Building Tomorrow Finance Manager Jobs in Uganda

Building Tomorrow Finance Manager Jobs in Uganda


Overview

  • Building Tomorrow, an international social-profit organisation galvanizing communities to support thriving schools in underserved areas throughout Uganda is seeking a highly motivated, values-aligned Finance Manager.

  • In this position, you have the opportunity to be a part of delivering exciting, life-changing education programs to the hundreds of thousands of students we serve.

  • You will play a pivotal role in shaping the day-to-day operations of Building Tomorrow’s Finance Team with a focus on managing organisation expenses, leading the annual budgeting process, analyzing the organisation’s cost structure and keeping leaders abreast of the organisation’s financial performance.

    The Organization

  • Started in 2006, Building Tomorrow improves access to child-friendly, community-supported schools by providing an inclusive, transformative education for underserved children.

  • Through our Thriving Schools program, we deploy Building Tomorrow Fellows, the change agents who recruit and train Community Education Volunteers, together bringing out-of-school children into the classroom while working with school leadership to ensure access to an inclusive, transformative school environment. We also work hand-in-hand with local communities, the Ministry of Finance, and the Ministry of Education to construct new primary schools where no formal primary school exists.

  • To date, with a full-time staff of 105, Building Tomorrow has enrolled over 55,000 out-of-school children and reaches over 101,000 students daily.

  • Building Tomorrow has received funding and recognition for its innovative work from the Clinton Global Initiative, Educate A Child, Mastercard Foundation, Echoing Green, the Segal Family Foundation, and Forbes Magazine.

    Key Responsibilities

    Administration Strategy (30%)

  • In collaboration with the US-based Finance Manager, implementing and overseeing checks and balances system of financial controls to ensure sound fiscal management

  • Working closely with Country Director to establish financial priorities, and ensuring theses are understood by the larger financial team in the US and Uganda

  • In collaboration with the US-based Finance Manager, designing financial tracking and information systems that link with programmatic impact data and enable the organisation to properly value and scale its impact

  • Managing banking relationships, including cash management and any borrowing arrangements
    Preparing financial information for external auditor and ensuring a smooth annual audit process

  • Implementing and reviewing the internal control system at all levels of the organisation.

    Budget Implementation & Management (30%)

  • Working with department leads to develop quarterly and annual budgets coinciding with work plans, and providing overall budget management across all teams

  • Providing a monthly QuickBooks-driven financial report with narrative analysis of organisation’s budget vs. actual performance, trends, significant changes or variance, etc.

  • Advising Tomorrow Team on budgetary implications of current spending trends and planned activities, as well as helping program leaders identify opportunities to mitigate overspends or reallocate savings

  • Assisting to ensure the organisation achieves optimal value for every shilling spent in Uganda

  • Supervising the Finance Coordinator, approving their work plans and evaluating their performance

    Accounts Management (10%)

  • Preparing a finance report to be shared with department managers each month

  • Preparing financial reports and providing analysis as requested by organisation leadership

  • Ensuring accuracy and complete detail of in-country accounts and bookkeeping

  • Serving as the point person for the organisation working with outside accounting firms

    Procurement & Vendor Coordination (20%)

  • Working alongside department heads, ensuring all in-country procurement processes are run according to established criteria, and providing financial guidance as
    appropriate

  • Maintaining relationships with key vendors and suppliers, and proactively refreshing the vendor pool as appropriate

  • Verifying the procurement and disposal process to ensure they comply with existing rules and guidelines

    Resource Management Tracking & Reporting (10%)

  • Guiding the preparation of program budgets for existing and new programming, per funder guidelines

  • Providing detailed expenditure reports to grantors and board finance committee on regular basis
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  • Ensuring accounting, procurement, and documentation protocols are observed both for
  • safeguarding of organisation’s assets in the office and in the field,

  • full compliance with donor agreement specifications

  • Ensuring an updated fixed asset register is kept for the organisation

    Must Have

  • Excellent writing skills with the ability to produce quality written products tailored to various audiences

  • Strong verbal communication and interpersonal skills, and a team-oriented mentality

  • Exceptional attention to detail

  • Highly motivated and ability to self-start, as well as see through projects from beginning to end

  • Professional demeanor and willingness to engage with partners through email, phone calls, and in-person meetings

  • Strong time management skills and ability to juggle multiple tasks at once

  • A curiosity in the world around him/her
    Proficiency in QuickBooks or similar accounting system(s), Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint necessary. Familiarity with Salesforce a plus.

  • At least five years experience in financial management systems and controls a plus.

  • Strong understanding of accounting and financial statements.

  • A Bachelor’s degree in finance, accounting or business administration from an accredited institution.

  • A Professional Qualification, at least ACCA, CPA Level 3 or Full Professional qualification in accounting

    We want You to Apply If

  • You have an unshakeable passion for education equality, believing access to an inclusive, quality education is a basic human right.

  • You possess creative ingenuity, being progressive in your thinking and approaching challenges old and new. You are intrapreneurial and unafraid to pilot new ideas.

  • You are relentlessly determined. You refuse to accept the status quo and persistently strive to create new opportunities to reach more children, allowing them to reach their maximum potential.

  • You believe in collaborative engagement.
  • You believe more can be achieved together than alone, believe in the power of cultivating relationships and see everyone as an equal partner.
    Compensation

  • Compensation will be commensurate with experience.

  • This position is based in Kampala and reports to the Country Director.

    To Apply

    Applicants for this role are asked to submit the following through the Uganda Finance Manager job posting;

  • A statement of interest of no more than one page explaining why you are a great fit for this role,

  • A brief, concise resume

  • Your salary requirements

  • Three samples of financial analysis reports (not to exceed a total of 20 pages) you’ve authored in the last five years.

    How to Apply

    For more information and job application details, see; Building Tomorrow Finance Manager Jobs in Uganda

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