Senior Finance Officer Non-profit Jobs – Mercy Corps

Job Title:        Senior Finance Officer
Organisation: Mercy Corps
Duty Station: Uganda
Reports to: Finance
About US:
Mercy Corps is an international non-profit organization which
implements high-quality, analytical development programmes in very difficult
places. Mercy Corps has been operating in Uganda since 2006. It has and
continues to implement programs in Acholi and Karamoja sub regions. Mercy Corps
is taking a community-led, market driven approach to address poverty and food
insecurity needs through interventions that get to the root causes and
contributing factors of economic vulnerability. Donors include the United States
Agency for International Development (USAID), DFID, Mastercard Foundation,
WALMART Foundation, Coca Cola Africa Foundation, US Depart of State (DOS)
/PEPFAR, ECHO and Nike Foundation.
Job Summary: The Senior
Finance Officer is responsible for office financial transactions, compliance,
budget monitoring, reporting, resources management, coordination with others,
etc. He/she is responsible for review of all Moroto based transactions, audit,
supervising and coaching all Moroto based finance officers and finance
assistant, prepare and monitor cash projections and cash management, updating
and tracking all assets and finance files. He/she is responsible to make sure
that all AAM, segregation of duties and policies and procedures are respected
as per the FFM, procurement manual, assets management and other
manuals/policies and procedures.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
Offer planned technical support, back stopping,
coaching and training to field based Finance staff
Provide financial reviews and coverage for
finance officers and finance assistants where ever needed.
Keenly review advances, purchase requests,
quotation analysis, purchase orders, expense reports, payment requests and
other field transactions where ever he is assigned temporarily as roving finance
Code all expenditures following the standard
chart of accounts, coded budget and enter or review to the accounting software.
The incumbent will also ensure/match
invoices/receipts, completion reports with GRN and other required documents.
Make sure all cash, bank and advances are
reconciled with cash counts, bank statements and outstanding advances and
Follow all Mercy Corps policies, procedures,
grant compliance and documentation requirements.
Implement and make sure all Mercy Corps FFM,
procurement, assets mgt, HR policies and procedures are implemented.
Implement and Make sure all respective donors
and local Gov’t rules and regulations are respected.
The jobholder will also ensure compliance with
GAAPs, Ugandan and US laws and standard accounting practice.
Provide on-going orientation, training and
support to all Mercy Corps program and finance staff on Mercy Corps and
respective donor’s rules and regulations.
Review field transaction documents and in the
accounting software before posting.
Carry out periodic review of systems and polices
and make recommendation for policy and systems change.
Be adaptable and flexible to take new tasks and
new assignments as requested from time to time.
Conduct himself/herself both professionally and
personally in such a manner as to bring credit to Mercy Corps and to not
jeopardize its humanitarian mission.
Support other finance functions and offices when
ever need arises.

Qualifications, Skills and
The applicant for the Mercy Corps Senior Finance
Officer job opportunity should hold a Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in
accounting or finance
A minimum of six years’ experience in grants and
financial management and accounting and two years of supervisory experience.
Strong management Skills, Technical &
Supervisory Skills and experience required.
Strong accounting skills and experience,
including management of the general ledger, journal entries, payroll, payables
and balance sheet.
Extensive knowledge and understanding of donor
rules and regulations is required.
Prior International NGO/PVO experience required.
Demonstrated experience and skill with financial
reports preparation and presentation and proven ability to translate technical
financial data into informative reports.
Advanced computer skills in MS Office programs,
particularly Excel and accounting software experience.
Excellent oral and written English skills
Demonstrated ability to support programmatic
objectives with timely and meaningful financial information is essential.
Proven ability to multi-task, meet deadlines and
process information in support of changing program activities is necessary.
An impeccable professional standard of finance
and procurement ethics as well as the willingness and ability to enforce
compliance with Mercy Corps and donor policies and procedures is essential.
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates should send their
E-mail applications including a cover letter clearly stating the salary
requirements, updated CV (with three professional referees), and copies of
academic qualifications/certificates addressed to the Senior HR and Legal
Manager, Mercy Corps Uganda to:
Deadline:  13th November 2017

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