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

Job Title:       Finance Program Manager
Organisation: Samaritan’s
Duty Station: Kampala,
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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
    • Serve with Excellence
      – Exceed the world’s standard while serving the purposes of God’s kingdom
    • Respond with compassionate
      – Expedite our response to needs as the Lord reveals opportunities
      to minister
    • Demonstrate Biblical
      – 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
  • 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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