Finance Officer Career Jobs – Open Society Initiative for Eastern Africa (OSIEA)

Job Title:       Finance Officer
Organisation: The Open Society Initiative for Eastern
Africa (OSIEA)
Duty Station:  Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Finance and
Administration Director
About US:
The Open Society Initiative for Eastern Africa OSIEA’s particular focus
will be on pastoralism, land tenure governance, food systems and market access,
governance and anti-corruption climate change and a fair investment framework.
The Open Society Initiative for Eastern Africa promotes vibrant, tolerant
democracies in the region by awarding grants, developing programs, and bringing
together diverse civil society leaders and groups. The Open Society Initiative
for Eastern Africa (OSIEA) is implementing the health and rights program which
advances health rights in the region and current areas of focus include
maternal health, harm reduction, palliative care, access to medicines, and
health rights of marginalized populations.
Job Summary: The Finance
Officer provides leadership in execution of financial services in OSIEA
ensuring effective and transparent utilization of financial resources and
integrity of financial service. The Finance Officer promotes an all-inclusive
approach consistent with OSIEA rules and regulations; works with program teams
to resolve complex finance related issues and information delivery. S/he
develops external relationships with appropriate partners such as auditors,
bankers and other relevant statutory bodies. The Finance Officer also provides
advice on financial risk management.
Key Duties and
Ensure accurate
and complete Financial reports by;
  • Preparing monthly cash and bank
  • Reconciling Creditors balances in to their
    respective statements on a monthly basis.
  • MOUs and consultancy accountability
    reports are accurate.
  • Review staff credit card accountability
  • Prepare Monthly Financial Reports Pack.
  • Confirm Fixed Asset sub ledger account is
    complete, accurate and reconciled to the General ledger.

Qualifications, Skills and
  • The applicant must hold a Masters degree
    in Finance and Accounting or a related field.
  • Should be a certified public accountant
    CPA (K).
  • At least six years’ relevant work
    experience in finance and accounting.
  • Excellent hands on experience in a complex
    accounting system.
  • Advanced skills in spread sheets and other
    computer packages.
  • High level Analytical and problem solving
  • Extraordinary initiative, creativity and
    capacity to think practically.
  • Excellent coordination, networking and
    facilitation skills.
  • Ability to effectively manage multiple
    projects simultaneously in a fast-paced working environment.
  • Ability to maintain strict confidentiality
    and show discretion and ability to handle confidential issues.
  • Flexibility and willingness to work as a
    team member and independently, with a high level of self-motivation
  • Excellent listening and communication
    skills with sensitivity to cultural communication differences.
  • Strong organizational skills and close
    attention to detail in order to produce high quality output.
  • Ability to plan, organize, coordinate and
    negotiate under pressure.
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates are encouraged to send
their updated resumes and cover letters to
Deadline: 16th March 2018
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