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Director of Finance and Operations

John Snow, Inc

Driver & Transport Services

UGX Confidential
2 months ago

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Job Description/Requirements


Establish, maintain, and monitor program financial systems that fulfill and comply with all USAID requirements, Ugandan government financial requirements, and JSI/WE's financial and administrative policies and procedures;
Support and guide project teams to ensure compliance with financial controls and operating systems;
Supervise a team of staff to carry out day-to-day financial, human resources, administrative and operational tasks;
Manage the monthly accounting cycle, including the payment of staff salaries and bank statement monitoring and reconciliation;
Ensure that all incurred expenses are paid in a timely manner (including staff income taxes and social insurance);
Ensure timely and accurate submission of field office expenses and forecasts to HQ and work with HQ's finance and accounting team to rectify any field expense issues promptly;
Ensure that the provincial office's operational policies, including security, HR, procurement, inventory; and IT, are compliant with project and donor policies and effectively implemented;
Collaborate with the technical team to lead the preparation of the annual work plan and to prepare and monitor costed work plans;
Establish and maintain JSI/WE's budget, financial management, and tracking systems to ensure strong financial accountability;
Provide accurate and timely financial information to the management and project team for decision-making;
Establish and monitor the implementation and maintenance of accounting control procedures (documentation, administration, and accountability of financial transactions).


Minimum of a Bachelor's Degree in accounting, finance, or business administration, a Master’s degree or equivalent is preferred;
Strong operations and finance experience: has worked in a senior management role for 6+ years with an international organization with progressive experience leading to at least three years of experience in operations/administrative and financial management, preferred in an NGO setting;
In depth knowledge and direct experience working with USAID financial management rules and regulations and compliance requirements;
Strong managerial, organizational, and problem-solving skills, as well as professional maturity;
Technical expertise in all aspects of operations, including accounting, financial management, statutory compliances, tax laws and regulations, and HR;
Demonstrated knowledge and experience working with the Government of Uganda on issues of registration, corporate compliances, statutory requirements, audit, and tax laws, preferred;
Proven skills in organizational development, human resources management, budget, and resource development; demonstrated success developing and monitoring systems to manage both operational and programmatic work that involve high levels of collaboration;
Proficiency in relevant accounting software and databases, specifically Microsoft Excel and Quickbooks experience highly preferred;
Strong communication and interpersonal skills;
Demonstrated experience supervising, mentoring, and training staff; and,
Must be able to maintain confidentiality for all project and staff proprietary matters.
Ugandan nationals strongly encouraged to apply.

Salary commensurate with experience.

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