• Location:
    Mbale Mbale Mbale Mbale
  • Salary:
    negotiable
  • Job type:
    Full-Time
  • Posted:
    4 weeks ago
  • Category:
    Financial Services
  • Deadline:
    August 5, 2019
  • Languages:
    English

EXCITING EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY

DESCRIPTION OF SANYU AFRICA RESEARCH INSTITUTE
The Sanyu Africa Research Institute (SAfRI) is a local collaborative research institute situated in Mbale. The mission of Sanyu Africa Research Institute is to improve maternal, newborn and child health especially among the poor, through high quality collaborative clinical research and using low cost, innovative technologies. The Institute works closely with local health care providers and government to strengthen the research capacity and promote inspiring models of clinical practice. To achieve the above, institute seeks to recruit a motivated and competent candidate as indicated below;

Job Title: Manager Finance and Administration

Reports to: Executive Director

Duty station: Mbale Contract type: Full Time

Role summary
The manager Finance and Administration will provide Sanyu Africa Research Institute (SAfRI) with appropriate finance, procurement, and administrative support.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:

The manager finance will be required to:
MAIN DUTIES

Leadership of all aspects of financial management, accounts and controls Produce monthly accounts and variance analysis for decision making Prepare annual budget, cash requests, and quarterly forecasts Implement internal and external audit recommendations Prepare year end accounts and oversee external audit Prepare donor budget and financial reports in line with contract requirements Ensure policies and procedures are upheld, review and updated annually Line manage a team of three Uphold and embody our values and staff code of conduct at all times

FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT

Leadership of all aspects of financial management, accounts and controls Produce monthly accounts and variance analysis for decision making Prepare annual budget, cash requests, and quarterly re-forecasts Implement internal and external audit recommendations Prepare year end accounts and oversee external audit Prepare donor budget and financial reports in line with contract requirements Ensure policies and procedures are upheld, review and updated annually Line manage a team of three across three offices Uphold and embody our values and staff code of conduct at all times

ACCOUNTING FUNCTIONS

Ensure that accounting records and books of accounts are kept up to date Ensure that all payments to suppliers and/or projects are in accordance with relevant Donor regulations and approved plans/budgets Manage monthly payroll, and ensure necessary deductions and reimbursements are processed against staff accounts Ensure that donor funds are received as per disbursements agreements and that expenditure by all staff is coded by unit and donor correctly Ensure that bank reconciliation as well as debtors and creditors statements are done monthly Ensure that cheque books, purchase order books, invoices etc. are well accounted for and are kept in a safe and secure custody Annually review accounting timelines and processes to ensure accounts are being produced across our three offices in the most effective manner

FINANCIAL CONTROL AND RISK MANAGEMENT

Implement annual internal and external audit recommendations Build capacity among your team to strengthen supervision by finance Work with management to build a culture of values and transparency in finance. Oversee adherence to Restless Development’s, financial policies and procedures, and continuously improve systems and mitigate risks. Oversee management and control of fixed assets, equipment and supplies Conduct monthly spot checks to ensure a strong control environment Provide guidance and develop new tools and systems to strengthen financial controls and risk management

OPERATIONS AND HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT

Provide line and performance management to your team Develop mechanisms to ensure regular communication and planning of priorities takes place across the finance team. Provide training and coaching to the finance team and other staff as per organisational capacity building plans Oversee induction of new staff (finance and other) to Restless Development ‘s finances, financial procedures and policies with support of your team Uphold Restless Development codes of conduct and staff policies at all times personally and within the team

REQUIRED QUALIFICATION AND EXPERIENCE

• Honours’ degree in Accounting/Finance from a recognised institution.

• Professional Accounting qualifications; CPA or ACCA

• Minimum 3 years’ experience in Accounting/finance in project, public or private sector

• Donor Fund Management experience

ESSENTIAL SKILLS AND SPECIFICATION

• Good interpersonal skills

• Strong leadership and communication skills

• Highly organised, detail-oriented and self-motivated/driven

• Ability to handle Multi-tasks simultaneously

• Ability to professionally communicate in writing and verbally or other means deemed appropriate

• Knowledge of government of Uganda procedures, rules and regulations

• Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills

• Flexibility and ability to handle demanding Tasks

• Integrity and ethical conduct, well developed organisational planning, interpersonal and communication skills

• Skills in automated financial systems especially

TALLY OR QUICKBOOKS

Financial software, spreadsheet, word and presentation skills

• Ability to meet assigned deadlines, support team members and uphold team spirit
How to apply; SAfRI will offer a competitive remuneration package to the successful candidate. Candidates that know that they meet the above criteria and have what it takes to excel in the above position, please apply online via www.vacancies.safri.ac.ug (let’s save the environment). You should upload the following documents; cover letter, CV (signed and dated) with details of email address (if any), present position, current remuneration, previous work experience, address of three (3) Referees; relevant Certificates/testimonials, and transcripts.

Deadline for submission of application: August 05, 2019 23.59hrs Address your application to The Manager Human Resources Sanyu Africa Research Institute P.O. Box 2190, Mbale, Uganda Website: www.safri.ac.ug Email: info@safri.ac.ug For phone inquiries, contact +256 752038006 and +256 704985877

Key Notes:

• SAfRI is an equal opportunity employer and does not charge a recruitment fee or any other fees at any stage of the recruitment process.

• Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

• Any form of canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification

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