Finance officer job at Center for Victims of Torture

Center for Victims of Torture

Finance officer job Post

Location:  Jobs in Uganda 2022 - 2023

Work Hours: Full-time, 08 hours per day

Salary: UGX

No. of vacancies: 01

Deadline: 04 November 2022

Hiring Organization: Center for Victims of Torture

Job Details:

The Center for Victims of Torture (CVT) is an international non-governmental organization dedicated to providing trauma rehabilitative services to survivors of gross human rights abuses, including torture, CVT was founded in Minnesota, USA with offices in Africa and the Middle East. CVT has provided torture rehabilitation for 13 years to survivors of the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) in northern Uganda and in refugees setting in West Nile. CVT clients receive high-quality mental health rehabilitation through individual and group counseling and referrals to other service providers for unmet needs. Services are adapted for cultural relevance and sustainability. Additionally, CVT works to increase mental health service capacity by conducting trainings with partner organizations including staff mental health needs (burnout, stress, secondary trauma) and workshops to increase capacity and respond to trauma or gender-based violence. CVT is also collaborating with partners in activities to promote community cohesion, sustainable peace, justice, storytelling, and healing for survivors of war and violence.
Summary of the Role: The Senior Finance Officer will efficiently and effectively coordinate the financial functions of CVT Uganda to meet CVT’s overall goals and mission. The position will report to the CVT Uganda Field Coordinator and functionally to the CVT HQ Grants Accountant. This position will be based in CVT Gulu’s office.

Job Responsibilities:
• Systems, Compliance and Procedures
o Ensure the existence of proper financial systems that facilitate the recording and production of accurate financial reports, meet CVT’s internal control requirements and safeguard its assets.
o Ensure that financial procedures are followed by all programs, and systems developed to accommodate the needs of those programs
o Continually review and manage implementation of financial management strategies, policies and procedures.
o Continually seek ways to improve the financial procedures/policies of CVT Uganda.
o Stay abreast of changes to the country’s legal system as they affect payroll and taxes.
o Ensure taxes are filed appropriately with URA and other tax services
o Continuously review and communicate cost control systems and procedures, including expenditure and authorization protocols and monitor operations to ensure compliance
o Ensure compliance with taxation and statutory requirements including preparing and managing VAT, PAYE and other statutory requirements.
o Document practices including updating finance and procurement manuals in consultation with the Country Director/Field Coordinator and HQ.
• Budgeting and Reporting
o Coordinate the timely, accurate and complete annual budget and revisions
o Monitor expenditures against budgets and highlight/address expense over run
o Prepare monthly financial reports according to internal and donors’ standards and policies
o Perform timely and accurately posting of budgets and journal entries
o Oversee cost allocation systems in accordance with donors’ regulations
o Verify system’s reconciliation and verifying system’s balances
o Verify monthly bank reconciliations by the 10th of each month
o Meet with the Country Director/Field Coordinator on a monthly basis to review overall performance and implementation levels and discuss short term strategies
o Report monthly on the financial status of programs to the Country Director
o Review monthly wire requests prior to being sent to HQ
• Cash Management
o Consolidate monthly cash requirements for all locations and ensure timely information of the Country Director/Field Coordinator.
o Ensure smooth cash flow between HQ, country office and the field offices.
o Review all petty cash for field operations.
o Prepare monthly field cash forecast along with the Management Team.
o Ensure journal entries related to petty cash are posted in a timely manner.
• Auditing
o Lead the preparation of internal and external audits and financial reviews
o Review and address questions and concerns from auditors in consultation with the Country Director/Field Coordinator.
o Work with designated staff to ensure documents supporting monthly expenditures are e-mailed to HQ in a timely manner for HQ’s internal audit.
Other Duties:
o Ensure good internal and external communication with all stake holders including CVT HQ Grants Accountant, auditors, partners, funders, etc. - Participate in other program and organization-wide activities, meetings and trainings. - Complete administrative responsibilities. Perform other duties as assigned.

Required education, experience, certificates, licenses or registrations
• 4-year degree in accounting or finance
• 5 years’ work experience in accounting or finance with international non-governmental organizations (US and EU funders)
• 2 years’ work experience with audits
• Certified or licensed with a recognized professional Ugandan accounting or finance group
• 1 – 2 years of management experience
Preferred education, experience, certificates, licenses or registrations
• Masters or graduate-level degree in accounting or finance
• 7 years’ work experience in accounting or finance with international non-governmental organizations
• 4 years of management experience

Competencies (Knowledge, Skills and Abilities)
• Advanced knowledge of MS Office (Excel)
• AccountEdge or similar accounting software
• Strong English communication skills
• Team player
• Fast learner


Application procedure

To apply, submit a resume and cover letter detailing qualifications by November 4th, 2022. Submit names and contact information for two references who can attest to professional skills and experiences.
Application materials should be submitted by email to BAkidi@CVT.ORG .

Date Posted: 2022-10-25




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