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Tuesday, 12 November 2013

Finance Manager jobs in Uganda at Sudan Democracy First Group

Job Title Finance Manager
Recruiter Sudan Democracy First Group
Country Uganda
City Kampala
 Closing date: 18 Nov 2013

SDFG was launched in Sudan in April 2010 as an umbrella group to serve as a think tank and venue for indigenous research, analysis, advocacy, outreach and campaigning for a peaceful democratic transition in Sudan. SDFG founders come from different geographic, cultural and ethnic backgrounds and are among the most prominent figures in the civil society movement in Sudan.

The organisation’s areas of focus include the defence and promotion of human rights, peace building, conflict transformation and empowering women, youth and other vulnerable groups for greater engagement in the public debate. The organisation thus provides an umbrella for collaborative professional work among independent civil society groups and opinion leaders from across the Sudan and in the Diaspora.

Job purpose:

The SDFG Finance Manager will ensure the organisation functions to a high standard of financial management. The post-holder will be responsible of developing the financial system to fit the accounting and auditing standards of international donors.

Key areas of responsibility:

• Lead in financial management, system development and line management of financial staff, as well as provide support to the programme staff
• Lead development and maintenance of strong control environment (bank reconciliations and other control accounts, performance management data, etc)
• Manage the Finance & Admin Officer responsible for keeping financial records and performing financial procedures (receipts, payments, petty cash, payroll), including records of programme activities
• Manage performance of hard & software accounting systems, leading improvement and system enhancement work, ensuring good housekeeping
• Lead reporting to partners and donors. Focus on continuous improvement and consistent accurate and high quality reporting
• Effectively organise and manage internal and external audits
• Produce statutory (legal) accounts and other legal returns

Person Specification:

Essential requirements:

• University degree in Economics/Accounting/Finance or business administration and a recognised accounting qualification
• At least 3 years experience of financial management and accounting, preferably with a non-profit organisation
• Experience in computerized accounting software
• Experiencing managing international donor grants
• Experience of developing financial systems
• Management experience

Desirable competencies:
• Experience of management sub grants
• Experience at capacity building and training in financial systems

Terms and conditions
Annual salary range: Competitive with Uganda-based international NGOs
Benefits, according to the Ugandan Labour law: specific health and accommodation allowances.

To apply:
Application process

Please send a motivation letter and a detailed CV to Mimi Harriet Uwineza at: mimiharriet7@gmail.com not later than 4th November 2013 (Please do not attach the certificates or manuscripts). Subject line should be: SDFG/FM/KLA

SDFG is an equal opportunity employer, women are encouraged to apply.