Finance and Grants Manager Employment Opportunity – Justice Defenders formerly The African Prisons Project (APP)

 

Job Title:    Finance and Grants Manager

Organisation: Justice
Defenders formerly The African Prisons Project (APP)

Duty Station:  Kampala,
Uganda

Reports to:  Country Manager

 

About US:

Justice Defenders
formerly The African Prisons Project (APP) is a community of defenders,
increasing access to legal services and to improve application of criminal law
to all. Our work betters the entire criminal justice system, helping
defenseless people protect their rights and address wrongs. The increased
capacity ultimately promotes more equitable, just, and peaceful societies.

 

Key Duties and Responsibilities:  

·       
Ensure
all requisitions, payment vouchers are timely and properly prepared

·       
Bookkeeping
including:

o   Preparation of monthly and quarterly
management accounts plus annual accounts.

o   Updating and maintaining all grants budgets
and financial reports on monthly, Quarterly and Annual basis.

·       
Statutory
tax remittances and payments including PAYE, NSSF, among others

·       
Petty
cash account management

·       
Timely
Payment processing within budget lines – both online and cash payments.

·       
Ensure
there is a proper and accurate filing system for all finance documents.

·       
Ensure
there is a robust procurement system in place and that the system is followed.

·       
Ensure
that all grant budgets are managed effectively and expenditure is as stated in
grant agreement

·       
Compile
financial reports for all grants for presentation to Senior Management and
Board of Trustees

·       
Ensure
there is proper Asset Management.

·       
Ensure
all requisite requisitions and payment vouchers are prepared accurately, in a
timely manner and are reconciled to the budgeted payments.

·       
Prepare
monthly bank reconciliations and reconcile in QuickBooks

·       
Budgeting
including monthly and annual budgeting.

·       
Budget
monitoring of monthly cash flows and all active grants.

·       
Posting
of all financial information into QuickBooks.

·       
Preparation
of information for audit files and information required for external auditors

·       
Adhere
to deadlines for Justice Defenders internal financial reporting and donor
budgeting and reporting.

 


Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

·       
The
applicants for the Finance and Grants Manager job should hold Bachelor’s
degrees in finance, Accounting or its equivalent.

·       
Must be
a qualified and registered Certified Public Accountants (CPA), or ACCA.

·       
At least
five years as an accountant or finance manager in a busy Non-Governmental Organization.

·       
Advanced
oral and writing skills, and an ability to present information and arguments
clearly; excellent interpersonal skills; IT skills appropriate to an office or
NGO (field) environment.

·       
Working
knowledge of Quick books

·       
Experience
with multiple donor-funded projects is highly desirable.

 

Key Competencies and skills

·       
Experience
in dealing with government officials and an ability to work consultatively
within democratic structures; sympathy with the aims, objectives and academic
values at the highest levels having a commitment to the highest possible
standards.

·       
Excellent
interpersonal skills (e.g. communication, self-awareness, building trust,
questioning & listening, influencing, assertiveness, problem solving,
decision making)

·       
Good
Numerical ability & Literate

·       
Excellent
organizational skills and attention to detail

·       
Excellent
knowledge of QuickBooks Online and excel

·       
Able to
prioritize and work to deadlines

·       
Able to
work on own initiative

·       
Pro-active
Team Worker

·       
Keep the
highest level of integrity.

·       
Sympathy
for and a non-judgmental attitude towards prisoners undertaking reform and
rehabilitation.

 

How to Apply:

Email your CV and
cover letter only to saidikaren@justice-defenders.org.

 

Deadline: 13th January 2021 by 5:00pm.

 

NB:

·       
Only
shortlisted applicants will be contacted for interviews.

·       
Applications
will be received on a rolling basis

·       
Justice
Defenders accepts no liability for incomplete submission, late or misdirected
transmission of applications

·       
Any form
of canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification.

·       
Justice
Defenders is an equal opportunity employer

 

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