Fresher Finance Officer UK Charity Jobs – Self Help Africa

Job Title:      Finance Officer
Organization: Self
Help Africa
Duty Station: Uganda
Reports to: Programme
Manager (PM)
About US:
Self Help Africa
(SHA) is an International Non–Governmental Organisation implementing rural
development, sustainable food and livelihoods security programmes in nine
countries in Africa. SHA’s vision is an economically thriving and resilient
rural Africa with a mission to support sustainable livelihoods for Uganda’s
smallholder farmers.
Job Summary:  The Finance Officer will mainly review and
maintain appropriate financial management systems, policies and procedures for
the SHANI Uganda programme to ensure efficient and effective management of the
organisations financial resources.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
Finance and
accounting functions
  • Delivering and withdrawal of open cheques, take collections after
    issuing proper receipts and make deposit of all cash collections in a
    timely, honest and trust worthy manner.
  • Safeguarding the organisation resources by scrutinising payment
    requests and advising management of any issues.
  • Issue travel advances to staff, reconciliation of the same on return
    and ensuring proper accountability and tracking of advances.
  • Process all payments through Electronic Banking System, mobile money
    payments and other service providers.
  • Ensure the filing of statutory deductions, such as PAYE, NSSF,
    Withholding tax, Local Service tax to the respective bodies.
  • Ensure all payment vouchers have all support documents and ensure
    proper filing of vouchers sequentially.
  • In charge of archiving all finance documents and ensuring that they
    are in safe custody and easily accessible by the finance team.
  • Preparing and submitting periodic financial reports in an accurate
    and timely manner to all agreed stakeholders
  • In charge of keeping Petty cash, making requisitions and  issuance as approved by an authorised
Administration and
procurement functions
  • Carry out timely procurement of goods and services based on agreed specifications
    in line with Self Help Africa procurement policies and guidelines.
  • Development of Annual and Quarterly procurement plans.
  • Analyze procurement information for decision-making and provide
    documentation to staff in line with the procurement policy.
  • Prepare monthly and annual reports on procurement activities in
    accordance with the Policies and Procedures.
  • Maintaining an up-dated assets and inventory register
Human Resources
  • Oversee all aspects of human resource management of support staff
    including but not limited to recruitment, induction and development.
  • Participate in development and continuous update of organisational
Sub-grant (partner
grant) management
  • Take overall responsibility for the finance training of WoWNI  staff and partners
  • Analyse feedback from partners, funders and other stakeholders to
    inform excellence in the Uganda financial management systems
  • Act as the first point of contact for all payments queries relating
    to Partners.
  • Routine follow up and Monitoring of Grants/Partners to ensure
    effective utilization of funds in accordance with SHA partnership
    guidelines and signed MOUs/Contracts.
  • Maintenance of Partner advance register and ensure that all partner
    advances are followed up and fully accounted for.
  • Review partner’s internal controls and mitigate the identified
    financial risks.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The prospective employee for the Self Help Africa (SHA) Finance
    Officer must hold a Bachelor of Commerce majoring in Accounting, Business
    Administration majoring in Accounting
  • Part Certified Public Accountant (CPA), ACCA or equivalent will be
    an added advantage
  • At least two years of experience of working with NGO
  • Excellent computer skills and expertise in Excel, Power Point and
  • Budget development and budgetary control including variance analysis
  • Preparation of financial statements including audited accounts
  • Management of donor funding including final financial report with
    exposure to reporting requirement of such donors as USAID, Irish Aid and
  • Working with partner organisations
  • Familiarity with Uganda tax regime is an added advantage
  • Ability to write clear reports, good spoken and written English
  • Proven ability to produce results within tight deadlines in a very
    busy environment
  • Ability to work independently with minimum supervision
  • Analytical skills and decision making ability even in complex
  • Capacity building of finance, non-finance staff and partners
  • Be a person of high integrity with good interpersonal skills
  • Ability to speak Ateso will be an added advantage
How to Apply:
All suitably
qualified and interested candidates are encouraged to send a filled application
form, download
, with a cover letter indicating 3 referees, two of whom should
have been direct supervisors to Please type
“Finance Officer” – [your name]” in the subject line of the e-mail.
Deadline: 27th July 2018
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