Finance Technical Assistant

at Norwegian Refugee Council
Location Kampala, Uganda
Date Posted May 28, 2020
Category Accounting
Job Type Contract
Currency UGX


About US:

The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) is an independent humanitarian organisation helping people forced to flee. We work in crises across more than 30 countries, providing emergencies and long-term assistance to millions of people every year. We stand up for people forced to flee, advocating their rights. NORCAP is a global provider of expertise that contributes to solving challenges in the humanitarian, development and peacebuilding sectors. Our ultimate goal is to strengthen the resilience, and protect the lives, rights and livelihoods of vulnerable people and communities. NRC also runs the Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre in Geneva, a global leader in reporting on and advocating for people displaced within their own country.

Duties and responsibilities

• Ensure safe custody of NRC finances and keep the petty cash float, to be issued in accordance with NRC policies and procedures.
• Review payment requests for accuracy, completeness, compliance, level of authorization and clarity on the invoices
• Adhere to NRC policies, tools, handbooks and guidelines.
• Support in ensuring that accurate and timely accounts are submitted to the Finance Coordinator in Kampala by 5th of every month in accordance with NRC financial policies and procedures.
• Assemble documents for data input in the accounting system, verify and register project numbers/codes, resource numbers and total costs.
• Prepare and review payment vouchers and invoices for accuracy and reconcile discrepancies.
• Follow cash advances and their purposes and ensure value for money when verifying accountabilities with the Finance Coordinator.
• Make all payments including field payments after approval by the Project respective authorities.
• Compile and verify the accuracy of necessary documents by the Finance Coordinator.
• Maintain open communication with program staff, NRC Kampala and others for all financial clarifications.
• Ensure timely scanning of all vouchers, proof of payments and TCP before month closure.
• Ensure accurate maintenance of all NRC financial and accounting files and transactions
• Ensure proper management of accounting documents and records.
• Help the Finance Coordinator prepare monthly financial reports for submission to the Finance Manager.
• Coordinate financial matters with third parties like banks, vendors and tax authorities.
• Make sure all financial documents for Kampala and Field offices are archived in the Country Office store

Personal Qualities

• Excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills.
• Strict attention to policy and practice detail
• Very strong financial analysis skills and Good knowledge on financial reporting systems
• High integrity
• Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines
• Ability to function independently and as a work team leader/facilitator
We can offer
Job Grade: 4
Contract Duration: 6 months with possibility of extension
Duty Station: Kampala
Qualified female candidates are encouraged to apply.


• University Degree in Accounting and Finance
• CPA or ACCA qualification
• Previous experience from working in complex and volatile contexts
• At least 3 years’ experience in an INGO environment an added advantage
• Excellent computer skills with hands on experience on computerized accounting systems; and Microsoft Excel, Word and PowerPoint.

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