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Tuesday, July 23, 2019

Senior Financial Accountant Job at GOAL - Career Opportunity in Uganda

Vacancy title:
Senior Financial Accountant [ Type: FULL TIME , Industry: Nonprofit, and NGO , Category: Accounting & Finance ]

Jobs at: GOAL

Deadline of this Job:
5th August 2019
Duty Station:
Within Uganda , Kampala , East Africa

Date Posted: Monday, July 22, 2019 , Base Salary: Not Disclosed
GOAL is an equal opportunity employer. GOAL is committed to the safety and protection of children in our care from intentional and unintentional harm. Candidates will therefore be expected to comply with GOAL Uganda's child protection policy.
General description of the country programme:
Our current country programme at GOAL focuses on three strategic sectors, namely: Market based approach to improving agricultural livelihoods, Health (including WASH and Health Accountability programming) and WASH. GOAL Uganda mainstreams HIV, gender, child protection and the resilience strategies across all programming. GOAL works on a district focused approach, and uses a mixture of direct implementation and partnerships with national and international civil society organisations, local government, the private sector and communities to give effect to our mission.
GOAL Uganda has a skilled team of about 100 personnel and manages an annual operating budget of approximately €6.8 million (2017). GOAL is currently operational in the Northern, Southern, Eastern and Western parts of Uganda with six established offices in Kampala, Bugiri, Abim, Kaabong, Agago and Lira Districts. GOAL Uganda country programme is funded by a number of donors who include MasterCard Foundation (MCF), DFID, Charity: Water, Irish Aid, GOAL and a number of small foundations.
Under the Livelihoods programme, GOAL leads a Consortium with Mercy Corps, VSO and Restless Development to implement the Driving Youth-led New Agribusiness and Microenterprise (DYNAMIC) program in partnership with Mastercard Foundation. DYNAMIC is a five-year program (20152020) that aims to increase the employment, self-employment, income and resilience of youth aged 15-24 by promoting effective and efficient agricultural market systems for and with youth. .

Key tasks and responsibilities:
Supervision of DYNAMIC Finance Team
• Ensure job descriptions of the finance team members are outlined, updated and timely communicated;
• Conduct performance appraisals of the finance team under the PMU
• Identify personal development plans for the finance team members and ensure follow through
• Oversee training and capacity building of finance staff under the PMU;
• Deal with any disciplinary or personnel issues in the team as required by the organisational Policy.
Oversee Financial Management across the program implementation fields;
• Ensure proper financial systems are in place and being followed to record and report field office expenditure,
• Ensure compliance with accounting procedures and policies and actively monitor internal controls to minimize risk to the organization. In particular ensure appropriate cash management procedures are in place and operating effectively
• Oversee all cash management, including regular cash counts and timely preparation of monthly cash projections,
• Monitoring actual expenditure against approved budget
• Monitor and ensure programme and administrative spending on budgets are in line with the agreed budget and within donor acceptable variances using the Budget Monitoring Tool (BMT)
• Review programme budgets and identify potential programme under or over-spends and liaise with PD / FC and donors as to the required action needed (eg. No-cost extensions, budget reallocations, etc)
• Manage the BMT Process and conduct monthly BMT meetings
• Oversee other Consortia Partners Grants Management:
• Review of consortia partners' reports to ensure they are in line with the approved budget and donor prior to disbursement of funds,
• Review all partners finance reports and following up on any queries before forwarding to AFC/FC for approval Coordinating quarterly disburse of funds and any amendments to contracts to the finance partners Completing verification checks on partner expenditure per their finance reports
• Timely updating of grants disbursements tracker,
• Handling of queries relating to financial management raised by the implementing consortia partners; Financial Lead for Donor Reporting:
• Timely preparation of quarterly donor financial reports in line with donor guidelines & regulations for submission to HQ; Ensure timely submission of documents to the donor. Responding to any queries relating to financial reporting with the donor and other regulatory bodies, adhering to strict deadlines;
• Facilitate Consortia Partner and Specific Project Audits:
• Facilitate timely completion of consortia partner and specific project
• Liaise with consortia partners regarding the audit of external audits as stipulated in the grant agreements.
• Track timely completion and provide support as required on any audit issues identified

Job Skills: Not Specified

The ideal candidate should have: Essential requirements:
• Qualified accountant. ACA, ACCA, CIMA, CPA or equivalent;
• At least three (3) years in a finance role with management responsibility
• with International NGOs;
• Experience in financial management and coordination of consortia funded programmes or local partners
• Demonstrated experience in budget management and monitoring, Advanced Excel skills capable of analysing and consolidating data for management decision making and donor reporting purposes
• Excellent communication skills in written and spoken English are essential Strong ability to work in a highly pressured environment, with high levels of deliverables required on a continuous basis.
• Ability and willingness to travel to programme field locations outside Kampala
• Experience with Sage or a similar accounting package
• Experience in dealing with Mastercard Funded projects;

Job Education Requirements: Qualified Accountants
Job Experience Requirements: 3 years

Job application procedure
Interested applicants who meet the requirements should submit their applications by email with at least 4 reference contacts (3 from the last three employers, and 1 character reference), and daytime contact number to The Human Resource Manager, GOAL Uganda: recruitment@ug.goal.le indicating the title 'Senior Financial Accountant Recruitment in the subject line by 5 August 2019. PLEASE DO NOT ATTACH CERTIFICATES.

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