Zonal Finance Officer - Jinja, Uganda - ICYD Activity

  • Education Development Center (EDC)
  • Jinja, Uganda
  • 16/12/2021
Full time


Position Description

The Zonal Finance Officer will provide financial management support to the specific zonal office for all operations and program activities. S/he will be responsible for processing advances, reconciliation of advances, payment to vendors, travel reimbursement for zonal staff, request for funds transfer from the Kampala Head Office and preparation of bank reconciliation reports among other responsibilities. This position reports to the Senior Zone Manager and will work in close collaboration with the Senior Finance Officer for Zonal Operations in Kampala. This is a full-time position based in Jinja Zonal Office.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Process wire transfers and payments; prepare vouchers; review and certify that all supporting documentation is compliant with local tax laws, as well as USAID and EDC policies;
  • Participate in budget planning and tracking in collaboration with the Senior Zone Manager;
  • Coordinate, manage and account for all mobile money payments emanating from the zonal office;
  • Record financial transactions in QuickBooks completely and correctly;
  • Conduct bank transactions to the maximum extent possible using Stanbic Business Online;
  • Maintain all necessary accounting records as appropriate and ensure they are acceptable for audit purposes;
  • Scan and file all accounting documentation on a monthly basis per EDC file retention policies;
  • Any other duties relevant to the position as may be assigned by the Senior Zone Manager.



Minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in Finance, Accounting, Business Computing, Business Administration or any related field. Must have at least 6 years of progressively responsible and directly relevant experience is required. An advanced degree is an added advantage.

Skills and Experience

  • Extensive knowledge of and financial management experience with USAID funded programs
  • Excellent skills in Excel and Word;
  • In-depth skills and knowledge of accounting software, especially QuickBooks;
  • Expense tracking and reporting;
  • Budget variance tracking and reporting;
  • Experience with online banking and mobile money management;
  • Experience with USAID VAT reporting;
  • Effective oral and written communication skills in English;
  • Team player;
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.


Fluency in English is required.

Additional Information

Application Instructions

Job closing date: December 28, 2021 

Applications submitted without a resume or CV will not be reviewed. 

Due to the volume of applications submitted, only finalists will be notified. No phone calls, please. 

EDC is committed to enhancing the diversity of its workforce and ensuring an equitable and highly inclusive work environment. EDC is a smoke-free workplace, and offers a supportive work environment, competitive salary, and excellent benefits. Women, minorities, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. 

This announcement is made possible by the support of the American People through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). The contents of this notice are the sole responsibility of Education Development Center, Inc. (EDC) and do not necessarily reflect the views of USAID or the United States Government. 

We do not ask for any fees (refundable or non-refundable) at any stage of the job application and or recruitment process. We, therefore, appeal to job seekers not to respond to any such requests.