Senior Finance Officer Job Placement – Agricultural Business Initiative (aBi) Trust

Organisation: Agricultural
Business Initiative (aBi) Trust
Duty Station: Kampala,
Reports to: Head of
About US:
The Agricultural Business
Initiative (aBi) Trust is supporting agribusiness development in the private
sector to achieve the objective of the Government of Uganda’s Competitiveness
and Investment Climate Strategy (CICS). The Trust is a multi-donor entity
jointly founded by the Governments of Denmark and Uganda. The mandate of aBi
Trust is to support the private sector actors to increase their contribution to
the agricultural sector by increasing land and labour productivity, and market
competitiveness thereby contributing to poverty reduction through economic
growth, wealth, and employment creation.
Job Summary: The Senior
Finance Officer will ensure that aBi’s financial information and systems is
complete and financially sound; that it is managed through a robust and
proactive reporting system and provides accurate, financial analysis and
business insight to enable comprehensive financial decision making
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Providing
    accurate, timely and meaningful financial and management information that
    enables the Board and Senior Management Team to make effective decisions
    regarding the strategic direction of the organisation
  • Manage
    an efficient accounts payables and receivables system that will ensure
    aBi’s meets its contractual obligations and safe guards its assets and
    investments resulting in business continuity
  • The
    jobholder will manage the unit in a manner that empowers them to deliver
    excellent finanical services to aBi’s stakeholders and results in an
    engaged and committed team
  • Monitor
    aBi’s spend against budgets and provide regular analysis to communicate
    and highlight areas of concern resulting in the relevant decisions to be
    made/ taken
  • Ensure
    that an operational framework is in place that identifies, analyses and
    informs on the financial impact of loss to the organization, employees,
    the public, and the environment etc as a result of risk exposures

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The
    applicant for the Senior Finance Officer must hold a Bachelor’s Degree in;
    Commerce or Business Administration or a related field majoring in
  • Full
    qualification ACCA/CPA/CIMA
  • Five
    years of post-graduate experience in development sector finance
  • Extensive
    knowledgeable in donor financial reporting standards and other accounting
    best practice.
  • Proficiency
    in MS Office particularly Excel and Word, as well as a computerized financial
    management system.
  • Proven
    experience in grants management and reporting
  • Advanced
    analytical and mathematical skills.
  • Experience
    in budgeting, forecasting and management reporting.
  • Excellent
    attention to detail, organised, and can work to strict deadlines
  • Good
    report writing skills.
  • Experience
    in sub grants management
  • Highly
    proactive and a confident communicator.
How to Apply:
If you feel you meet the above
requirements, please send your application enclosing detailed curriculum vitae
giving three referees and copies of academic and professional certificates
/testimonials by e-mail only to
NB: The
attached documents should not be more than 2 MB. Only Shortlisted candidates
who meet the criteria will be contacted.
Deadline: 30th March 2018 by 12:00 Noon

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