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Finance Manager – Business Services

  • Bachelor's degree
  • Accounting, finance, banking, insurance
  • Manager (team leader)
  • Full Time
  • Permanent
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Job Summary

Job Purpose:
The Finance Manager – Business services will assume a leadership role in providing excellent transactional, administrative and compliance (statutory, tax) support services to the Organisation. The Manager will also strengthen and improve the finance and accounting function, processes and procedures, internal controls and provision of information for management decision making.

Uganda Red Cross Society (URCS) is the leading National Humanitarian Organization in Uganda and a member of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement. Applications from suitable persons to be considered for appointment in the outlined positions are hereby invited. All applicants should adhere to the Red Cross Principles. URCS is an equal opportunities employer mindful of gender balance in its establishment. Please download application template from here (

Please send your filled application form and attach your academic transcripts and certificates.


Payments, Payroll & Statutory compliance

  1. Prepare monthly National society program payroll (wide) by 20th of the month to ensure payroll is disbursed by 26th of the month;
  2. Ensure timely submission of statutory deductions to the relevant authorities (URA, NSSF, and Local Government);
  3. Monitor and follow up staff with salary advances regularly and provide report to the Finance Director by 5th of the following month;
  4. Compute terminal benefits for the exiting staff in line with the Staff Standing regulations;
  5. Ensure all payments being processed have adequate support documents and timely and proper filed in accordance with URCS policy;
  6. Maintain a system for handling all suppliers’ invoices, demand / fee notes and payment requisitions in line with URC established credit policies;
  7. Ensure timely disbursements of funds to the field.

Management of Accountabilities
  1. Verify authenticity of accountability documents and process financial transactions for URC in line with URC policies, International Accounting Standards, statutory requirements;
  2. Monitor the working advance balances and follow-up to ensure all working advances are accounted for in a timely manner;
  3. Reconcile staff debtor and creditor balances and other balance sheet codes and ensure that these balances are kept to nil on the lowest level possible;
  4. Accurate, complete and timely submission of accountabilities from respective staff;
  5. Existence of a standard checklist with 100% compliance for all accountabilities;
  6. Ensure reconciliations of receivable and accounts payables every end of month;
  7. Ensure proper filing of all accountability documents;

Accounting Procedures & Processes
  1. Support the Finance Director with special assignments and workflow process improvements;

Staff development
  1. To ensure that staff development is carried out as below;
  2. Staff training: ensure adequate training of self and all direct reports;
  3. Self-Assessment: On a regular basis, prepare and submit an assessment of own performance on the key performance indicators for all activities set out above;
  4. Succession Planning: Select and prepare staff to take over own role in one’s absence and ensure proper handover before taking planned leave.

General Information

Salary rangeNot specified
Additional informationNot specified
Contract type: Permanent
Job type: Full Time
Location: Uganda
Area of work: Accounting, finance, banking, insurance
Seniority: Manager (team leader)

Job Requirements

Required education: Bachelor's degree
Required relevant work experience: 5 years
Required skills: Accounting; Compliance; Payroll; Training program planning; International financial reporting standards (IFRS); Payment collection; Project Financial Management
Required languages: English (Spoken: fluent | Written: fluent)

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Uganda Redcross Society

Non-profit, social workCompany size: 1000+ people

The Uganda Red Cross Society (URCS) is the leading humanitarian organization in Uganda. Since its inception in 1939 as a small women's emergency organization, URCS has developed over the years into a formidable well-respected humanitarian agency. In 1941, it became a branch of the British Red Cross. The URCS was recognised by an "Act of Parliament in 1964" and admitted as a member of International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent in 1965. The National Society has over 350,000 registered members with one and half million beneficiaries of its interventions. URCS works through 51 Branch Offices covering the whole of Uganda. As a member of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement comprising the International Federation and the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), URCS works with a number of partners in the execution of its Mission. These include the Government of Uganda, Corporate bodies, United Nations Agencies, NGOs and participating Sister Red Cross National Societies. Over the years, URCS has witnessed an increase in the number of partners and partnerships not only nationally but internationally including private and civil society organizations. The number of communities served by URCS has also tremendously increased, as well as the scope of activities.

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