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 accounting.
  • 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
  • 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
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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