Danish Refugee Council (DRC) Non-profit Jobs – Finance Officer

Job Title:          Finance Officer
Organisation: Danish Refugee
Council (DRC)
Duty Station: Uganda
Reports to: Area Manager
About US:
The Danish Refugee Council (DRC) is a private, independent,
humanitarian organization working on all aspects of the refugee cause in more
than 36 countries throughout the world. The aim of DRC is to protect refugees
and internally displaced persons (IDPs) against persecution and to promote
durable solutions to the problems of forced migration, on the basis of
humanitarian principles and human rights. DRC works in accordance with the UN
Conventions on Refugees and the Code of Conduct for the ICRC and NGOs in
Disaster Relief.
Job Summary: The Finance
Officer will support the Danish Refugee Council (DRC) by facilitating the efficient
and effective financial operation of DRC field office. He/She will ensure
compliance with DRC rules and regulations as described in the Operations
Handbook (OH) alongside donor policies, procedures, guidelines and rules. The
incumbent will seek and receive policy guidance/ instructions and support from
Area Manager and Senior Finance Officer Kampala on their respective areas of
Key Duties and
  • The incumbent will implement financial
    policies and procedures in accordance with DRC Operational Handbook.
  • Provide support in the preparation of the
  • Establish the Fund requirements, and
    maintain adequate cash levels in the bank and submits cash flow forecast
    every 25th of the month to the Senior Finance Officer.
  • Responsible for the management of Monthly
    cash books. Prepares weekly cashbooks’ with complete documentations for
    all the projects for review by Senior Finance Officer every Friday of the
  • Ensure transactions are properly recorded
    and entered into the cash books on a daily basis with complete
  • Provides the financial review of all Order
    Requests (OR) and Request for payments in accordance to the set limit in
    the DRC, Uganda internal Delegation of Authority and running budget line
  • The jobholder verifies and approves
    payment Vouchers for all payments in accordance to the set limit in the
    DRC, Uganda internal Delegation of Authority and running budget line
  • Ensure Program Manager reviews/carries out
    physical cash count reconciled at the end of the week (Friday) and that
    Cash counts are filled in Kampala for review by Senior Finance Officer the
    following Monday together with the weekly updated cashbook.
  • Ensure month end cash counts are properly
    supervised and submitted to DRC Country office in Kampala by 1st of every
    month and month end cash books are submitted to Senior Finance Officer 2nd
    of every month.
  • Prepares monthly bank reconciliation and
    send end of month Bank statement to DRC Country office in Kampala by the
    2nd of every month.
  • Supervise scanning of cover sheets and
    supporting documents and sees that proper filing is done in accordance
    with donor requirements and/ or DRC OHB manual.
  • Regularly monitor project budgets closely
    and advice program Manager/Project coordinators on any issues of concern.
  • Assist with the monthly, quarterly and
    annual DRC and donor reports preparation.
  • Confirm that full accountabilities
    (documentations) are obtained for all expenditures and validity of claims
    all financial claims.
  • Prepare schedules for all taxes withheld
    or paid on a monthly basis where relevant and submit to Senior Finance
    Officer for verification before submission to the relevant authorities.
  • Supporting Finance and programme Managers
    to adequately prepare for both internal and external audits.
  • Responsible for banking activities and
    ensure the safeguarding of all available funds.
  • Reconcile the accounts payables.
  • Reconcile the accounts receivables and
    advances and issue receipts for all the funds received.
  • Monitor and ensure rent and fuel deposits
    are amortized on a monthly basis.

Qualifications, Skills and
  • The ideal candidate for the Danish Refugee
    Council (DRC) Finance Officer career placement must hold a Bachelor’s
    Degree in Finance or Accounting and final or Part certification in CPA or
  • A minimum of three years of related work
    experience in finance or accounting in INGOs.
  • Excellent knowledge in preparing major
    international donor reports.
  • Possess strong analytical and conceptual
  • Proven management skills
  • Fluent in written and spoken English.
  • Show commitment to accountable practices.
  • Knowledge of working in challenging
  • Proven ability to manage large and varied
    workloads, and can manage stress constructively.
  • Proven ability to prioritise tasks, meet
    deadlines and work with limited supervision.
  • Pro-active, stable and robust character
    and a good team-player.
  • Excellent communication skills, calm and a
    good sense of humour.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and
    demonstrated ability to establish effective working relations at all
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates should send their
applications with the following documents to the E-mail address below;
  • A cover letter (1 page) in which you
    explain why you are interested in the position and how you meet the
    qualities and qualifications criteria
  • Concise and accurate CV (maximum 3 pages).
    The CV should include information about your qualification, relevant
    training courses, Work experience, name and contact details of 3 relevant
E-mail your cover letter, updated CV and academic credentials to:
Deadline: 7th
September 2017 by 5:00 PM
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