Senior Finance Officer Non-profit Careers – University Research Co., LLC (URC)

Title:           Senior Finance Officer
Organisation: University
Research Co., LLC (URC)
Project Name: USAID
Regional Health Integration to Enhance Health Services in East Central Uganda
Project (USAID/Uganda RHITES-EC) Project
Duty Station: Jinja,
Reports to:
Senior Finance Manager
About US:
University Research
Co., LLC (URC) is a global company dedicated to improving the quality of health
care, social services, and health education worldwide. With a non-profit
affiliate, the Center for Human Services (CHS), URC manages projects in over 45
countries, including the United States.
About USAID RHITES-EC Project:
University Research
Co., LLC (URC) is implementing the USAID Regional Health Integration to Enhance
Health Services in East Central Uganda Project (USAID/Uganda RHITES-EC) whose
aim is to support the implementation of a comprehensive integrated investment
in regional  health, nutritional assistance and HIV/AIDS programs. The
five-year project targets 11 districts in East Central Uganda with an estimated
total population of 4.1 million through a district-based integrated package of
quality health, nutrition, HIV / AIDS and child development services.
Job Summary:  The Senior Finance Officer is responsible for assisting in implementing
the overall accounting and financial control systems for the project. S/he is
also responsible for using adequate and appropriate internal controls to meet
generally recognized accounting standards.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
  • Support in the preparation/ development
    of field monthly financial reports which includes QB postings, bank reconciliations,
    journal entries preparation, personal advances, balance reports, grand
    summary sheets, supporting payment vouchers, petty cash journal and
    summarized expenditure etc. Ensure expenses are in accordance with U.S.
    government regulations (expenses are reasonable, allowable and allocable),
    and URC policies and procedures.
  • Ensure that all project-related
    transactions are conducted, processed and recorded as per URC system of
    Chart of Accounts.
  • Timely preparation and processing of
    payments by ensuring that all payments are reasonable, allowable,
    allocable to the project. This includes liaising with procurement to
    ensure that all payments are adequately supported.
  • Review of Mobile Money payments against
    Mobile Money Registration forms, Participant registrations / attendance
    forms, Approved Activity Request (AAR), Travel Activity Budget, and all
    related support documentation from the project implementing teams
  • Ensure that internal controls pertaining
    online banking & Mobile money are tightened to mitigate risks.
  • As part of the finance team, ensure that
    URC financial management policies and procedures and USAID regulations are
    strictly adhered to. This includes ensuring that all policy directives and
    various checklists circulated by HQ are implemented.
  • Supervise Management of petty cash fund
    by reviewing (for accuracy) and processing petty cash and bank vouchers.
  • Work closely with Finance Officer to
    address all field report review comments from home office including
    providing feedback for missing vouchers and outstanding information
    following review of payment documentation.
  • Assist in Preparation of monthly cash
    projections for submission to home office under the direction of the
    Finance Director. This also includes Bi weekly wire confirmations.
  • Support the management of personnel
    payroll and benefits accounting.
  • Support review of financial reports and
    documentation from sub grantees as needed, under the direction of Finance
    & Director.
  • Review Mobile money and Vendor payments
    for allowability, allocability, and 
  • Work closely with the Grants department
    to ensure that sub grantee accountabilities and reconciliations are
    properly documented and journalized in QBs.
  • Work as part of the finance team to
    ensure that all project financial and accounting tasks are accomplished
    accurately and in a timely manner.
  • Maintain close coordination with URC
    project staff on financial matters and advise them, as appropriate, on
    matters requiring their attention.
  • Assist in periodic inventory/ asset and
    stores audit and advice the Finance & Director accordingly.
  • Advice senior management on any areas
    with potential to impact on systems of internal controls and procedures.
    Other accounting, financial and administrative tasks consistent with the
    overall scope of this position.
  • Perform any other task assigned by
    supervisor and/ or Chief of Party.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The applicant for the USAID RHITES-EC
    Senior Finance Officer job opportunity must hold a Bachelor’s Degree in
    Business, Accounting, Management, or other relevant field. Completed
    minimum Level 2 ACCA or CPA.
  • A minimum of five (5) years of
    experience in the financial management.
  • Proven experience overseeing Mobile
    Money Payments, Vendor Payments, Budget Management and Financial Reporting
    (Monthly, Quarterly, Annual, PEPFAR reporting).
  • Experience working with USG/USAID-funded
    projects is mandatory.
  • Excellent writing, computer, management
    and organizational skills.
  • Ability to independently plan and
    execute complex tasks while addressing daily management details and
    remaining organized and focused on long-term deadlines and strategy.
Please note:
Only candidates who are eligible to work in the Uganda for an indefinite period
without a need for sponsorship will be considered for this position.
How to Apply:
All suitably
qualified and interested candidates who wish to join the USAID RHITES EC
Project should send their cover letters, certificates of good conduct
curriculum vitae, copies of academic credentials and contact information for
three professional references addressed to:
Human Resource
University Research
Co., LLC – Centre for Human Services
Plot 1, East
Victoria Close, Mpumudde Division,
Jinja. Uganda
E-mail to:
Deadline: 7th May 2018 by 4:00 pm
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