Earn over 180m as Finance Manager – Department for International Development (DFID)

Job Title:      Finance Manager
Organisation:  Department for International Development
(DFID)
Reports to: Deputy Head of
Office
Duty Station: Kampala,
Uganda
Salary Range: UGX
180,946,984 – UGX 243,515,443
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
Manager will take lead on effective financial management across Department and
as part of a network of Finance Managers within the Directorate. The jobholder
will provide regular, robust financial information, detailed analysis and
business insight to the Head of Office/Department and the Finance Business
Partner to support effective planning and decision making.
Key Duties and
Responsibilities:  
·        
Accountable for the operation and continuous
improvement of key finance processes to generate quality timely and accurate
performance reports, analysis and recommendations to facilitate effective
decision making.
·        
Conduct challenge meetings with senior local
budget holders/spenders and promote accountability and VFM to contribute to the
production of better forecasting and variance analysis.
·        
Lead on corporate finance returns such as local
Resource Allocation Round submissions, interim and year end accounting packs,
refresh of the Operational plan and local implementation of ‘Finance For All’
and other corporate initiatives/policies.
·        
Prepare and support local scenario based
forecasts, taking into account risk, probability and contingency planning and
support management of pipeline and pre-pipeline budgets in year and across
future years.
·        
Take lead in the maintenance and strengthening
of the internal control environment to mitigate risks, by ensuring compliance
with key finance processes, highlighting control weaknesses identified and
making associated recommendations for improvement. Support internal and
external audits the delivery of associated recommendations relating to finance
and control.
·        
Assist Programme Managers and advisors on
financial aspects of programme design (including risk mitigation, particularly
around counter fraud, corruption and leakage), implementation, planning &
forecasting, monitoring, reporting and delivery of results and maintain regular
engagement with third parties, contractors, NGOs and UN Agencies. Work with
programme teams and results advisors in aligning results and resources.
·        
Provide financial support to Results Advisors
and Commercial Advisors, e.g. on contract negotiations and delivery chain
analysis.
·        
Provide financial input and contribution to
enhance business case quality and value for money through advice and challenge,
both locally at the design stage and through quality assurance work undertaken
as an active member of the finance cadre.
·        
Improve the standards of financial awareness and
financial management locally, for example by providing support in undertaking
due diligence and fiduciary risk assessments and in understanding and
interpreting management information, partner evidence and accounting standards
and explain rationale to non-finance staff.
·        
Lead, manage and develop the Finance Analyst to
deliver operational finance duties and support strengthened financial
management locally.
·        
As fraud liaison officer for the department,
Develop an understanding of external partners to raise awareness on counter
fraud, corruption and leakage risks, including assistance in interpreting the
due diligence framework.



Qualifications, Skills and
Experience: 
·        
The skills and experience required in this role
are aligned to the GFP Gateway Standards: 
 A member of one of the five Consultative
Committees of Accounting Bodies [CCAB] i.e. ACCA; CIPFA; ICAEW; ICAI or ICAS;
or CIMA; or a European or international equivalent qualification; or someone
who has undergone a period of equivalent structured training and accreditation
in a specialist area of finance (e.g. investment finance or treasury
management).
·        
Complies with the CPD requirement of their
professional accountancy body.
·        
Demonstrates understanding and application of
sound principles of corporate governance.
·        
Has practical skills in one or more area of
management accounting and cost analysis, investment finance, treasury
management, planning and budgeting and financial accounting. Can set and
interpret financial policy in these areas and, combining this with sound
business knowledge, is able to provide advice and guidance to others.
·        
Understands different financial planning and
budgeting techniques and their application in different contexts.
·        
Has understanding of and can apply principles of
risk management and the financial evaluation of risk.
·        
Understands and can apply investment appraisal
techniques and analysis in support of decision-making.
·        
Evaluates viable investment and spending options
objectively and identifies optimal courses of action; balancing risk and value
for money in the development of sound business cases.
·        
Is able to play a key role in assessing the
implications of contracts with suppliers of financial services.
·        
Provides accounting advice, analysis and
scrutiny to support business managers in complex situations and contributes to
future business strategies.
·        
Develops systems and processes to meet business
needs by clearly interpreting user requirements.
·        
Able to lead and manage a team of professional
staff and develop their professional and management capabilities.
·        
Can present complex 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/0117”. Failure to do so may result in your application not being viewed.
Deadline: 6th November
2017
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