Country Finance Manager NGO Careers – SNV


Job Title:    Country Finance Manager

Organization:  SNV

Duty Station:  Kampala,


About US:

SNV is a
not-for-profit international development organization, working in Agriculture,
Energy, and Water, Sanitation & Hygiene. Founded in the Netherlands in
1965, we have built a long-term, local presence in more than 30 countries in
Asia, Africa and Latin America. Our global team of local and international
advisors works with local partners to equip communities, businesses and
organizations with the tools, knowledge and connections they need to increase
their incomes and gain access to basic services – empowering them to break the
cycle of poverty and guide their own development.


Job Summary:  The Country Finance Manager leads the
country’s finance function, which focuses on supporting SNV’s operations and
development work in the country, in line with SNV’s global guidelines and procedures
on a national level. The Country Finance Manager ensures execution, monitoring
and control of all finance related activities in the country. This in order to
make sure the country’s financial data and reporting is compliant to SNV’s
corporate financial guidelines and procedures, donor requirements,
(inter)national auditing, accounting and reporting regulations as well as
compliance with applicable national laws and regulations, including taxes. The
CFM is member of the Country Management Team.


Key Duties and Responsibilities:  

Finance strategy

the global finance strategy and policies and procedures into country context,
considering national context and (development) plans of the SNV country

finance strategy, after approval of Country Director and contributes to the
development of mid-term country projections and to projects from a financial

and analyses financial opportunities and threats and informs the Country
Director and/or Global Support Unit.

Finance Operations

and organises the finance function in the country and manages the finance
employees, activities and all aspects within the finance team, in accordance
with the approved plan, budget and relevant procedures, in order to realise the
finance objectives of both the donors and SNV.

Acts as
the country’s source of expertise on financial issues for management and
Project Managers and steers for timely and proper financial project
administration. Manages intercompany projects, to ensure a reconciliation of intercompany

Financial Planning
and Control

all budget holders in being compliant to internal- and external procedures and
regulations and SNV and donor guidelines regarding the financial administration
of country operations and projects.

the development, consolidation, forecasting and periodical review (incl.
(corporate compliance, audits) of the country’s and project budgets and funds
(grant management).

(challenges and advises) to efficiency improvement and implements measures to
minimise the risk of irregularities.

Accounting and Administration

all necessary financial accounting activities and checks are executed
accurately, completely and timely (incl. tax requirements, intercompany
reconciliation) and the complete and correct allocation of costs and time.

all transactions comply with the relevant financial standards and regulations.

(Sub) Grants

due diligence for new implementation partners, sets up systems and procedures to
frame grant management, builds implementation partners capacity in grant
management and ensures the monitoring of grant management by implementation

Business planning
and control

the business is facilitated with a financial project planning process and
financial control.

progress and challenges the project managers/directors to be in control (timely
flags issues to follow up, depletion, cost overrun analyses and booking, etc.)
and suggests actions and provides support to improve financial performance on
the projects.


provides financial reports and analysis to provide insights in the overall
country’s and projects financial status to both internal and external (e.g.
donors) parties in order to safeguard financial performance, profitability and
to estimate financial risks and take measures. All in line with donor and SNV
financial guidelines.


reviews and refines budgets in proposals within the approved threshold, in line
with and compliant to corporate guidelines and donor requirements. Assesses and
advises whether funding opportunities (incl. due diligence, tax) are in line
with (government) guidelines and Business Development policies and procedures.

People Management

develops, coaches and motivates the in- and external finance staff, in order to
realise department’s objectives.

Acts as
a source of expertise for (project) management.


Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

applicant must hold an Advanced financial degree and professional accounting
qualifications. Masters’ in Business Administration (Accounting or Finance)

finance professional, with strong experience in Finance, audit and full
understanding of the core financial and accountancy processes and can acts as
discussion partner on project level for financial matters

Must be
a member of a finance professional body like ACCA or CPA

minimum of eight years at senior level in finance responsibilities for an
international organisations or private institutions;

working and thinking level with several years of experience in finance and

knowledge and understanding of donor regulations and compliance issues related
to management of donor funds;

in Grant accounting/management;

experience in risk management;

to details, preciseness in the execution of tasks, solution-oriented working
approach and negotiation;

communication and organisation skills, including the ability to articulate
financial data to non-financial audience;

to establish and maintain working relations in a multi-cultural environment;

/Knowledge of Microsoft Office and skill in the use of Excel, including
complex/compound spreadsheets and other accounting package is essential;

in SAP/SAP by Design system is a clear advantage;

command of English language both written and spoken.


How to Apply:

All candidates
should upload online at the link below.




Deadline: 3rd November 2020


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