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Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Financial Analyst Job at World Wide Fund for Nature ( WWWF ) - Career Opportunity in Uganda

Vacancy title:
Financial Analyst

Jobs at:
World Wide Fund for Nature ( WWWF )

Deadline of this Job:
not later than 27thDecember 2017, 5.00 p.m

Duty Station:
Kampala, Uganda

World Wide Fund for Nature ( WWWF ) the global organization started in 1961 as a conservation organization and to date, it operates in over 100 countries around the world. WWF evolved from localized efforts in favor of single species and individual habitats to an ambitious strategy to preserve biodiversity and achieve sustainable development. WWF’s new strategy harnesses the strengths of the WWF network in a shared vision, focusing on six major goals water, wildlife, the ocean, climate and energy, forests, and food- and three key drivers of environmental problems — markets, finance and governance.
Our mission is to stop the degradation of the planet's natural environment and to build a future where humans live in hammy with nature by; conserving the world's biological diversity, ensuring that the use of renewable natural resources is sustainable and promoting the reduction of pollution and wasteful consumption. WWF Uganda Country Office wishes to recruit suitably and highly qualified, motivated. Result oriented, engaging, optimistic, determined and knowledgeable individuals willing to share in our mission to fill the following vacant position. (Please note that all jobs are open to Uganda Nationals only)
Position: Financial Analyst
Reporting: Finance Manager
Location: Kampala
Purpose of the position:
The Finance Analyst is responsible for budget preparation and control, recording and reflecting fully, accurately, clearly and in a timely manner the funds that are allocated and the disbursements made to support project implementation, in accordance with the approved documents and the liquidation of expenditures on an annual and quarterly basis as well as upon project termination. The Finance Analyst will ensure the use of standard financial and accounting procedures in line with the WWF Field Office Manual and Project Management Guidelines.
Principal Accountabilities
  • Planning and budgeting: Participate in the preparation of annual and quarterly work plans and budgets; prepare periodic call for funds Participate in progress reporting meetings with the Project Manager, Assist the WWF Finance Manager in project budget monitoring and revision.
  • Accounting/Reporting: Prepare financial reports, review entries posted in the accounting system, analyze financial reports, bank reconciliations, reconcile all balance sheet accounts and maintain records on file; Prepare other financial reports for agreement by the Finance Manager and the Project Managers.
  • Monitor and ensure expenditure of project and core office funding is made in accordance with procedures, with the approved budget limits and approved as appropriate.
  • Check budget lines to ensure that all transactions are correctly booked to the correct budget lines; Ensure documentation relating to payments are duly approved by the Programme Manager.
  • Prepare Project Cash flow statement on monthly basis and share the same with the Programme Manager and Financial Manager.
  • Check Project expenditure requests against budget and cash flow position to ensure sufficient cash balance at all times.
  • Call for funds from the donors when submitting periodical donor reports,
  •  Generate monthly Budget Vs Actual variance Analysis report and submit the same with Account Analysis to the Programme Manager for review and confirmation of acceptance of costs posted to the account.
  •  Report any actual or potential financial issues to the Finance Manager and the Project Manager, as appropriate.
  •  Continuously improve systems & procedures to enhance internal controls to satisfy audit requirements.
  • Maintain an inventory file to support purchases of all equipment asses.
  • Support external and internal audits, ensure audit recommendations are implemented.
  • Supervision of project accountants and assistant accountants
  • Undertake any other duties assigned by the Finance Manager, the Programme Coordinator and Country Director
Qualifications: Education/Knowledge/Technical Skills and Experience
  • Bachelor‘s degree in accounting, finance or a related field and At least level 2 of CPA/ACCA.
  • Knowledge of budgeting, planning and reporting on donor funded projects.
  •  Knowledge/Experience of working with accounting packages e.g: Oracle. Sun systems etc
  • Strong Book-keeping! Accounting skills. Good knowledge of administrative and accounting regulations and international Accounting Standards/GAAP
  • At least four years of experience in finance and accounting of donor funded projects.
  • Experience of working in a multi-cultural environment.
  • Experience of working in an NGO or a civil society organization working on monitoring and evaluation.
  • Strong Leadership and Networking skills
  • Coaching and capacity building/development skills
  • Strong Presentation and communications
  • Teamwork and virtual support / coaching
  • Planning, organization, time management, facilitation, and coordination
  • Good written and spoken English
  •  Proficiency in MS Office and the web
  • Working within tight deadlines
  • Working both independently and in multidisciplinary teams, particularly in the implementation of cross-country activities and projects, and multi-donor programmes
  •  Detail-oriented
  •  impartial and Patient
Job application procedure
Candidates meeting the required qualifications, skills and experience should email their application letters and detailed CVs, telephone contacts and addresses of at least 3 referees to the Human Resource Manager, clearly indicating the job title in the subject line to:  not later than 27thDecember 2017, 5.00 p.m.
WWF is an equal opportunity employer. Suitably qualified females are encouraged to apply.
Note: Only short-listed candidates shall be contacted for interviews.