Jobs at Share An Opportunity Uganda (SAO-U)

Job Title:  Finance Manager

Share An Opportunity Uganda (SAO – U) is a National Christian founded child focused NGO empowering households and communities to fulfill their obligations in child care and development and affiliated to Baptist Union of Uganda. Share An Opportunity – Uganda’s key thematic areas are child health, Basic Education for OVC’s, Child Advocacy, Enterprise Development and food security, and institutional development for community based organisations while HIV/AIDS is mainstreamed in the program.

Job Summary:  The Finance Manager will mainly be responsible for;
  • Ensuring that the SAO’s finances are utilised in accordance with laid down financial policies and procedures.
  • Ensuring timely budget preparations, monitor its performance and act as the technical leader on all budget related issues in the SAO.
  • Ensuring timely provision and production of financial reports to management and the Board and External Auditors
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
  • To formulate, implement, review and manage the finances of SAO (U) and all attendant financial regulations, procedures and controls.
  • Develop the accounting systems at different levels.
  • Manage all financial transactions of SAO (U) to ensure their conformity with approved accounting and budget control systems, Procedures and approval authorities.
  • Work closely with statutory agencies like N.S.S.F and Uganda Revenue Authority filling statutory financial returns and remission of attendant dues to these agencies on time.
  • Make sure that there is efficient cash-flow management of the organization.
  • Actively co-ordinate budgeting at all levels and to ensure budgetary controls.
  • Make sure that funds are put into proper use and to adhere to internal controls.
  • Compile and prepare final accounts and to liaise with external auditors in carrying out annual audit of accounts on time.
  • Actively co-ordinate and oversee the setting up of the organizations and its financial systems.
  • Ensure good working financial environment for staff.
  • Ensure monthly reconciliation (of official receipts) and banking of the organizations cheque and cash receipts is done.
  • Maintain and update asset register for SAO.
  • Perform any other assignments as management may direct.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience:  
  • The candidate should hold a good university degree preferably B.Com (Accounting or Finance).
  • Additional professional accounting qualification such as ACA, ACCA, CIMA
  • A minimum of five years’ post professional qualification experience in a Senior position
  • Excellent computer literacy skills.
  • Accounting or financial skills.
  • Good management skills
  • Proven track record of effective people management.
How to Apply jobs:  
All candidates are encouraged to send their applications and supporting documents including copies of academic qualifications, curriculum vitae (CV) indicating names plus telephone contacts of three professional referees and Pastor/Church leader’s recommendation should be posted or hand delivered to:
The National Director, Share An Opportunity Uganda,
Plot 1448, Kitala Zone, Kanyanya, Gayaza RD
P.O. Box 23408, Kampala, Uganda.

Deadline: Friday 23rd May 2014

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