Oxfam is a worldwide organisation that employs works in more than 90 countries. We seek to overcome poverty and suffering. Oxfam’s global strategic goals include contributing to achieving more profound and lasting change in the lives of people living with poverty and injustice. We’re creating a world- wide influencing network to unite the power of local organizations, who share a common vision for change. Adequately resourced, local organizations are best- positioned to influence and actively participate in the fight against the injustice of poverty.
The Finance Assistant will work closely with the Field Finance Officer to provide quality financial information as well as provide finance support to the programme teams;
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
- Administer Petty cash and ensure that top ups are done on time;
- Making sure that all invoices passed for payment have the relevant supporting documentation;
- Ensure that all processed documents are Stamped “paid”;
- Update the petty cash book for effective cash flow management;
- Support processing and accountability of staff travel advances;
- Ensure all finance files are updated on daily basis and that the relevant accounts documents are filed correctly and timely;
- Guide staff of their respective balances;
- Act as the bank agent – cashing and depositing cash and equivalents;
- Reconcile supplier accounts before payments are prepared;
- Make payments in the field especially for casual workers;
- Occasionally travel to the field offices to assist on finance related matters;
- Stand in for the finance officer when required and any other related duties assigned by the supervisor.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
- The ideal candidate for the Oxfam Finance Assistant job must hold a Degree in Accounting, financial management, commerce, economics or related field and professional certification in accounting an added advantage
- Two years of relevant professional experience in an NGO setting
- Broad knowledge and experience of all core financial management activities, including accounts payable, cash management, budget development, statutory requirements (particularly related to Ugandan standards) and standard accounts
- Proficiency in numeracy skills and good computer skills (Excel especially, Word)
- Ability to prioritise work issues to meet deadlines with minimal supervision and adjust to constantly changing situations while maintaining focus on delivery and follow-through
- Good analytical and conceptual thinking skills with a proven proactive approach to identifying and resolving problems and suggesting improvements that continuously seek to provide a better service to Oxfam
- Excellent personal communication skills, in written and verbal English
- A high level of self-awareness, personal energy, stamina and flexibility.
- Ability to work creatively, effectively and under own initiative, pays attention to detail
- Show commitment to Oxfam’s overall aims and policies and experience of promoting women’s rights and the interests of marginalized people in all aspects of Oxfam’s work
How to Apply
All suitably qualified and interested candidates are encouraged to send their updated CVs and cover letters ONLY to email@example.com indicating the position name in the email subject line. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.
Deadline: 13th February, 2018.