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Job Title: Finance Manager

Organization: Water For People

Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda

Reports to: Country Director

About Us:

Water For People is a global non-profit organization with headquarters in Denver, Colorado, USA, and country offices in Kampala, Uganda. Water for People aims at improving people’s quality of life by supporting the development of locally sustainable drinking water resources, sanitation facilities, and health and hygiene education programs. Water For People currently operates in 10 countries in Latin America, Africa and Asia. Currently, Water For People Uganda works in partnership with Local Governments western and eastern Uganda and is expanding operations in other districts yet to expand.

Job Summary: The Finance Manager will be responsible for the Country Programs financial management and contribute to the overall success of the organization by effectively managing all financial tasks for the organization. As necessary s/he may assist the partners of Water for people Uganda.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Update and maintain the accounting system of Water for Uganda consistent with financial regulations, rules, and procedures
  • Maintain timely and accurate financial statements and reports that are appropriate’ for users such as Headquarters, funding partners, and the Regional office in accordance with accounting principles and in the case of funding partners in accordance with contract agreements with funders
  • Prepare and submit as per policy monthly financial results and manage the cash flow including preparation of cash flow forecasts and wire transfer requests in accordance with policy
  • Implement the financial procedures manual and ensure compliance to accounting policies and procedures by all staff
  • Responsible for preparing monthly payroll functions to ensure that employees are paid in a timely and accurate manner
  • Ensure that all statutory requirements of the organization are met including filing of annual returns, submission of PAYE, NSSF and benefits remittances and other relevant taxes on time .
  • Prepare all supporting information for the annual external audit, internal audits and donor specific audits and liaise with the Regional finance Manager, Headquarters and the external auditors as necessary
  • The Finance Manager will reconcile bank accounts
  • Manage the acquisition of capital assets and ensure that assets are properly recorded, amortized, and disposed of as appropriate
  • Prepare the annual budget in consultation with the Country Director, Program Manager and Regional Finance Manager

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 

  • The applicant should hold an Undergraduate in Accounting or Finance or BBA (Accounting)
  • Fully qualified or Finalist in CPA/ ACCA or other equivalent accounting qualification
  • Three to five years’ experience in a supervisory role in Accounting or Finance departments.
  • The applicant should have three or more years nonprofit accounting/finance experience.
  • Working knowledge of accounting software, preferably NetSuite.
  • Good knowledge and understanding of the principles and practices of accounting, auditing, and financial reporting.
  • Significant experience in complex multi-currency transactions a plus.
  • Ability to meet tight deadlines;
  • High level of attention to detail, self-motivated
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English.
  • Working knowledge of International Financial Reporting Standards
  • The applicant should be familiar with the Companies Act
  • Proficiency in the use of computer programs for Accounting and Microsoft Office programs including Word, Excel, Power Point and Outlook.
  • He/She will demonstrate understanding of organizational mission, vision, values, policies, procedures, and strategic goals as well as trust and teamwork in all aspects of Water For People business.
  • Transparency, Teamwork, Trustworthy, Problem solving, Effective Communication and Able to Learn and teach others.

How to Apply for the job: 

All candidates are encouraged to send a Detailed CV and certified Academic certificates plus three (3) referees and their contacts addressed to: The Country Director, Water for People Uganda, P.O Box 1420, Kampala Uganda

Please send E-mail applications to: Email:

Deadline: Tuesday, 6th January, 2015

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