Earn 88m as Finance Analyst at Department for International Development (DFID)

Job Title:      Finance Analyst
Organisation:  Department for International Development
Reports to: Finance Manager
Duty Station: Kampala,
Salary Range: UGX 88,493,556
– UGX 130,925,791
About US:
The Department for International Development (DFID) leads the UK’s work
to end extreme poverty. We are tackling the global challenges of our time
including poverty and disease, mass migration, insecurity and conflict. Our
work is building a safer, healthier, more prosperous world for people in
developing countries and in the UK too.
Job Summary: The Finance
Analyst will assist the local Finance Manager (FM) in delivering assurance to
the Head of Office / Department on the financial position and current
performance so that effective action is taken on a timely basis. In providing
regular, robust financial information and detailed analysis to the
office/department, FM and central finance, the role will be important in
providing and embedding high quality financial management throughout the
operational business.
Key Duties and
Steer the extraction, consolidation and quality
assurance of key financial information and analysis, particularly around spend,
budgets and forecasts. Support the Finance Manager in preparation of additional
finance information, e.g. thematic pillar reporting, ODA and pipeline analysis.
Facilitate regular challenge meetings with local
budget holders/managers and provide regular support to promote accountability,
help ensure VFM is delivered and enhance financial understanding.
Support the Finance Manager in improving local
finance awareness and capability. Provide support to local staff in planning
and discharging their financial responsibilities and in interpreting partner
Assist in resource budget bids and in-year
adjustments, appreciating the link between resource allocations and results.
Support the FM in the preparation of corporate
returns, such as projected outturn, accounting packs, large cash payment
forecasting (by providing funding estimates), budget transfers and prepayments
& accruals; and post associated journals.
Support the FM in the communication and delivery
of corporate policies and initiatives such as Finance For All.
Support programme staff and Advisors on
financial aspects of programme design and implementation and on-going
monitoring and reporting, through engagement and effective challenge. Support
the FM in priority work areas, such as partner portfolio and payment structures
and mapping of delivery chains.
Contribute to the maintenance and strengthening
of the internal control environment to mitigate risks by performing
reconciliations, supporting compliance with key finance processes such as
overseeing scanning of invoices to the UK central team and highlighting control
weaknesses identified in processes, as part of this, retain an oversight of
cash and cheque receipts and payments (including petty cash counts) in the
local office and monitor, report on and facilitate compliance with PO &
receipting practices. Contribute to the effective preparation for audit and
compliance visits and assist in the delivery of recommendations.
Provide an efficient and effective service as
ARIES Liaison Officer and distribute ARIES communications across the DG area.
Review support documents for the preparation of
the Local staff payroll.
Support Programme Managers with the review of
partner Audit reports.
Support the Commercial Manager to
oversee/quality assure the delegated procurement function within the office.

Qualifications, Skills and
The skills and experience required in this role
are based on the GFP Gateway Standards: Desirable to hold or be studying
towards ACCA, AAT, CCAB or CIMA, or equivalent qualification; or someone who
has undergone a period of equivalent structured training and accreditation in a
specialist area of finance.
Extensive awareness of principles of corporate
Hands-on skills in one or more area of:
management accounting and cost analysis, investment finance, treasury
management, planning and budgeting and financial accounting. Is aware of
financial policy in these areas and can provide some advice and guidance to
Understands different financial planning and
budgeting techniques.
Understands principles of risk management and
the financial evaluation of risk.
Understands investment appraisal techniques and
analysis in support of decision-making.
Can contribute to evaluation of practical
investment and spending options and make recommendations; balancing risk and
value for money in contributing to the development of sound business cases.
Can provide basic accounting advice and analysis
to business managers and make contributions to business strategies.
Actively contributes to the development of
systems and processes to meet business needs and user requirements.
Can present financial information clearly both
verbally and in writing to support organisational decision-making.
Civil Service Competences:
Collaborating and Partnering
Leading and Communicating
Managing a Quality Service
Delivering Value for Money
Delivering at Pace
Changing and Improving
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates should send a filled
application form, download here and send it to: AfricaHRHubRecruit@DFID.GOV.UK with a copy of their
most recent CV including a well written Covering letter of no more than 1000
words. Please quote the following reference number when applying “UGA/0217”.
Failure to do so may result in your application not being viewed.
Deadline: 6th November
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