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Finance Officer Receivables job at Walimu



About the Organization:

Walimu is a leading research and policy advocacy organization in Uganda. Their team of over 150, all Ugandan, implements studies alongside a global team of research scientists and then scales successful interventions nationwide. Their work is made possible by a diverse set of funders, including GIZ, USAID, WHO, NIH, UBC and more.

Job Description

Under the direct supervision of the Finance & Grants Manager, the Finance Officer - Receivables will be responsible for receivables in terms of receiving, retiring staff advances & accountabilities, Post payments in QuickBooks cashbook. The function reports to the Finance & Grants Manager and works a lot in collaboration with the procurement department, various department end users and suppliers.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Preparing Bank Voucher Reconciliations (BVRs) for review by the Finance and Grants Manager and addressing any major variances.

  • Assisting in budget reallocations for projects as directed by the Finance and Grants Manager.

  • Preparing month-end checklists/reports in collaboration with the Grants Assistant.

  • Performing reconciliations of donor funds ledgers and staff advance ledgers on a monthly basis.

  • Reviewing ledgers for statutory accounts generated from QuickBooks to ensure balances are well explained.

  • Supporting the Accountant Payable by confirming advance balances for staff requisitioning for activity and operational advances.

  • Receiving and retiring staff advances/accountabilities and posting payments in QuickBooks cashbook.

  • Ensuring timely delivery of responsibilities assigned and handling any other authorized assignments.

Qualifications and Experience

  • A bachelor degree in business-related course i.e. BBA, Finance, Accounting, BCOM.

  • ACCA/CPA (U) will be of added advantage.

  • Two to three years of experience in busy commercial environment/FMCG involving import/export.

  • Strong knowledge of the accounting regulatory framework and standards is an added advantage.

  • Good computer knowledge, especially in an ERP environment and reporting tools (Good knowledge of common spreadsheet applications desirable).

  • Self-driven, results oriented.

  • High level of integrity.

  • Good communication skills across the business.

  • Able to plan and prioritize.

  • Experience in managing dead- lines and work load.

  • Strong stakeholder management skills.

  • Should be innovate and excellent team player with good analytical skills and attention to detail.

  • Comfortable dealing with people and a good listener.

  • Reliable, tolerant & determined.

  • Able to work extended hours when required.

  • Flexibility to work anywhere within Uganda is added advantage

How to Apply

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Deadline for Application

April 23, 2024

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