Finance Officer International NGO Jobs – Oxfam International

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Organization: Oxfam International
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Oxfam is a worldwide organisation that employs works in more than 90 countries. We seek to overcome poverty and suffering.  Oxfam’s global strategic goals include contributing to achieving more profound and lasting change in the lives of people living with poverty and injustice. We’re creating a world- wide influencing network to unite the power of local organizations, who share a common vision for change. Adequately resourced, local organizations are best- positioned to influence and actively participate in the fight against the injustice of poverty.
Job Summary: The Finance Officer will work closely with the Accountant to provide quality financial information as well as provide finance support to the programme teams both in Kampala and in the field.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Review transaction documents to ensure compliance to standards before writing cheques;
  • Making sure that all invoices passed for payment have the relevant supporting documentation;
  • Facilitate signing of all cheques and work closely with administration department to ensure that dispatch is done effectively;
  • Update the cashbooks for the Kampala bank accounts and ensure they are updated before cheques are dispatched (for effective cash flow management);
  • Preparation and filing of withholding tax returns in a timely and accurate manner;
  • Ensure accuracy of cost centres being charged on requests;
  • Ensure that preparation of the payroll and maintain all the files and documentation relating to the same; Pay slips dispatched to staff immediately payroll is approved for the month;
  • Ensure preparation of income tax returns to the Uganda Revenue;
  • Maintain and keep all finance files updated making sure that on daily basis all the relevant accounts documents are filed correctly and timely;
  • Prepare and reconcile Balance sheet
  • Pack and monitor related accounts clearing emerging issues/errors in a timely manner;
  • Reconcile the Helios commitments report ensuring all invoices paid during the month are closed off;
  • Analyse all individual floats and loans monthly balances and reconcile the same with Peoplesoft balances;
  • Review the float accountabilities and prepare the monthly journal;
  • Administer Petty cash and ensure that top ups are done on time;
  • Management of insurance and safety of Cash and cash equivalents.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:  
  • The ideal candidate for the Oxfam Finance Officer job must hold a degree in Accounting, financial management, commerce, economics or related field (A degree in Finance, Business Administration or Commerce) and professional certification in accounting an added advantage
  • A minimum of three years of relevant professional experience in an NGO setting
  • Significant knowledge and experience of all core financial management activities, including accounts payable, cash management, budget development, statutory requirements (particularly related to Ugandan standards) and standard accounts
  • Proficiency in numeracy skills and good computer skills (Excel especially, Word)
  • Ability to prioritise work issues to meet deadlines with minimal supervision and adjust to constantly changing situations while maintaining focus on delivery and follow-through
  • Good analytical and conceptual thinking skills with a proven proactive approach to identifying and resolving problems and suggesting improvements that continuously seek to provide a better service to Oxfam
  • Excellent personal communication skills, in written and verbal English,
  • A high level of self-awareness, personal energy, stamina and flexibility. 
  • Ability to work creatively, effectively and under own initiative, pays attention to detail
  • Show commitment to Oxfam’s overall aims and policies and experience of promoting women’s rights and the interests of marginalized people in all aspects of Oxfam’s work
All suitably qualified and interested candidates are encouraged to send their updated CVs and cover letters ONLY to indicating the position name in the email subject line. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted. 
Deadline:  13th February, 2018.

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