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Finance and Administration Officer Kampala

Posted by People Performance Group Private Central
  • Company: People Performance Group
  • Experience: 2 - 5 years
  • Studies: Postgraduate Certificate / Diploma
  • Category: Public Sector - Administration
  • Contract: Permanent
  • Salary: Over 100.000 / month (USh)
Job Title: Finance and Administration OfficerReports to: Country ManagerWork Center: Kampala, UgandaJob Purpose:The key role of the Finance and Administration officer is to develop and implement the country strategy, by providing required financial inputs, as well as ensuring sound financial practices in the country and rigorous budgetary control.Key Responsibilities• Take the leading role on financial planning, forecasting, budgeting and developing financial management capacity throughout the country.• Directly manage, provide, support and offer guidance to the country finance team to ensure effective and proactive financial leadership.• Ensure internal financial procedures, systems, policies and controls are applied and complied with throughout the country program operations by all staff.• Be responsible for oversight of the country office financial management processes, risk assessment, timely accounting and reconciliation of all transactions.• Ensure donor financial reports and other requirements are complied with to maximize available funding requirements.• Prepare donor financial reports in line with donor reporting requirements and monitor on-going levels of expenditure on individual program against approved budget.• Manage and support the performance and development of the in-country finance andadministration staff, to ensure the provision of an efficient and effective service.• Collaborate with the Logistics officer to ensure compliance with RTP financial management & procurement procedures in procurement, stock management, asset management, fleet management, maintenance of communications and IT systems.• Ensure that contractual commitments (e.g. for the rental of vehicles and/or premises) are financially sound and appropriate for the circumstances of the program.Requirements• Degree in financial management and professional courses like ACCA, CPA, & CMIA. A Masters degree or equivalent postgraduate qualifications in Finance or Accounting will be an added advantage.• At least 5 years managing financial resources in a reputable organisation and preferably at Senior Management level.• In depth knowledge of multi-currency financial systems and implementing internal controls.• Experience and understanding of working in a donor environment with financial management in an international NGO setting.• Proven administration skills• Familiarity with accounting systems (e.g. ACCPAC, QuickBooks. Sage, PS Financials).• Skills to design ACCPAC report templates.
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