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Finance and Administrative Manager Job at Bwindi Mgahinga Conservation Trust - Career Opportunity in Uganda

Vacancy title:
Finance and Administrative Manager

Jobs at:
Bwindi Mgahinga Conservation Trust

Deadline of this Job:
not later than 5 pm on 30th June 2017

Duty Station:
Kampala, Uganda

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Job details:
BMCT was established in March 1994, with a major aim of providing long-term reliable support for projects promoting research, conservation of biological diversity and sustainable use of natural resources in the Mgahinga Gorilla National Park (MGNP) and Bwindi impenetrable National Park (BINP) while at the same time promoting the well being of neighboring communities is desirous of recruiting staff for the position of:
Job Title: Finance and Administration Manager
Reporting to: Trust Administrator
Supervisor: Administrative Assistant Office Assistant and Drivers
Main Purpose of the Job:
The Finance Manager shall be responsible for the management of BMCT's finances. She or he shall ensure that accounts are maintained in a manner consistent with the financial rules and regulations of BMCT, specific donor accounting requirements and in conformity with accepted international accounting standards. He or she will monitor all accounts, provide overall financial management and report on activities of all projects. The Finance Manager will also assist in the establishment and monitoring of acceptable accounting systems for the intermediary agencies.
Key Rexponsibiiltles
  • Development and establishment of a sound financial management, monitoring and evaluation system and procedures.
  • Ensure transparency, accountability and effective use of BMCT financial resources.
  • Ensure timely budgeting, management and reporting of BMCT finances.
  • Oversee the effective implementation of BMCT financial investment strategy.
  • Ensure the effective implementation oi BMCT financial policies, procedures and practices.
  • Effective supewision, monitoring and appraisal of staff in accounts department.
Detailed Tasks
  • Ensure the development, establishment of a sound financial management policies, procedures and practices;
  • Maintain BMCT’s financial accounts in accordance with the Trust's financial rules and regulations;
  • Carry out financial and technical reviews of project proposals for funding submitted by LCSC;
  • Oversee reviews of BMCT's finances and financial procedures and continuously monitor and evaluate the overall financial performance;
  • Supervise the filing of accounting documents, including computerization, and transactions out of petty cash;
  • Review monthly bank reconciliation statements and all funding requests, from intermediary agencies in areas of Operation;
  • Review financial reports submitted by intermediary agencies to ensure proper accountability of project and programme funds;
  • Undertake periodic field inspection and audits of intermediary agencies;
  • Organize financial and office systems audits;
  • Participate in the identiļ¬cation and evaluation of financial! accounting system training needs of intermediary agencies staff;
  • Design and organize short finance and administrative courses for intermediary agencies;
  • Assist in the preparation of budgets, annual work plans, progress reports, quarterly reports, and other reports as required;
  • Prepare reports on the financial performance of the Fund;
  • Oversee investments and provide specialized advice to the Trust
  • Administrator and the Board on financial investment matters;
  • Monitor all contracts to ensure compliance with conditions there in; and - Manage staff payroll.
Qualifications:
Bachelors degree in Commerce, Business Administration, Finance, Accounting, or any related field. Membership to a professional accounting body with very good knowledge of internationally accepted accounting principles/standards.
Skills/ Experience
  • At least seven years‘ experience in accounting, financial management and administration, and at least five years’ experience with donor/NGO funded projects with;
  • Good communication skills and ability to deal with various grantees and donors;
  • Business management skills, '
  • Investment appraisal
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Ability to supervise staff and build teamwork; and
  • Computer skills and extensive knowledge of accounting software.
Job application procedure
Applications together with copies of Academic certificates, transcripts, detailed CV including names of three work referees with their email and telephone contacts should be forwarded or hand delivered to the address below not later than 5 pm on 30th June 2017.
Only successful candidates will be contacted by 30th July 2017. The Trust Administrator, BMCT, Plot 4 Coryndon Road, P. O. Box 1064 Kabale — Uganda. E-mail: bmct@bwinditrust.ug.