Job Title: Finance Manager
Location Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Head of Region, Great Lakes S/Sudan
Salary Range: Saferworld will offer a Salary in the range 89,000,000 – 115,000,000 Ugandan Shillings gross per year, plus applicable benefits
Saferworld is an independent non-governmental organisation that works to prevent and reduce violent conflict and promote cooperative approaches to security. We work with civil society, governments and international organisations to encourage and support effective policies and practices through advocacy, research and policy development, and through supporting the actions of others.
Job Summary: The Finance Manager will be responsible for ensuring the efficient and transparent management programme finances in line with recognised accounting/auditing standards and Saferworld procedures, as well as the development of new systems to support a growing programme.
1. Lead in financial management, system development and line management of financial staff for the Kampala office and support the programme teams
Manage the finance component of the Finance & Admin Officer’s role: keeping records and performing financial procedures (receipts, payments, petty cash, payroll), including records of programme activities
Lead development and maintenance of strong control environment (bank reconciliations and other control accounts, performance management data, etc)
Manage performance of hard & software accounting systems, leading improvement and system enhancement work, ensuring good housekeeping
Lead reporting to Saferworld colleagues, donors and London head office.
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
2. Lead in developing capacity support and collaborative relationships with Saferworld staff and partners to ensure effective financial management across the board
Develop strong relationships with all Saferworld colleagues and partners to enhance their understanding of finance and build their knowledge on day-to-day financial reporting and accounting
Develop strong relationships with partners so that they effectively and transparently manage their funds.
The applicant should hold a degree (Economics / Accounting / Finance or Business Administration) or compensating relevant work experience.
Professional accounting qualification (CIMA, ACCA, etc)
Skills and Experience:
Five or more years experience in financial management/administration within an non-governmental organisation (NGO)
Experience of computerised accounting software (QuickBooks, Sage or other systems) and an aptitude for system improvements and developments
Experience of managing EU, US Government and other bilateral donor finance and grants
Experience of developing and improving financial systems in a way that is appropriate for the specific programmes in place
Experience of management reporting to colleagues, including overseas colleague and offices
How to Apply:
All those interested in working with Saferworld should send an application comprising a detailed CV and cover letter, citing the reference FM, to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Deadline: 27th October 2013