Finance Coordinator Non-profit Jobs - Raising Voices


Job Title:   Finance Coordinator
Organisation: Raising Voices
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Director

About US:
Raising Voices is a non-profit organization which works to prevent interpersonal violence that happens in the home, in the communities and within institutions that community members use on a regular basis.

Job Summary: The Finance Coordinator will oversee, supervise and support all the finance management functions of the organization.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Supervising Finance Team to ensure efficient operation of the Finance department.
  • Formulation, review and implementation of policies, systems and procedures to enhance and ensure efficient management of finances.
  • Managing individual grant expenditure with respect to contractual grant conditionality.
  • Managing sub-granting process including due pre-award assessments, capacity building and review of accountabilities submitted and exercise of fiduciary responsibilities.
  • Reviewing requisitions and payments before approval by the Director.
  • Reviewing data captured in Navision before YTD Preparation. This will involve checking accuracy of Trial Balance, statement of Financial position, and statement of income.
  • Ensuring implementation of sound accounting practice and resource management.
  • Liaising with auditors to ensure that audits are conducted in a timely manner.
  • Ensuring that recommendations made by the auditors are implemented.
  • Managing communication with external agencies and partners regarding finance management.
  • Positively contribute to organizational culture and participate fully in staff processes.
  • Oversee and supervise the preparation of staff Payroll and remittance of statutory returns (PAYE, NSSF, Withholding
  • Tax and Local Service Tax) and ensure compliance with statutory regulations.
  • Production of all financial reports based on existing finance management system.
  • Planning, implementation and control of operational and supplementary budgets.
  • Supporting Finance and Admin team in proper asset management.
  • Proper execution of requisitions, expenditure and accountability of organizational resources.
  • Preparations of timely and accurate donor and management reports, and budget proposals that includes being responsive to donor conditions.
  • Reconciliation and filing of bank statements on a monthly basis with appropriate approval.
  • The procurement process and ensure compliance to prudent financial principles and value for money.
  • Any other responsibilities which may be related to prudent resource management, statutory compliance or assigned by the Director commensurate with the role of a senior staff at Raising Voices.


Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The applicant for the Raising Voices Finance Coordinator job placement hold an Honors degree in accounting or commerce with professional qualification in CPA, ACCA or CIMA.
  • Seven years proven skills in senior finance management in reputable and comparable organizations.
  • Expertise in accounting software preferably Navision or similar software.
  • Experience of no profit sector including management of grants
  • Experience of managing grants within contractual conditionalities.
  • Personal integrity and transparency, serving as a role model for others.
  • Effective communicator and willingness to champion Raising Voices’ values.
  • Strong analytical and management skills.
  • Excellent ability to synthesize, understand and communicate complex issues effectively to non-finance staff.
  • Keen appreciation of quality and standards, displaying mature demeanor and with ability to take responsibility for delivering results.
  • Experience and knowledge of statutory requirements and tax law in Uganda.
  • Experience of NGO sector, grant managements and audits.
  • Strong computer skills including Microsoft Office, Accounting software (NAVISION)

How to Apply:
All candidates should send complete applications to: jobs@raisingvoices.org with ‘Finance Coordinator’ in the subject line, and include:
  • Completed Eligibility Form (Click here to download).
  • An updated CV with indication of your preferred way of being contacted.
  • A thoughtful cover letter that includes why you are interested in this position at this point in your career, and why you feel you are a good match for Raising Voices.
  • A one-page writing sample that articulates your understanding of how practice based learning can strengthen activist organizations and contribute to advancing the field of violence prevention.

Deadline: 20th April 2018

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