3 Entry Level Finance Officer NGO Job Placements – Uganda Red Cross Society (URCS)

Job Title:    Finance Officer (3 Job Placements)

Uganda Red Cross Society (URCS)

Duty Station:
Headquarters, Uganda

Grade UR 5

Reports to:  To the Finance Manager

About US:

Uganda Red Cross
Society (URCS) is the leading National Humanitarian Organization in Uganda and
a member of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement.

Job Summary:  The role of the Finance Officer will be to
ensure quality and timely reporting of project funds as well as accountability
for the funds disbursed to staff, ensuring compliance with the appropriate
principles and procedures. The finance officer will also contribute to the
budget control processes, and support the Project Team in the day-to-day
financial management of the project. The Finance Officer reports to the Finance
Manager and supervises Accounts Assistants and Accounts and Admin Clerks
attached to the project areas, if any.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 

·       Project Budget Management

·       Upload approved project budgets into the

·       Check requisitions against budget.

·       Issue a report on budget variances to heads
of departments.

·       Follow up on budget utilization through
issuing reminders to heads of departments about under-utilized budgets – every

·       Apply approved project budget modifications
into the accounting system.

·       Project Funds Accountability

·       Receive and check the authenticity of
accountability documents.

·       Make entries or create accountability records
in the accounting system.

·       Run and share a report on accountabilities
with heads of departments

·       Monitor working advance balances and
follow-up to ensure all working advances are accounted for as per URCS

·       Follow up clearance of queries issued about

·       Accountancy and Financial Management

·       Process financial transactions and validate
their conformity to URCS policies and donor requirements.

·       Facilitate timely disbursement of project
funds to beneficiaries in line with activity plans.

·       Ensure proper filing of all accountability
and project documents.

·       Prepare financial data in support of internal
and external audits.

·       Support project procurements.

·       Reconcile staff debtor and creditor balances.

·       Prepare monthly bank reconciliation

·       Prepare a report on tenants, receivables,
programme/donor, and budgets.

·       Support the finance manager in preparing the

·       Provide on the job training to project staff
and branch managers.

·       Risk Management

·       Participate in the assessment of financial
risks and alert the supervisor about emerging risks.

·       Manage assessed risks arising from activities
that this role partakes in.

·       Any other duties as may be delegated by the

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

·       The ideal applicant must hold a Bachelor’s
Degree in Accounting, Finance or a finance related field from a recognized

·       Level two of ACCA or CPA is an added

·       At least two years’ relevant work experience
in a similar position

·       Profound work experience in the application
of an accounting softwares;

·       Prior experience of NAVISION accounting
software is an added advantage.

·       Essential Skills

·       High level of financial discipline and

·       Attention to detail and accuracy;

·       Ability to meet deadlines with minimum

·       Strong Interpersonal skills;

·       High level of integrity

·       Good communication skills

How to Apply:

Please send your filled application
form, Download
and attach your academic transcripts and certificates. The filled
application forms and academic transcripts and certificates can be e-mailed or
hand delivered, and or by post to:

The Secretary General,

Uganda Red Cross Society,

Plot 551/555 Rubaga Road,

P.O. Box 494, Kampala, Uganda.

Email: vacancies@redcrossug.org

Applications from suitable persons
to be considered for appointment in the outlined positions are hereby invited.
All applicants should adhere to the Red Cross Principles. URCS is an equal
opportunities employer mindful of gender balance in its establishment.

Due to large volumes of
applications; only short listed candidates shall be contacted. Canvassing shall
lead to automatic disqualification.

Deadline: Monday 13th July
2020 at 5:00pm

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