Job Title: Finance Assistant – Raising The Village Jobs 2021
Organization: Raising The Village (RTV)
Duty Station: Mitooma, Uganda
Reports to: Senior Finance Officer
Raising The Village (RTV) Profile
Raising The Village provides a combination of projects which address the immediate needs of the household while building the foundations for long-term household income development. Raising The Village therefore is committed to building affordable and effective poverty solutions which deliver lasting outcomes. As of 2021, RTV is implementing projects in Kisoro,Kyenjojo,Kaliro, Kanungu,Kagadi ,Mitooma,Rubanda, Rukungiri and has a coordination office in Kampala and Mbarara
The Finance Assistant will support the Senior Finance Officer in the field districts under the projects in the areas of budget formulation, financial planning and monitoring, reporting, accounting/budget execution with in the field Districts also provide financial advisory services to the Field Officers.
Roles and Responsibilities:
Financial Management and Reporting
Ensure that financial documents are up to date at all times, orderly, well kept, and readily available for reference and audit, when required such as cash advance forms, cash request forms etc
Withdraw project activities Funds from the bank, disburse and keep accurate records for all daily transactions
Update all finance related internal systems with financial data
Prepare expenditure cash log to manage daily cash activities at the field offices and share them with SFO on a weekly basis
Scanning and numbering of the scanned finance documents on a weekly basis and share them with SFO for review
Take part in budgeting, budget tracking and monitoring
Implementation of financial policies
Help oversee and manage individual accounts for the assigned field officers
Send and follow up on invoices for proper accountability
Review and reconcile project activities accountabilities documentations
Reconcile any discrepancies or errors identified in accountability submissions
Report any practice that is against financial procedures to the Senior Finance Officer or Finance and Administration Manager or management team as might be required
Suggest changes or improvements to increase accuracy, efficiency, and cost saving
Manage all the accountability documents and submitting it to the Senior Finance Officer for review on a weekly basis
Provide support to staff through explaining financial information to ensure adherence to financial processes and procedures
Review and prepare monthly reconciliations for the assigned field office
Manage office and project operations cash in the assigned field offices
Maintain the filing of all financial and accounting documents, files, and correspondence at field office and these should be ready for verification and confirmation at the end of every quarter.
Preferred Technical Skills
Excellent mathematical skills; understanding of data privacy standards; integrity; honesty critical thinking skills;
Knowledge of accounting and financial regulations
Ability to travel at least 30% of the time to different districts of RTV field operations
Excellent computer skills including Excel and Microsoft word.
Excellent analytical and numerical skills
Good time management skills
Strong ethics, with an ability to manage confidential data.
Education, Qualification and experience
Diploma in accounting or Business administration majoring in accounting, or Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting and Finance will be an added advantage.
A minimum of (2) two years of professional experience in providing accounting and bookkeeping, and proven experience in a Finance Management and Accounting.
Any level of CPA or ACCA will be an added advantage.
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