Uganda Women’s Effort to Save Orphans Finance Manager Jobs

Uganda Women’s Effort to Save Orphans Finance Manager Jobs

Job Summary

  • The Finance Manager for the USAID ICYD Activity is responsible for overseeing daily finance function activities of cash management, budgeting, enforcing financial rules and procedures, processing accounting transactions, providing updates on project expenditures, and participating in the preparation of periodic financial reports.

  • S/he will maintain finance files as required by the prime and/or donor, responsible for the expenditure-tracking database, conducts monitoring meetings, provides training, oversight and support for the preparation of reports and documentation required, conducts spot checks to ensure that project expenses are being tracked correctly; develops materials to facilitate compliance; reviews fiscal and performance activities to ensure compliance with statutory and contract requirements.
    The Finance Manager reports to the Head of Operations and the Regional Consortium Team Leader.

    Key Duties and Responsibilities

  • Oversee management and compliance of the contract in line with financial requirements for USAID and WEI/Bantwana.

  • Oversee implementation of finance and administration policies and procedures for the program.

  • Support and supervise staff to carry out day-to-day finance and administrative functions.

  • Ensure complete documentation, stewardship and accountability of financial transactions that meet time and documentation standards set by WEI/Bantwana.

  • Ensure budgets and forecasts are prepared and submitted on time.

  • Ensure a robust budgeting, financial management, and tracking system is in place for strong financial accountability.

  • Support and mentor financial support staff to ensure compliance with financial controls and operational systems.

  • Ensure an integrated approach to programming through regular, accurate and timely financial information sharing with the project management team and project staff for decision-making.

  • Support costed work planning processes.

  • Ensure integrity of the accounting systems by conducting constant review and evaluation of internal accounting and control procedures and coordinating responses to audit recommendations including development of corrective systems or procedures as they relate to USAID/Uganda accounting division.

  • Support the Head of Operations as a liaison to other administrative and technical components to manage project financial budgeting and expenditure progress.

  • Assist the Program Accountant in monthly reconciliation of Account
    Receivables and Account Payables.

  • Work with the Project team to ensure that audit recommendations are fulfilled.

  • Be responsible for monitoring the budget utilization and communicate any issues to the project management team.

  • Guide the Project Manager on financial monitoring issues, expenditure and alignment with targets and overall implementation plan.

    Qualifications, Skills and Experience

  • Masters’ degree in finance, business management, or a related field is required, or Bachelors’ degree with ACCA or CIMA qualification.

  • A minimum of five years’ experience managing USAID-funded programs of at least $20 million. At least three years administering up to $2million sub grants or subcontracts annually.

  • Knowledge of practical accounting and financial reporting.

  • Experience managing and building the capacity of a finance team and local partners to meet compliance standards and build robust financial systems.

  • Effectively working with programmatic and M&E staff to coordinate supportive supervision and integrated capacity building approaches for local partners.

  • Demonstrated leadership skills with experience in senior financial management position.

  • In-depth knowledge of USAID contracts management and/or USAID financial management rules and regulations.

  • Conversant with standard accounting package.

  • Willingness to work as a team member, taking on additional tasks as needed to ensure the overall success of the project.

  • High level of attention to detail, ability to multitask and work well under pressure.

  • Strong analytical and interpersonal skills.

  • Ability to work under pressure and in a culturally sensitive environment.

  • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively as part of a team.

    How to Apply

    For more information and job application details, see; Uganda Women’s Effort to Save Orphans Finance Manager Jobs

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