Finance Officer Jobs – Uganda Solar Energy Association (USEA)

Job
Title:          
 Finance
Officer

Organization: Uganda
Solar Energy Association (USEA)

Duty Station: Kampala,
Uganda

Reports to:
Chief Executive Officer, USEA

About US:

Uganda Solar Energy
Association (USEA) was started in 2016 with support from the Ministry of Energy
and Mineral Development. USEA is a private sector membership body whose role is
to enable growth of the off-grid solar energy sector through coordination,
information sharing, building capacity of its members and carrying out joint
advocacy. USEA has a membership of more than 130 member companies. As one of
the ways of supporting the implementation of the Rural Electrification Strategy
Plan (RESP 2013-2022), ERT 3 project, through PSFU, is supporting the development
of USEA’s strategic framework and establishment of institutional systems. The
objective of the support is to nurture USEA into a:

  • Financially self-sustaining, strong advocacy body able to influence
    the formation of favorable policies for the sector
  • One-stop center for information on solar PV, and
  • Promoter of quality products and service delivery to end users
  • Effective representative of its members on issues of government
    policy.

Job Summary:  The Finance Officer will support the USEA
Chief Executive Officer in the broader operation and management of the USEA
Secretariat to ensure successful implementation of USEA’s activities.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 

Finance and
Accounting

  • Enter financial transactions into the financial management system and
    generate payment vouchers for documentation and filing;
  • Review payment and expenditure accountability documentation for
    completeness, adequacy and compliance with financial and operational
    guidelines;
  • Prepare financial reports and accounts by collecting, analyzing and
    summarizing accounting information and trends;
  • Review and maintains accounting controls by preparing and
    recommending policies and procedures;
  • Ensure that the organization has a good financial standing,
    including identification of matters that have significant impact on USEA’s
    sustainability.

Supervision and
management reporting

  • Advise on preparation of payments by verifying documentation and
    request for disbursements;
  • Guide accounting clerical staff by collecting and analyzing
    accounting information;
  • Be a liaison for both internal and external audits and ensure timely
    provision of all required reports together with supporting documentation
    for audit purposes.
  • Bring to the CEO’s attention to any matters that the audit considers
    pertinent.

Legal and tax
compliance

  • Ensure that the Secretariat complies with government laws and
    regulations regarding taxation, staff saving and retirement funds, labor
    laws, city laws and other government requirements;
  • Complies with government financial legal requirements by studying
    existing and new legislation, enforcing adherence to requirements and
    advising management on needed actions.
  • Performs any other duties that will be assigned to him or her from
    time to time.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 

  • The ideal candidate must hold a Bachelor’s Degree from a recognized
    university in business administration, accounting, economics, or related
    subject.
  • CPA, ACCA or other specialized qualification is an added advantage;
  • At least 5 years’ experience in a similar position;
  • At least 2 years of work experience in similar organizations i.e.
    associations, cooperatives, SACCO, NGOs;
  • Experience with solar or renewable sector will be an added
    advantage.
  • Working experience with development partners will be an added
    advantage.

How to Apply:

All suitably
qualified and interested persons should submit their application. CV and
academic certificates in a sealed envelope clearly marked Finance Officer for
USEA Proc. Ref. No. PSFU/BUDS- ERT/CONS/2018-19/ 00008 addressed to;

The Executive
Director

Private Sector
Foundation Uganda

43 Nakasero Hill
Road

Kampala

Uganda

Deadline: 4th June, 2019 by 11:00am

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