Cardno Finance Manager Jobs in Uganda

Cardno Finance Manager Jobs in Uganda


  • Cardno International Development (ID) manages a number of donor-funded programs throughout the world and engages in international development as a holistic, multidisciplinary and integrated process. Strengthened by our geographic and market diversity, we are committed to providing innovative and integrated solutions that create opportunities for significant, lasting change in emerging economies.

  • Collaborating with multilateral and bilateral donors, private clients, governments and communities to develop sustainable solutions to complex challenges, we work with local counterparts to achieve meaningful impact. Cardno has implemented more than 120 projects in Uganda.

  • Cardno is implementing the five-year (2021-2026) USAID-funded Feed the Future Uganda Institutional and Systems Strengthening (ISS) Activity. The goal of the Activity is for key national level Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) and industry apex organizations (IAOs) that are vital to driving inclusive agriculture-led economic growth to fulfill their mandate, leading to pathways to prosperity, improved resilience, and better nutrition for the people of Uganda.

  • The purpose of the Activity is to improve the performance and structures of MDAs and IAOs. This purpose will be achieved through the following four objectives:

  • Improve the internal processes of selected MDAs and IAOs, making them more responsive to the needs of their consumers, members, and the general public;

  • Improve the policy framework that supports the functionality of selected MDAs and IAOs;

  • Strengthen key capacity elements of select MDAs and IAOs to perform their mandates; and

  • Strengthen the “structures” or key vertical and horizontal linkages within, between and among institutions so that they work together more effectively to achieve their goals.

  • The Finance Manager will be responsible for the financial health of the Activity. Responsibilities will include producing financial reports and ensuring that effective financial management systems are in place following Cardno procedures and USAID regulations, to ensure an adequate and compliant financial control environment. The Finance Manager will support the Activity in ensuring it abides by all relevant Cardno and USAID policies.


    The Finance Manager will provide overall supervision of the Finance and Administration function of the Activity. S/he will;

  • Develop and monitor the day-to-day financial operations within the ISS Activity, such as payroll, invoicing, and other transactions

  • Ensure tax compliance per USAID regulations and statutory authorities

  • Track the Activity’s financial status and performance to identify areas for potential improvement

  • Seek out methods for minimizing financial risk to the organization

  • Review financial data and prepare monthly, quarterly, and annual financial reports

  • Enter data in the QuickBooks accounting system and ensure accurate recording of transactions

  • Understand and adhere to financial regulations and legislation.

  • Ensure financial efficiency in all aspects of Activity operations, advising on financial policies, controls, and procedures.

  • Ensure that the highest standards and financial integrity are followed and maintained throughout Activity implementation.

  • Participate in and support internal and external audits.

  • Monitor Activity expenditures and ensure alignment with approved budgets. Where expenditure on the Activity is not in line with approved budgets, bring this to the attention of the Director of Finance, Grants, and Operations and make a recommendation to adjust spending accordingly and seek relevant approvals.

  • Monitor all bank transactions in coordination with the financial manual and check, prepare and file monthly bank reconciliations.

  • Ensure complete accounting records are maintained including vouchers, authorizations, and reconciliations, including both paper and electronic records.

  • Ensure that the accounting system backups are made at least twice per week and that a copy of the latest backup is maintained at a secure location.

  • Track staff advances and ensure these are accounted for on time. Prepare a monthly advance edging report for review.

  • Manage petty cash and ensure all transactions are recorded and filed.

  • Review and prepare mobile money payments for approval and disbursements.

  • Review and prepare grants disbursement for approval

  • Support the Grants Specialist to maintain an updated grants expenditure tracker aligned to budgets.


    Track record of submitted financial reports.

  • University degree accounting, business administration, economics, or any other related field.

  • Qualification in either CPA or ACCA is a plus

  • A minimum of five (5) years’ experience in delivering a finance role for a USAID funded project.

  • Must be a Ugandan citizen.

    Knowledge and Skills:

  • Good understanding of USAID financial reporting requirements and policies

  • Demonstrated experience in promoting non-cash payment systems.

  • Excellent interpersonal skills, including patience, diplomacy, willingness to listen and respect for colleagues.

    How to Apply

  • For more information and job application details, see; Cardno Finance Manager Jobs in Uganda

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