum vitae and application letter.

 

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Here

 

Deadline: 26th December 2020

 

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