Finance Officer SESIL Programme Jobs – Mott MacDonald

Job Title:  Finance Officer

Organisation: Mott

Duty Station:

About US:

 Mott MacDonald
is a leading, employee-owned global management, engineering and development
consultancy with £1 billion revenue and more than 14,000 staff working in 140
countries for both the public and private sectors. Our International
Development Services Unit, IDS, operates portfolios within the international
development sectors of Environment, Climate, Water, Roads, Rural & Urban
Development, Education, Health, Social and Economic Development in over 40
countries. Together we implement and manage projects in developing countries
and emerging economies around the world, supporting national governments and
municipalities in policy, planning, project design and delivery. We are
committed to support the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals and to
provide our expertise to improve the lives of people in need.

About SESIL Programme:

SESIL (Strengthening
Education Systems for Improved Learning), is a four-year education programme
designed to improve the quality and equity of measurable learning outcomes at
lower primary level in Uganda.  SESIL
will do this by strengthening the systems needed to manage and raise the
performance of four key drivers of learning outcomes: teachers, schools,
districts, and assessment and examinations.

Job Summary:  The Finance Officer is responsible for
ensuring that all financial, operational and administrative aspects of SESIL
run effectively. This role will be based in the SESIL Regional Office in
Arua/Mbale but will work closely with the Programme Management &
Administration Team in Kampala. The Finance Officer will be responsible for
ensuring effective administration of financial operations at Regional Office.
The incumbent will support the Project Accountant in the national SESIL office
in Kampala, in overall management of finance resources and application of
internal controls. He/she will work in close coordination with the Regional
Officer Manager, Admin Officers and Technical team, as well as liaising closely
with the team in Kampala. He/she will support the Project Accountant and
Accounts Clerk in recording and retrieving financial details of the company,
including maintaining financial records, processing payments, cash handling and

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 

Project Monitoring
& Reporting

  • Provide support to the Project Accountant to produce forecasts and
    budgets for work activities based on the estimates on the Rolling Work Plan
    (RWP). This includes collating activity costing and providing support for
    preparation of the working estimates.
  • Ensure that timely, accurate, and appropriate information is
    available to the programme management team.
  • Carry out any other duties as may be required for delivery of the

Cash Management

  • Assist with the preparation of bank reconciliation statements and
    ensure they are checked and approved for submission within deadline.
  • Assist in carrying out timely bank transactions and, also to deposit
    cheques into vendors accounts.
  • Responsible for petty cash management and ensuring regular
    reconciliation of cash balance for review. Accountable for cash count and
    reporting on cash count exercise to the management.
  • Responsible for recording cash and transactions into the applicable
    bank or cash book. Ensure records are available for regular checking and
    are up to date to meet deadline for submission to the UK head office.
  • Provide support for payment and disbursement of cash payments e.g.
    per diems. To produce reconciliation of payment and supporting document
    for appropriate retirement.

Accounts Payable

  • Assist with the compilation of Vendors’ list and collation of
    vouchers for batch processing within the financial system.
  • Assist in the preparation of all payment vouchers, and cheques and
    ensure the timely settlement of all undisputed invoices.
  • Checking and ensuring that all payment vouchers meet the minimum
    audit requirement by checking for approvals and necessary supporting
  • Ensuring tax compliance; more specifically with reference to the
    withholding tax as per the relevant provisions


  • Support the Project Accountant and Accounts Clerk in the preparation
    and the subsequent activities for external e.g. client, and internal
    audits, as and when required
  • Other
  • Operationalise the Mott MacDonald Business Management Systems (BMS)
    procedures, including health, safety and security as required by Cambridge
    Education/Mott MacDonald for the project;
  • Contribute as required to programme reporting related to the areas
  • Promote healthy work ethics, good governance and anti-corruption
  • Other duties as may be assigned from time to time by the Programme

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 

  • The applicant must hold a degree or equivalent in Accounting/finance
    or related discipline
  • Significant relevant work experience in a related field
  • Excellent numeracy and accountancy skills
  • Experience of working for an international organisation, preferably
    in the development/humanitarian sector;
  • Experience in budget management
  • Strong IT skills and knowledge of MS Office systems.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English;
  • Attention to detail and accuracy;
  • Ability to think ahead and produce accurate information;
  • Willingness to be flexible and respond in a timely manner to support
    colleagues in the Kampala office as required.
  • Experience in operating within environments with diverse cultures
    and practices;

How to Apply:

All suitably
qualified and interested candidates are invited to apply direct via the careers
website of Mott MacDonald at the web lick below. Please create an account and
submit a curriculum vitae and application letter.


Deadline: 14th May 2019

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