Senior Finance Officer NGO Job Opportunities – Straight Talk Foundation (STF)

  Senior Finance Officer
Organization: Straight
Talk Foundation (STF)
Duty Station: Kampala,
Reports to: Head of
Finance & Administration
About US:
Straight Talk Foundation (STF)
is a health communications National Non Governmental Organisation that was
founded in 1993. For the past 25 years it has been the leading provider of
various social and behavior change communication programs to various
stakeholders in Uganda. The organization has immense experience in the use of
modern communication program approaches in addressing diverse health and
development issues. STF implements activities through print, radio and face to
face communication. Its programs and interventions target young people as its
primary audience, while parents and teachers are its secondary audience. STF
utilises highly effective behaviour change communication models and combines
mass media and face to face community outreach and mobilization programs.
Job Summary: The Senior
Finance Officer will be responsible for efficient and effective management of
the STF cash flows, updating and reconciling the accounting ledgers, managing
the end of period procedures, and ensuring the generation of monthly financial
reports for management decision.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Responsible for STF NAVISION financial system
    package trouble shooting, updating and maintenance of the accounts structures.
  • Ensure that the NAVISION ledgers for all
    projects are maintained up to date and that transactions are posted on
    daily basis and are reconciled to correctness in projects, donors,
    activities, and expenditure codes in order to facilitate efficient and timely reporting to management and
  • Keenly review and conduct monthly
    reconciliations of debtors, creditors, bank accounts, cash accounts to
    identify material differences and discrepancies in the accounts and
    prepare adjusting journals
    to make the relevant corrections.
  • Prepare and submit monthly financial reports
    (MFR) and year end financial statements including supplementary
    specifications to meet specific deadlines and donor requirements, prepare
    quarterly terminal grants and effort reports.
  • Supervise the preparation of the payroll ensuring that staff
    salaries and related statutory deductions are timely made and paid in
    addition to ensuring that all cash and cheque payments for goods and
    services rendered to STF are paid as they become due as per the provision
    of the finance manual.
  • Maintain a system to track financial
    commitments and outstanding contract amounts by staff and third parties
    transacting with STF and ensure that they are diligently executed when
  • Strengthen inter-departmental and Sectoral
    linkages between finance
    and other STF departments and sections, and contribute to other STF
    collaborative work.
  • Conduct support visits to field offices to
    reconcile accounting records and provide relevant technical support at
    such intervals as may be required.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The
    ideal candidate for the Straight Talk Foundation (STF) National Senior
    Finance Officer job placement must hold a Bachelor’s Degree in Commerce,
    Accounting or Business Administration from a recognised university.
    Possession of a professional qualification such as ACCA and CPA will be an
    added advantage.
  • Five
    years of progressively responsible and professional accounting experience,
    preferably in a non-governmental organisation (NGO).
  • Extensive
    knowledge of principles and practices of general, fund, and NGO accounting
    including financial statement preparation and methods of financial control
    and reporting; principles and practices of cost and fixed asset accounting;
    internal control and audit principles and practices.
  • Knowledge
    of budgeting; laws and ordinances relating to the financial administration
    of donor funded agencies; practices and methods of donor funded agency
  • Previous
    experience in use of accounting packages especially NAVISION.
  • Ability
    to evaluate financial programs and make sound recommendations for
  • Ability
    to understand, interpret, explain and apply state laws regulating
    financial accounting, reporting and record keeping.
  • Highly
    developed interpersonal and communication skills including influencing,
    negotiation and coaching.
  • Computer
    literacy and excellent documentation skills are a must.
How to Apply:
All candidates are encourages
to apply online with a copy of updated CV and a cover letter (attached as one
document) indicating three professional referees addressed to;
The Human Resource &
Administration Manager
Straight Talk Foundation
Plot 4, Acacia Avenue, Kololo,
P.O Box 22366, Kampala. Uganda
Email to:
clearly indicating the position applied for in the subject line.
Deadline: Friday, 2nd February, 2018 by 05:00pm Ugandan

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