Finance Manager Job Placement – Naguru Teenage Information and Health Centre (NTIHC)

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  • Post Date : November 21, 2021
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Job Description

Job Title:         Finance Manager

Organization: Naguru Teenage Information and Health Centre (NTIHC)

Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda

 

About US:

Naguru Teenage Information and Health Centre (NTIHC) is the pioneer program in providing youth friendly Adolescent Sexual Reproductive Health (ASRH) services in Uganda. Established in 1994, NTIHC is a pioneer adolescent health program in Uganda positioned to provide Adolescent Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (ASRHR) services, youth activities and information, primarily targeting young people of 10 -24 years old.

 

Job Summary:  The Finance Manager will be providing effective leadership in financial management and administration, audit services in accordance with procurement policy and procedures, Grant Management and Human Resources services.

  • To provide financial management direction / leadership and guidance and ensure NTIHC overall strategic objectives are met within the framework of the NTIHC Financial Management policies and procedures.
  • To provide administrative direction / leadership and guidance and ensure NTHIC strategic objectives are met within the framework of NTHIC administrative policies.
  • To ensure compliance with local and international financial policies.
  • To ensure compliance with donor policies and requirements.
  • Ensure effective and efficient use of resources

 

Key Duties and Responsibilities:  

Budgeting and Forecasting

  • Coordinate the process of financial forecasting for the 5-year strategy (includes translating the program plans into financial forecasts)
  • Initiate the development of the financial strategy
  • Review NTIHC strategy identifying the annual strategic financial implications for NTIHC and develop a broad budgeting, planning agenda for implementation
  • Review and update a resource Allocation Framework for effective allocation of financial resources
  • Review various financial budgeting and reporting documents to ensure they are in line with approved budget submitted to relevant stakeholders/ donors/ partners
  • Prepare financial forecasts of income and expenditure
  • Review, revise and update NTIHC budgets as deemed necessary
  • Check and ensure appropriate levels of resources at department levels as well as any partners implementing NTIHC projects
  • Prepare detailed expenditure budgets and summary budget tables
  • Finalize the adoption of the Finance Management Policy, HR manual Procurement Policy and other administrative policies.
  • Lead the development, implementation of a cost share /Allocation Framework for effective allocation of resources

Financial Management and Reporting.

  • Review & Submit management reports(tables), Financial Returns to, management and donors & relevant stakeholders
  • Prepare and issue year end processing guidelines
  • Review reporting system for effective monitoring of finances of NTIHC and recommend improvements accordingly.

Internal Controls

  • Review and recommend to the ED, the authorization of Payments, and the pay roll
  • Check and recommend for approval the bank and ledger Reconciliations
  • Reviewing and recommend for ED’s approval, contracts in line with the finance and procurement policies of NTIHC
  • Authorize payments/sign Cheques and Web banking
  • Review cash remittances requests to donors and from partners implementing NTIHC projects and recommend for ED’s approval
  • Review and disseminate changes /updates in the NTIHC Finance Policy Manual in line with approvals from the ED
  • Review period end processes and Procedures
  • Check and ensure that resource reserve levels at Department levels comply with the stipulated Finance policy guidelines
  • Check Continuity and functioning of NTIHC’s finance information system and other systems platforms ensuring timely renewal of licenses, access and necessary authorizations
  • Schedule periodic data backup for the Financial Information systems in line with backup guidelines
  • Review system versatility (as well as system improvement proposals) and identify system weaknesses and flaws and recommend changes to the relevant department
  • Initiate cash remittances requests to donors and from IPs and submit to the ED for approval.

Grants management        

  • Review proposal budgets and project risk matrices
  • Review donor reports for compliance with signed MOUs
  • Review donor agreements
  • Support the development of financial forecasts for funding proposals.
  • Review and recommend for approval, the Donor Management Tracking frameworks/ tools for NTIHC
  • Attending to donor queries and concerns on financial issues
  • Consolidate and prepare timely accurate donor financial reports in line with donor guidelines and NTIHC policies and procedures
  • Provide technical support to partners and staff implementing NTIHC donor funded projects, fundraising and donor fund management in line with donor guidelines and NTIHC policies and procedures
  • Coordinate the Management of Project related documents, maintain up to date project records and provide status updates to donors when required.

Team Leadership  

  • Develop work plans and set performance targets for finance staff
  • Set up an enabling environment for finance staff performance, recognition and reward
  • Carry out scheduled Finance staff development meetings
  • Organize and plan for Finance staff development and financial training.

Audit

  • Procure audit services and manage audit assignments in line with relevant policies
  • Coordinate external audits and respond to audit queries
  • Enforce and follow up the implementation of audit recommendations
  • Develop and update audit action plans and audit risk matrices
  • Submit reports in respect of Management and statutory audits
  • Submit audited financial statements as per the required deadlines.

Financial advisory services       

  • Educate the users and Implementing Partners the financial policy and procedure manual
  • Provide guidelines on exchange rate movements, inflation trends and other micro economic factors
  • Provide technical advice to staff and partners on cost ratios and overheads cost consciousness

Management Support and input          

  • Prepare and make presentations on Finance matters in management meetings
  • Provide financial advisory services to management
  • Follow-up and implement key actions agreed on issues affecting the finance and administration function in NTIHC.

Any other duties   

  • Perform all other job-related tasks as assigned by the ED

 



Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • The applicant must hold a Bachelor’s degree in business related field (Commerce, Accounting, Finance, and Business Administration) or other relevant field.
  • Full accounting professional qualification – Chartered/Certified Accountant (CPA, ACCA, ACIS, CIMA) or other comparable/equivalent qualification.
  • A minimum of three years’ experience in a busy international, multicultural Non-Government Organization and handling donor funds.
  • At least five years of working experience, with at least 3 at management level in accounting and finance preferably in an NGO sector.
  • Donor financial accounting procedures
  • Sufficient knowledge of accounting and book keeping and high financial analytical skills
  • Working knowledge of computerized accounting and other computer application packages especially Pastel
  • High integrity to be able to handle cash and cash related transactions
  • Good interpersonal skills to be able to relate to people of diverse backgrounds
  • Attention to detail to be able to scrutinize financial and other information documents before decision making
  • Planning and organizing ability to be able to accomplish tasks, file and retrieve information
  • Effective communication both oral and written English
  • Ability to produce and analyze reports
  • Strong report writing skills in the English Language
  • GAAP, IAS/AFRS accounting requirements and budgeting
  • Word, Excel, financial information systems, vision excel and executive, as well as database and accounting packages.
  • Tax laws and systems in Uganda
  • Operations of sub grant partners/community based organizations
  • Budgeting and budgetary control
  • Analytical skills
  • Asset/inventory management
  • Capacity building skills
  • Communication and networking
  • Proven integrity
  • Interpersonal skills

 

How to Apply:

All interested individuals should apply to The Executive Director, Naguru Teenage Information and Health Centre. Applications should be emailed to [email protected] prior to the closing date. Please note that hard copy submissions will NOT be accepted.

 

Deadline: 29th November 2021

 

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