Finance Director - Uganda

Responsible for overall management of financial operations including accounting, payments and banking, payroll, budgeting, financial reporting, and grant financial management and compliance. Provides leadership to all Finance staff and provides timely reports and assistance to the Senior Management Team to ensure that financial resources are used efficiently and effectively.

MTI Calling:  Daring to love like Jesus, we boldly break barriers to health and restore wholeness in a hurting world.


 JOB RESPONSIBILITIES                                                                                                                                                                                                                   

  • Accountable for the implementation of the country office finance strategy and responsible for ensuring effective financial management & accountability, including cash flow management and forecasting

  • Develop, implement and maintain internal controls and financial procedures to ensure compliance with statutory, international, donor, and HQ (FOM) regulations and requirements

  • Ensure timely and accurate preparation and presentation of financial statements and reports that can be relied on for decision making by the Country Director and Senior Management Team

  • Provide leadership to Finance Team by mentoring direct reports and providing technical supervision and training to all finance staff

  • Accountable for the appropriate use of resources in accordance with budget holder authority and MTI’s cost principles

  • Ensure timely and accurate functioning of the Unit 4 financial system including maintaining the completeness and integrity of data, generating reports, reviewing account reconciliations, and authorizing transactions in accordance with MTI procedures

  • Coordinate the development and monitoring of all budgets and grant management

  • Review of payroll transactions, allocation and reconciliation on a monthly basis

  • Take the lead in audit preparation, sourcing external auditors and support program and HQ staff in preparation for external and internal audits; ensure that audit recommendations are implemented and maintained

  • As a member of the Senior Management Team, contribute to developing organizational objectives and change management strategies

  • Represent the organization to financial partners, including donors, financial institutions, auditors, public officials, etc.

  • Other duties as assigned

 EDUCATION, LICENSES, & CERTIFICATIONS                                                                                                                                

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, Commerce, Accounting & Finance or a related field is required. MBA is preferred.

  • Professional Accounting Certification Training is required

  • Registration with a professional accounting body (e.g. ACCA, CPA) is required


  • Minimum 5 years of experience managing finance (accounting, budgeting, control and reporting) for a complex INGO with multiple funding sources; Experience with UNHCR funds is preferred

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES                                                                                                                                                   


  • In-depth knowledge of INGO accounting, including complex fund and grant accounting, compliance, and reporting

  • In-depth knowledge of International Financial Reporting Standards and International Public Sector Accounting Standards

  • In-depth knowledge of Uganda laws and regulations pertaining to financial management

  • Knowledge of USAID, UNHCR, ECHO, WFP funding rules and regulations, financial reporting and disclosure requirements

  • Knowledge of ERP systems and computerized accounting software such as Sage, Unit4, etc


  • Highly skilled in developing and implementing systems for grant monitoring and reporting

  • Demonstrated leadership ability, team management, and interpersonal skills

  • Highly organized and able to manage competing priorities to meet deadlines

  • Excellent analytical and abstract reasoning skills

  • Expertise in Microsoft Excel and computerized accounting software


  • Ability to explain financial terms in simple language

  • Ability to maintain confidentiality of highly sensitive information and exercise extreme discretion

  • Ability to act with integrity and maintain the highest ethical standards

  • Ability to support MTI Calling and adhere to the MTI Code of Conduct

PHYSICAL CONDITIONS                                                                                                                                                                      

This position requires occasional travel to field offices and health facilities located in remote areas with very basic living conditions.

To apply for this position, and to read a full description, please visit the member site here.