Zonal Finance Officer Jobs – Education Development Center (EDC)


Job Title: Zonal Finance Officer

Organisation: Education Development Center (EDC)

Duty Station:  Kampala, Uganda


About US:

Education Development Center (EDC) is a global nonprofit that advances lasting solutions to improve education, promote health, and expand economic opportunity, with a focus on vulnerable and under-served populations.  Since 1958, we have been a leader in designing, implementing, and evaluating powerful and innovative programs in more than 80 countries around the world.


Job Summary:  The Finance Officer Zonal Office will provide financial management support to the specific zonal office for all operations and program activities. S/he will be responsible for processing advances, reconciliation of advances, payment to vendors, travel reimbursement for zonal staff, request for funds transfer from the Kampala Head Office and preparation of bank reconciliation reports among other responsibilities. This position reports to the Zonal Office Director and will work in close collaboration with the Senior Finance Officer for Zonal Operations in Kampala. This is a full-time position based in Hoima, Uganda.


Key Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Process wire transfers and payments; prepare vouchers; review and certify that all supporting documentation is compliant with local tax laws, as well as USAID and EDC policies;
  • Participate in budget planning and tracking in collaboration with the Zonal Office Director;
  • Coordinate, manage and account for all mobile money payments emanating from the zonal office;
  • Record financial transactions in QuickBooks completely and correctly;
  • Conduct bank transactions to the maximum extent possible using Stanbic Business Online;
  • Maintain all necessary accounting records as appropriate and ensure they are acceptable for audit purposes;
  • Scan and file all accounting documentation on a monthly basis per EDC file retention policies;
  • Any other duties relevant to the position as may be assigned by the Zonal Director.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • The ideal applicant must hold a Bachelor’s Degree in Finance, Accounting, Business Computing, Business Administration or any related field.
  • Must have at least six years of progressively responsible and directly relevant experience is required. An advanced degree is an added advantage.
  • Extensive knowledge of and financial management experience with USAID funded programs;
  • Excellent skills in Excel and Word;
  • In-depth skills and knowledge of accounting software, especially QuickBooks;
  • Expense tracking and reporting;
  • Budget variance tracking and reporting;
  • Experience with online banking and mobile money management;
  • Experience with USAID VAT reporting;
  • Effective oral and written communication skills in English;
  • Team player;
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Fluency in English is required.


How to Apply:

All suitably qualified candidates should apply online at the link below


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Deadline: 23rd May 2022


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