Finance Officer (Cash Based Transfer), Kampala, Uganda
To act as the Cash Based Transfers (CBT) focal point in the WFP UGCO Finance Unit, supporting the CBT Interventions in all aspects relating to finance in accordance with finance and accounting principles, and WFP rules and guidelines. The Finance Officer CBT will also support the management accounting process in the finance unit to provide both routine and adhoc financial and analytical reports to support management decision making and will provide a backup role for the staff and vendor payments processing.
KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES (not all-inclusive)
Perform all routine monthly CBT reconciliations including reconciliation of the Cash Release Note (CRN) vs Bank Upload, reconciliation of the CRN to the MNO (Mobile Network Operator) uploads and transfer reports, the routine monthly CBT bank account reconciliations, etc. This includes the follow-up and timely resolution of all exceptions arising with the various stakeholders (programmes, financial service providers (FSPs), etc.).
Monitor the CBT compliance to the WFP corporate policies and guidelines and ensure that effective and efficient internal controls are in place to mitigate the various financial and operational risks arising in the CBT process. This will involve the validation and follow-up of all CBT transfer requests from the programmes unit to ensure that they comply with WFP guidelines and that they are done timely. It will also include periodic interactions with the WFP Regional Office and Head Quarters CBT focal points on new CBT process requirements, CBT tools and templates, internal controls etc and the follow-up and resolution of any CBT issues or internal control weakness raised during internal/external audits and the routine regional office oversight visits.
Advanced University degree in Finance, Business Administration, Accounting, or related fields, or First University degree in the same subject(s) with additional years of related work experience.
Full or final stage professional qualifications in an internationally recognized professional accountancy body such as Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), Institute of Certified Public Accountants (ICPA) or their equivalent.
At least 5 years relevant professional experience in performing basic financial analysis and financial reporting at a national and/or field operational level.
Experience in reviewing and analysing financial statements.
Experience in the use of Enterprise Resource Planning Systems (ERP) like SAP.
Very good working knowledge of the complete Microsoft Office suite, proficient in MS Excel. Ability to analyze, interpret and summarize large amounts of data and the capacity to identify process improvements.
Demonstrated ability to collaborate across one or more dispersed and diverse teams is desirable.
Proven professional commitment to professionalism, punctuality, accuracy, confidentiality, integrity and flexibility, and proven experience in introducing new and more effective ways of working.