Senior Finance Officer

  • Full-time

Company Description

Organization background

Lifeline was founded in 2006 and is an international non-profit organization with its head office in Washington D.C and a local presence in Uganda. Lifeline’s team works with local communities to improve the quality of life of the underprivileged by exponentially expanding access to clean water and energy solutions. Lifeline works in the Energy and Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) sectors in both the development and humanitarian sectors. Within the Energy sector, Lifeline produces and sells household and institutional cookstoves. Lifeline is a leading actor in the fuel-efficient cookstoves sector, providing guidance to various UN agencies, and has worked in eight developing countries.

For more information on our work, please visit our website   

Job Description

Position        : Senior Finance Officer

Duty Station : Lira/Apac

Reports to    : Senior Finance Officer (Local) reports to Finance Director (Global)

Salary Grade: Commensurate with experience

Duration       :  Fixed term with the possibility of extension

Position Description: The Senior Finance Officer is primarily responsible for providing day to day operational support to the finance department at Country office level.

Key Responsibilities: 

  • Analyze financial information and make recommendations to the program teams and senior management for decision making
  • Summarize financial results and effectively communicate them and provide performance reporting, metrics, and analysis of results
  • Contribute to the year-end audit
  • Assist in budget preparation

General Duties

  • Review completeness of supporting documents & preparing payments for review and release
  • Ensuring all written and signed checks are paid or bank transfers made to the vendors in a timely manner with all supporting documents completed.
  • Keep a copy of paid checks with financial supporting documents.
  • Maintain complete supporting financial documents in file organized chronologically.
  • Filing all finance documents correctly and ensuring records are up to date at all times.
  • Follow-up timely accountabilities and field returns for travel, purchase and activity advances.
  • Making regular follow ups on all income & proceeds and ensure proper banking and recording of the same on time.
  • Liaise with banks, NSSF and any relevant tax authorities as may be required.
  • Ensure that adequate finance forms and templates are available on display for the team use.
  • Perform any other duties that may be assigned.


  • Maintenance of QuickBooks ledger for all bank entries, petty cash, vendor and customer transactions
  • Post transactions into the system.
  • Review transaction for accuracy of posting details {check number, account code, project code, date, etc...).
  • Prepare monthly account reconciliations for the vendor and customer sub ledgers for all balance sheet accounts.
  • Generate monthly management accounts.

Petty Cash

  • Review petty cash requests and make timely replenishment.
  • Conduct monthly petty cash reconciliations.

Program management

  • Assist programs in planning the weekly and monthly financial activities & annual / Quarterly/ Monthly work plans including forecasts.
  • Participating in the regular evaluation of project activities and performance.
  • Preparation, distribution and presentation of monthly financial reports and in form of BVA’s.



Qualifications  and Experience

  • A Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, Business Administration, with a an ACCA or CPA qualification. 
  • Minimum of three (5) years of accounting experience of which 3 – years is at a senior / managerial level, preferably in an international or multi-cultural environment
  • Excellent interpersonal, prior managerial experience and organizational skills.
  • Effective communication, problem solving and critical decision making.
  • Ability and flexibility to handle high levels of pressure to meet very strict deadlines
  • Excellent attention to details
  • High integrity, unquestionable character and openness coupled with commitment to good management.

Additional Information


Please send a copy of your cover letter, resume, and academic credentials to Lifeline’s office by e-mail or online using the information below.The deadline for submission is June 23rd , 2023 by the end of the business day. Only successful candidates will be contacted. 

NB: Note that this position is only open to nationals. Any kind of lobbying will lead to automatic disqualification. Female candidates are highly encouraged to apply.

E-mail your application with subject line “Senior Finance Officer” or apply here (online).

Lifeline provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants. Lifeline complies with all applicable local laws governing non-discrimination in employment.

Working at Lifeline- Lifeline offers a challenging work environment, opportunities to lead and innovate, and a commitment to growing your skills in a fulfilling and diverse working environment. Our staff benefit from, and contribute to, an internal and global network of experts.For more information on our work, please visit our website