Finance Officer Uganda Kampala

  • Location:
  • Salary:
    negotiable
  • Job type:
    Full-Time
  • Posted:
    2 weeks ago
  • Category:
    Finance
  • Deadline:
    December 9, 2022

JOB DESCRIPTION

Kampala, Uganda

JOB DESCRIPTION

NRC Uganda is looking for a qualified Accountant to fill in the position of Finance Officer at their Country office in Kampala. If this call suits your profile, submit that resume, it could be you.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Support in ensuring that accurate and timely accounts are submitted to country office in Kampala by 5th of every month in accordance with NRC financial policies and procedures.
  • Ensure safe custody of NRC finances and keep the petty cash float, to be issued in accordance with NRC policies and procedures.
  • Assemble documents for data input in the accounting system, verifying and registering project numbers/codes, resource numbers and total costs.
  • Review payment requests for accuracy, completeness, compliance, level of authorization and clarity on the invoices and seek advice from the finance officer if need arises.
  • Prepare and review of payment vouchers and invoices for accuracy and reconcile discrepancies.
  • Support the Finance Coordinator in Kampala in day to day reconciliations and financial analysis
  • Provides assistance in timely monthly closing and ensuring Country Offices are able to close on agreed upon deadlines
  • Review financial reports and documents from the field offices and insure that they are timely received.
  • Work closely with logistic department to insure that asset register is updated regularly and match physical assets.
  • Prepare a trip report for each assignment and submit to FC and FM
  • Provide training and support to finance and non-finance staff regarding generally accepted financial procedures and NRC internal controls.
  • Assist in yearend closing and audit document preparation
  • Participate in and facilitate country finance workshops and training as required;
  • Maintain open communication with Finance, program staff and others for all financial clarifications
  • Focal person for audit documents and facilitate the process.
  • Ensure proper management of accounting documents and records
  • Coordinate financial matters with third parties like banks, vendors and tax authorities.

Any other duties assigned by supervisor.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, Commerce, Finance or Accounting
  • Minimum of  3 years relevant experience
  • 2 year of INGO experience is a plus
  • CPA2 qualification is added advantage
  • Knowledge of Agresso is added advantage.

ABOUT US

The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) is an independent humanitarian organisation helping people forced to flee. We work in crises across more than 31 countries, providing emergencies and long-term assistance to millions of people every year. We stand up for people forced to flee, advocating their rights. NORCAP, our global provider of expertise, helps improve international and local ability to prevent, prepare for, respond to and recover from crises. NRC also runs the Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre in Geneva, a global leader in reporting on and advocating for people displaced within their own country.
Employment with NRC may lead to employment in or deployment to Regions, Countries, Areas or Offices that may be host to considerable health, safety and security risks. NRC takes this very seriously and we have procedures in place to reduce known risks, but will never be able to take away all risks.
NRC is an equal opportunities employer and aims to have staffing diversity in terms of age, gender, ethnicity, nationality and physical ability.