Director Finance and Administration-MCHN Project to work in Kampala Uganda

jobsnearmeafric FHI 360

Summary of the Position:

Provide leadership in comprehensive management of business support and compliance
functions in organizations funded via government, contracts and grants, foundation, and commercial sources. Provides leadership and technical guidance for compliance with Generally Accepted Accounting Procedures (GAAP), GAS (Government Auditing Standards), Cost Accounting Standards (CAS) and Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR). Develops financial risk management and control strategies. Reviews and approves recommendations for financial planning and control, providing relevant fiscal information to executive management team. Develop and manage financial analysis models. Develop and implement effective and efficient business processes and procedures. Develops and manages internal financial audits. Develops formal reporting system to communicate results of audit activities to management and regulatory compliance agencies. Manages the activities of the finance staff. Selects, develops, and evaluates personnel to ensure the efficient operation of the function.


Essential Functions:

Provides strategic leadership to the financial analyst staff in a local, regional or HQ office.
Able to work with multiple country finance departments.
Prepares financial guidance to field offices through memos, updates to policies, and procedure manuals.
Assigns and audits the work of the finance department, while providing guidance to staff.
 Collaborates with senior leadership on critical and complex aspects of budgetary and financial review and makes operational recommendations.
Must be familiar with and able to perform job duties of lower-level positions within this job function.
Engages in the more critical and confidential aspects of financial analysis.
Provides final decision-making on projects and problems that may cross functional boundaries.
Responsible for the development of policies, systems, special financial studies, etc. of major importance.
Duties require broad conceptual judgment, initiative, and the ability to deal with a wide range of finance issues.
Works with confidential data, which if disclosed, might have significant internal and / or external effect.
Manages the operational and strategic functions for the finance department to ensure compliance and efficiency.
Provides recommendations and consuls with management on financial performance and enterprise risk management.
Develops and implements process improvement plans for department to ensure financial
controls and operational procedures.
Provides leadership in financial reporting for annual budget planning, audit reviews and
assessments processes.
Keeps abreast with the latest trends in financial accounting and is a mentor to staff.
Develops capacity of team performance and drive for excellence.
All other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Comprehensive knowledge of concepts, practices, and procedures with accounting, financial controls, and financial information systems.
Excellent oral and written communication skills.
Excellent and demonstrated organizational and presentation skills.
Excellent and demonstrated project management skills.
Must have excellent organizational, supervisory, leadership and managerial skills.
Ability to provide strategic leadership and advice to team, exchange information and collaborate with colleagues and peers within and outside the organization.
Possesses a full understanding of the organizational structure, policies and practices, and the impact on own area and the entire organization.
Ability to influence, motivates, and negotiates and work will with others.
Is well-versed in state and federal laws and regulations that have impact on financial analysis and management controls.
Has significant experience with Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) and experience with automated financial reporting, government accounting practices, Cost Accounting Standards (CAS), and Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR) systems.
Full knowledge and experience with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) practices and reporting guidelines.
Works on problems of highly complex scope that require in depth evaluation of data and various factors.
Exercises judgment within broadly defined practices and policies in selecting methods, techniques, for obtaining results.
Decisions and actions could have a severe impact on the outcomes of the business, research, and/or programmatic operations of major segments of the organization.
Failure to provide timely financial reports and accurate advice could negatively impact cross-functional business segments.
Manages staff holding jobs in the same or similar job families or functions.
Manages and develop staff to meet departmental and organizational strategic goals.
Accounts for the budget, procedures, and training of staff to achieve results.
Develops and recommends solutions to management meet internal and external needs of the company.

Position Requirements:

Education: Bachelor’s Degree or its International Equivalent required.
Preferred Job-related Experience: A minimum of ten (10) years of finance management experience. Managing and leading a finance department is required. Experience in a Clinical Research Organization or experience supporting USG-funded programs is preferred.
Additional Eligibility Qualifications: Prior work in a non-governmental organization (NGO) and experience working with an international organization required.

Physical Expectations:

Typical office environment.
Ability to sit or stand for extended periods of time.
Ability to move 5-15 lbs.; or 2.26 – 6.8 kg.

Travel Requirements:

Expected travel time is 10-25% for this position.

This job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee.  Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change, or new ones may be assigned with or without notice.

To apply for this job please visit