Finance Manager needed at Uganda Health Marketing Group (UHMG)

Job Title:    Finance Manager

Organisation: Uganda Health Marketing Group (UHMG)

Reports to: Director Finance and Administration

Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda

About US:

Uganda Health Marketing Group (UHMG) is a Company Limited by Guarantee with an NGO status, whose Vision is “A good life for all Ugandans”. UHMG works in partnership with public, private, and civil society institutions to improve the quality of life of Ugandans through the provision of superior and affordable health care solutions. Using the Good Life Platform as its launch pad, UHMG has employed uniquely designed interventions and innovative behavior change communication approaches to raise people’s awareness of and demand for health care services for Reproductive Health, HIV, Malaria, and Maternal & Child Health.

Job Summary: The Finance Manager will coordinate the finance department of UHMG, by ensuring efficiency and timely reporting. The position is responsible for providing professional and technical accounting expertise and oversight of UHMG’s financial operations. This position requires a person who has capacity in the areas of budgeting and accounting. The person should have the capacity to work under minimum supervision, keep a clean accounting system and procedures, maintain systematic records, as well as undertake timely reporting, while upholding our Core Values.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:  

Planning and Budgeting:

  • Actively participate in the preparation of the organization’s annual work plans, procurement plans, and budgets and monitor their implementation.
  • Oversee budget tracking and, in liaison with the supervisor, ensure timely replenishment of funds from respective sources.
  • Prepare budgets and cash-flow statements, manage and control the approved budgets, and ensure that expenditures comply with grant/donor agreements.
  • Provide the supervisor with a weekly liquidity report of all UHMG funds.
  • Ensure the Financial accounting system is operational in all departments.
  • Oversee all financial transactions of the Organization to ensure their conformity with approved accounting and budgetary control systems, procedures and regulations.
  • Establish/review and revise, in liaison with the Finance Team, the financial policies, systems and procedures of the organisation and of sub-grantees.
  • The incumbent will reconcile all monthly transactions within the system and provide all relevant financial reports to the supervisor.
  • Oversee monthly and quarterly general ledger accounting. Review the monthly audit trail and reports to ensure accuracy. Prepare adjusting journal vouchers as appropriate.
  • Oversee all financial transactions of the Organization to ensure their conformity with approved accounting and budgetary control systems, procedures and approved authorities.
  • Keenly review all payments for approval.
  • Ensure all statutory payments and dues are remitted on time, as well as filing of financial returns.
  • Supervise and manage the performance and development of staff in the department in line with the Organization’s goals, objectives, policies and regulations.

Financial Reporting:

  • Ensure timely reporting all sub-grantees.
  • Prepare final accounts and liaise with external auditors to carry out annual Audit and Financial reports.
  • Ensure preparation of monthly and quarterly management reports and timely submission of financial annual accounts (in compliance with donor agreements) to the supervisor.
  • Undertake accurate and timely reporting and accounting for all funds.
  • Manage the preparation and timely submission of monthly and quarterly management reports and financial accounts.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • The ideal candidate for the UHMG Finance Manager career vacancy should hold a Bachelor’s Degree in Finance, Accounting, Business Administration, Commerce or other financial-related field. Possession of a Masters Degree in financial management is an added advantage. Possession of a Post Graduate Diploma in Financial Management is essential
  • Full professional accounting qualification (e.g. ACCA, CPA) is mandatory.
  • A minimum of four years’ relevant experience in a finance role at management level.
  • Proficiency in relevant computer applications and databases, with hands-on experience in the use of accounting software (e.g. Sage, Sun Systems, Navision, Tally, QuickBooks, Pastel, etc.) is a must.
  • Excellent report writing and presentation skills.
  • Highly flexible, innovative, a team player, with good communication, feedback, and interpersonal and supervisory skills, assertive and able to question unclear transactions.
  • Ability to delegate clearly, and have flair for attention to detail, and able to work with a multi-cultural team within the organization.

How to Apply:

All qualified candidates should send their applications with copies of Curriculum Vitae, names of three professional referees, copies of certified academic documents, and telephone and email contacts to: The Human Resources Manager, Uganda Health Marketing Group Ltd.; Plot 20-21, 27-28, Martyrs Crescent, Ntinda, or to P. O. Box 4553, Kampala, Uganda.

N.B:  Hand deliveries should be submitted at the UHMG reception.

Deadline: 17th February, 2017 by 4:30pm

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