Fresher Finance Officer NGO Jobs – National Association for Women’s Action in Development (NAWAD)

 

Job Title:    Finance Officer

Organisation: National
Association for Women’s Action in Development (NAWAD)

Duty Station:  Kampala,
Uganda

 

About US:

National Association
for Women’s Action in Development (NAWAD) is a voluntary non-governmental
women’s organization that was initiated by a group of women in 2009 and was legally
registered in 2010 with the Ugandan NGO Board. NAWAD is committed to promote a
stable and peaceful society where women/girls access equal rights in the
different spheres of life. The organization focuses on the family and the
crucial role women play in their families, their communities and the
development of Uganda as a nation. The main goal of the organization is to
promote the rights of women and girls especially in relation to sustainable
natural resource management and climate change social and economic right and
governance, peace and security.

 

Job Summary:  We are seeking to recruit a highly skilled
Finance Officer who is highly organized, motivated and responsible person to
help ensure the smooth and efficient delivery of our organization objectives.
She/he must be Passionate about women and girls rights. She/he must be ready to
demonstrates integrity by modelling the NAWAD’s values and ethical standards
while Promoting its vision, mission, and strategic goals.

 

Key Duties and Responsibilities:  

       
Support
the development and updating of financial policies, procedures and standards,
including keeping abreast of new financial and tax laws in accordance to legal
requirements and the best financial practices, and ensure that all staff are
well informed in their use.

       
Ensure
that all financial transactions (including grant disbursement) and data are
correctly implemented according to policies and procedures.

       
Ensure
that all financial documents are accurately supported, approved and coded, and
that all cheque books, cheque list, petty cash, LPOs are maintained correctly

       
Ensure
that staff payroll administration is verified for accuracy, properly processed
and that all statutory payments such as PAYE and pension are made on a timely
basis.

       
Manage
banking, accounts and balances effectively and efficiently, including
undertaking monthly bank reconciliations, foreign exchange management as and
cash flow management in a timely manner.

       
Support
management of donor funding and disbursements; and ensure acknowledgment of
receipts and financial reporting is accurate, professional and timely.

       
Support
in developing of plans, budgets, and timely financial reports

       
Ensure
that NAWAD is compliant with all legal requirements regarding taxation,
returns, fees and other financial statutory requirements.

       
Prepare
high quality financial reports including professional annual financial
statements in a timely basis.

       
Prepare
for and collaborate with internal and external auditors to ensure successful
audit.

       
Maintain
well organized physical and electronic archive of financial documentation
stretching back at least three years in secure location.

       
Participate
in fundraising activities of the organization

       
Perform
any other duty as may be assigned by the executive Director

 


Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

       
The
applicant must hold a Bachelor’s degree in Commerce, Business Administration,
Financial Management or Accounting from a recognized university

       
Full
account professional qualification is desirable

       
Training
in donor regulations is added advantage

       
A
minimum of two years of working experience in accounting and finance preferably
in an NGO sector

       
Demonstrated
financial management skills with the ability to implement projects and to
ensure internal and external collaborators achieve a time-bound goal or project

 

Competencies

       
Practical
knowledge of donor financial accounting procedures

       
GAAP,
IAS/AFRS accounting requirements and budgeting

       
Word,
Excel, financial information systems, vision excel and executive, as well as
database and accounting packages.

       
Tax laws
and systems in Uganda

       
Budgeting
and budgetary control

       
Asset/inventory
management

       
Procurement
and stores management

       
Project
management

       
Communication
and networking

       
High
levels of integrity

       
Supervisory
skills

       
Interpersonal
skills

       
Analytical
skills

       
Personal
qualities of integrity, credibility and a commitment to and passion for
promotion of women and girls rights

       
Highly
flexible and adaptable to shifting environments and works very well in teams

       
Motivated
to learn and willing to contribute to organization resource
mobilization/fundraising strategies

 

NB: Ladies are
highly encouraged to apply

 

How to Apply:

All suitably
qualified and interested candidates are encouraged to send applications, a
motivation letter, curriculum vitae, copies of academic qualifications and
three referees on email; nawadorg@gmail.com and all these documents must be
addressed to the executive Director.

 

Deadline: 9th March 2021 by 5:00pm

 

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