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Senior Finance Officer

Light for the World

This is a Full-time position in Kampala posted April 17, 2022.

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# Job Description

Light for the World is a global development organisation. We empower people
with disabilities and enable eye health services in low-income countries. Over
the last three decades we improved health systems, enabled education for all,
and amplified the voices of people with disabilities

Our programmes include:
Eye Health – preventing blindness and promoting eye health for all
Inclusive Education – ensuring children with disabilities receive quality,
inclusive education
Inclusive Economic Empowerment – ensuring that barriers are removed for men
and women with disabilities to access decent work
We focus on the poorest and hardest to reach because that’s where we will have
the biggest impact.

In Uganda, our country strategy for the year 2021-2025 focuses on Eye health,
Inclusive Economic Empowerment, Disability Inclusion and Inclusive Education.
Currently, Light for the World Uganda implements projects on eye health,
inclusive economic empowerment and disability inclusion with a presence in 21
districts. We are in the process of expanding our team in Uganda and looking
for a committed person to fill this role and be part of this growth.
Senior Finance Officer 1 National Position
Based in Kampala, Uganda 40 hours a week

Role profile:
The Senior Finance Officer’s SFO main responsibility is safeguarding the
assets of Light for the World LFTW and ultimately the donors against fraud,
loss or misuse and to ensure proper documentation and processing of the
finances of the organization. The SFO is primarily responsible for, but is not
limited to, payments for activities and operations, petty cash and activity
advance reconciliations, and supporting the Finance and Operations Manager in
carrying out the responsibilities of the finance department. The SFO is aware
of and adheres to LFTW’s procurement integrity standards in all activities.
S/he reports directly to the Finance and Operations Manager FOM and will
directly manage the Finance Officer and Finance Assistant.

Key Duties & Responsibilities
• Ensures that funds expended in the country is done in accordance with
“Generally Accepted Accounting Principles”, LFTW policy, donor regulations and
requirements, Ugandan law, standard operating procedures, and best business
• Monitor the bank and mobile money accounts to ensure funds are available for
operations and review and reconcile on a monthly basis.
• Support the FOM with annual budgeting and preparing the quarterly forecast.
• Ensures that all advances are cleared / collected on time and prepare
advance analysis on a monthly basis.
• Prepare the monthly financial report for submission to the Vienna office,
project trackers and adhoc reports.
• Ensure timely payment and filing of statutory deductions and withholding
tax, prepare withholding tax certificates for all appropriate payments and
distribute these accordingly.
• Ensure that all costs and travels have adequate prior authorization and
approval prior to payment remittance. Follow up all discrepancies identified.
• Ensure that every financial transaction is properly approved by a budget-
holder signatory, is properly documented, files are complete and demonstrates
evidence of compliance with LFTW policy, donor regulations, Ugandan law, and
standard operating procedures.
• Ensures that all payments for purchases of goods and services are made
promptly and according to LFTW regulations, and that actions are governed by
the highest standards of personal and business conduct as stipulated in the
Policy Guidelines and Generally Accepted Accounting Principles.
• Contribute to maintaining teamwork, discipline sound work relationships and

A degree in Accounting, Business Administration or equivalent accounting
• Minimum of three years’ experience in a similar role or recognized NGO role
which explicitly involved donor-funded projects.
• Capacity to multi-task, excellent time management skills and be able to
adhere to tight deadlines.
• A strong accounting experience, knowledge of QuickBooks and experience in
dealing with complex budgets are added advantages.
• Demonstrated experience to provide technical assistance to organizations and
conduct trainings.
• Experience in maintaining excellent communication with Headquarters.
• Excellent people skills with experience in collaborating in a diverse and
dynamic team
• Innovative and strategic thinker always ready to adapt and learn.
• Technology savvy with proficiency in the use of MS Excel and other Office
software packages.
• High levels of integrity and accountability.
• Commitment to Light for the World’s mandate and values.

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**Closing Date** : 27th April. 2022

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