|Date Posted||May 15, 2019|
Accounting & Finance
Finance Director - Uganda
Organisation: Medical Teams International
Closing date: 31 May 2019
Responsible for overall management of financial operations including accounting, payments and banking, payroll, budgeting, financial reporting, and grant financial management and compliance. Provides leadership to all Finance staff and provides timely reports and assistance to the Senior Management Team to ensure that financial resources are used efficiently and effectively.
MTI Calling: Daring to love like Jesus, we boldly break barriers to health and restore wholeness in a hurting world.
Accountable for the implementation of the country office finance strategy and responsible for ensuring effective financial management & accountability, including cash flow management and forecasting
Develop, implement and maintain internal controls and financial procedures to ensure compliance with statutory, international, donor, and HQ (FOM) regulations and requirements
Ensure timely and accurate preparation and presentation of financial statements and reports that can be relied on for decision making by the Country Director and Senior Management Team
Provide leadership to Finance Team by mentoring direct reports and providing technical supervision and training to all finance staff
Accountable for the appropriate use of resources in accordance with budget holder authority and MTI’s cost principles
Ensure timely and accurate functioning of the Unit 4 financial system including maintaining the completeness and integrity of data, generating reports, reviewing account reconciliations, and authorizing transactions in accordance with MTI procedures
Coordinate the development and monitoring of all budgets and grant management
Review of payroll transactions, allocation and reconciliation on a monthly basis
Take the lead in audit preparation, sourcing external auditors and support program and HQ staff in preparation for external and internal audits; ensure that audit recommendations are implemented and maintained
As a member of the Senior Management Team, contribute to developing organizational objectives and change management strategies
Represent the organization to financial partners, including donors, financial institutions, auditors, public officials, etc.
Other duties as assigned
Ability to maintain confidentiality of highly sensitive information and exercise extreme discretion
Ability to act with integrity and maintain the highest ethical standards
Ability to support MTI Calling and adhere to the MTI Code of Conduct
This position requires occasional travel to field offices and health facilities located in remote areas with very basic living conditions.
Highly skilled in developing and implementing systems for grant monitoring and reporting
Demonstrated leadership ability, team management, and interpersonal skills
Highly organized and able to manage competing priorities to meet deadlines
Minimum 5 years of experience managing finance (accounting, budgeting, control and reporting) for a complex INGO with multiple funding sources; Experience with UNHCR funds is preferred.
In-depth knowledge of INGO accounting, including complex fund and grant accounting, compliance, and reporting
In-depth knowledge of International Financial Reporting Standards and International Public Sector Accounting Standards
In-depth knowledge of Uganda laws and regulations pertaining to financial management
Knowledge of USAID, UNHCR, ECHO, WFP funding rules and regulations, financial reporting and disclosure requirements
Knowledge of ERP systems and computerized accounting software such as Sage, Unit4, etc
Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, Commerce, Accounting & Finance or a related field is required. MBA is preferred.
Professional Accounting Certification Training is required
Registration with a professional accounting body (e.g. ACCA, CPA) is required