Finance and Admin Manager

at Basic Needs UK in Uganda ( BNUU )
Location Kampala, Uganda
Date Posted September 21, 2019
Category Finance
Job Type Full-time
Currency UGX


Basic Needs UK in Uganda (BNUU) is a National Organization committed to supporting access to quality Mental Health Services in Uganda through in service training of health workers, research, advocacy and raising awareness about mental health issues in communities. With funding from Comic Relief through Network for Africa, BNUU is implementing a 3 years community mental health and development project in Agago District to strengthen mental health service delivery in the District. BNUU therefore seeks to recruit competent and qualified candidate to fill in the following positions. .

Duties and Responsibilities:
• Implement appropriate accounting/organizational systems/procedures (internal checks and controls) to address and secure the needs of BNUU programs
• Prepare, records and keep accurate books of accounts/records as per international accounting standards (IAS)
• Collects and summaries accounting/financial data into management information/reports to programs and management
• Production of regular, accurate, timely and reliable financial and admin reports/information to management and or donors
• Proactively be a resource to management and programs on finance, systems, operational activities, and strategic financial management of BNUU
• Assist management in implementing resources policies– human, financial, assets, office equipment, stores etc
• Ensure that audits are conducted according to procedure and approval
• Work with and support programs/projects staff to develop mutually beneficial partnerships

Job Skills:
Project Management
• Well organized, attentive to detail, able to set clear deadlines for self and have the people skills to get the best from others. Being self-driven, energetic and keen to test skills. Able to appreciate the importance of planning and scheduling tasks, without being inflexible or rigid. Able to strike a balance in being task oriented but with the interpersonal skills to work with other project contributors.
Persuasiveness (Communication)
• Supports others in a team in making differences in standpoints and arguments explicit and considering them in a respectful manner and, through the way in which he/she behaves, helps bring the various arguments into line
Results orientation (Motivation)
• When collaborating with others, sees to it their activities and decisions contribute to the team result, stimulates team members to take action where necessary and takes action himself/herself when the achievement of results is threatened
Planning and Organizing
• Ability to understand what it takes to implement an activity effectively and to pre-empt results. Has high standards and recognition of the need for procedures, careful planning, and co-ordination
Gender awareness
• Showing, by displaying vision, action, and sticking to policy, aims at achieving equality between men and women in society, taking into account the environment.
• Organizational unit: Finance Department
• Accountability: to Program Manager
• Responsible for: Admin Staff and finance
• Framework: management/result agreement, operational planning and individual planning

Job Qualifications: Not Specified

Job requirements:
• The ideal candidate must hold a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Statistics, and preferably with a professional qualification i.e. CPA / ACCA (level II)
• Minimum of 3 – 5 years of relevant working experience (supervision management level, working in diverse teams)
• Proven management capacity
Knowledge and skills:
• Application of theory and management models related to Accounting and financial management.
• Management skills (proactive, supportive, planning and highly organized, flexible)
• Good book keeping applications
• Use of accounting software like QuickBooks
• Highly analytical in his/ her specialization
• Coaching
• Attention to detail
• Supervision of human resources
• Stores management
• Procurement
• Computer literacy skills

Job Experience Requirements: Not Specified

Applying Instructions

Basic Needs is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate any individual or group of persons on the ground of sex, gender and disability. BNUU believes in equal treatment of all people with dignity and respect.
Please submit your CV and Cover Letter Only to the Program Manager on email:  or

deliver in BNUU office located at

St Bakhita Vocational Training Center,

Kalongo Town Council

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