ActionAid Finance Director Jobs in Kampala Uganda

ActionAid Finance Director Jobs in Kampala Uganda

Position:
  • Finance Director (1)
    Report to:
  • Country Director
    Responsible for:
  • Finance Manager; Finance & Grants Coordinator
    Location:
  • Head Office-kampala
    Job Role:

    To provide strategic leadership in financial management in line with AAU and AAI strategies, policies, procedures, statutory laws and international financial standards.

    Person Specifications:
    Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Commerce, or Business Administration (Accounting) or any other relevant qualification; Must be a member to a professional Accounting body (ACCA, CPA, ACA, CIMA etc.);
  • A Master’s Degree in Business Administration (MBA), Finance and Accounting is an added advantage

    Experience:
  • At least 8-10 years of sound technical knowledge and work experience in a reputable organisation; Experience of no less than Five (5) years in a Senior Management Position;
  • Experience of working in non-governmental Organizations is an advantage;
  • Practical experience in using computerized financial accounting packages

    Job Title
  • Finance Director
    Reports to:
  • Country Director
    Responsible for :
  • Finance Manager, Grants & Finance Co-coordinator Directorate : Finance
    Critical working relationships:
  • Director, Programmes and Policy; Director HROE; Director, Business Development; Media Relations and Corporate Affairs Coordinator; Policy Analyst; and Executive Assistant to the CD

    Job Role:
  • Provide strategic leadership in financial management in line with AAU and AAI strategies, policies, procedures, statutory laws and international financial standards.

    Person Specifications:
    Qualifications:
  • A Bachelor’s Degree in Commerce, or Business Administration (Accounting) or any other relevant qualification
  • Must be a member to a professional Accounting body (ACCA, CPA, ACA, CIMA etc.)
  • A Master’s Degree in Business Administration (MBA), Finance and Accounting is an added advantage

    Experience
  • At least 8-10 years of sound technical knowledge and work experience in a reputable organisation
  • Experience of no less than 5 years with a reputable NGO/INGO in a Senior Management Position
  • Experience of working in non-governmental Organizations is an advantage
  • Practical experience in using computerized financial accounting packages

    Competencies:
  • Financial management skills
  • Budgeting and budgetary control skills
  • Analytical skills
  • Strategic planning skills
  • Communication and networking
  • Donor/contract management skills
  • Transformative feminist Leadership skills
  • Computer proficiency, knowledge of accounting packages
  • Ability to establish critical working relationships
  • Ability to promote and safeguard AAU policies
  • Ability to conduct power analysis S/N

    Key Result Areas
    Duties and Responsibilities

    Development of Plans and Budgets

  • Lead in the development of plans and budgets in line with AAI/AAU policies
  • Review AAU Finance Strategy, identify the annual strategic financial implications for AAU
  • Lead the process of financial forecasting for the country strategy and initiate the development of an appropriate financial strategy.
  • Prepare a forecast of sponsorship income, project funding and local funding.
  • Review consolidate and present for approval detailed income and expenditure budgets and summary budget tables.
  • Review and update Resource Allocation Framework for effective allocation of financial resources.
  • Develop planning and budgeting guidelines

    Development and Enforcement of Internal Controls

  • Develop and implement an internal control system to maintain the financial integrity and compliance with AAU policies, procedures and national laws
  • Develop internal control policies and procedures and monitor compliance.
  • Review and disseminate changes /updates in Finance Manual
  • Review period end processes and procedures
    Ascertain the effectiveness of internal controls, review as necessary and ensure compliance in all finance and accounting work

    Expenditure Approvals

  • Review and approve expenditures and other financial related transactions in line with the financial policies and procedures.
  • Approve expenditures and authorize payments by cheque, web-banking and other approved systems,
  • Check and approve bank and ledger reconciliations.
  • Review and approve cash flow requests and remittances

    Financial Reporting

  • Develop and implement financial reporting systems in line with financial frameworks, policies and procedures
  • Develop frameworks for financial management reporting and communicate to the teams
  • Review and submit financial
    management report regarding the activities of AAU to the CD
  • Ensure donor reporting as per guidelines
    Review reporting systems for effectiveness in supporting AAU Programmes and recommend implementation

    Provision of Technical Advice and Support

  • Provide technical advice and support on the Programme financial matters to the CD and other points staff as required
  • Participate in the CMT and make presentations to the Board advice on optimal resource utilization and strategic decision making
  • Implement and report key actions agreed on
    Implement the financial policy and procedural manual
  • Provide guidance on the exchange rate movements, inflation trends and other macro-economic factors
  • Offer technical advice on cost control and overheads

    Grants and Contract Management

  • Provide support and guidance to grants and contracts management to ensure adherence to AAI requirements
  • Review donor reports for compliance
  • Review donor agreements
  • Review and approve donor management tracking tool for compliance with expectations
  • Attend to donor queries, concerns and requirements
  • Review and approve contracts from the finance management perspective

    Internal and External Audits

  • Coordinate the internal and external audit engagements in line with the AAU policies and International financial reporting standards
  • Ensure preparation and submission of financial statement to Auditors
  • Coordinate and monitor the implementation of audit recommendations
  • Review and discuss the agreement terms for External Auditors

    Integrity of the Accounting System

  • Ensure the integrity of accounting systems and data security
  • Ensure timely renewal of licenses, access and authorization of computerized accounting systems including SUN /VISION/ TMI
  • Ensure periodic data backups for financial statements
  • Review system versatility (as well as system improvement proposals) and identify system weaknesses and flaws and recommend changes to the relevant development project teams

    Strategic Decision Making

  • Contribute to strategic decision making to support the Board
  • Contribute to the CMT agenda
  • Contribute to the Board’s decision making through CMT by providing financial perspectives
  • Implement and follow-up on CMT key actions with the Finance Directorate
  • Represent management in the Finance committee of the Board

    Employee Relations and Staff Management

  • Supervise, mentor and motivate staff within the department while setting clear performance targets for staff in department
  • Lead the development and implementation of work plans and budgets for Finance function and activities to achieve set goals
  • Set staff performance targets and conduct appraisals as required in accordance with the HR manual
  • Ensure that the Finance function are adequately resourced, and their performance managed to adequately support the strategy
    Organize and plan for staff development and training
  • Prepare, agree and communicate leave plan and ensure adequate cover and staff in the event of absence of staff on leave.

    How to Apply
  • Applications (Cover letter, CV, and certified academic documents) should be hand delivered or sent by email to Vacancies.Uganda@actionaid.org clearly addressed to The Director Human Resource/Organizational Effectiveness, ActionAid Uganda, Plot number 2514/2515 Ggaba Road, P.O Box 676 Kampala, by Friday 22nd February 2019 Due to large number of applications, we will respond to Only shortlisted candidates for interviews.
  • Whilst all applications will be assessed strictly on their individual merits, qualified Women are especially encouraged to apply.
  • ActionAid International is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
  • For more information and job application details, see; ActionAid Finance Director Jobs in Kampala Uganda

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