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Finance Officer

Kara Tunga

This is a Full-time position in Uganda posted January 14, 2022.

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# Job Description

Kara-Tunga is hiring a Finance Officer to support the growth of the
organisation where business obligations meet donor-requirements. The ideal
candidate has sufficient experience to individually manage financial donor-
requirements as well as business financial obligations according to the laws
of Uganda.

About us
Kara-Tunga is an Ugandan social enterprise, a pioneer in tourism
development for Karamoja sub-region in northeastern Uganda. The enterprise
believes in doing business to do good and therefore work together with various
corporate partners and NGO’s towards a community-lead and competitive regional
tourism sector.
Kara-Tunga has founded several initiatives as part of their eco-system of
tourism for sustainable development skilling, marketing, product development,
tour operation and hospitality services. The current ‘Finance Officer’
vacancy is aimed at strengthening the team with financial expertise to be able
to comply with financial needs of the business as well as the donor-funded
side.

Job overview
Under the direct supervision of the Directors, the Finance Officer, holds
responsibility directly related to Accounting, Project Finance and Procurement
and general office administrative duties.
The Finance Officer is responsible for ensuring that the day-to-day accounting
operations and financial management functions are performed in accordance with
Kara-Tunga policies and procedures, the Generally Accepted Accounting
Principles GAAP, Donor-requirements, Uganda Tax Obligations, Uganda
Employment Act.

Key working relationships
• Directors
• Project coordinators
• Project assistants
• Community officer
• Tour consultant
• Cashier

Qualifications
• Bachelor’s degree in accounting, or Finance or CPA, ACCA equivalent.
• Business studies or management with specialisation in finance or accounting.
• A minimum of three 3 years of accounting experience.
• Sound experience of working in finance, administration and/or procurement in
a relevant field in Business and NGOs.
• Understanding of Business as well as NGO operating procedures, principals
and requirements like tax and other government-imposed obligations.
• Excellent computer skills, specifically in Microsoft excel.
• Experience of using accounting software especially, QuickBooks.
• Fluency in English written and spoken
• A positive problem-solving approach
• Good inter-personal and team-working skills
• A commitment to learning and being open to new ideas and approaches
• Commitment to own continuing personal and professional development
• Good time management skills
• Honest and Trustworthy

Duties and responsibilities
• Provides financial reports to meet both internal and external donor
requirements. Supports the project manager in being compliant to internal- and
external procedures and regulations and donor guidelines regarding the
financial administration of projects.
• Assists in development of budgets in proposals. Guides and oversees
qualification process for grants if applicable.
• Manage and oversee the daily operations of the accounting department
including: month and end-year process, accounts payable/receivable, cash
receipts, general ledger, payroll and utilities, treasury, budgeting, cash
forecasting, revenue and expenditure variance analysis, capital assets
reconciliations, trust account statement reconciliations, check runs, fixed
asset activity, debt activity.
• Monitor and analyze accounting data and produce financial reports or
statements
• Establish and enforce proper accounting methods, policies and principles
• Coordinate and complete annual audits
• Provide recommendations
• Improve systems and procedures and initiate corrective actions
• Assign projects and direct to ensure compliance and accuracy
• Meet financial accounting objectives
• Establish and maintain fiscal files and records to document transactions

Key performance indicators
• Accounts payable turnover ratio
• Accounts receivable turnover ratio
• Monthly management reports
• Timely submission of financial reports

Inclusiveness
Kara-Tunga is committed to narrowing the gender gap in leadership
positions. We offer generous benefits that provide an enabling environment for
women to participate in our workforce including parental leave. We welcome and
strongly encourage qualified female professionals to apply.

Remuneration
Remuneration is standardized for the role of Finance Officer, contact us
for more information. The role is expected to take five days a week full-
time, although the workload will differ heavily depending on the phase of the
project. The coordinator will be expected to be flexible it’s not a typical
9-to-5 job.

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Applicants are expected to send an application letter OR video pitch max 2
minutes, as well as a concise CV to **[email protected]** . In the
application letter you are expected to elaborate on your ambitions and
motivation, skills and experience. Also, clearly indicate for which position
you are applying. Add the contacts of two or more relevant references. The
first round of applications will close at January 20, 2022.

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