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Contract duration: 12 months, option of extension based on funding availability

Reports to: Country Manager

Starting date: July 2019

POSITION SUMMARY: Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team seeks an energetic, experienced and self-motivated candidate with a strong background in finance and accounting.

The Uganda Finance Manager will report to the Director of Finance & Administration. This position is responsible for the financial oversight of the Uganda office and has potential for additional responsibility in the East Africa region. This is a full-time position based in Kampala, Uganda.

Responsibilities include:

  • Direct management of the Uganda finance office
  • Oversee the day-to-day accounting function in the Uganda finance office: recording and reporting cash flow transactions, accounts payable, accounts receivable, payroll, month close, financial reporting, etc.
  • Lead the Uganda office annual budget creation and participate in project budget development
  • Prepare and submit monthly fund requests and financial reports
  • Manage payroll, taxes, and other NGO compliance filings
  • Participation in establishing international financial policies & procedures alongside the Director of Finance & Admin
  • Create financial procedures to implement fiscal policies in the Uganda office, related to banking, accounts receivable & accounts payable, procurement, financial controls & reporting, and government compliance:
  • Ongoing oversight of adherence to fiscal policies through monthly reviews and internal audits.
  • Training of finance personnel and provision of financial support to office management in Uganda (with possibility of further training responsibility in the East Africa region)
  • Participate in monthly calls with the Director of Finance & Administration
  • Carry out other finance-related duties as requested by supervisor

Qualifications (About You)

  • Degree in accounting or equivalent
  • An understanding of financial management and accounting in nonprofit organizations
  • 3-5 years experience in international NGO accounting, particularly looking for experience:
  • Managing large grants and contracts
  • Working with remote/virtual teams
  • Coordinating between field offices
  • Experience with US federal government regulations
  • Familiarity with accounting software, preferably Quickbooks
  • Experience developing and/or implementing finance policies & procedures
  • Detail-oriented & able to employ critical thinking to solve problems
  • Honest and reliable