Earn Over 11m monthly as Finance Manager at Department for International Development (DFID)

Job Title: Finance Manager
Organisation: Department for International Development (DFID)
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Annual Gross Salary Range: UGX 135,956,716/- to 188,960,508/-
About DFID:
The Department for International Development (DFID) is leading the British Government’s fight against world poverty. Our client DFID Uganda seeks to recruit a dynamic, experienced and adaptable individual to join its team.
Job Summary: The Finance Manager will lead on effective financial management across the DFID Uganda office, and as part of a network of Finance Managers within the Africa Directorate. They will provide regular, robust financial information, detailed analysis and business insight to the DFID Uganda Office and the DFID Finance Business Partner to support effective decision making.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Responsible for the operation of key finance processes to generate quality timely and accurate performance reports, analysis and recommendations to facilitate effective decision making.
  • Host challenge meetings with senior local budget holders/spenders and promote accountability and Value for Money.
  • Lead on corporate finance returns such as local Resource Allocation Round submissions, interim and year end accounting packs, refresh of the Operational plan and local implementation of ‘finance for all’ initiatives.
  • Prepare and support local scenario based forecasts, taking into account risk, probability and contingency planning and support management of pipeline and pre-pipeline budgets in year and across future years.
  • Support internal and external audits and support the delivery of associated recommendations relating to finance and control.
  • Support programme managers and advisors on financial aspects of programme design (including risk mitigation, particularly around counter fraud, corruption and leakage).
  • Do the implementation, planning & forecasting, monitoring, reporting and delivery of results and maintain regular engagement with third parties, contractors, NGOs and UN Agencies.
  • Offer financial support to the Commercial Advisor, e.g. on contract negotiations and delivery chain analysis.
  • Provide financial input and contribution to enhance business case quality and value for money by providing advice and challenge, locally at the design stage and through quality assurance work undertaken as an active member of the finance cadre.
  • Improving the standards of financial awareness locally, by providing support in undertaking due diligence and fiduciary risk assessments and in understanding and interpreting management information, partner evidence and accounting standards.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The Finance Manager should be a member of one of the five Consultative Committees of Accounting Bodies [CCAB] i.e. ACCA; CIPFA; ICAEW; ICAI or ICAS; or CIMA or equivalent qualification with three years work experience post qualifying.
  • The applicant should have at least five years experience in Management Accounting and cost analysis, Planning, Budgeting and Financial Accounting at management level.
DFID Key Personal Competencies: Collaborating and Partnering, Leading and Communicating, Managing a Quality Service, Delivering Value for Money, Delivering Pace
 Changing and Improving
NB: DFID is an equal opportunities employer and would welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of religious belief, sex, race, sexual orientation, age or disability.
For a more detailed job description and information about the work of DFID in
How to Apply:
  • All applicants should please fill in the application form and the Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form which are available on the DFID Uganda website mentioned above
  • The completed forms must be submitted together with typed copies of the applicant’s CV with the names and contact information of 3 work related referees.
  • Clearly indicate the Job position in the subject title e.g. “Finance Manager”
  • All documents should be sent to: dfidfm@aikanhr.com (Attachments may not fill more than 2 MB).
  • All Applicants must be legally authorised to work in Uganda.
NB: Only those selected for interviews will be contacted. Any form of lobbying will lead to automatic disqualification.
Deadline: 02 August 2013 by 17.00hrs

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