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Friday, April 28, 2017

Director of Finance Job at PKF - Career Opportunity in Uganda

Vacancy title:
Director of Finance

Jobs at:

Deadline of this Job:
not later than 5:00pm on 12 May 2017

Duty Station:
Kampala, Uganda

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Job details:
Our client in the NGO Sector wants to recruit a Director of Finance. Our client is a private not for profit child health and development organization providing family-centered pediatric HIV/AIDS prevention, care and treatment service, health professional training, and clinical research in Uganda. The organization operates in over 20 districts in Uganda. The successful candidate will join a team of highly talented staff working to move the organization to greater heights and should be ready to work with minimal or no supervision.
Position: Director of Finance
Reports to: The Executive Director
Main Purpose of Job: To provide overall oversight and direction of the Finance department, ensuring effective programme support as well as functional Accounting policies & procedures, compliance with Donor rules & regulations; as well as alignment to the overall organization Mission and Vision.
Key Results area, duties & responsibilities
  • Develop a 3-5 year Finance department operational plan in line with the organizations’ Strategic plan;
  • initiate, develop and ‘monitor implementation of financial control systems, policies and procedures to maintain financial discipline in the organization;
  • Initiate, monitor and review timely preparation and submission of management accounts and financial statement forecasts in line with IFRSs;
  •  Prepare Consolidated annual budgets then monitor the preparation and implementation of approved departmental/programme project budgets by BOD and in line with the Strategic; plan and Annual work plan;
  • Develop and monitor the implementation of strategy for facilitating periodic internal, external audit and donor audits and implementing related audit findings in line with auditing standards and guidelines;
  • Monitor financial performance against approved revenue and expenditure estimates and prepare regular reports advising management and the BOD on Budgetary Control and Cost-cutting measures within agreed reporting deadlines;
  • Review and approve the documents or reports regarding procurement, distribution, allocation and appropriate use of assets, facilities, materials, staff salaries and other expenditure in line with Organization's financial policies ;
  • Develop and maintain partnerships and networks with Directorate key stakeholders to foster a harmonized controlled organization's financial system in line with our financial 1 policies;
  • Monitor the compliance of human resource systems and policies as well as conduct supervisory HR support activities to maintain a competent and motivated "team of leaders";
  • Support the fundraising efforts of the organization to ensure achievement of funding diversification targets; and
  • Collaboration with the International parent organization's Finance department on sharing best practice from the Uganda office and own experience.
Qualifications, Competencies & Experience
The Job holder should have the following:
  • A Bachelor’s degree in Commerce, Accounting or Finance and a Master's degree in Business Administration (MBA) from a reputable University
  • Membership to professional Accountancy organizations i.e. CPA (U) and ACCA ;
  • Over 8 years‘ working experience with at least 4 years’ experience at a senior level in the Finance department of a reputable Non-Governmental Organization;
  • Age range: 35- 50 years of age;
  • Knowledge of Finance & Accounting packages especially Navision;
  • Must be dynamic, persuasive, self-motivated and able to demonstrate high initiative; and
  • Behavioral competencies -like teamwork communication skills, problem solving and analytical skills, networking and partnership skills.
Job application procedure
Please submit your cover letter and CV to the following address not later than 5:00pm on 12 May 2017 to Email address:
Please note only shortlisted candidates will be contacted