Finance Officer International NGO Jobs – Oxfam International

 Finance Officer
Organization: Oxfam
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
About US:
Oxfam is a worldwide
organisation that employs works in more than 90 countries. We seek to overcome
poverty and suffering.  Oxfam’s global
strategic goals include contributing to achieving more profound and lasting
change in the lives of people living with poverty and injustice. We’re creating
a world- wide influencing network to unite the power of local organizations,
who share a common vision for change. Adequately resourced, local organizations
are best- positioned to influence and actively participate in the fight against
the injustice of poverty.
Job Summary: The Finance
Officer will work closely with the Accountant to provide quality financial
information as well as provide finance support to the programme teams both in
Kampala and in the field.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Review
    transaction documents to ensure compliance to standards before writing
  • Making
    sure that all invoices passed for payment have the relevant supporting
  • Facilitate
    signing of all cheques and work closely with administration department to
    ensure that dispatch is done effectively;
  • Update
    the cashbooks for the Kampala bank accounts and ensure they are updated
    before cheques are dispatched (for effective cash flow management);
  • Preparation
    and filing of withholding tax returns in a timely and accurate manner;
  • Ensure
    accuracy of cost centres being charged on requests;
  • Ensure
    that preparation of the payroll and maintain all the files and
    documentation relating to the same; Pay slips dispatched to staff
    immediately payroll is approved for the month;
  • Ensure
    preparation of income tax returns to the Uganda Revenue;
  • Maintain
    and keep all finance files updated making sure that on daily basis all the
    relevant accounts documents are filed correctly and timely;
  • Prepare
    and reconcile Balance sheet
  • Pack
    and monitor related accounts clearing emerging issues/errors in a timely
  • Reconcile
    the Helios commitments report ensuring all invoices paid during the month
    are closed off;
  • Analyse
    all individual floats and loans monthly balances and reconcile the same
    with Peoplesoft balances;
  • Review
    the float accountabilities and prepare the monthly journal;
  • Administer
    Petty cash and ensure that top ups are done on time;
  • Management
    of insurance and safety of Cash and cash equivalents.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:  
  • The
    ideal candidate for the Oxfam Finance Officer job must hold a degree in
    Accounting, financial management, commerce, economics or related field (A
    degree in Finance, Business Administration or Commerce) and professional
    certification in accounting an added advantage
  • A minimum
    of three years of relevant professional experience in an NGO setting
  • Significant
    knowledge and experience of all core financial management activities,
    including accounts payable, cash management, budget development, statutory
    requirements (particularly related to Ugandan standards) and standard
  • Proficiency
    in numeracy skills and good computer skills (Excel especially, Word)
  • Ability
    to prioritise work issues to meet deadlines with minimal supervision and
    adjust to constantly changing situations while maintaining focus on
    delivery and follow-through
  • Good
    analytical and conceptual thinking skills with a proven proactive approach
    to identifying and resolving problems and suggesting improvements that
    continuously seek to provide a better service to Oxfam
  • Excellent
    personal communication skills, in written and verbal English,
  • A
    high level of self-awareness, personal energy, stamina and
  • Ability
    to work creatively, effectively and under own initiative, pays attention
    to detail
  • Show
    commitment to Oxfam’s overall aims and policies and experience of
    promoting women’s rights and the interests of marginalized people in all
    aspects of Oxfam’s work
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and
interested candidates are encouraged to send their updated CVs and cover letters
ONLY to indicating the position name in the email
subject line. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted. 
Deadline:  13th February,
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