Financial Manager NGO Jobs - Soft Power Education (SPE)

Job Title:      Financial Manager
Organisation: Soft Power Education (SPE)
Duty Station: Jinja, Uganda
Reports to: Country Manager

About US:
Soft Power Education (SPE) is a UK charity and Ugandan NGO working in the education, disability and livelihoods sectors with a mission of improving quality of life through education.

Job Summary: The Financial Manager will primarily ensure effective financial management, reporting and transparency

Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
  • Ensuring accuracy of monthly accountability and entering data into QuickBooks
  • In charge of the managing the monthly payroll including PAYE and NSSF payments
  • Responsible for the management/review of departmental and organisational budgets
  • In charge of compiling financial reports and assisting with donor report writing
  • Reviewing, amending and improving of financial mechanisms in line with financial procedures 
Qualifications, Skills and Experience:  
  • The applicant must hold relevant qualification in accounting
  • At least three years’ experience of working in a financial management position
  • Previous exposure and experience working in an NGO environment
  • Prior experience in donor reporting
  • Mastery of MS Office programs, specifically Excel and Word, and QuickBooks
  • Ability to analyse financial information efficiently and accurately
  • Ability to maintain the highest degree of confidentiality
  • Excellent communication, diplomatic and negotiation skills
  • Disciplined and able to make decisions with minimal guidance
  • Comfortable managing multiple tasks, planning ahead and meeting deadlines
  • Extensive knowledge of financial management systems
  • Proven knowledge of Ugandan accounting and financial laws including URA requirements
  • Enthusiastic and motivated individual with the ability to motivate others
  • Calm demeanor and strong ability to problem solve and find solutions
  • Highly organised with attention to detail
  • Fluency in English (professional English required) and Lusoga or Luganda

How to Apply: 
All suitably qualified and interested candidates should email their updated CVs and application letters to with the position title in the subject line.

Deadline: Wednesday 15th June 2016 by 5.00pm local time.

NB: Applicants who have not been contacted by Friday 24th June should consider their applications unsuccessful.

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