Head of Finance Department (Ugandan National) job at Action Against Hunger - USA

Action Against Hunger - USA

Head of Finance Department (Ugandan National) job Post

Location:  Jobs in Uganda 2022 - 2023

Work Hours: Full-time, 08 hours per day

Salary: UGX

No. of vacancies: 01

Deadline: 14 February 2022

Hiring Organization: Action Against Hunger - USA

Job Details:

Head of Finance Department (Ugandan National)

Action Against Hunger-USA is part of the Action Against Hunger International network, which provides humanitarian relief in over 40 countries worldwide in the sectors of nutrition, health, water/sanitation, and food security. Action Against Hunger-USA, an independent NGO, currently manages operations in 7 countries: Kenya, South Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, Ethiopia, Haiti and Somalia. Action Against Hunger-USA has approximately 1,500 staff based in the various country offices, Head Quarter in New York City and Operational Centre in Nairobi. Additional growth is anticipated.
Summary of the position
The Head of Finance department contributes to the development of financial systems across the mission, new programme development and the overall achievement of the country strategic plan goals. S/he is directly responsible for the implementation and overall management of financial systems and controls of the Mission. These include cash/bank management, financial reporting, budget management, staff capacity building and all others.
The Finance Head of Department will oversee the provision of services responding to the needs of the workforce and the programs. S/he will support in design, implementation and monitoring of the country strategy, provide oversight in the finance department and to other members core teams and departments
Key Activities In Your Role Will Include
• Analyze and present financial reports in an accurate and timely manner; clearly communicate monthly and annual financial statements; collate financial reporting materials for all donor segments, and oversee all financial, project/program and grants accounting.
• Making financial and budgetary information available to other departments to facilitate the establishment of the country strategy and advise other departments on their financial and budgetary needs, constrain to consider in the preparation of country strategy, projects proposals, implementation and reporting
• Provide financial and budgetary management ensuring compliance with the internal financial rules of Action Against Hunger and donors.
• Develop and monitor the country financial plan by steering the process of budget forecasting, cost analysis and issuing budgetary alerts, monitoring financial risks, and issuing alerts when necessary
• Disseminating information about accounting procedures throughout the country office and ensuring their compliance
• Verifying and approving on timely basis the monthly accounting bundle, verifications of cash balances and bank accounts according to ACF regulations and ensuring that it is forwarded to headquarters
• Oversee all aspects of project financial management, including financial systems implementation, budgeting, expenditure tracking, financial reporting, accounting, and cost share tracking and reporting
• Responsible for ensuring high quality cash management by defining, promulgating, and ensuring compliance with cash management procedures across the mission.
• Promote and ensure financial collaboration and coordination with partners, participating in the process of selecting partners and validating the financial risk analysis, defining with partners the modes of financial and budgetary management in the framework of consortia’s, validating the financial and budgetary aspects of partnership conventions and agreements
• Identifying risks of fraud and corruption in the field of competence and setting up preventive and monitoring mechanisms in ensure creation of awareness and reporting procedures
• Coordinate and lead the annual audit process, liaise with external auditors and the board of directors; assess any changes necessary.
• Effectively communicate, build, and manage strategic relationships with external stakeholders, funders, regulators and other partners.
Our Core values
In this position, you are expected to demonstrate Action Against Hunger-USA’s five core values.
Respect- we work with compassion and dedication, treating everyone the same way we expect them to treat us.
Integrity- we believe that being honest and fair is integral to every aspect of our work; conducting our work with a spirit of sincerity, truthfulness and transparency is imperative.
Creativity-we encourage new ideas, embrace innovative solutions, and create opportunities for meaningful and exciting ways to do our jobs and provide solutions to address the needs of the populations we serve.
Excellence- we strive to provide services that meet, and even exceed, the expectations of our stakeholders (populations in need, staff, communities and donors).
Empowerment- we are committed to fostering an environment in which our staff, partners and communities where we work have the space to grow, develop and feel confident about participating.- we are committed to fostering an environment in which our staff, partners and communities where we work have the space to grow, develop and feel confident about participating.
Gender Equality commitments & Zero Tolerance to Abuse
• Foster an environment that reinforces values of women and men, and equal access to information.
• Provide a work environment where women and men must be evaluated and promoted based on their skills and performance.
• Promote a safe, secure, and respectful environment for all stakeholders, particularly for children, beneficiaries, and members of staff.
• Help to prevent any type of abuse including workplace harassment and sexual abuse and exploitation.
• Respect beneficiaries’ women, men, children (boys and girls) regardless of gender, sex orientation, disability, religion, race, color, ancestry, national origin, age, or marital status.
• Value and respect all cultures.

• Minimum of Master’s Degree in Accounting/ Finance or related fields from recognized university.
• Internationally recognized Accounting Qualifications (CA, ACCA, CIMA, CPA) required.
• 10 years’ experience leading finance management in a reputable INGO, with a sound knowledge of both humanitarian & development accountability and major donor financial procedures.
• Strong technical abilities and up to date knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles
• Attention to detail and the ability to produce timely and accurate financial reports
• Ability to work cooperatively with subordinates, colleagues and supervisory staff at all levels.
• Knowledge of Saga and/ other accounting software's.
• Excellent analytical skills – the ability to analyse complex financial data and design and produce effective management information
• Excellent experience of budgeting and budget management
• Attention to detail and the ability to produce timely and accurate financial reports
• Ability to work cooperatively with subordinates, colleagues and supervisory staff at all levels.
• Coaching & training skills, Strong organizational skills, detail-oriented.
• Diplomatic, able to mediate conflict in stressful conditions
• Ability to work in a stressful environment, taking initiative & prioritizing multiple tasks with minimal supervision.
• Excellent written & verbal communication skills are a must.
• Genuine interest in & commitment to the humanitarian principles of Action Against Hunger.
• Excellent interpersonal skills, ability to work both independently & as a member of a team.
• Fluent written & spoken English. Ability to explain complex concepts in straight-forward language.
• Experience communicating in different cultural work environments & with a wide diversity of cultures.
Action Against Hunger-USA provides all staff with an attractive salary & benefits package. We provide equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees & qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, ancestry, sexual orientation, national origin, age, handicap, disability, marital status, or status as a veteran. Action Against Hunger-USA complies with all applicable laws governing nondiscrimination in employment.

Application procedure

Due to Urgent need to fill this position, Applications will be reviewed on rolling bases.
Ugandan nationals are encouraged to apply.
To Apply click on the link
Action Against Hunger - Current Openings (workable.com)

Date Posted: 2022-02-03




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