Finance Officer NGO Jobs – Forum for Women in Democracy (FOWODE)

Job Title:  Finance Officer

Organisation: Forum for Women in Democracy (FOWODE)

Duty Station:  Kampala, Uganda


About US:

Forum for Women in Democracy (FOWODE) is a national women’s non-governmental organization based in Kampala.  Forum for Women in Democracy is a non-partisan women’s organization operating in Uganda with its head office in Kampala. FOWODE grew out of the Women’s Caucus of the 1994 –1995 Constituent Assembly (CA) that debated and passed the 1995 Constitution. The organization’s mission is to promote gender equality in all areas of decision making through capacity development, community empowerment, policy engagement and strategic partnerships.


Job Summary:  To be part of the team responsible for maintaining an efficient and accurate Accounting function.


Key Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Ensure financial transactions of the organisation are in conformity with approved accounting and budgetary control systems and procedures.
  • Prepare monthly, donor and other financial reports.
  • Manage and co-ordinate periodical payment of statutory deductions and filing of statutory financial returns.
  • Support in the preparation of both donor and institutional audits.
  • Assist with budget development during proposal writing.
  • Manage and update the Asset register as per the policy.
  • Supervise the Finance Assistants.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • The ideal applicant must hold a Bachelor’s Degree in Finance, Accounting, Business Administration, Commerce or other related field.
  • A professional accounting qualification such as ACCA, CPA, will be an added advantage.
  • At least three years of relevant experience working in the field of accounting and finance in an NGO environment. Experience working on EU, USAID and UKAID projects will be an added advantage.
  • Knowledge of accounting and bookkeeping terminology and practices.
  • Proficiency in relevant computer applications and databases, and hands-on experience in the use of accounting software (e.g. Quick Books, Pastel, Sun, etc.)
  • Excellent knowledge of computer usage including Microsoft and Excel.
  • Ability to compare data from a variety of sources for accuracy and completeness.
  • Ability to understand and apply accounting guidelines, system updates and revisions and policy changes.
  • Excellent attention to detail with good record keeping skills.
  • Ability to work well in a team with excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Ability to work under minimum supervision and meet deadlines.
  • Exemplary and honest with a high level of integrity.


How to Apply:

All suitably qualified candidates are encouraged to apply and submit their cover letters, a detailed curriculum vitae and copies of relevant academic documents to

Please ensure that your attachments do not exceed 5 MB.


Deadline: Friday 27th May 2022 at 5.00pm


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