Finance Officer

Norwegian Refugee Council, Uganda

Skill Required:, Finance and Accounts
Preferred Experience: 
5 years
Closing Date for Applications: 
27th November, 2019

Job Description

The Finance Officer will on a monthly basis support the Area and Country offices in internal reporting and account analysis. Perform accounts payable accounting function including receiving and matching invoices, account coding, preparation of disbursements and accounts payable related record keeping.
Duties and responsibilities

  • Support the Area Manager in Kyangwali in day to day reconciliations and financial analysis
  • Provides assistance in timely monthly closing and ensuring Area Offices are able to close on agreed upon deadlines
  • Review financial reports and documents from the field offices and insure that they are timely received.
  • Work closely with logistic department to insure that asset register is updated regularly and match physical assets.
  • Prepare a trip report for each assignment and submit to Finance Coordinator and Finance Manager.
  • Provide training and support to finance and non-finance staff regarding generally accepted financial procedures and NRC internal controls.
  • Assist in yearend closing and audit document preparation
  • Participate in and facilitate country finance workshops and training as required;
  • Maintain open communication with Finance, program staff and others for all financial clarifications
  • In collaboration with AM and Field Coordinator development of area master support budget


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, Commerce, Finance or Accounting.
  • Minimum of 5 years relevant experience.
  • Three (3) years’ progressive experience in financial management, budget monitoring, audit compliance, and risk management.
  • Familiar with3 year of INGO experience is a plus.
  • CPA2 qualification is added advantage.
  • Knowledge of Aggresso is added advantage.

Personal qualities

  • Excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills.
  • Strict attention to policy and practice detail
  • Very strong financial analysis skills
  • High integrity
  • Good knowledge of financial reporting systems in donor funded work


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