Finance Officer International NGO Job Opportunities – PATH
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
PATH is a global organization that works to accelerate health equity by bringing together public institutions, businesses, social enterprises, and investors to solve the world’s most pressing health challenges. With expertise in science, health, economics, technology, advocacy, and dozens of other specialties, PATH develops and scales solutions—including vaccines, drugs, devices, diagnostics, and innovative approaches to strengthening health systems worldwide.
Job Summary: The Finance Officer will be an integral part of the Country office finance function primarily focusing on supporting the month end financial reporting and enforcing of internal controls while executing financial transactions.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
- Maintain and ensure timely recording of accurate accounting data in the Accounting System.
- Prepare all payroll related transactions of the month (payroll for staff and temp staff, file PAYE and NSSF returns plus uploading corresponding payments)
- Reconcile payroll GL accounts to the payroll on monthly basis
- Prepare monthly bank reconciliations in the BW and follow up any reconciling items with the bank
- Review timesheet charges accuracy for all staff appropriately to the projects
- Weekly and monthly review of balance sheet accounts for accuracy, aging and reconciliation. Prepare quarterly/monthly cash requests and monitor CO liquidity-ensuring liquidity is sufficient Vs procurement planner
- In Liaison with the Admin officer, keep an updated register of all Assets and Inventory including files of asset theft/damage reports, disposals etc
- Provide guidance to program teams on all finance related matters
- Provide regular expenditure and projection analysis
- Manage bank and Mobile money accounts and ensure monthly reconciliation of bank accounts
- Ensure timely payments including reviewing of invoices, preparation of payment vouchers and other accounting documents in compliance with PATH Field Accounting Policies.
- Ensure compliance with financial policies (e.g. per diem policy, etc.) and maintain and update in-country financial policies as needed
- Conduct analyses of financial data to inform project management as required
- Facilitate periodic internal and external audit and assist in implementation of recommendations as required
- All payroll transactions are completed within the stipulated time and the payroll reconciled to the general ledger on monthly basis
- Statutory returns are made according to the requirements
- Payments through bank and Mobile money are made within the framework of robust internal controls
- Monthly Bank reconciliation reports made
- Monthly balance sheet accounts aging and trend analysis report prepared
Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
- The ideal candidate for the PATH Finance Officer job placement must hold a bachelor’s degree in accounting or finance. Membership to professional Accounting bodies such as CPA, ACCA will be an added advantage.
- At least three years’ experience in a busy accounting department. Experience working with institutional donors in a multi donor funded organization will be an added advantage.
- Knowledge and experience with any accounting software packages.
- Ability to effectively communicate project financial information to a variety of different audiences
- Excellent interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to interact professionally with diverse people, clients and consultants.
- Computer literacy in MS Office applications including Word, Excel, Power Point; Outlook
- Willingness and ability to work with all stakeholders.
- Willingness to accept additional responsibilities.
- Willingness to work in between different and competing priorities as required.
- Willingness to work across time zones and under strict deadlines.
NB: Candidates must have legal authorization to work in Uganda.
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates are encouraged to apply online at the link below
PATH is an equal opportunity employer. Every qualified applicant will be considered for employment. PATH does not discriminate based on race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or orientation, genetic information, age, national origin, marital status, disability status, political ideology, military or protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.