Senior Finance Officer –Compliance Job Placement – Civil Society Budget Advocacy Group (CSBAG)

Job Title:     Senior Finance Officer

Organisation: Civil
Society Budget Advocacy Group (CSBAG)

Duty Station: Kampala,

Reports to: Executive

About US:

Civil Society Budget
Advocacy Group (CSBAG) is a coalition formed in 2004 to bring together CSOs at
national and district levels to influence government decisions on resource
mobilization and utilization for equitable and sustainable development.

Job Summary:  The Senior Finance Officer –Compliance will
mainly ensure that our operations and business transactions follow all relevant
internal and external laws and regulations. The Senior Finance officer in
Charge of Compliance works with the organization to advise Management of any
potential risks that may affect the reputation, safety, security, financial
sustainability and existence of the organization. She/he is expected to provide
a better assessment of the risk management policies and protocols in order to
come up with policies and recommendations to avoid threats, reduce or transfer
risks and/or mitigate the effects of those which are essentially unavoidable.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Perform risk assessments to understand risk level, significance and
  • Ensure that there is an effective system of internal controls in
    place in order to prevent and detect fraud, misappropriation and
  • Recommend improvement for effective internal control mechanisms to ensure
    adherence to the Finance Manual
  • Conduct periodic risk assessment and test whether the controls in
    place respond to the risks identified.
  • Ensure effective internal controls are in place for the preventive
    measures and quality actions are taken on the recommendations after
    verification exercises
  • Oversight on expenditures to ensure that they are in accordance with
    the approved budget and work plan and in full compliance with the donor
    grants and Finance Manual
  • Take initiative to identify weaknesses, challenges, legitimate
    solutions to simplify the process, design financial control tools, provide
    feedback, share best practice in accounting, financial
    management/reporting through on going capacity building exercises to the
    CSBAG staff
  • Facilitate and coordinate with annual external audit and follow-up
    on audit recommendations.
  • Ensure that monthly bank reconciliations and reviews of accounting
    entries are performed
  • investigate irregularities and non-compliance issues and report back
    to management on current risk and compliance performance

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 

  • The ideal candidate must hold an Advanced University degree in the
    area of finance, audit, accounting or any related field is preferred;
  • A bachelor’s degree in the area of finance, audit, accounting or any
    related field in combination with additional 2 years of experience may be
    accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.
  • Financial and compliance auditing (2 years)
  • Financial Management (2 years)
  • Financial Reporting (2 years)
  • Development of Finance Tools (2 years)
  • Facilitation in capacity-building workshops (1years) Project
  • At least three years of progressively responsible experience in
    financial compliance, audit, internal audit, accounting, and risk
  • Experience with audits of programmes or the projects funded by
    international donors and institution is required.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills are preferable.
  • Good knowledge of donor organizations
  • To succeed in this role, you should be a reliable professional
    familiar with risk management and NGO’s industry standards. Your goal will
    be to ensure we operate in a legal and ethical manner while meeting our
    organizational objectives
  • You must a detailed oriented individual and with a strong
    understanding of finance industry policies and regulation

How to Apply:

All suitably
qualified and interested candidates should prepare

  • An implication letter;
  • An updated CV only;

Submissions should
be delivered by email to with
subject line Senior Finance officer- Compliance, or The Budget Policy

NB: Please
do not attach copies of certificates at this stage. Only shortlisted candidates
will be contacted.

Deadline: 19th June 2019

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