Finance Officer, Uganda
Kampala, Uganda
1d ago

PATH is a global organization that works to accelerate health equity by bringing together public institutions, businesses, social enterprises, and investors to solve the world’s most pressing health challenges.

With expertise in science, health, economics, technology, advocacy, and dozens of other specialties, PATH develops and scales solutions including vaccines, drugs, devices, diagnostics, and innovative approaches to strengthening health systems worldwide.

We are a global team of innovators working to accelerate health equity so all people and communities can thrive. We advise and partner with institutions, investors, and businesses of all sizes to solve the world’s most pressing health challenges.

Because better health moves humanity forward.

Job Description

The Finance Officer will be an integral part of the Country office finance function primarily focusing on supporting the month end financial reporting and enforcing of internal controls while executing financial transactions.

Key Duties and Responsibilities

  • Maintain and ensure timely recording of accurate accounting data in the Accounting System.
  • Prepare all payroll related transactions of the month (payroll for staff and temp staff, file PAYE and NSSF returns plus uploading corresponding payments)
  • Reconcile payroll GL accounts to the payroll on monthly basis
  • Prepare monthly bank reconciliations in the BW and follow up any reconciling items with the bank
  • Review timesheet charges accuracy for all staff appropriately to the projects
  • Weekly and monthly review of balance sheet accounts for accuracy, aging and reconciliation. Prepare quarterly / monthly cash requests and monitor CO liquidity-ensuring liquidity is sufficient Vs procurement planner
  • In Liaison with the Admin officer, keep an updated register of all Assets and Inventory including files of asset theft / damage reports, disposals etc
  • Provide guidance to program teams on all finance related matters
  • Provide regular expenditure and projection analysis
  • Manage bank and Mobile money accounts and ensure monthly reconciliation of bank accounts
  • Ensure timely payments including reviewing of invoices, preparation of payment vouchers and other accounting documents in compliance with PATH Field Accounting Policies.
  • Ensure compliance with financial policies (e.g. per diem policy, etc.) and maintain and update in-country financial policies as needed
  • Conduct analyses of financial data to inform project management as required
  • Facilitate periodic internal and external audit and assist in implementation of recommendations as required
  • Key Outputs

  • All payroll transactions are completed within the stipulated time and the payroll reconciled to the general ledger on monthly basis
  • Statutory returns are made according to the requirements
  • Payments through bank and Mobile money are made within the framework of robust internal controls
  • Monthly Bank reconciliation reports made
  • Monthly balance sheet accounts aging and trend analysis report prepared
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