Finance Officer US NGO Job Vacancies – Mercy Corps

Job Title:   Finance Officer 

Organization: Mercy
Corps

Duty Station:
Kampala, Uganda

Reports to: Senior
Finance Officer

About US:

Mercy Corps has been
present in Uganda since 2006, focusing its interventions on economic and
agricultural development, maternal child health and nutrition, governance,
conflict management and humanitarian response. In 2017, Mercy Corps had an
impact on almost 1 million beneficiaries in Uganda through our work focusing on
building resilience and enabling economic growth, improving opportunities to
attain better health and nutrition, and improving governance and conflict
management. Common themes include community engagement, inclusive development,
gender, and working in partnership with local government, the private sector
and civil society actors.

Job Summary:  The Finance Officer is responsible for
financial reviews, reporting, resource management, coordinating with others,
compliance with donor and MC internal policies and timely submission of quality
reports as required by supervisor.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:  

·       
Perform
financial Review of TAs, Expense reports, cash payments and simple service
contracts for all Kampala based grants and ensure they are accurately coded and
meet donor and MC standards

·       
Coordinate
the monthly and annual reporting process operations in relation to the package
that should be sent to HQ by the 10th of the following month.

·       
Perform
financial analysis and provide management information reports.

·       
Analyze
all timesheets and ensure they are complete, charged to current grants and that
they are all captured into the EPAR by the 3rd of every month.

·       
Supervise
the Finance Assistants and support them to ensure they are able to deliver on
their responsibilities.

·       
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 for
processing of contracts and payments in accordance with donor and MC
regulations.

·       
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 cash.

·       
Timely
Coordinate, receive and prepare consolidated monthly cash projections working
closely with the senior finance Officer and the finance Manager.

·       
Provide
on-going orientation, training and support to MC staff on Mercy Corps and
respective donor’s rules and regulations.

·       
Review
Kampala transactions entered into Navigator, on a daily basis to make them
ready for posting

·       
Receive
Field Bank Reconciliations reports and perform accurate and timely end month
procedures i.e cash counts and end month bank reconciliations by the 9th of the
following as per the MCU SFFM.

·       
Make
sure all income taxes, withholding taxes, VAT are accurately computed and make
compilations for monthly statutory deductions and file timely returns
(NSSF,WHT,PAYE,LST etc)

·       
Any
other tasks to be assigned by the supervisor.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

·       
The
applicant for the Mercy Corps Finance Officer job must hold a BA/S or
equivalent in accounting or finance. Required

·       
At least
three years of experience in grants and financial management and accounting.

·       
Adequate
understanding of donor rules and regulations is required.

·       
Three
years international NGO/PVO experience is preferred.

·       
Strong
accounting skills and experience, including management of the general ledger,
journal entries, payroll, payables and balance sheet.

·       
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.

·       
Prior
management experience and strong organizational skills preferred.

·       
Excellent
oral and written English skills Willing to travel regularly to Mercy Corps and
sub grantees field offices and project sites approximately 25%.

·       
An
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 candidates are encouraged to apply online at the link below

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Deadline: 14th August 2020

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