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

Organization: Bwindi Mgahinga Conservation Trust (BMCT)
Duty Station:  Kabale, Uganda
Reports to: Trust Administrator

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 audits;
  • 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 Experience:
  • 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 field.
  • Membership to a professional accounting body with very good knowledge of internationally accepted accounting principles/standards.
  • 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.

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Deadline: 30th June 2017

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