Finance & Compliance Manager (1 Position)

Finance & Compliance Manager (1 Position)

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Uganda Red Cross Society (URCS) is the leading National Humanitarian Organization in Uganda and a member of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement.

Applications from suitable persons to be considered for appointment in the outlined positions are hereby invited. All applicants should adhere to the Red Cross Principles. URCS is an equal opportunities employer mindful of gender balance in its establishment.

Full job descriptions and application forms can be viewed from the jobs section of our website at https://www.redcrossug.org and the application template from here

Please send your filled application formand attach your academic transcripts and certificates. The filled application forms and academic transcripts and certificates can be e-mailed to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or hand delivered, and or by post to:

Please send your filled application form and attach your academic transcripts and certificates. The filled application forms and academic transcripts and certificates can be e-mailed to; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or hand delivered, and or by post to:

The Secretary General,

Uganda Red Cross Society,

Plot 551/555 Rubaga Road,

P.O. Box 494, Kampala, Uganda.

Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Closing date for receipt of the applications 6th April 2020 at 5:00 p.m.

Due to large volumes of applications; only short listed candidates shall be contacted. Canvassing shall lead to automatic disqualification.

Title Finance & Compliance Manager (1 Position)
Grade UR 4
Reports Technically to the Director Finance and Administratively to the German Red Cross Regional Finance Coordinator
Location Headquarters
Duration One (1) Year with possibility of renewal
Date March 2020

Job Purpose:

The Finance & Compliance Manager will be responsible for provision of financial and compliance services to the German Red Cross (GRC) Regional Office based in Kampala.

Key responsibilities: S/he

  1. Supports the GRC Finance Coordinator and GRC Head of Office in all financial and compliance matters related to the GRC operations in Uganda and the East Africa region;
  2. Ensures effective interfacing with the URCS and German Red Cross management systems (HR, Supply Chain, Finance, etc.), and with finance/compliance staff of other Red Cross/Red Crescent National Societies in the region (Somali Red Crescent, Kenya Red Cross, Ethiopian Red Cross, etc.);
  3. Cash/Bank management, (payments, advances, reconciliations, etc.), according to GRC petty cash regulations and authorization expense procedures; ensures compliance with GRC/back donor regulations in all cash boxes/bank accounts in the region;
  4. Accountancy: prepares/monitors the monthly accountancy in the projects in the region, ensuring appropriate financial reporting, analyzing/auditing vouchers and supporting documents. Assures compliance with GRC and back donor regulations and provides support and training to the project/office teams accordingly;
  5. Budget management/monitoring: monitors the project budgets in the region, ensuring compliance with GRC/back donor regulations.
  6. Supports GRC Finance Coordinator/Head of Office/Delegates/Implementing partners in budget forecasting/planning/revisions;
  7. Finance/HR/Log compliance tasks: analyzes/audits Comparative Bid Analysis, procurement documentation, project/office inventories and contractual obligations, ensuring compliance with GRC/back donor regulations and country legal requirements (VAT and other taxes, social charges, etc.);
  8. Supervises any other staff (finance/admin/driver, etc.) if assigned by supervisor;
  9. Travels to field locations as required, in order to carry out internal project/office audits, training and monitoring missions;
    Carries out other duties as assigned by the supervisor.

PERSONS SPECIFICATIONS:

Education Qualifications
  1. Minimum Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, Business Administration (Finance), Commerce, Statistics or related field from a reputable institution;
  2. Accounting qualification such as ACCA, CIMA, CPA etc. is desirable; 
  3. Master’s Degree in Auditing or MBA from a recognized institution is desirable.

Essential Experience
  1. Minimum of 4 years of relevant work experience either or both of the following roles:
        -Finance and/or Compliance Manager (or Senior Officer) in a regional role in a private organization or a donor funded humanitarian organization.
        -Member of audit teams in internationally recognized audit companies, involved in audits of organizations in different sectors.

  2. Profound work experience in the application of accounting / financial/management software such as FundsPro, Navision, Saga, SAP, etc.
  3. Profound work experience in auditing and/or training on finance/compliance requirements, related to some of the following fields: donor regulations (ECHO, EU, UN Agencies, German Government Agencies, etc.), procurement, accounting, budgeting, reporting, legal financial/HR requirements.

Essential Skills
  1. Excellent training and communication skills, ability to train and communicate/interact with multidisciplinary teams (Finance/Admin/Logistic staff, Head of Offices, Program/Project Managers, Internal/External auditors, etc.)
  2. Excellent English communication and reporting skills;
  3. Highly skilled in finance and administrative procedures with the ability to prioritize and handle multiple tasks, and to maintain a high-quality standard when working under time pressure;
  4. Ability to lead and manage personnel, pro-active approach to work and problem solving and attention to detail;
  5. Social maturity and courtesy, high integrity and a strong sense of confidentiality.
  6. Strong motivation and commitment to learn and take on new and challenging tasks as opportunities arise.

Please download application template from here

URCS Contacts

Plot 551/555 Rubaga Road.
P.O. Box 494, Kampala Uganda.
Tel:     (256) 414 258701
Tel:     (256) 414 258702
Email: sgurcs@redcrossug.org

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