Finance Officer Schools NGO Jobs – PEAS UK

Organisation:  Promoting Equality in African Schools
(PEAS UK)
Reports to: Finance Manager
Schools
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
About PEAS:
Promoting Equality in African Schools (PEAS UK) is a UK-based charity
with a mission ‘to unlock the potential of Africa by expanding access to
affordable quality secondary education.’ We run the fastest growing network of
sustainably financed secondary schools in Africa. We currently have a network
of 24 schools across Uganda and Zambia, educating around 8,000 students.
PEAS  is supported by major corporate,
government and private funders and our innovative financial model is pioneering
in the field of public private partnerships in development education.
Job Summary: The Finance
Officer Schools will provide financial oversight and financial services to the
PEAS schools network, in accordance with PEAS financial policies and standards.
This includes support on internal reporting requirements and ensuring school
financial reporting requirements are met and overseeing/ coordinating the work
of the Finance – teams in PEAS schools( School Director & Bursars) as
necessary. The Finance Officer-schools will also play a role in supporting the
capacity development of school leaders for the day to day management of school
finance operations.
Key Duties and
Responsibilities: 
·        
Ensure
the effective coordination and task management of PEAS’ schools finance team to
ensure finance targets are met, including timely consolidation and submission
of mandatory returns i.e. NSSF returns, compilation of Tax returns, and
planning and management of school internal audit processes.
·        
Work closely with the Finance Manager Schools,
provide support to school leaders with change management initiatives as
appropriate, in implementing the agreed operating model and any related schools
finance management requirements.
·        
The
incumbent will ensure the appropriate integration, implementation and
compliance with PEAS financial policies & procedures, and relevant codes of
good practice, in the network schools.
·        
Mitigate
against risks that involve finance, taxes or budgets that will, impact school
sustainability, escalating high/complex risks as appropriate.
Financial Management and Reporting:
·        
Coordinate
and lead the preparation of annual and forecast budgets for PEAS
schools, in collaboration with relevant school leaders and finance staff.
·        
The
jobholder will facilitate internal audits and the implementation of audit
recommendations across TCAS’ schools Network
·        
Provide
on -going technical support to the finance teams and school leaders,
including support with month end finance and reporting processes
·        
Ensure
schools comply with monthly filing of mandatory financial returns to NSSF, PAYE
·        
Regularly
monitor the day-to-day finance transactions for PEAS schools, ensuring the
maintenance of appropriate accounting records and documentation.
·        
Provide
technical support in the administration of all school subsidies and transfers
·        
Ensure
PEAS regional team provides appropriate support to school & regional budget
holders for the effective on-going management of their budgets.
·        
Monitor
cash holdings in PEAS schools, ensuring adequate resources are available to
support quality education programme implementation.
·        
Ensure
salary and benefits paid to PEAS schools staff are correct and in accordance
with PEAS’ HR and policies.
·        
Support
the schools leaders with the development of their individual budgets, direct
school budgetary process in procurement and supply management.
Policy and Systems Development:
·        
Support
the periodical review, and update as necessary PEAS’ schools finance policies,
systems and procedures and ensure these meet agreed standards
·        
Actively
contribute to and represent PEAS schools finance teams in management team
discussions regarding consolidated reporting and planning for changes to PEAS’
financial systems.
Team Management:
·        
Participate
in the recruitment and induction of new members to the PEAS schools finance
team.
·        
Provide
leadership, management and support to PEAS schools finance team members,
which includes providing regular supervision, identifying learning and
development opportunities, performance management and conducting annual performance
reviews.
·        
Undertake
any other tasks delegated by PEAS Finance Manager- Schools, which are in
line with the scope of the role.
Qualifications, Skills and
Experience: 
·        
The
applicant should preferably hold a Bachelor’s Degree in Finance or Accounting
·        
A
minimum of three years of general accounting and financial management
experience
·        
Broad
knowledge and understanding of accounting and financial standards
·        
Computer
literacy i.e. familiarity with and experience of using computerized accounting
packages e.g. Quick books and Microsoft
Office applications especially Microsoft Excel
·        
Previous experience in the training and mentoring of finance staff
·        
Excellent
organizational, interpersonal and communication skills
·        
Proven
ability to coach and mentor others
·        
Good
report writing skills
·        
Strong
numeracy skills
·        
Ability
to work under pressure/ to deadline
·        
Good
team player
How to Apply:
All candidates must send their applications (paying particular
attention to the person specification) and curriculum vita to:
The Human Resource Manager,
PEAS Uganda,
Plot 2881, Block 216, Ntinda Kisaasi,
Mumbejja Road opposite Ndere Centre.
P. O. Box 23308, Kampala, Uganda.
OR Send your Application and CV only to: email: info-peasuganda@peas.org.uk
NB: Please include all
portions of your application in one attached document as a PDF document, and
use PEAS Finance Officer Schools as the subject of your email.
Deadline: 22nd May 2017 by 5.00pm.
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