Friday, 16 January 2015

Finance Officer Job.

About this job
The Independent Development Fund is a Ugandan non- political, non- governmental, not for profit grant mechanism, providing support to civil society organizations to promote human rights, access to justice and social accountability in Uganda. We seek to recruit a qualified individual to fill the position of Finance Officer.


Reports to: Finance and Administration Manager
Location: Kampala
Purpose of the Post
To carry out the routine accounting function, prepare and produce periodic financial reports including financial analysis for the organisation.

Main Duties and Responsibilities
  • Process IDF accounts, including grantees’ and ensure that all financial transactions are accurate and properly documented and posted on IDF software system
  • Prepare accounting reports in a timely manner in compliance with established procedures
  • Receive and review financial accountabilities of grantees on a regular basis
  • Check accuracy of the grantees financial reports and that the grantees financial performance is in adherence to IDF’s policy provisions of the agreements
  • Generate monthly reports on grantee accountability status
  • Maintain records of financial documents
  • Prepare payroll and arrange payment of salaries to staff
  • Maintain the fixed assets register.
  • Participate in mid-year and annual stock counts and spot checks
  • Participate in the annual external audit
  • Follow up of all tax issues and other statutory obligations
  • Assists FAM in preparing quarterly and annual reports.
  • Analyse vehicles fuel consumption on a monthly basis
  • Contribute actively in the development of mechanisms which ensure that operations of IDF are implemented in a cost effective manner.
  • Prepare monthly Accounts Report for IDF and bank reconciliation statements
  • Reconcile and submit reconciliation statements of IDF grantees and update Management on the status of individual grantees’ financial position on a regular basis
  • Produce budget vs actual expenditure report
Person Specifications
  • Bachelors of Commerce or Bachelor of Business Administration degree
  • At least partial completion of ACCA or CPA
  • At least three year’s (3) hands-on all round experience working in an accounting environment, preferably in an NGO operating nationwide.
  • Experience in financial monitoring of grantees would be an advantage.
  • Exposure to one or more computerised accounting packages or experience in using Sage/Pastel would be an added advantage.
Please send your application to E-mails must not exceed 2 MB.
The Closing date is 5pm on the 23rd of January 2015.
While we thank all applicants for your interest, only those selected for interviews will be contacted.