Finance Director job at world vision

world vision

Finance Director job Post

Location:  Jobs in Uganda 2021 - 2022

Work Hours: Full-time, 08 hours per day

Salary: UGX

No. of vacancies: 01

Deadline: 14 March 2022

Hiring Organization: world vision

Job Details:

Purpose of the position:
This position is responsible for providing overall leadership, oversight, and management support for all aspects of financial management in the National Office (NO). This position is seen as a strategic partner; member of the Senior Management/Leadership Team of the NO, with a focus on ensuring accountability, stewardship, coordinating planning and budgeting processes, providing accurate financial data, analysis, and advice; as well as developing a financial strategy that best serves the NO strategic and program objectives.
This position will have to work with the Board Finance Committee and Board Audit and Risk Committee in resources management, risk analysis, and the development and implementation of good internal controls, risk management, and utilization and safeguarding of assets.
Provide overall leadership to the Information and Communication Technology (ICT) team and ensure that the office has reliable, sufficient connectivity and the organization’s information systems and resources are adequately protected.

Key Outputs/Responsibilities.
Leadership, Capacity Development, and Strategic Partnering
• 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 finance staff through adequate orientation, on-the-job coaching, identification of learning, training needs and opportunities (e.g. in accounting, SunSystems, grant management, risk management, leadership, etc.); and succession planning.
• Model Christ-centered servant leadership and support spiritual development of his/her team.
• Actively participate in the NO Senior Management/ Leadership team meetings.
• Provide strategic advice and manage the quarterly meeting with the Board Finance, Audit and Risk Committees
• Attend and actively participate in strategic regional meetings.
• Facilitate National Director (ND), Operations, Board and other non-finance staff in understanding and interpretation of financial statements.
• Ensure partnership finance policies and procedures are understood by Senior Management, Operations/Technical staff, Communities, Local Partners and Board, as appropriate.
• Develop strong networks internally (other NOs, SOs and partnership entities) and externally (other NGOs, banking entities, communities, etc.) through effective communication, relationships and twin citizenship.
• Promote shared resource networks within the region, and the partnership.
• Adhere to WVI key policy documents – mission, core values, and covenant of partnership.
• Ensure adequate cost efficiency and effectiveness measures are in place and are being followed through:
• Providing cost analysis, promoting benchmarks and making recommendations for determining effective resource utilization at all levels.
• Contributing to the development of appropriate policies and procedures for procurement of goods and services, in collaboration with the Supply Chain team
Financial Planning and Budgeting
• In collaboration with other NO Directors, advise the ND on strategic resource acquisition and allocation in line with RWG/VIR (Regional Working Group /Virtual Investment Review) recommendations approved by the Regional Leader.
• Coordinate the planning and budgeting process and provide technical support, to ensure global and regional guidelines are met, as well as to chart and execute a strategy in the midst of changing constraints and circumstances.
• Review alignment of budgets between National Office, projects, grants, MyPBAS, and Support Offices and ensure effective and efficient cost recovery practices are followed.
• Control of NO budget, cash flow and project funding, by providing timely and relevant information to budget managers, in collaboration with the Operations Leader.
• Contribute to the development of WV NO strategic direction and priorities.
Fiscal Accounting, Compliance, Monitoring, and Reporting
• Design and manage systems, policies and procedures that provide appropriate levels of security and control of WV assets, resources and operations.
• Coordinate the submission of timely, accurate and complete relevant reporting to the Partnership and to internal users.
• Define and implement efficient and effective internal control systems.
• Adhere to partnership policies, procedures and guidelines as stipulated in the WVI Financial Manual and other documents, including – but not limited to: grant compliance, planning & budgeting, year-end closing, carryforward, accounting and reporting.
• Coordinate the timely and accurate submission of financial reports in Notes FFR (Field Financial Reporting) database.
• Review the reconciliation of MyPBAS to FFR monthly with action plan for addressing outstanding items.
• Provide regular analysis of ADP/Grant financial reports and timely feedback to Clusters/Grant managers for decision making
• Ensure NO Finance staff visit Programs/Projects to monitor accountability issues, follow up on implementation of audit findings and provide support as needed.
Financial Risk Management and Controls
• Manage appropriate financial systems and controls and ensure they are in place to avoid significant finance audit risk ratings, both at the NO and project levels.
• Coordinate management responses to finance audits performed to the NO and projects; ensure they are sent on time to the Audit Department; and that finance related audit recommendations are implemented timely at all levels.
• Coordinate adequate preparation for GC and external audits.
• Manage Financial Risk
• Implement anti-corruption and fraud strategies
• Coordinate to ensure all recommendations from audit and investigation are implemented within 90 days.
Improve IT Infrastructure and Provide Quality Service
• Ensure improved office/programs connectivity
• Facilitate and ensure preparation of and adherence to computer usage policies
IT Security and Integrity
• Ensure office disaster preparedness and policies are updated to include new technologies, trends, and threats.
Manage financial risk and fiscal integrity.
• Manage complex funding arrangements across multiple funding streams
• Establish financial operations*
• Ensure a safe workplace

Note: *In emergency responses, finance may be required to set up new financial operations including use of Sun6 and ProVision.

Qualifications: Education/Knowledge/Technical Skills and Experience.
• Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, or Business Administration, or a related field with a preference of an MBA in Finance, MSC in Finance/Accounting/Auditing
• An international certification in ACCA, CIMA, CPA or equivalent is preferred
• Minimum 5 years of experience in a finance position with medium business/medium NGO/government agency
• Minimum 2 years of experience in a finance management position at senior leadership level
• Experience of treasury activities, establishment and monitoring of budgets and an understanding of data processing concepts and systems is preferred.
• Experience with humanitarian aid in-country is a plus.
• Experience working in a challenging environment (either in a fragile context or a relief environment is preferred).
• Highly flexible and agile in style with the ability to produce creative and pragmatic solutions to complex problems
• Solid knowledge of accounting principles, financial systems, budget/cash flow monitoring and internal accounting controls.
• Knowledge of government grant regulations and financial reporting requirements preferred
• Knowledge of local accounting system preferred
• Knowledge and experience working with the Board preferred
• Demonstrates systems thinking
• Experience with planning and forecasting
• Champions and Manages Innovation
• Must be able to lead and manage a team.
• Able to work in a cross-cultural environment with a multi-national staff.
• Good working knowledge of computerized accounting systems, preferably Sun Systems & ProVision.
• Must be computer literate in Microsoft Office programs.
• The position requires the ability and willingness to travel domestically and internationally up to 25% of the time.

Applicant Types Accepted:
Local and International Applicants (IA’s) Accepted

Application procedure

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Date Posted: 2022-03-03