04 August 2017

Earn 5.3m monthly as Financial Controller at Belgian Development Agency (BTC) Uganda

Job Title:          Financial Controller  
Organization: Belgian Development Agency (BTC) Uganda
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Monthly Salary Package: Between UGX 5,300,000 and UGX 6,300,000

About US:
The Belgian Development Agency, BTC, mobilises its resources and its expertise to eliminate poverty in the world. BTC contributes to the efforts of the international community and works towards a society that provides present and future generations with sufficient resources to build a sustainable and fair world. BTC currently supports more than 200 cooperation projects and programmes in 18 countries in Africa, Asia and Latin America. In the future, BTC’s efforts will focus on 14 partner countries as a result of a decision made by the Minister of Development Cooperation.

About Skilling Uganda:
BTC, the Belgian Development Agency supports the Ministry of Education & Sports to implement the Skilling Uganda (SSU) Project.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
Budgeting and financial planning:
  • Ensure proper control of the budget and its commitments;
  • The incumbent will also provide all necessary accounting data and information to the
  • Managers and Finance & Contracting Co-ordinators (FCC), to be able to follow up on budget and planning;
  • Prepare periodical budget reports, elaboration of budget changes and plans;
  • Support the FCC with a variety of tasks e.g. cost calculations, monthly and weekly financial planning, cost benefit analysis...etc.
  • Ensure consolidation and financial reporting towards the partner (TVET partners...)
Cash Management & Administration:
  • Routinely monitor cash flow for the project; supervise entry of expenses in the cashbook by cashier;
  • Sign payments within a certain threshold
  • Take the final responsibility for cash managements supervision of the persons entrusted with petty cash management;
  • Responsible for sound cash planning & cash withdrawals (cash security)
Audit and Internal Control:
  • The incumbent will develop and improve a reliable and sound internal control system for Central and Field offices;
  • Render support in the preparation of external audits; work out an audit action plan and follow-up on audit recommendations;
  • Supervise the financial staff; this includes monthly field visits with verification of regional accounting, bank reconciliations, cash book of the field staff.
Logistics & Procurement:
  • Validate fixed asset register and reconciliation with accounting system;
  • Update tender and contract register and follow up of consultancies, contractor contract and stock of stationary;
  • Take part in the tendering, evaluation, selection, placements monitoring of contracts;
  • Have an up to date knowledge of related procurement legislation for public procurement and grants.
Technical Assistance:
  • Ensuring compliance with the Grant Agreements concluded with the partners  effective management of Belgian public funds allocated under the programme;
  • Ensure improvement of the partners’ capacity in administrative and financial management; enabling those who need it to become autonomous and absorb the financial support that the programme puts at their disposal
  • Follow up on contracts and agreements with local governments other partners;
  • Assure a correct human resource management for local staff (recruitments, contracts, payroll, leave);
  • Offer technical assistance in building capacity of and support to the central and regional financial staff;
  • Assure the continuity of the financial and administration team during the FCC's absences.


Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The ideal candidate should preferably hold a University Degree in Accounting, Finance, Business, Administration or related field;
  • Be a fully qualified member of anyone of the professional Accounting bodies such as CPA, CIMA, and ACCA is an asset.
  • At least seven years’ experience in Finances Accounting, preferably in a similar position;
  • Previous experience in working with Refugees in Northern Uganda would be an asset;
  • Previous experience in working with donors, managing funds and Grant related matters in Uganda
  • Highly analytical and problem-solving skills;
  • Team management orientation; ability to lead and develop others;
  • Ability to work independently and under stressful conditions (Endurance);
  • Highly proactive work ethics and ability to take initiative;

How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates should hand deliver an application letter, an updated CV (Resume) with copies of academic and professional certificates as well at least 3 (Three) recent referees with their contacts addressed to;

Human Resource Officer;
Plot 1B Lower Kololo Terrace,
P.O. Box 40131, Kampala, Uganda.

Deadline: 11th August 2017

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