Finance & Administration Manager

at Seed Global Health
Published February 12, 2024
Location Kampala, Uganda
Category Finance  
Job Type Full Time  


The Finance and Administration Manager (F&A Manager) contributes his/her energy, passion and skills primarily to supporting Seed’s Uganda country program in a fast-paced office during a time of rapid growth. The position is a full-time position based in Kampala. The F&A Manager supports various F&A functions (including developing, maintaining and implementing policies, procedures and systems) and manages special projects related to organisational needs and priorities as requested by the Country Director and the Global F&A team.

Duties and responsibilities

Finance and accounting

Preparation and submission of periodic financial reports of the country program activities to Boston within agreed timelines.
Manage the accounting system and ensure that it meets the key requirements relating to reporting to Key stakeholders including segregation of donor funds and reporting to statutory bodies.
Focal person for all Sparkrock 365 ERP issues including training and support to the country team.
Support the Country Director and Global F&A team to ensure that all country and global teams are informed of significant issues and developments concerning the Uganda program financial management and budget monitoring of the activities including tracking and generating budget to actual reports.
Serve as a liaison with external partners including bank officials, auditors, government agencies, vendors and attorneys as delegated by the country director.
Liaise with the Global F&A team, primarily through the Global Finance & Operations Manager to ensure smooth coordination of finance and administration activities including procurement, internal and external compliance and human resource management.
Initiate monthly funds advance requests from Headquarters based on the monthly expenditure projections of the country office activities.
Ensure that all cash requisitions are authorised before payment and that every payment must be made on a payment voucher immediately.
Ensure that all supporting documents are properly filed appropriately both in soft and hard copies per documented procedures and stipulated by the law for compliance and tax auditing if/when needed.
Supervise the maintenance of petty cash level in the safe according to approved amounts at any point in time. Ensure the safe is always under lock and key.
With support from the Global F&A team and the Country director, Lead the year-end audit exercises of the books of accounts for the country office.
Support the Global F&A team in preparing for global end-of-year audit exercises.

Program support.

Oversee logistical and administrative support to the country team during country program activities and team meetings.
Research and synthesise financial information to inform planning, strategic decision-making activities, and grant proposals.
Responding promptly to queries and internal requests for information.
Support the Country Director and Country team to develop, and monitor budgets and have appropriate actions in line with stipulated budgetary processes.
Human Resources support

Prepare the monthly payroll, file related taxes and process payments against such returns (PAYE, WHT, LST).
Maintain and update personnel files on the HR management platform.
Support the recruitment process for new positions including local advertisements.
Assist the Country Director and Director Human Resources in recruitment exercises as well as handling staff separation from the organisation.
Administer and implement staff benefits and welfare packages as stipulated on the benefits/welfare packages policy.
Assist the Country Director and Global HR team with administering safety and security protocols and responding to needs as they arise.
Perform any such other duties as shall from time to time be assigned by the Country Director or such other designated officer.
Educational qualification, skills and experience

A minimum of a bachelor’s degree in accounting & finance or related discipline.
A full professional qualification in accounting is desirable and a minimum of level 3 is a must.
At least five years’ experience working in a busy international NGO setting - a minimum of 3 years should have been as part of senior management.
Proficiency in ERPs such as Microsoft Dynamics, Business Central or similar software.
Excellent proficiency in Microsoft suite especially Excel and Word.
Proficiency in PowerBi or other data visualization and reporting software is a plus.
Excellent interpersonal skills.
Excellent oral and written communication skills.
Organised, detail and result oriented.

Interested applicants should email a cover letter and current CV/resume not exceeding 5 pages indicating 3 referees and their contacts addressed to:
Human Resources, Seed Global Health by email.
Please indicate ‘Finance & Administration Manager, Uganda’ in the subject line of your email.

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