Finance Officer Non-profit Careers – University Research Co., LLC (URC)

Job Title:       Finance Officer
Organisation: University
Research Co., LLC (URC)
Project Name: USAID Regional
Health Integration to Enhance Health Services in East Central Uganda Project
(USAID/Uganda RHITES-EC) Project
Duty Station: Jinja, Uganda
About US:
University Research Co., LLC (URC) is a global company dedicated to
improving the quality of health care, social services, and health education
worldwide. With a non-profit affiliate, the Center for Human Services (CHS),
URC manages projects in over 45 countries, including the United States.
About USAID RHITES-EC Project:
University Research Co., LLC (URC) is implementing the USAID Regional
Health Integration to Enhance Health Services in East Central Uganda Project
(USAID/Uganda RHITES-EC) whose aim is to support the implementation of a
comprehensive integrated investment in regional 
health, nutritional assistance and HIV/AIDS programs. The five-year
project targets 11 districts in East Central Uganda with an estimated total
population of 4.1 million through a district-based integrated package of
quality health, nutrition, HIV / AIDS and child development services.
Job Summary: The Finance
Officer will support the USAID Project by lending a hand in implementing the
overall accounting and financial control systems. The incumbent will also be responsible
for using adequate and appropriate internal controls to meet generally
recognized accounting standards. As part of your responsibility, you will
supervise two Finance Assistants.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
Support in the preparation/ development of field
monthly financial reports which includes QB postings, bank reconciliations,
journal entries preparation, personal advances, balance reports, grand summary
sheets, supporting payment vouchers, petty cash journal and summarized
expenditure etc. Ensure expenses are in accordance with U.S. government
regulations (expenses are reasonable, allowable and allocable), and URC
policies and procedures.
Ensure that all project-related transactions are
conducted, processed and recorded as per URC system of Chart of Accounts
Ensure the timely preparation and processing of
payments by ensuring that all payments are reasonable, allowable, allocable to
the project. This includes liaising with procurement to ensure that all
payments are adequately supported.
Ensure that internal controls pertaining online
banking & Mobile money are tightened to mitigate risks
As part of the finance team, ensure that URC
financial management policies and procedures and USAID regulations are strictly
adhered to. This includes ensuring that all policy directives and various
checklists circulated by HQ are implemented.
Supervise Management of petty cash fund by
reviewing (for accuracy) and processing petty cash and bank vouchers
Work closely with Finance Officer to address all
field report review comments from home office including providing feedback for
missing vouchers and outstanding information following review of payment
Offer support in the preparation of monthly cash
projections for submission to home office under the direction of the Finance
Director. This also includes Bi weekly wire confirmations
Support the management of personnel payroll and
benefits accounting
Support review of financial reports and
documentation from sub grantees as needed, under the direction of Finance &
Work in liaison with the Grants department to
ensure that sub grantee accountabilities and reconciliations are properly
documented and journalized in QBs
Work as part of the finance team to ensure that
all project financial and accounting tasks are accomplished accurately and in a
timely manner
Maintain close coordination with URC project
staff on financial matters and advise them, as appropriate, on matters requiring
their attention
Assist in periodic inventory/ asset and stores
audit and advice the Finance and Director accordingly
Guide senior management on any areas with
potential to impact on systems of internal controls and procedures. Other
accounting, financial and administrative tasks consistent with the overall
scope of this position
Perform any other task assigned by supervisor
and/ or Chief of Party
Qualifications, Skills and
The applicants for the USAID RHITES-EC Finance
Officer career placement must hold a Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Accounting,
Management, or other relevant field.
Level II of professional accounting qualifications
i.e. ACCA or CPA.
A minimum of five years’ experience in the
financial management
Experience with working with USAID funded
programs will be an added advantage desired
Excellent writing, computer, management and
organizational skills desired
Ability to independently plan and execute
complex tasks while addressing daily management details and remaining organized
and focused on long-term deadlines and strategy desired
Please note: Only candidates who are eligible to work in Uganda
for an indefinite period without a need for sponsorship will be considered for
this position.
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates who wish to join the
USAID RHITES EC Project should send an updated CV/Résumé, cover letter and
completed USAID Form 1420 Contractor Employee Biographical Data Sheet, download here
and send to: to
Deadline: 21st
October, 2016
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