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Country Finance Manager

Danish Refugee Council

This is a Full-time position in Uganda posted April 28, 2022.

Danish Refugee Council Jobs in Uganda Country Finance Manager Carreer opportunities in Uganda vacancies in Danish Refugee Council at Uganda

# Job Description

The Finance Manager ensures compliance with donor regulations as well as DRC’s
internal policies and procedures and provides support to the program
management teams as required.

Key Duties and Responsibilities
• Accounting/Finance
As a super user for DRC Dynamics, oversee the finance functionalities in DRC
Dynamics and update all staff on new developments.
• Oversee and manage daily accounting and finance functions including the
timely recording of transactions, cash management, banking, payroll,
receivables, payables and timely updating in DRC Dynamics
• Maintain banking relations and plan/monitor country cash flow requirements
to ensure the smooth implementation of DRC programs.
• With the support of Country Finance staffs, monitor regularly the petty cash
floats in area offices and ensure adequate cash is in hand to support the
program requirements.
• Plan and maintain oversight of co-funding requirements and share overview
with HoSS on quarterly basis.
• Coordinate with country Finance staff to organize & submit Finance
supporting documents Scanned and hard copies in relevant archives One
drive/Share point etc., according to DRC Uganda/RO/HQ requirements.
• Coordinate with Finance/HR staff to ensure timely payment of staff salaries.
• Roll out of new DRC Dynamics functionalities to all DRC Uganda staff as
• To monitor cash flow and liquidity of the DRC country program and to ensure
adequate funds are available in Area bank accounts.
• Reporting
• To prepare donor financial reports for RO/HQ review and ensure timely
submission to the donors, ensuring quality of the reports.
• Provide monthly management reports which will include expenditures by
project, sub grantee or Partners’ reporting and other financial information,
in a timely and accurate manner and any other report as requested by DRC
Country Director, Head of Support Service, Regional Office, HQ etc.,
• Review and monitor partners’ financial reporting and compliance. Provide
additional technical assistance to partners as necessary to maintain high
standards of compliance.
• Budget, Financial Management and Control
• Ensure that financial related information is accurate and is well
maintained. This includes an overall planning, budget and control of
expenditures for shared operational costs, but also coordination of budgeting
and expenditure related to programme implementation.
• Implement relevant financial control tools within the country programme.
• Develop budgets for new project proposals and budget revision in
collaboration with the Grants team, HoP, Area Managers and Program
• Preparation and coding of new budgets and updating the DRC Dynamics.
• Update Monthly Master budgets in collaboration with the field offices and
in collaboration with the County Director.
• Implement grant budgeting and forecasting systems for all DRC projects with
the assistance of Area Manager/Program Managers and relevant team members.
• People Management
• Lead and manage the finance team including people planning, performance,
well-being, and staff development
• Support the development and implementation of financial management capacity
building of staff in the Country Finance team and provide support to the Area
based Finance teams
• Work to build the capacity of finance staff members throughout the program
through frequent in-service training sessions and mentoring support.
• Others
• Support & supervises, audits in-country, external, coordinate with area
offices/RO/HQ to compile documents required by the auditors. If required
coordinate with the auditors based on request of the RO Compliant Specialist
on audit process.
• With support of Country Finance staff, assess the needs and identify
issues/gaps in Area Finance office/staff and prioritize timely practical
actions to respond to particular financial issues.
• Monitor systems for financial operations in the main programme offices and
in field offices in accordance with the DRC Operations handbook, Field Finance
Manual and donor regulations, including systems for cash flow management,
budgeting, consolidation of accounting information, internal controls,
financial reporting & financial record­keeping.
• Ensure Procurement policies/guidelines are followed in Finance routine work
including payments documentation.
• Report to the Head of Support Service of any irregularities that occur
within the DRC offices.
• Follow up on new procedures and guidelines designated in circulars from
Country Director/Head of Support Service/Regional Office and HQ.

Experience Education and technical competencies:
• At least 8 years’ experience working with NGOs or other international
• Previous DRC/DDG experience advantageous
• Hands-on experience/skills in MS Excel experience in working with formulas
& ERP Systems ie: Microsoft Dynamics
• Experience in preparation of Donor budget and reporting for
Danida/SIDA/USAID/EU/UN/DFID donors.
• Strong information technology skills.
• Excellent interpersonal and teamwork skills, working with different groups
and nationalities.
• Good management skills.
• Ability to prepare training modules on accounting management and conduct
trainings to Finance and Non-Finance staff.
• Experience with cash transfer programs
• High integrity, pro-active, stable, robust character and a good team-player
• Highly motivated, results-oriented, and with well-developed problem-solving
• Ability to cope with heavy workloads and to work under pressure to meet
tight deadlines.
• Excellent management, analytical and negotiation skills.
• Proven commitment to accountability practices.
• Proven ability to prioritize tasks, meet deadlines, and work with limited
• University degree in Finance/Accounting/Commerce/Business Administration
• Professional qualification ACCA, CPA or similar – mandatory
• Post graduate degree is desirable
• Languages
• Excellent Communication skills in English required.

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**Closing Date** : 8th May. 2022

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