Finance Officer Non-profit Careers – Norwegian Association of Disabled (NAD)

 

Job Title:    
Finance Officer

Organisation: Norwegian Association of Disabled (NAD)

Duty Station:  Kampala, Uganda

Reports to: Financial Controller

 

About US:

The Norwegian
Association of Disabled (NAD), founded in 1931, is a Disabled Persons’
Organisation (DPO) that has been operating in development work since 1981.
NAD’s principal task is to fight all types of barriers that prevent women, men,
girls, and boys with disabilities from being active participants as well as
contributors in their communities. NAD has a long-standing partnership with the
National Union of Disabled Persons of Uganda (NUDIPU), its main partner in
Uganda. In 2015, NAD strengthened its presence in Uganda by establishing a
regional office in Kampala. NAD Kampala’s main goal is to strengthen DPOs and
the DPO movement in Uganda. It also has programmes in inclusive education and
economic empowerment and is focused on the strengthening of DPOs and the DPO
movement in Uganda.

 

Job Summary:  The Finance Officer will be responsible for
all financial reporting to NAD Oslo. He/she will be carrying out the day-to-day
accounting services for NAD Kampala, preparing financial budgets and reports as
per requirements, and assisting external auditors during audits. The Finance
Officer will also contribute to training of local partner organisations in
financial matters. The position is based at the NAD Kampala office and is full
time until the end of 2022.

 

Key Duties and Responsibilities:  Under the supervision of the NAD Country
Representative and the Financial Controller at NAD Oslo, the Finance Officer
will:

·       
Ensure
that adequate financial controls and practices are in place to maintain
transparent and proper accountability of all income and expenditures

·       
Conduct
periodic financial analysis to identify and resolve issues, gaps or variances.

·       
Evaluate,
maintain and develop systems and routines to meet donors changing requirements.

·       
Ensure
that financial transactions are properly authorized, executed, recorded filed
and have adequate supporting documentation.

·       
Monitor
budgets and expenditures and lead the preparation of budgets/budget revisions
and consolidations.

·       
Prepare
and submit timely and reliable financial statements and reports.

·       
Maintains
the NAD Asset Register and ensures that it is updated as and when new assets
are procured

·       
Mentor
and train staff in partner organizations in accounting and anti-corruption
practices.

·       
Do
financial reviews and internal audits for partner organisations.

·       
Ensures
compliance with all statutory requirements like NSSF and PAYE

·       
Carry
out other financial assignments as requested.

 

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

·       
The
applicant should have completed Higher education in economics, accounting or
another relevant field.

·       
Additional
qualification from a professional accountancy body such as ACCA or CPA is
essential

·       
At least
five years’ experience in financial management in a non-governmental
organization.

·       
Demonstrated
experience in grants management and financial systems and procedure.

·       
Experience
in a digital environment and good knowledge of Excel and the use of accounting
packages (i.e. Visma).

·       
Excellent
analytical skills – the ability to analyze financial data and design and
produce effective management information.

·       
Ability
to prioritize, delegate and meet agreed deadlines.

·       
Strong
communication skills, ability to closely cooperate with others and build
partnerships.

·       
Willingness
to travel as needed for project and partner follow-up.

·       
Persons
with lived experience of disability are especially encouraged to apply.

 

How to Apply:

All candidates
should Email their updated CVs and cover letters in PDF format to nad@nhf.no .
Please do not exceed 6 pages in total Please use the subject line “NAD
Financial Officer”.  Applications
can be addressed to the Head of International Department. Successful applicants
will be contacted.

 

Deadline: 20th September 2020

 

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