Finance Controller job at Reproductive Health Uganda (RHU)

Reproductive Health Uganda (RHU)

Finance Controller job Post

Location:  Jobs in Uganda 2022 - 2023

Work Hours: Full-time, 08 hours per day

Salary: UGX

No. of vacancies: 01

Deadline: 05 August 2022

Hiring Organization: Reproductive Health Uganda (RHU)

Job Details:

Organization details
Reproductive Health Uganda (RHU) is a Member Association of the International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF), and its core mandate is to champion, provide and enable universal access to rights-based Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR) information and services to vulnerable and underserved communities and to young people. The role of the engagement with RHU and its partners is to ensure that SRHR are respected, protected, and fulfilled as a goal in itself, and as a fundamental means to gender equality, human well-being, and sustainable development.

Knowledge, Skills & Competences
• Working knowledge of at least one accounting software is a requirement and practical knowledge of Navision will be an added advantage.
• Problem-solving and Decision making
• Team Work
• Focused on quality and standards, and ethics and integrity
• Demonstrated ability in administration
• Excellent communication, leadership, and management skills, hands-on and interactive;
• An assertive strategic thinker

Other Personal Attributes
• The candidate must adhere to the safeguarding reporting and monitoring requirements of this role
• The candidate must be pro-choice

Job Role

As part of the RHU senior management team, the Finance Controller shall be responsible for supporting RHU’s efforts in strengthening internal control systems, processes, and structures in order to ensure effective oversight of financial transactions related to programs and projects associated with IPPF, and other donors. S/He is responsible for managing a system that ensures cost-effective use of human, financial, and material resources of the Organization.
Duties and Responsibilities
A – Team leadership and functional management
• Support the finance department to effectively and efficiently manage resources with a focus on programs and projects associated with IPPF
• Manage finance teams towards high standards of performance through clear roles and responsibilities, ongoing feedback, and appraisals.
• Proactively address performance issues through timely constructive feedback and coaching.
• Notice talent and maximize the use of available talent through ongoing staff development.
• Develop and implement the annual work plan and budget for the finance department.
• Promote the use of wire and digital transfers process for making payments
• Support, train, and appraise all accountants managing key finance functions.
• Perform any other professional duties as assigned by the supervisor.
B- Strategic Management and planning
• Ensure that RHU is provided with financial management, analysis, and support necessary to accomplish its strategic objectives.
• As a senior manager, ensure effective collaboration with all departments and support them with all their financial planning processes.
• Participate in strategic and operational planning and contribute to the implementation and achievement of RHU’s strategic outcome areas.
• Support the development of a financial model and a sustainability strategy.
• Build and nature relationships with RHU’s collaborators, partners, donors, and other stakeholders.
• In Liaison with the Audit and Compliance Manager, ensure the development and implementation of appropriate financial risk management mechanisms, including risk prevention, identification, assessment, response, and reporting.
• Ensure that there are adequate internal controls to reduce the risk of fraud.
C- Policies, Procedures, and systems
• Support the development and the implementation of policies and procedures and the operational systems relevant to RHU, donors, and government requirements, keeping management abreast of any changes in national legislations.
• Monitor the relevance of existing policies, procedures, and systems and identify areas of improvement.
• Suggest improvements in processes to increase organizational effectiveness.
• Ensure that day-to-day financial operations are run smoothly and that finance operations are properly and accurately recorded, documented, controlled, monitored, and reported.
• Check compliance with all financial policies and procedures.
• Manage close-out procedures for all terminating projects.
• Ensure implementation of systems and procedures to strengthen RHU as recommended by the different internal audit reports
D- Budgeting, Reporting, and Forecasting
• Ensure that all expenditures and disbursements are made in compliance with RHU policies and procedures and donor requirements, and that are supported by fiscally valid documents.
• Support the preparation of consolidated reporting schedules for all donors and supports the finance teams to comply with reporting requirements.
• Prepare final accounts and financial reports in a timely manner (at least monthly and quarterly) in compliance with RHU reporting policies, obligations, commitments, and donor requirements. In preparing the accounts and financial reports, ensures that s/he reviews budget variances for all projects, and reports significant issues to management.
• Prepare a consolidated annual budget for the institution.
• Assist in the production of cash flow reports and forecasts.
• Provide financial analyses and models as needed.
• Prepare and assists with developing audit schedules for the annual audit.
• Provide a system of generating and sharing relevant management accounting reports.
• Assist in coordinating the preparation of the draft audited financial statements.
• Perform quarterly tax compliance health checks.
• Cooperate with external auditors and leads in the development and implementation of action plans for resolution of audit recommendations
• Master the accounting package in use and train all staff in the relevant modules.
• Recommend and reports upon benchmarks against which to measure organizational performance.
• Support the planning and the implementation of automation of key department functions
E – Awards and sub-awards Management
• Participate in generating project proposals for new projects
• Assist in the management of grants reporting, compliance, and reconciliation
• Facilitate training sessions on grants management
• Liaise with subgrantee to understand their needs and provides the necessary support
• Review, summarizes, and disseminate relevant compliance procedures for all new projects

• A Master’s Degree with bias in Finance and Accounting from a recognized awarding Institution.
• A full professional qualification in Accountancy such as ACCA, CPA, ACIS, and CPE obtained from a recognized institution and accredited by the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Uganda (ICPAU).
• Professional training in management and administration.
Details of experience
• Minimum of five (5) years of working experience, three (3) of which must have been served at a Senior Management level, preferably in a reputable multi-donor, Non-Governmental Organization (NGO).
• Experience in audit is an added advantage.

Application procedure

All interested and qualified persons are strongly encouraged to apply by email:  clearly indicating the Position Title in the email subject line. The deadline for submission is 5th August 2022 at 5:00 pm. Please note that only successful candidates will be contacted
Application deadline: 2022-08-05

Date Posted: 2022-07-26




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