Position Description

Finance Officer
Location Uganda - Mbarara
Employment Duration Full time
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Job Title:                       Finance Officer

Reports to:                    Associate Finance Manager

Location:                       Mbarara Project Office


Job summary

The Finance Officer will be responsible for the timely disbursement of payments to both staff and suppliers (Vendors)

Core Duties and Responsibilities

  • The Finance officer will also ensure control over cash and advances and will support timely and accurate reporting of projects financial and accounting information.
  • Regularly review payment requests, invoices and demand notes for completeness, reasonability, allowability, and prepare timely payment request for approval of the country director.
  • The incumbent will also initiate NBOL and Checks payments for the approval of the signatories (including preparing check schedule and NBOL schedule) & ensure that they are properly delivered & filed appropriately.
  • Keenly monitor staff advances and ensure that staffs with unaccounted advances are not given additional advances.
  • Maintain a payable tracker and produce monthly payable report for management.
  • Prepare and file monthly PAYE & NSSF returns, work on monthly payroll and do cash reconciliations.
  • Render support in the preparation of financial reports to donors
  • Other duties as assigned by supervisor

Required Qualifications, Skills, Experience and Abilities

  • Bachelor degree in business Management, Accounting and Finance, Commerce
  • Professional qualification in CPA, or ACCA is required.
  • Atleast 3 years of accounting experience for a public or private sector organization
  • Experience with international donor environment
  • Previous experience in managing US government-funds
  • Familiarity with USAID regulations preferred
  • Proven skills in financial management
  • Computer literacy and knowledge of accounting software systems (e.g. QuickBooks Pro)
  • Strong team player with proven communication and collaborative skills.
  • Possess strong accuracy, attention to details and ability to follow-through.
  • Highly organized with ability to meet deadlines, troubleshoot and problem solve
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