Job Title: Senior Finance & Compliance Officer

Duty Station: Kampala

Reports to: Finance Manager

Job Description:

Control and Compliance to Assigned Grants (30%):

  • Ensure full compliance with donor requirements, WCH policies, and local regulations for assigned projects.
  • Conduct internal verifications to ensure financial control and adherence to donor guidelines.
  • Identify financial errors or fraud and report findings to the Finance Manager and senior management.
  • Review all financial documents of projects funded by assigned donors to ensure compliance before donor audits.
  • Ensure partners comply with all tax liabilities.

Assist in Donor Funds Management (30%):

  • Support the Finance Manager in managing donor funds and producing timely donor reports.
  • Assist budget holders in preparing donor and organizational budgets, ensuring compliance with regulations.
  • Assist in explaining variances between budget and actual spending and coordinate monthly reviews of Budget versus Actuals (BvAs).
  • Review financial reports provided by partners and provide feedback as required.

Partner Compliance Oversight (30%):

  • Maintain proactive links with partners to ensure compliance with donor requirements, WCH policies, and national laws.
  • Provide support and oversight to partners to ensure project implementation complies with regulations.
  • Assess partners’ financial management capacity, recommend actions to address gaps, and follow up on implementation.
  • Review partners’ external audit reports and address any issues raised.
  • Make recommendations to management on partner performance and areas needing improvement.

Capacity Building (10%):

  • Train and develop the capacity of WCH’s grant teams and partners in financial management.
  • Provide financial training to budget holders to enforce financial controls and decision-making based on reports.
  • Support staff training in procurement, budget management, and systems policies and procedures.

Other Responsibilities:

  • Adhere to the standards of conduct outlined in the Code of Conduct, Child Safeguarding Policy, and Anti-Trafficking Policy.
  • Support and promote the standards outlined in the WCH and donor Code of Conduct and related policies.
  • Undertake other related duties as assigned by the Finance Manager.

Qualifications:

  • Honors Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Finance.
  • Professional qualification of CPA or ACCA is mandatory.
  • Membership to a professional association is required.
  • Minimum of 3+ years of work experience in financial management or accounting on similar projects.

Skills and Competencies:

  • Strong organizational skills and ability to work with minimal supervision.
  • Excellent report writing and oral communication skills.
  • Results-oriented with high levels of integrity.
  • Interpersonal skills to maintain effective relationships with partners.
  • Attention to detail and proficiency in MS Office and other professional software.

 

 



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