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Finance Officer

Kampala (Uganda)

  • Organization: IRC - International Rescue Committee
  • Location: Kampala (Uganda)
  • Grade: Mid level
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Banking and Finance
    • Operations and Administrations
  • Closing Date:

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Requisition ID: req7769

Job Title: Finance Officer

Sector: Finance

Employment Category: Regular

Employment Type: Full-Time

Open to Expatriates: No

Location: Kampala, Uganda

Job Description

Under the direction of the Finance Manger, the Finance Officer is responsible for ensuring that the day-to-day accounting operations and financial management functions are performed in accordance with IRC’s policies and procedures, and in accordance with the Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP).

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Acting at all times in accordance with the country law and standards of accounting practices
  • Contribute to the overall objective of the Finance department of providing quality support service to all sectors.
  • Review all the payment requests and ensure compliance and completeness of supporting documents before payments are made; ensuring timely payments.
  • Assist in implementation of finance policies, procedures and systems
  • Review payment vouchers, ensuring completeness of the documentation and consistency with IRC policies and procedures.
  • Review of Field finance data files for accuracy, completeness and correctness of descriptions, amounts and coding.
  • Validate captured accounting entries in SUN Account, ensuring accuracy and completeness of the process.
  • Carry out monthly mobile money and bank reconciliations.
  • Support completion of end-of-month tasks in a timely manner, with minimal or no errors.
  • Review mobile money requests from the field offices by carrying out Name verifications alongside the created CSV files
  • Assist the Finance Manager in the preparation of finance related month end reports
  • Carry out monthly reconciliation of program advances and charges related to staff personal accounts (T7) and advise the supervisor on course taken to settle outstanding balances.
  • Review field office cash books before entry into SUN accounting system
  • Participate as gatekeeper in ensuring that all transactions are in accordance with IRC financial policies and grant agreements.
  • Provide support to both external and internal audit processes that are undertaken at the country office
  • Implement the shared program costs (SPC) allocation at the field office
  • Review payment vouchers, ensuring completeness of the documentation and consistency with IRC policies and procedures.
  • Support the process of preparation of the cash and bank accounting worksheet.
  • Any other duties as assigned by supervisor.

Qualifications

  • University Bachelors Degree in Accounting, Commerce or Finance.
  • Minimum of three years of accounting experience preferably in an international NGO
  • Ability to work with computers, and at least a minimum of 1 year hands-on experience working with MS Excel. 
  • Knowledge of SUN accounting system and professional accounting qualification is an added advantage.
  • Excellent interpersonal, supervisory and organizational skills.
  • Effective communication, problem solving and decision making.
  • Ability to work under pressure.

Please note:

  • This position is open only to Ugandan nationals.
  • Deadline for receiving applications is Friday 24th January 2020.
  • Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

The IRC and IRC workers must adhere to the values and principles outlined in IRC Way - Standards for Professional Conduct.  These are Integrity, Service, and Accountability.  In accordance with these values, the IRC operates and enforces policies on Beneficiary Protection from Exploitation and Abuse, Child Safeguarding, Anti Workplace Harassment, Fiscal Integrity, and Anti-Retaliation.



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