Earn Over 7m monthly as Finance Manager at SaferWorld

Job Title: Finance Manager
Organisation: Saferworld
Duty Station:  Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Head of Region, Great Lakes
S/Sudan
Salary Range:  Saferworld will offer a Salary in the range 89,000,000 – 115,000,000 Ugandan Shillings gross per year, plus applicable benefits
About Saferworld:
Saferworld
is an independent non-governmental organisation that works to prevent and
reduce violent conflict and promote cooperative approaches to security. We work
with civil society, governments and international organisations to encourage
and support effective policies and practices through advocacy, research and
policy  development, and through
supporting the actions of others.
Saferworld
has been working in Africa since 1997, with a primary focus upon East Africa
and the Horn region. We have well-established programmes in Kenya, Uganda,
Somalia and South Sudan. In addition, Saferworld supports regional and
international conflict prevention and security processes.
Job Summary: The Finance Manager will
be responsible for ensuring the efficient and transparent management programme
finances in line with recognised accounting/auditing standards and Saferworld
procedures, as well as the development of new systems to support a growing
programme. 
Key Areas of Responsibility:    
  1. Lead in financial management, system development and line
    management of financial staff for the Kampala office
  2. Lead in developing capacity support and collaborative
    relationships with Saferworld staff and partners to ensure effective
    financial management across the board
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
1.
Lead in financial management, system development and line management of
financial staff for the Kampala office and support the programme teams
  • Manage the finance component of the Finance & Admin
    Officer’s role:  keeping records and
    performing financial procedures (receipts, payments, petty cash, payroll),
    including records of programme activities
  • Lead development and maintenance of strong control
    environment (bank reconciliations and other control accounts, performance
    management data, etc)
  • Manage performance of 
    hard & software accounting systems, leading improvement and
    system enhancement work, ensuring good housekeeping
  • Lead reporting to Saferworld colleagues, donors and London
    head office.
  • Focus on continuous improvement and consistent accurate
    and high quality reporting
  • Effectively organise and manage internal and external
    audits
  • Produce statutory (legal) accounts and other legal returns
2.
Lead in developing capacity support and collaborative relationships with
Saferworld staff and partners to ensure effective financial management across
the board
  • Develop strong relationships with all Saferworld
    colleagues and partners to enhance their understanding of finance and
    build their knowledge on day-to-day financial reporting and accounting
  • Develop strong relationships with partners so that they
    effectively and transparently manage their funds. 
Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The applicant should hold a degree (Economics / Accounting
    / Finance or Business Administration) or compensating relevant work
    experience.
  • Professional accounting qualification (CIMA, ACCA, etc)
  • Five or more years experience in financial
    management/administration within an non-governmental organisation (NGO)
  • Experience of computerised accounting software
    (QuickBooks, Sage or other systems) and an aptitude for system
    improvements and developments
  • Experience of managing EU, US Government and other
    bilateral donor finance and grants
  • Experience of developing and improving financial systems
    in a way that is appropriate for the specific programmes in place
  • Experience of management reporting to colleagues,
    including overseas colleague and offices
  • Management experience
  • Experience of conducting capacity-building for partners
    and staff on financial systems and good financial practices
How to Apply:
All those
interested in working with Saferworld should send an application comprising a
detailed CV and cover letter, citing the reference FM, to recruitment@saferworld.org.uk. 

NB: This is a re-advertisement and previous applicants are asked not to re-apply


Deadline: 
27th October 2013
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