03 May 2017

Finance Program Manager Non-profit Jobs - Samaritan’s Purse

Job Title:       Finance Program Manager
Organisation: Samaritan’s Purse
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda

About Us:
Samaritan’s Purse is an international Christian relief and development organization meeting the critical needs of victims of war, poverty, natural disaster, famine and disease with the aim of sharing God’s love.

Job Summary: The Finance Program Manager (FPM) is primarily responsible for developing, implementing, and coordinating all financial and budgetary aspects related to all projects and activities in Uganda as assigned by the Country Director (CD). The Finance Manager reports to the Country Director, works closely with the Regional Financial Officer (RFO) and Deputy Country Director (DCD) and supervises the Field Accountants and Finance Supervisor(s).

Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
  • Maintain detailed records for all financial transactions in an organized and professional manner.
  • Perform daily functions including recording all cash, check and bank transfer transactions, maintain cash and bank ledgers, monitor cash advances and field expense reports, reconcile cash on hand and monthly bank reconciliation.
  • Provide required monthly financial reports by specified deadlines to the Country Director and IHQ as assigned.
  • Ensure financial/accounting activity is carried out in accordance with SP’s field accounting policies and perform other duties as assigned.
  • Review and approve financial transactions for SP field operations based in the region as appropriate (includes vouchers, FERs, cash advances, transfers, etc.)
  • Ensure adequate cash flow for operations and safety of financial resources at base.
  • Ensure all cash is reconciled on a weekly basis, reporting any over/under to country office and investigate any over/under situations.
  • Build and maintain close and cooperative working relationships with fellow financial staff, Country Director, Regional Finance Officer and Senior Operations Manager.
  • Offer technical support to Base Manager and/or Program Managers with regard to financial policies/practices and related areas as required.
  • Identify areas for financial and administrative improvement and work to implement feasible improvements.
  • Prepare and submit month-end reports to SP office regarding country-wide operations in a timely fashion.
  • Ensure that all financial reporting obligations are met in relation to submissions for funding, for grant aid, for contracts and any other initiatives.
  • The incumbent will review and assist in the development of all budgets in close coordination with the Program Development Officer, Operations, and Program Managers.
  • Follow all procedures provided by the Country Director.
  • Maintain accuracy in financial records and perform other duties as assigned.
  • Attend daily morning devotions and participate in prayer support for the ministry, its donors and volunteers.
  • Maintain a strong Christian witness to colleagues, vendors, charitable beneficiaries, and the general public.
  • Assess, manage, and report critical physical, emotional, or spiritual concerns of supervised staff.
  • Maintains a personal relationship with Jesus Christ and a consistent witness for Jesus Christ.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The ideal candidate for the Samaritan’s Purse Internship jobs placement must hold a Bachelor's degree (B. A.) from four-year College or university with an emphasis in accounting or related field of study.
  • Professional CPA or equivalent certification preferred; or equivalent combination of accounting education and managerial experience.
  • At least two to four years of progressive financial management experience in a complex, dynamic environment such as: a nonprofit organization with operating budgets, diverse funding streams, and substantial financial and material assets, preferred.
  • Knowledgeable on grant accounting and experience in donor funding requirements.
  • One year of college-level Biblical studies strongly preferred.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate and interact well with people of different educational, linguistic, cultural and socio-economic backgrounds.
  • Strong relational skills and financial management experience, with an ability to lead and to contribute to the team.
  • Previous experience with foreign currencies and US Government / UN grants management preferred.
  • Proven administrative, leadership and management ability in the areas of strategic planning and organizational development.
  • The applicants must also be willing to abide by Samaritan’s Purse Distinct Objectives:
    • Proclaim the Gospel - Exalt Christ and share the Gospel while working in His Name around the world
    • Serve with Excellence - Exceed the world’s standard while serving the purposes of God’s kingdom
    • Respond with compassionate action - Expedite our response to needs as the Lord reveals opportunities to minister
    • Demonstrate Biblical Integrity - Exhibit character and integrity personally, at home and work
    • Walk in bold faith - Expect God to do the impossible 
International Employee Benefits:  Employees who choose to work internationally get to take advantage of the following benefits:
  • Medical, prescription, dental & vision coverage
  • Disability insurance
  • Term Life insurance
  • Retirement savings plan
  • Ten paid holidays (holiday observance will depend on the host country)
  • Annual home leave
  • Twelve vacation days per year

How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates are encouraged to submit a cover letter with an application at the link below.

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