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Finance Officer job at Norwegian Refugee Council, Uganda

JOB DESCRIPTION

NRC Uganda is looking for a qualified Accountant to fill in the position of Finance Officer at their Country office in Kampala. If this call suits your profile, submit that resume, it could be you.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Support in ensuring that accurate and timely accounts are submitted to country office in Kampala by 5th of every month in accordance with NRC financial policies and procedures.
  • Ensure safe custody of NRC finances and keep the petty cash float, to be issued in accordance with NRC policies and procedures.
  • Assemble documents for data input in the accounting system, verifying and registering project numbers/codes, resource numbers and total costs.
  • Review payment requests for accuracy, completeness, compliance, level of authorization and clarity on the invoices and seek advice from the finance officer if need arises.
  • Prepare and review of payment vouchers and invoices for accuracy and reconcile discrepancies.
  • Support the Finance Coordinator in Kampala in day to day reconciliations and financial analysis
  • Provides assistance in timely monthly closing and ensuring Country Offices are able to close on agreed upon deadlines
  • Review financial reports and documents from the field offices and insure that they are timely received.
  • Work closely with logistic department to insure that asset register is updated regularly and match physical assets.
  • Prepare a trip report for each assignment and submit to FC and FM
  • Provide training and support to finance and non-finance staff regarding generally accepted financial procedures and NRC internal controls.
  • Assist in yearend closing and audit document preparation
  • Participate in and facilitate country finance workshops and training as required;
  • Maintain open communication with Finance, program staff and others for all financial clarifications
  • Focal person for audit documents and facilitate the process.
  • Ensure proper management of accounting documents and records
  • Coordinate financial matters with third parties like banks, vendors and tax authorities.

Any other duties assigned by supervisor.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, Commerce, Finance or Accounting
  • Minimum of  3 years relevant experience
  • 2 year of INGO experience is a plus
  • CPA2 qualification is added advantage
  • Knowledge of Agresso is added advantage.

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