Senior Financial Accountant NGO Job Opportunities – GOAL International

Job Title:          Senior Financial Accountant
Organisation: GOAL
Duty Station: Kampala,
Supervises: Two (2)
Finance/Admin/Logs Officers, and one (1) Finance Assistant
About US:
GOAL is an international humanitarian agency dedicated to alleviating
the suffering of the poorest of the poor. 
We are a non-denominational, non-governmental and non-political
organisation. GOAL Uganda country project focuses on two of GOAL’s three
strategic sectors: Health (including WASH and health accountability
programming); and Livelihoods. GOAL Uganda mainstreams HIV, gender, child
protection and the environment/DRR across all programming. GOAL works on a
district focused approach, and uses a mixture of direct implementation and
partnerships with local civil society organisations, private sector partners
and District Local Government to give effect to our mission. GOAL is currently
operational in the North, South, East and West of Uganda with six established
offices in Kampala, Bugiri, Abim, Kaabong, Lira and Agago Districts. We are
funded by a number of donors who include DfID, Charity: water, Irish Aid,
Master Card Foundation, GOAL and a number of small foundations.
About DYNAMIC Programme: 
the Livelihoods programme, GOAL leads a Consortium with Mercy Corps, VSO and
Restless Development to implement the Driving Youth-led New Agribusiness and
Microenterprise (DYNAMIC) program in partnership with Mastercard Foundation.
DYNAMIC is a five-year program (2015-2020) that aims to increase the employment,
self-employment, income and resilience of youth aged 15-24 by promoting
effective and efficient agricultural market systems for and with youth.
Job Summary: The Senior
Financial Accountant will play a central role in financial management, internal
controls, financial reporting, coordination of budget preparation and
alignments, consortium member engagement on financial issues.   The Senior Financial Accountant will line
manage three finance staff under the DYNAMIC programme. In particular, the
successful candidate will ensure timely submission of monthly reports to
Kampala Office and receipt of financial reports from consortium members to
allow timely preparation of Management Accounts and Donor Reporting and other ad
hoc reporting to relevant authorities.  As
a key member of the Programme Management Unit (PMU), the Senior Financial
Accountant will contribute to the overall implementation and running of the
DYNAMIC programme.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
Supervision of DYNAMIC Finance Team:
Ensure team is efficiently functioning at all
Play a central role in job description
development, updates, appraisal processes and recruitment
Identify staff development needs and contribute
to the Finance team staff development plans
Oversee training and capacity building
Oversee Financial Management within the program implementation fields:
Ensure proper financial systems are followed to
record and report field office expenditure
Maintain full compliance with accounting
procedures and policies and actively monitor internal controls to minimise
organisational risk.
Ensure appropriate cash management procedures
are in place and operating effectively, including regular cash counts and
timely preparation of monthly cash projections
Monitor actual expenditures against approved
Oversee DYNAMIC consortium member Grants Management:
Maintain overall responsibility for DYNAMIC Grants
Management across consortium members
Carry out due diligence/ financial assessment of
partners prior to funding
Coordination and review of consortium members’
budgets and consolidated budget realignments to ensure they are in line with
the disbursement of funds
Review all partners finance reports and
follow-up queries before forwarding for FC approval
Make timely updates of the grants disbursements
Handle DYNAMIC consortium member financial
related queries
Financial Lead for Donor Reporting:
Preparation of donor financial reports (and
scanning of supporting documentation) in line with donor guidelines and
regulations for timely submission to HQ
Engage with and respond to donor and other
regulatory body queries
Lead Annual Statutory Audit and Specific Project Audits:
Facilitate timely completion of the Annual
Statutory Audit and Financial Statements
Facilitate timely completion of specific project
Work closely with consortium members on external
audits as stipulated in the grant agreements
Private Sector Agents (PSAs) Monitoring and Management:
Conduct financial monitoring of PSAs.
Maintain PSA tracking system of financial
disbursements against contractual milestones
Identify and/ or mitigate any potential frauds
and financial mismanagement within the PSAs
Others: Any other duties as required by Management

Qualifications, Skills and
The applicant for the GOAL International Senior
Financial Accountant job placement must be a qualified accountant with ACCA,
Seven or more years of professional experience,
of which 2 must be at management level
Previous experience of working with INGO
Demonstrable knowledge of advanced excel
Previous experience in dealing with consortia
funded programmes
Excellent interpersonal, motivational and
management skills
Self-motivated, organised and energetic
Working knowledge of Sage is desired
Prior experience in dealing with Mastercard
programmes is an added advantage
Previous exposure and experience in managing
cultural differences and conflict is also an advantage
Excellent analytical and report writing skills
and command of English
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested applicants should send their
applications which must include at least 4 reference contacts (2 professional,
2 character references, including your supervisor and the most recent/previous
employer), and daytime contact number to; The Human Resource Manager, GOAL
Uganda via E-mail to:
NB: Please do not attach
certificates and indicate the Position applied for in the email subject as” Senior
Financial Accountant Recruitment.’
Deadline: 22nd November
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