Finance Coordinator NGO Jobs – Aga Khan University (AKU)

@ Aga Khan University (AKU)
  • Kampala, Uganda View on Map
  • Post Date : January 18, 2023
  • Salary: USh0
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  • Job ID 30736

Job Description

Job Title:  Finance Coordinator

Organisation: Aga Khan University (AKU)

Duty Station:  Kampala, Uganda


About US:

The Aga Khan University (AKU) is a private, not-for-profit, international University first established in 1983, with 13 teaching sites in 8 countries. It is a non-denominational institution open to all, irrespective of religion, ethnicity, gender or national origin. AKU has offers academic programmes in nursing, medicine and education for and in countries in East Africa.


Job Summary: Reporting to the Head of Finance Uganda, the Finance Coordinator will oversee the accounting, monitoring, and implementation of internal controls for AKU in Uganda to ensure the integrity of all financial records and credibility of information to enable budget and planning to generate key reports for management’s decision making. In addition, s/he will develop medium to long-term financing and cash management strategies in line with the organization’s overall goals and objectives.


Key Duties and Responsibilities:

Financial control:

  • Review of payments to staff and suppliers including review of student aging reports and follow-up of students and other debts.
  • Review of fixed assets schedules and depreciation including leading the assets verifications exercises.
  • Review of VAT claims and submission of statutory returns to ensure tax compliance and risk assessment and mitigation of the finance environment.
  • Negotiating with insurance companies for coverage of AKU assets including medical and life insurance covers.

Financial Accounting:

  • Responsible for preparation of monthly management
  • Reports and monthly closing of financial books. Preparation of annual statutory financial statements and updating IFRS 16 and IFRS 9 models.
  • Ensuring compliance to IFRS in Uganda.

Budget and Planning:

  • Supporting the preparation of the annual budget for the academic programmes in Uganda including construction Preparation and review of grant budgets
  • Supporting the entity head in monitoring the budget by reviewing requisitions
  • Preparation of monthly management accounts and reports.
  • Other accounting related work that may be assigned and required from time to time.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • The ideal applicant must hold a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration or accounting/Finance
  • Masters’ degree in a Business-related field/Finance is an added advantage
  • Qualifications in ACCA/CPA finalist or equivalent
  • Over five years of continuous professional experience in Finance and Accounting. Project Management will be an added advantage.
  • Excellent computer accounting skills
  • Excellent understanding and application of International Accounting standards (IAS) and International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS)
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Team player and high Integrity
  • High self-drive and ability to work under pressure
  • Solution oriented with good problem-solving skills


How to Apply:

Candidates meeting the above requirements are invited to email their application, curriculum vitae, names of three referees and copies of certificates & testimonials to


Please quote the position title on the email subject.

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted


Deadline: 20th January 2023


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Date Posted 2023-01-17
Valid Through 2023-01-20
Hiring Organization Aga Khan University (AKU)
Job Location , , Kampala, 0256, Uganda

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