Finance Officer Job Opportunities – Rikolto

 

Job Title:    Finance Officer

Organisation: Rikolto

Duty Station: 
Kampala, Uganda

Reports to:
Regional Finance and Systems Manager

 

About US:

Rikolto in East
Africa is part of the Rikolto network, an international NGO with more than 40
years of experience in partnering with farmer organisations and food chain
actors across Africa, Asia, Europe and Latin America. Rikolto aims to
contribute to the development of a dynamic, sustainable and inclusive
agricultural sector with family farmers providing quality produce for own
consumption and for diverse markets (national, regional and international
markets).

 

Job Summary:  The Finance Officer will provide financial
support to Regional Finance and Systems Manager. He /s he will provide administrative
and logistic support for good functioning of the office

 

Key Duties and Responsibilities:  

·       
Perform
daily bookkeeping tasks and monthly integration of financial information and
partners for the Uganda programme

·       
Prepare
bank reconciliation on a monthly basis

·       
Review
and ensure staffs travel advance are retired/accounted in time as per finance
manual

·       
Prepare
monthly and quarterly management reports

·       
Reconcile
and maintain balance sheet accounts

·       
Participate
in budgets and forecasts preparation

·       
Continuous
budget monitoring on monthly basis through automated Budget vs Actual Reports

·       
Ensure
all procurement procedures conform to finance manual

·       
Ensure
proper filling of all financial documents after relevant reviews and approvals

·       
Ensure
accurate and appropriate recording and analysis of income and expenses

·       
Prepare
monthly fuel control report and follow up on unusual variances

·       
Analyze
and advise on program operations including income and expenditure trends

·       
Analyze
financial information to recommend or develop efficient use of resources and
procedures, provide strategic recommendations and maintain solutions to program
and financial problems

·       
Ensure
that all statutory deductions & taxes are complied with & are submitted
to relevant authorities in this respect

·       
Implementing
and maintaining internal financial controls and procedures.

·       
Oversee
preparation and submission of periodic and timely financial reports to the
relevant stakeholders

·       
Line
Management of Administrative Assistants supporting them to effectively deliver
support to the team on procurement and management of assets/vehicles/inventory

·       
Assist
Finance and Systems Manager on the internal audit and annual external audit process
and ensure audit compliance

 

Key Outputs

·       
High
quality financial analysis and reports

·       
Compliance
with Rikolto East Africa Finance Manual and donor regulations e.g. no
disallowed expenditure, value for money in procurement

·       
Financial
systems improved e.g. automation of reports, integrity of financial data

·       
Monthly
and quarterly planning and reporting processes which enables effective decision
making

·       
Rikolto
programme is well known for its financial management excellence

·       
Rikolto
Uganda remains compliant with all laws e.g. NGO registration, labour law

·       
Procurement
processes are completed in line with policy and expected standards

·       
Assets/vehicle/inventory
management is in line with policy and expected standard

 


Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

·       
Qualified
accountant or equivalent by experience

·       
Good
knowledge of relevant PC software, knowledge of Navision is an asset

·       
Three
years’ experience in accounting position

·       
International
NGO experience is an asset

·       
Fluent
in English

·       
Knows
key concepts and tools in HRM

·       
Analytical
skills

·       
Coaching
skills

·       
Is able
to work autonomously with a minimum of supervision

·       
Is
reliable, accurate and respects deadlines

·       
Excellent
cross-cultural communicator and active listener

·       
Has a
strong affinity with Rikolto’s mission and values

·       
Has a positive
attitude focussed on win-win solutions

·       
Acts
with integrity and respects others

·       
Constructively
challenges self and others

·       
Can be
relied on to deliver commitments

·       
Creates
strong morale and spirit in his/her team, fosters open dialogue and shares successes

·       
Inspires
people to act

 

Competitive salary
and benefits package are available for those candidates who show the desire,
commitment and skills to change the way in which our food is produced, traded,
sold and consumed.

 

How to Apply:

All candidates should
submit their applications via email including a cover letter and CV to
eastafrica@rikolto.org mentioning “Finance Officer Uganda”.

 

Deadline: 14th February 2021

 

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