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Finance Director (one 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. Please download application template from here

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.

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Closing date for receipt of the applications is 19th November 2018 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 Director (one position) 
Grade UR 2
Reports Secretary General 
Location Headquarters
Duration Three Years
Date November 2018 

Job Purpose:

The role of the Finance Director will be to ensure efficient and effective management of the financial management and accounting functions of the Society. To oversee the development and maintenance of the necessary support systems to safeguard assets, and financial operations of the Society.

Key responsibilities:

  1. Develop and oversee the implementation of a financial management policy for the Society;
  2. Take charge of the Society’s Accounts Regulatory role, to ensure that operators comply with Accounting Requirements of the society;
  3. Oversee periodic review and update of the Society’s Accounting System to ensure its viability and efficiency in meeting the needs of the Society;
  4. Overall control of income and expenditure and generally the financial administration of  the Society;
  5. Advise management on control of costs and achievement of budget plans by interpretation of regular financial information;
  6. Ensure fair costing and pricing of society’s services in liaison with other departments;
  7. Oversee the timely preparations for annual audits of the National Society accounts;
  8. Oversee the continuous development of the society’s computerization strategy in order to keep up with new technological innovations;
  9. Represent the society in negotiations, funding and rescheduling of payments.
  10. Oversee management of loans, grants and assets;
  11. Ensure preparation of periodic management reports and timely submission of final accounts to the Secretary General and the Board as required;
  12. Oversee the Financial Budgeting and Budgetary control activities and ensure preparation of Business Plan with financial targets and performance indicators.


Minimum qualifications, working experience and competencies:

Education Qualifications
  1. A Minimum of Master’s Degree in Accounting, Finance, Commerce or any related field from a reputable institution; 
  2. With Professional qualification in ACCA, CPA, CFA etc.;
  3. Relevant professional qualifications and training in Finance management, Business plan development, Resource mobilisation, Project/business financial appraisals and risk management will be of added advantage.
Essential experience
  1. Minimum of 10 years accounting experience in a large organization with at least 5 years in a Senior Management position;
  2. Experience in using Financial Management Information Systems (NAVISON accounting package is an added advantage).
Essential  Knowledge


    1. Budgeting and budgetary control;
    2. Financial analysis;
    3. Donor financial accounting procedures 

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


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