World University Service of Canada Finance Officer Jobs in Uganda

World University Service of Canada Finance Officer Jobs in Uganda


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Working at WUSC Our staff members are deeply committed to our vision of creating a better world for youth. All staff members share in WUSC’s values: inclusivity, leadership, and integrity. Each day, they come into work driven by our mission and they leave with a sense of accomplishment, seeing the direct impact of our efforts.

Prospective candidates should look forward to joining a youthful, very diverse, highly skilled, multilingual, and action-oriented team. Our atmosphere is casual, friendly, and always buzzing with excitement.

Our staff are encouraged to collaborate with one another within and across departments, in Canada and internationally. They are provided with opportunities to learn and grow as individuals and as teams. They are also encouraged to maintain a healthy work-life balance and an open culture of respect and appreciation.

The WUSC office centrally-located in Hintonburg, Ottawa. We offer competitive benefits, four weeks of annual leave (for full-time employees), safe and healthy working conditions, and fair compensation.

The Finance Officer is responsible for providing support to financial and administrative operations of the project, including monitoring transactions, preparing receipts, managing cash, financial reporting and consolidation, and support to administration such as flight and venue bookings and payment of vendors.

Responsibilities

● Supporting the project team in developing program budgets (including annual budget
planning) and collaborate with Program Manager to ensure that project activities are
within the budget allocations;
● Ensuring compliance with organizational decisions, policies and procedures within
the team;
● Maintaining the bank file and ensuring that all bank accounts information is properly
filed and kept up to-date;
● Preparing monthly advance requests to ensure smooth cash flow and monitor the
monthly clearance of partner and staff advances;
● Ensuring the monthly closure of financial records are approved by Program Manager
and sent to WUSC Ottawa, as per the WUSC Finance Manual, and conduct
month-end balance sheet account reconciliations;
● Review and revise as needed payment requests and

expense reports (travel
expense reports and operational expense reports) for accuracy and completeness
(per policies and procedures), ensuring expense reports are fully approved before
payments are made;
● Prepare monthly payroll advance documentation;
● Verify that adequate (original and external) support documents for expenditures,
banking transactions, travel claims, procurement, consultant/staff contracts and
payroll including tax returns and report to government officials are kept;
● Assist in responding to audit inquiries;
● Supporting WUSC Uganda staff to book venues and transportation, and facilitate
other logistical tasks as required; and
● Perform any other duties, as assigned.

Requirements

● Advanced degree in a relevant discipline such as business, finance, accounting,
logistics, or management;
● Professional certification or designation in finance or accounting;
● Demonstrated 5 years or more of experience in a finance position in Uganda for
international development stakeholders or projects;
● Strong pro-active communications skills;
● Demonstrated experience in managing financial data (i.e. budget allocations,
monitoring);
● Demonstrated experience in maintaining financial records and using financial
software;
● Expertise in managing accounting and billing systems and reporting on project costs;
and
● Demonstrated high level written and verbal communication skills in English, Kiswahili,
and ideally at least one other language commonly spoken in Uganda.

How to Apply

If you wish to apply for this position, please submit a letter of motivation and CV to
jobs@wusc.ca with the subject line “AGENCI Deputy Program Manager- Uganda” by
Nov 15, 2019.

For more information and job application details, see; World University Service of Canada Finance Officer Jobs in Uganda

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