Senior Finance Officer International NGO Jobs – Mercy Corps

Finance Officer

Organization: Mercy

Duty Station: 

Reports to:
Finance Coordinator

About US:

Mercy Corps is an
International NGO that exists to alleviate poverty and oppression by helping
people build secure, productive and just communities. Mercy Corps has been fully
registered in Uganda as an operational NGO. Currently Mercy Corps has an office
in Kampala and is implementing Food Security programs which comprise of Water
and Sanitation, Livelihood and Agriculture and Conflict Mitigation Management
Program in North and North Eastern Uganda. We implement programs in the
northern districts of Pader, Kitgum, Agago, Lamwo, Kaabong, Abim and Kotido
with funding from USAID, USDA, Walmart Foundation, SDC, DFID as well as other
private donations.

Job Summary:  The Senior Finance Officer is responsible for
financial reporting, posting all Karamoja region office financial transactions,
balance sheet analysis and reconciliation and cash flow projections for
Karamoja based grants.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Booking of Karamoja transactions into Field Connect, on a weekly
  • Review PRs and purchase orders for all Karamoja based grants and
    ensure they meet MC and donor standards, and that they are properly coded.
  • Coordinate the monthly and annual reporting process operations.
  • Perform financial analysis and provide management information
  • Track all employee advances and ensure all advances are acquitted
    within policy provisions.
  • Coordination with Operations to track all outstanding invoices and
    ensure they are paid on time.
  • Ensure/match invoices/receipts, completion reports with GRN and
    other required documents.
  • Coordinate and prepare weekly and monthly cash requirement for
    supported field offices, submit and make sure sufficient cash is available
    in all offices and monitor its use. Make sure also there is no excess
  • Perform monthly balance sheet reconciliations, working closely with
    the Finance Coordinator. Responsible for monitoring costs as per the
    available grant and budget details, monthly budgets vs actual reports and
    monthly cash projections.
  • Provide on-going orientation, training and support to MC staff on
    Mercy Corps and respective donor’s rules and regulations.
  • Perform any other tasks to be assigned by the supervisor.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 

  • The ideal candidate for the Mercy Corps Senior Finance Officer job
    must hold a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Finance
  • Five years of experience in grants and financial management and
    accounting and 2+year’s supervisory experience.
  • Strong management Skills, Technical & Supervisory Skills and
    experience required.
  • Strong accounting skills and experience, including management of the
    general ledger, journal entries, payroll, payables and balance sheet.
  • Adequate understanding of donor rules and regulations is required.
  • International NGO/PVO experience required.
  • Demonstrated experience and skill with financial reports preparation
    and presentation and proven ability to translate technical financial data
    into informative reports.
  • Advanced computer skills in MS Office programs, particularly Excel
    and accounting software experience.
  • Excellent oral and written English skills
  • Willing to travel regularly to Mercy Corps and sub grantees field
    offices and project sites approximately 25%.
  • Proven ability to support programmatic objectives with timely and
    meaningful financial information is essential.
  • A demonstrated ability to multi-task, meet deadlines and process
    information in support of changing program activities is necessary.
  • An impeccable professional standard of finance and procurement
    ethics as well as the willingness and ability to enforce compliance with
    Mercy Corps and donor policies and procedures is essential.

How to Apply:

All suitably
qualified and interested candidates should send their E-mail applications
including a cover letter clearly stating the salary requirements, updated CV
(with three professional referees), and copies of academic
qualifications/certificates addressed to the Senior HR and Legal Manager, Mercy
Corps Uganda to:

Deadline: 3rd June 2019

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