Finance Associate Job Opportunities – GiveDirectly ~ Jobs in Uganda |  

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Organisation: GiveDirectly
Reports to:  Finance
Manager
Duty Station: Kampala,
Uganda
GiveDirectly is
driving a re-evaluation of the assumptions underlying international
philanthropy with a provocative model: we deliver donations directly to the
extreme poor and let them decide what to do with them. This approach builds on
two converging trends: the rapid spread of electronic last-mile payments
solutions in the emerging markets, and the large body of experimental evidence
showing that direct transfers are as or more cost-effective at reducing poverty
than more traditional, top-down approaches. GiveDirectly’s field operations
utilize state-of-the-art technology and business processes to deliver transfers
securely, efficiently, and transparently. Our unorthodox approach – allowing
the poor, and not the donor, to choose where they invest – has prompted debate
in the popular press and among policy makers. GiveDirectly has been featured on
NPR’s This American Life, and in Foreign Affairs, The Economist, and The New
York Times. It was named one of the Top 10 Most Innovative Companies in Finance
by FastCompany, one of the 25 Most Audacious Companies by Inc., and one of
GiveWell’s top-rated charities for 4 years running.
Job Summary:  The regional finance team currently supports
finance and accounting activities in seven (soon to be eight) countries in
Africa. As a member of the regional finance team, the Uganda Finance Associate
will assume both country office and cross-border finance and accounting roles,
covering any resource gaps that are expected to come with the widened scope to
the team. 
The Finance
Associate will report to the Treasury and Roving Finance Manager (Based in
Kenya). The role holder is also expected to work as an internal advisor to the
Uganda country management team on finance and accounting matters and be a
resource person to colleagues in the finance team.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
·       
Reviewing
and processing staff allowances
·       
Processing
vendor payments
·       
Implementing
asset management protocols including asset verifications and reconciliations
·       
Managing
liquidity requirements in-country
·       
Documenting
transactions in accordance with GD’s global bookkeeping standards in GD’s
accounting software
·       
Preparing
and presenting budget to actual reports
·       
Assisting
on other monthly and periodic close tasks as assigned with time
·       
Understanding,
advising and implementing on compliance requirements from tax regulators and
donors
·       
Assisting
in managing in-country audits and special reporting to donors and regulatory
bodies (immigration, NGO Board etc)
Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
·       
The
ideal candidate must hold a Bachelor’s degree; or professional accounting
qualification (CPA or ACCA)
·       
Minimum
of 2 years of progressive working experience in a busy accounting or finance
environment.
·       
Proven
experience working in a matrix reporting environment, or on multiple projects
·       
Knowledge
of accounting and tax regulations
·       
Competence
in excel and accounting software
·       
A team
player, leader, good project manager, effective communicator with strong
analytical skills
All suitably qualified
and interested candidates should apply online at the link below.

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