Finance and Administration Officer job at Chimpanzee Sanctuary & Wildlife Conservation Trust

Finance and Administration Officer  job at Chimpanzee Sanctuary & Wildlife Conservation Trust

ChimpJob Title:  Finance and Administration Officer

The Chimpanzee Sanctuary & Wildlife Conservation Trust (Chimpanzee Trust) is a Wildlife Conservation NGO whose mission is to: Promote chimpanzee conservation and environmental management for sustainable development.

Job Summary: The Finance and Administration Officer will be responsible for the day to day administration and financial support of the organisation. The incumbent will work to ensure that the Trust maintains high standards of financial and administrative integrity and accountability including all required

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • The Finance and Administration Officer (FAO) serves as a technical support function to the other departments. She/ he is expected to work as a team member to provide effective and efficient support to Chimpanzee Trust other Departments and programs;
  • Makes sure that Chimpanzee Trust’s policies as well as donor regulations are strictly followed.
  • In charge of the development, documentation and implementation of appropriate revenue policies, accounting and control procedures;
  • Ensuring revenue from various financiers and donors is properly recorded and accounted for in accordance with funding agreements;
  • Ensuring timely production of periodical management reports showing budget versus actual and analysis by various cost
  • The role holder will ensure that all donor reports are prepared and submitted in accordance to funding agreements;
  • Responsible for the development of appropriate chart of accounts.
  • Ensuring maintenance of a clear audit trail of all revenue data processed in the accounting systems;
  • Producing and sending periodic financial reports, reviewing and submitting them to users in a timely manner;
  • Reviewing and revising revenue control procedures as necessary to ensure that they remain adequate for Chimpanzee Trust;
  • Perform any other relevant tasks to be assigned by the Executive Director.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience needed for the job: 

  • The candidate should hold a Bachelor’s degree in Finance Management and Accounting, B. Commerce or Business administration from a recognized university or ACCA/ CPA level III.
  • A minimum of five or more years working experience preferably in an NGO setting.
  • The incumbent must have proficient knowledge in the following areas: computerized accounting programs (SAGE Pastel), generally accepted accounting principles, preparation of financial statements, and preparation of financial reports, payroll systems and reporting.
  • Possess a valid driving permit.

How to Apply for the job: 

If you meet the above requirements, please send your hand written application, copies of your academic testimonials, CV, names and addresses of two referees, telephone contact physically to: The Recruitment Committee, Chimpanzee Trust, Plot 1 Bank Close, Entebbe, P.O. Box 884 Entebbe. Uganda.

Deadline:  10th November, 2014

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