Finance Officer at Ujamaa Africa

Ujamaa Africa

Ujamaa Africa

Accounting & Finance
Posted on Friday, March 29, 2024

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Ujamaa Africa is an NGO that works to prevent violence against women and children. Wherever we teach, rape drops by 50%. Ujamaa-Africa provides a novel sustainable model of empowering orphan guardians through micro-loans and business support that allows them to be resilient amidst the hardships that are faced by most orphan caretakers especially within the...
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Finance Officer

Position Summary/Objective:

  • Reporting to the Finance Director (FD), the Finance Officer will play a crucial role in budgeting, financial reporting, compliance, and ensuring efficient financial operations. This position involves close collaboration with other departments to maintain financial stability and transparency within the organization. He/She will further ensure accurate and timely postings and reporting on both receipts and payments according to the organization policies.

Role and Responsibilities

  • Support program planning and ensure workplans, expenditures and procurement plans are aligned.
  • Assists program staffs in tracking the budget expenditures and commitments in line with the approved spending plans and workplan.
  • Analyze and reconcile financial reports focusing on burn rates and pipelines to inform the project leads.
  • Collaborate with Project Leads to maintain accurate quarterly and annual budget forecasts, including, coordinating project budget transfers and expense re-allocations.
  • Ensuring timely and accurate invoice processing maintaining coding and data integrity.
  • Manages financial tracking systems in compliance with organizational policies and audit standards. This includes reconciliations of project personnel time allocations.
  • Assist with financial statements and compliance audits and close-out procedures.
  • Prepare and route agreements, procurement requests, payment requests, invoices, grant contracts, and other relevant documents for approval.
  • Maintain a schedule of critical financial and administrative reporting deadlines and statutory deadlines for both internal and external stakeholders.
  • Ensure accurate documentation and records keeping as per organization record retention policies.
  • Provide administrative and training support to field based operational staff and partners.
  • Preparation of payroll and timely remittance of statutory deductions.
  • Coordinate with the field logistics personnel to ensure timely disbursement of travel advances as well as travel advances liquidations.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in a relevant field and CPA or equivalent qualifications.
  • Minimum years of Experience required 3-5 years in a similar position.
  • Highly self-motivated, self -directed and adaptable to rapidly changing demands.
  • Strong organizational, time management and analytical skills with the ability to work independently, and creatively.
  • Attentive to detail and accustomed to high volume productivity and adherence to organization’s policies and procedures to daily work.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, communication skills and teamwork principles.
  • Ability to manage and prioritize competing demands, deadlines and processes with an exceptional customer service ethic and orientation.
  • Flexibility required; able to work flexible work hours, as needed, and open to occasional travel to partner and field sites.

Method of Application

Interested candidates meeting the above qualifications should submit their applications, including a CV and cover letter, to . Please indicate "Application for Finance Officer Position” in the subject line. In your cover letter, please outline your relevant experience and explain why you are passionate about joining Ujamaa Africa.

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