PEAS (www.peas.org.uk) is a dynamic charity with a mission ‘To expand access to sustainably delivered, quality secondary education across Africa'. To do this, we build and manage the fastest growing network of sustainably financed secondary schools in Africa, with support from institutional donors, corporates, and government and private funders. Our innovative financial model is pioneering in the field of Public Private Partnerships in development of Education.
PEAS Uganda seeks to recruit urgently two (2) REGIONAL FINANCE OFFICERS (Schools)
JOB SUMMARY AND REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS
Job Title : FINANCE OFFICER SCHOOLS
Reports to : FINANCE MANAGER SCHOOLS
Summary: The finance Officer Schools exists to provide financial oversight and financial services to the PEAS schools network, in accordance with PEAS financial policies and standards. This includes support on internal reporting requirements and ensuring school financial reporting requirements are met and overseeing/coordinating the work of the Finance - teams in PEAS schools( School Director & Bursars) as necessary. The Finance Officer-schools will also play a role in supporting the capacity development of school leaders for the day to day management of school finance operations.
|KEY RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE ROLE|
Ensure the effective coordination and task management of PEAS' schools finance team to ensure finance targets are met, including timely consolidation and submission of mandatory returns i.e. NSSF returns, compilation of Tax returns, and planning and management of school internal audit processes.
Working with the Finance Manager Schools, provide support to school leaders with change management initiatives as appropriate, in implementing the agreed operating model and any related schools finance management requirements.
Ensure the appropriate integration, implementation and compliance with PEAS financial policies & procedures, and relevant codes of good practice, in the network schools.
Mitigate against risks that involve finance, taxes or budgets that will impact school sustainability, escalating high/complex risks as appropriate.
|FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT AND REPORTING|
Coordinate and lead the preparation of annual and forecast budgets for PEAS schools, in collaboration with relevant school leaders and finance staff.
Facilitate internal audits and the implementation of audit recommendations across PEAS' schools Network
Provide on -going technical support to the finance teams and school leaders, including support with month end finance and reporting processes
Ensure schools comply with monthly filing of mandatory financial returns to NSSF, PAYE Monitor the day-to-day finance transactions for PEAS schools, ensuring the maintenance of appropriate accounting records and documentation.
Ensure PEAS regional team provides appropriate support to school & regional budget holders for the effective on-going management of their budgets.
Monitor cash holdings in PEAS schools, ensuring adequate resources are available to support quality education programme implementation.
Ensure salary and benefits paid to PEAS schools staff are correct and in accordance with PEAS' HR and policies.
Offer support in the administration of all school subsidies and transfers
Assist the schools leaders with the development of their individual budgets, direct school budgetary process in procurement and supply management.
|POLICY AND SYSTEMS DEVELOPMENT|
Support the periodical review, and update as necessary, PEAS' schools finance policies, systems and procedures and ensure these meet agreed standards
Contribute to and represent PEAS schools finance teams in management team discussions regarding consolidated reporting and planning for changes to PEAS' financial systems.
Participate in the recruitment and induction of new members to the PEAS schools finance team.
Provide leadership, management and support to PEAS schools finance team members, which includes providing regular supervision, identifying learning and development opportunities, performance management and conducting annual performance reviews.
Undertake any other tasks delegated by PEAS Finance Manager- Schools, which are in line with the scope of the role.
Experience and qualifications
Bachelor's Degree in Finance or Accounting
At least 3 years general accounting and financial management experience Good understanding of accounting and financial standards
Familiarity with and experience of using computerized accounting packages e.g. Quick books
Good knowledge and experience of Microsoft Office applications especially Microsoft Excel
Experience in the training and mentoring of finance staff
Skills, Knowledge and Personal attributes
Excellent organizational, interpersonal and communication skills
Demonstrated ability to coach and mentor others
Report writing skills
Strong numeracy skills
Ability to work under pressure/ to deadline
Strong team player
APPLICATION PROCESS: Please submit application (paying particular attention to the person specification) and curriculum vitae to
The Human Resource Manager
P. O. Box 23308, Kampala,
Plot 2881, Block 216, Ntinda Kisaasi,
Mumbejja Road opposite Ndere Centre.
OR : Send your Application and CV only to: email: info-peasuganda@peas. org.uk
Please include all portions of your application in one attached document as a PDF document, and use PEAS Finance Officer Schools as the subject of your email.
PEAS is an equal opportunity employer that does not discriminate in its recruitment practices and, in order to build the strongest possible workforce, actively seeks a diverse applicant pool.
Closing date for applications: 8th September, 2016. 5:00pm EAT. Interviews date will be communicated only to shortlisted candidates a week after closing date.
‘PEAS has a strict child Protection policy which all intending and potential candidates are expected to abide by"