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Tuesday, 13 May 2014

Finance Manager - Share An Opportunity Uganda (SAO-U)

Vacancy:  Finance Manager
Organisation: Share An Opportunity Uganda (SAO-U)
Duty Station: Kampala,
Country Uganda
Reports to:  Director

About SAO – U:
Share An Opportunity Uganda (SAO – U) is a National Christian founded child focused NGO empowering households and communities to fulfill their obligations in child care and development and affiliated to Baptist Union of Uganda. Share An Opportunity – Uganda’s key thematic areas are child health, Basic Education for OVC’s, Child Advocacy, Enterprise Development and food security, and institutional development for community based organisations while HIV/AIDS is mainstreamed in the program.

Job Summary:  The Finance Manager will mainly be responsible for;
Ensuring that the SAO’s finances are utilised in accordance with laid down financial policies and procedures.
Ensuring timely budget preparations, monitor its performance and act as the technical leader on all budget related issues in the SAO.
Ensuring timely provision and production of financial reports to management and the Board and External Auditors

Key Duties and Responsibilities:
To formulate, implement, review and manage the finances of SAO (U) and all attendant financial regulations, procedures and controls.
Develop the accounting systems at different levels.
Manage all financial transactions of SAO (U) to ensure their conformity with approved accounting and budget control systems, Procedures and approval authorities.
Work closely with statutory agencies like N.S.S.F and Uganda Revenue Authority filling statutory financial returns and remission of attendant dues to these agencies on time.
Make sure that there is efficient cash-flow management of the organization.
Actively co-ordinate budgeting at all levels and to ensure budgetary controls.
Make sure that funds are put into proper use and to adhere to internal controls.
Compile and prepare final accounts and to liaise with external auditors in carrying out annual audit of accounts on time.
Actively co-ordinate and oversee the setting up of the organizations and its financial systems.
Ensure good working financial environment for staff.
Ensure monthly reconciliation (of official receipts) and banking of the organizations cheque and cash receipts is done.
Maintain and update asset register for SAO.
Perform any other assignments as management may direct.

The candidate should hold a good university degree preferably B.Com (Accounting or Finance).
Additional professional accounting qualification such as ACA, ACCA, CIMA

 Skills and Experience:
A minimum of five years’ post professional qualification experience in a Senior position
Excellent computer literacy skills.
Accounting or financial skills.
Good management skills
Proven track record of effective people management.

All candidates are encouraged to send their applications and supporting documents including copies of academic qualifications, curriculum vitae (CV) indicating names plus telephone contacts of three professional referees and Pastor/Church leader’s recommendation should be posted or hand delivered to:
The National Director, Share An Opportunity Uganda,
Plot 1448, Kitala Zone, Kanyanya, Gayaza RD
P.O. Box 23408, Kampala, Uganda.

Deadline: Friday 23rd May 2014