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Thursday, June 1, 2017

Finance Officer Job at Balloon Ventures ( BV ) - Career Opportunity in Uganda

Vacancy title:
Finance Officer

Jobs at:
Balloon Ventures ( BV )

Deadline of this Job:
8th June 2017 by 5pm EAT.

Duty Station:
Mbale, Uganda

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Job details:
Reports to: In-country Manager
About US:
Balloon Ventures (BV) is a rapidly growing UK based social enterprise founded in 2011. We run enterprise programmes in Africa and Asia that provide training and funding to entrepreneurs for the entire business journey. Balloon’s mission ... is to create a world where potential is realised through building sustainable local businesses. We do this by utilising the skills of committed international and local volunteers to provide continued support and funding to help micro-entrepreneurs grow into SMEs.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
• Tasked with the day-to-day financial management and financial transactions including full reconciliation of all accounts.
• Responsible for cash forecasting.
• Budget setting and budget management including reporting to all departments.
• Setting and managing the overheads of the Ugandan branch.
• Recording, analysing and reporting on all financial information.
• Recommending changes and areas of savings
• Supporting all staff to understand how to manage their budgets and provide good financial information.
• Carrying out audits from time to time.
• Ensure that BV works to highest level of probity and financial standards.
• Assisting the loans department to set up and manage their loan books.
• Analysing loans data.
• Working with the UK finance manager to ensure that systems and processes are complimentary.
• All regulatory returns.
• Responsible for the payment of salaries and taxes.
• Perform any other responsibilities or tasks as requested by the UK Finance Manager and In-country Manager commensurate with the level of the post.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
• The ideal candidate for the Balloon Ventures Finance Officer job placement should preferably hold an accounting qualification.
• Proficiency in Excel spreadsheet. All financial transactions are done using Excel spread sheets and a variety of bank accounts and mobile money accounts.
• At least two years of relevant experience in a medium size business.
• Ability to work accurately and methodically.
• High numeracy skills.
• Good analysis of information.
• Ability to communicate well.
• Personable.
• Honest and trustworthy.
Job application procedure
All candidates are encouraged to Email a cover letter describing how you meet our criteria and an updated CV to:  with the subject line indicated as “Balloon Ventures Finance Officer.”