Finance Officer (Buffer list recruitment pending funding)

at Uganda Red Cross Society (URCS)
Location Kampala, Uganda
Date Posted January 24, 2023
Category Accounting & Finance
Currency UGX


Finance Officer (Buffer list recruitment pending funding)
Uganda Red Cross Society (URCS) is the leading National Humanitarian Organization in Uganda and a member of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement (IFRC). Uganda Red Cross implements lifesaving services across the country and would wish to invite applicants that meet job requirements for vacant positions in our organisation.

Applications from suitable persons to be considered for appointment in the outlined positions are hereby invited. All applicants should adhere to the Red Cross Principles. URCS is an equal opportunities employer and mindful of gender balance in its establishment.

The full job description and application form can be viewed and downloaded from here

Please send your filled application form and attach your academic transcripts and certificates. The filled application forms, academic transcripts and certificates should be e-mailed to; [email protected] or hand delivered, and or by post to:

The Secretary General,

Uganda Red Cross Society,

Plot 551/555 Rubaga Road,

P.O. Box 494, Kampala, Uganda.

Email: [email protected]

Closing date for receipt of the applications is 19th December 2022 by 5:00 p.m.

Due to large volumes of applications; only short listed candidates shall be contacted. Canvassing shall lead to automatic disqualification.

Title Finance Officer (Buffer list recruitment pending funding)
Grade UR 5
Reports Finance Manager
Location TBC
Duration One (1) year renewable (subject to annual funding)
Date December 2022
Job Purpose:

The Finance Officer will be responsible to ensure quality and timely reporting of project funds as well as accountability for the funds disbursed to staff, ensuring compliance with the appropriate principles and procedures. The Finance Officer will also contribute to the budget control processes, and support the Project Team in the day-to-day financial management of the project. The Finance Officer reports to the Finance Manager and supervises Finance Assistants and Admin Clerks attached to the project areas, if any.

S/N Key Result Areas Principal Accountabilities
01 Budget Management and Control
Ensure that any transaction exceeding the available budget funds should not be approved.
Ensure that budgets are coded and posted in Navision immediately after approval.
Ensure that all financial transactions are properly posted in the Navision.
Track budget performance and notify budget holders when their department’s or project’s budget performance starts to lag behind expected utilisation or burn rate.
02 Managing Payments, Payroll and Compliance
Ensure proper and prompt preparation of the payroll.
Ensure statutory returns to the URA, NSSF, and Local Government are prepared in time.
Ensure compliance with financial policies, procedures, grant conditions, and donor’s financial requirements.
Support in the preparation of terminal benefits for the exiting staff as per URCS policies.
Review payments vouchers and confirm that they have the requisite support documents
Ensure timely disbursements of funds to field offices and branches.
03 Financial Management.
Ensure timely updating of working advance ledgers and share with Manager for reviews.
Support the finance manager and program teams in reviewing accountabilities.
In liaison with the Supervisor/Manager Finance, manage the cash flows of the organisation and ensure that the organisation does not get into liquidity problems.
Ensures accurate and timely recording of financial transactions.
Enforces compliance with financial policies and procedures.
04 Financial Reporting.
Ensure timely updating of all ledgers in order for the Finance manager to share periodical financial statements to management and partners.
Support in the process of preparing and presenting URCS’s financial and management accounts to management.
Support the supervisor/Finance Manager to implement, and enforce effective Management Accounting Policies Procedures and
Processes that ensure achievement of set financial targets including cost control.

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