Finance and Administration Manager Employment Opportunity – Bwindi Mgahinga Conservation Trust (BMCT)

Organization: Bwindi
Mgahinga Conservation Trust (BMCT)
Duty Station:  Kabale, Uganda
Reports to: Trust
About US:
Bwindi Mgahinga Conservation Trust (BMCT) was established in 1994, with
the major aim of providing long-term reliable support for projects promoting
research, conservation of biological diversity and sustainable use of natural
resources in the Mgahinga Gorilla National Park (MGNP) and Bwindi Impenetrable
National Park (BINP) while at the same time promoting the well-being of
neighboring communities.
Job Summary: The Finance and
Administration Manager will be responsible for the management of BMCT’s finances.
She or he shall ensure that accounts are maintained in a manner consistent with
the financial rules and regulations of BMCT, specific donor accounting
requirements and in conformity with accepted international accounting
standards. He or she will monitor all accounts, provide overall financial
management and report on activities of all projects. The Finance Manager will
also assist in the establishment and monitoring of acceptable accounting
systems for the intermediary agencies.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
  • Ensure the development, establishment of a
    sound financial management policies, procedures and practices;
  • Maintain BMCT’s financial accounts in
    accordance with the Trust’s financial rules and regulations;
  • Conduct financial and technical reviews of
    project proposals for funding submitted by LC3C;
  • Oversee reviews of BMCT’s finances and
    financial procedures and continuously monitor and evaluate the overall
    financial performance;
  • Supervise the filing of accounting
    documents, including computerization, and transactions out of petty cash;
  • Keenly review monthly bank reconciliation
    statements and all funding requests, from intermediary agencies in areas
    of operation;
  • Review financial reports submitted by
    intermediary agencies to ensure proper accountability of project and
    programme funds;
  • Undertake periodic field inspection and
    audits of intermediary agencies;
  • Organize financial and office systems
  • Actively participate in the identification
    and evaluation of financial/ accounting system training needs of
    intermediary agencies staff;
  • Design and organize short finance and
    administrative courses for intermediary agencies;
  • Provide support in the preparation of
    budgets, annual work plans, progress reports, quarterly reports, and other
    reports as required;
  • Prepare and submit reports on the
    financial performance of the Fund;
  • Oversee investments and provide
    specialized advice to the Trust Administrator and the Board on financial
    investment matters;
  • Keenly monitor all contracts to ensure
    compliance with conditions there in; and
  • Manage staff payroll.
Key Result Areas:  
  • Development and establishment of a sound
    financial management, monitoring and evaluation system and procedures.
  • Ensure transparency, accountability and
    effective use of BMCT financial resources.
  • Ensure timely budgeting, management and
    reporting of BMCT finances.
  • Oversee the effective implementation of
    BMCT financial investment strategy.
  • Ensure the effective implementation of
    BMCT financial policies, procedures and practices.
  • Effective supervision, monitoring and
    appraisal of staff in accounts department.
Qualifications, Skills and
  • The ideal candidate for the Finance and
    Administration Manager career opportunity should hold a Bachelor’s degree
    in Commerce, Business Administration, Finance, Accounting, or any related
  • Membership to a professional accounting
    body with very good knowledge of internationally accepted accounting
  • A minimum of seven years’ experience in
    accounting, financial management and administration, and at least five
    years’ experience with donor/NGO funded projects with;
  • Excellent communication skills and ability
    to deal with .various grantees and donors;
  • Business management skills
  • Investment appraisal
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Ability to supervise staff and build
    teamwork; and
  • Computer skills and extensive knowledge of
    accounting software.
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates are strongly
encouraged to send their applications together with copies of academic
certificates, transcripts, detailed CV including names of three work referees
with their email and telephone contacts. The application documents should be
sent or hand delivered to the address below;
The Trust Administrator,
BMCT, Plot 4 Coryndon Road,
P.O. Box 1B64 Kabale. Uganda.
Email to:
Deadline: 30th June
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