Finance Officer – DefendDefenders

Job Summary:
DefendDefenders is seeking a highly motivated and detail-oriented staff member to support and promote the work of the organisation as a Finance Officer. The successful candidate must be able to work independently and effectively, and be a team player that can provide guidance.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:
Ensures the integrity of accounting information by recording, verifying, consolidating, and entering transactions in the accounting software.
Makes sure that all financial transactions are carried out and recorded in accordance with standard financial procedures.
Prepares financial information, ensuring appropriate documentation and approvals are obtained.
Consolidates financial data from different donors into one institution report for audit.
Prepares monthly management financial reports and donor reports as and when they are due.
Prepares cash flow and forecast statements.
Maintains and reconciles subsidiary accounts by verifying, allocating, posting and resolving discrepancies.
Maintains general ledger by transferring subsidiary accounts; preparing a trial balance, balance sheet, income statement, and other statements.
Prepares journal entries and reconcile debtors and creditor accounts.
Participates in internal and external audits.
Ensures monthly cash and bank reconciliation are done by 15th of the following month.
Supports with staff payroll and ensures statutory deductions are emitted to the relevant authorities by 15th of the following month.
Participates in the preparation of budget estimates to donors.
Regularly reviews the petty cash float and ensure that the organisation has sufficient resources to facilitate operations
Carries out a cash count every two weeks and monitor cash balances and request top-ups from the Finance Manager.
Checks the month end cashbooks, and ensure that all book-keeping and coding is accurate.
Ensures that all financial documents are securely kept for each donor and files well labelled.
Prepares an analysis of the cashbooks, management report, comparison with budget, and commentary at the end of the month.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
Applicants must be willing to relocate to Kampala, Uganda, and must possess:
Bachelor’s degree in finance, accounting, or relevant field.
Proven work experience as a Finance Officer or similar role
In-depth knowledge of financial regulations and accounting processes.
Experience using financial software
Strong attention to detail.
Outstanding analytical and time management skills.
Ability to work independently and meet deadlines with minimal supervision.
Professional qualification as a CFA/CPA is considered a plus.

How to Apply:
All applicants should submit the following documents in a single submission:
Letter of motivation
CV including two references
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