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Senior Finance Manager


Position: Senior Finance Manager

Report to: Finance and Support Services Director

Location:Kampala – National Office

Purpose of the position:

The Senior Finance Manager responsible to provide strategic financial management and financial input to decisions to be made covering all areas of World Vision Uganda ministry. To implement sound financial accounting per GAAP’s and ensure accurate financial reports are produced and maintained.

This position is seen as a strategic partner, member of senior management team with a focus on ensuring accountability, stewardship, planning and budgeting, financial management and provide leadership to Finance Department both in National Office and program offices.

Key Outputs/Responsibilities.

Financial Management

  • Provide strategic leadership to WV Uganda Financial Management including day-to-day finance operation in National Office

  • Ensure effective performance management per World Vision’s Global and Regional Financial target/scorecard. National Office expenditures are within approved benchmark and project expenditure are within acceptable efficiency ratio

  • Provide cost analysis, promoting benchmark and making recommendations for determining effective resource utilization at all levels

  • Implement and ensure the smooth operation of all the partnership systems. This includes but not limited to Procurement, Account Payable, Accounting, budgeting and Staff Travel Advances.

  • Provide monthly analysis of Project financial report and timely feedback to management for decision making

Accounting and Reporting

  • Liaise with various stakeholders in National Office and Global Shared Services Centre in day-to-day accounting, processing Account Payable and monthly reporting

  • Coordinate and ensure the smooth implementation of World Vision’s procurement, cash advance and accounting systems

  • Coordinate the timely and accurate submission of monthly Financial Reports in FFR Database

  • Ensure 100% compliance to WV Partnership reporting timeline and standards

Planning and Budgeting

  • Coordinate the planning and budgeting process and provide technical support, to ensure global and regional guidelines are met.

  • Lead the development National Office annual budget packages and ensure the compliance with Regional Budgeting Guideline

  • Control of National Office budget, cash flow and project funding, by providing timely and relevant information to budget managers.

  • Analyze spending trends and provide feedback and analysis to FSSD Director and field colleagues on areas with significant over- or under spending

  • Ensure timely submission of annual project budget submission through Horizon

  • MyPBAS reconciled monthly and issue followed up with relevant Support Office

Audit, Compliance and Financial Risk Management

  • Implement World Vision Anti-corruption and fraud strategy

  • Responsible for the development and implementation of good internal controls, risk management and safe guarding of assets according to WV Approved policies.

  • Implement financial policies in accordance with World Vision’s Field Finance Manual, Donor Rules and Regulations and local statutory requirement.

  • Coordinate management responses to finance audits performed to NO and projects are sent on time to the Audit Department; and that ALL finance related audit recommendations are implemented within 90 days.

  • Coordinate adequate preparation for GC and External Audit. Liaise with WV Uganda external auditor for WV Uganda Annual Statutory Audit

  • Ensure the full compliance to Statutory tax requirements

  • Manage and consolidate WV Uganda annual Internal Control Self-Assessment (ICSAT)

Leadership, Capacity Development and Strategic Partnering

  • Model Christ-centered servant leadership and support spiritual development of his/her team

  • Provide strong and positive leadership to the finance department ensuring competent and motivated staff are hired and retained, providing efficient delivery of services.

  • Coordinate professional and personal development of all finance staff through adequate orientation, job coaching, trainings and succession planning.

  • Develop strong networks internally (within National Office, Regional Office, Support Offices and partnership entities) through effective communication, relationship and twin citizenship

  • Represent WV Uganda Management in Board Finance Committee meetings.

Qualifications: Education/Knowledge/Technical Skills and Experience

The following may be acquired through a combination of formal or self-education, prior experience or on-the-job training:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance or Business Administration. Master Degree is preferred.

  • Minimum 5 years’ experience in managerial position

  • Experience working in a large International Organization

  • Good working knowledge of computerized accounting systems and ERP; preferable Sunsystems

  • Advance level in operating Microsoft Excel and Powerpoint.

  • Good Understanding of Local Statutory and Tax requirements

  • Strong writing and communication skills.

  • Proven ability to cultivate and maintain strong interpersonal and working relationships in a dispersed international context.

Essential Skills, Knowledge and Abilities:

  • Solid knowledge of Accounting Principles, financial management, budget/cash flow management and internal controls

  • Extensive experience in risk-based internal audit with strong knowledge and understanding of governance practices, internal control systems and ability to monitor risk management activities, internal audit and assurance practices

  • Persistence and ability to overcome resistance or challenge differing perspectives with well-reasoned and logical explanations

  • Strong communication skills-able to tailor communication to required audience

  • Demonstrated ability in monitoring and tracking compliance with policies and procedures

  • Ability to maintain effective working relationships with all levels of staff and donors

  • Strong interpersonal and human relational skills