Finance and Administration Manager Senior NGO Jobs - ACTogether Uganda

Organisation: ACTogether Uganda
Duty Station:  Kampala, Uganda
Reports to:  Executive Director

About US:
ACTogether Uganda is a registered NGO established in 2006 as an alliance of Slum Dwellers International (SDI). ACTogether strives to create inclusive cities with united and empowered communities of the urban poor who have capacity to voice, promote, and negotiate for their interests. The primary strategy ACTogether uses to achieve this aim is to support the development of a strong and active National slum dwellers federation and hence forms a special partnership with the NSDFU, which requires joint program development. Since inception ACTogether has supported the growth of the NSDFU to 20 municipalities with 74759 members. ACTogether work focuses on slum upgrading, participatory governance and accountability, profiling enumeration and mapping of slum settlements and improving the livelihood of the urban poor.

Job Summary: The Finance and Administration Manager will manage the finance and administration function in ACTogether including supervision and development of support staff as well as providing advisory and technical assistance on all finance related issues. The Finance and Administration manager will be a member of the senior management team

Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
  • Ensure that all financial transactions are carried out and recorded in accordance with standard financial procedures.
  • Continue to develop appropriate financial systems and help all staff to understand and work with them.
  • Engage in planning processes and manage financial controls of the organisation, ensuring targets and budgets are set clearly and communicated, and that budget performance is reported and actively managed.
  • Manage and maintain budgets, financial forecasts and cash flow or optimum planning and control of organizational resources;
  • Provide requisite financial and technical advice to senior management team, during strategic and operational planning process;
  • Ensure that organization financial policies are adhered to particularly the financial controls set and the procurement procedures
  • Manage the accounting requirements for the Slum Dwellers International (SDI) Head office, while ensuring accurate and timely reporting
  • Ensure compliance with statutory and regulatory obligations, liaising with banks, auditors, tax authorities and others as appropriate
  • Tasked with supervising and coaching the Accountant and any other staff or intern working in the finance department
  • Ensure that all office equipment and vehicles are in good order and properly utilized
  • Manage the purchase, distribution, use and repairs of all office equipment (e.g. computers and photocopier).
  • Ensure that office security procedures and policies are implemented.
  • Negotiate any changes to the property contract, or improvements to the property, with the landlord.
  • Manage all domestic arrangements for visitors and SDI team that visit the organization
  • Oversee all administrative filing and records, and archiving.
  • Ensure that all major financial (or other) commitments with other parties are covered by a legal written agreement.
  • Offer technical support to the office in all other administrative matters and Supervise of the driver and the office cleaner 
Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The applicant should be a qualified professional accountant (CPA, CA or equivalent membership of an internationally recognized professional accounting institute) with a Bachelor’s degree in accounting, business, finance, economics or related field.
  • A minimum of three to five years’ work experience in a senior finance and administrative job preferably in the NGO sector
  • Strong ethical and integrity background and possessing both management & leadership skills.

How to Apply:
All suitably qualified candidates are encouraged to send their applications to the following address: copy

NB: Qualified candidates who live and stay in slum communities are particularly encouraged to apply.

Deadline: 20th July 2017

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