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1. Curriculum Vitae Joseph Opiyo Nationality Ugandan Telephone 1 + 256 – 772 476 683 Present Address Moroto Email opiyojoseph@rocketmail..co m Karamoja.admin@acted.org…
  • 1. Curriculum Vitae Joseph Opiyo Nationality Ugandan Telephone 1 + 256 – 772 476 683 Present Address Moroto Email opiyojoseph@rocketmail..co m Karamoja.admin@acted.org ACTED Uganda (Karamoja) Profile Skilled personnel on Development work with over 8 years of experience. I have transferable skills, personal passion and drive to ensure that any programme am responsible meets and exceed its goals and objectives. A good Financial Manager that has set and maintained a robust financial, administration and logistic systems with a sound Internal control system at African Revival, Crested Crane High School, African Child Outreach Trust (ACOT) that have stood the test of time and running to date Key Competencies & Skills · I have a high capability for the acquisition and adaptation of new concepts, methods and approaches. I am extremely flexible and able to adjust to changing and differing operational and cultural environments. · I have a strong Financial Management and administration skills obtained through familiarization with standards of international organizations by way of management of all aspects of medium-sized offices/programmes and support leadership especially in the areas of Finance, Human Resources, Procurement, Logistics and Administration obtained through African Revival, War Child UK, Oxfam GB and ACTED Uganda. · I have excellent people management skills which have been developed through assuming responsibility for the management of teams of Financial Assistants/Base cashiers and other support staff, in a national context (including conflict zones), where inter-cultural sensitivities and security are of paramount importance. I am a team player and committed to team building and team efforts. · I have superior financial management skills, acquired through exposure to responsibilities for programme budgets of up to Euros 3.9m for 3 years from Irish Aid, Pounds Sterling 1.52m 3 years from DFID, Pounds sterling 4.2 for 5 years from Comic Relief, Euros 2.5m 3 years from EU. I am capable of preparing and managing budgets, briefing staff members on finance matters, ensuring effective financial control and providing financial reports which meet the rigorous standards set by funding agencies for non-profit activities. · I have a well developed interpersonal skills and the ability to establish effective partnerships and working relationships with a broad variety of collaborators, from representatives of Governements, international and national institutions, international and national NGOs, local CBOs and the general public. · I have a good computer skills including proficiency in Microsoft words, Excel, Quick Books, PeopleSoft accounting software, SAGA, Helios (Oxfam Procurement Package), Fastpay, Outlook with internet navigation and various office applications Page 1 of 5
  • 2. Education Background 1997 – St, Joseph’s College Layibi - Gulu - Uganda Certificate of Education – UNEB Award 2001 - St, Joseph’s College Layibi - Gulu - Uganda Advanced Certificate of Education – UNEB 2004 - Makerere University Business School– Uganda Diploma in Business Studies-Accounting 2009 – Gulu University – Bachelor Degree in Business Administration – Accounting. Languages Spoken Mother Tongue: Luo (Acholi). Others but Fluent: English. Progressive Career History April 2014 - Date Area Finance and Administrative Officer ACTED Uganda Moroto Aug 2012 - March 2014 Finance Officer Oxfam GB Uganda Karamoja/Kitgum June 2011 - July 2012 Finance, Logistics and Administration Officer War Child UK–Pader Jan 2005 - May 2011 Finance and Administration Officer African Revival–Gulu (Country Office) Roles and Responsibilities through the Ranks ¨ Area Finance and Administrative Officer-ACTED Uganda · Budget Follow up planning updates and sending to Head Office by 10th of every month · Monthly update of Staffs, Vehicles, running cost, premises cost allocation table · Responsible for training base cashiers on Cost controls. · Ensure that all resources of the Area are allocated on the projects · Ensures that the running costs of the area are matching with the standard forms · Prepare and check of pratic at area level · Responsible for advance/loan follow up at Area level. · Supervising and training base cashiers · Offer technical support and check SAGA standard entry compliance and upload. · Preparation and follow up of Cash Request and Cash Flow with Head Office · Bank relationship at the area level · Review and signing payment document · Monthly preparation and signing of Bank Reconciliation documents. · Review and signing of Purchase Orders (Checking allocation and Procurement scenario). · Final review and signing payment Vouchers before payment is processed by the Cashier (Checking that all documents are fully authorized and signed) · Final monthly checking of Area Office Vouchers · Supervising of the filling process and proper flows with the head Office · Prepare payroll at the Area level, submit to the head Office for approval and remittance. ¨ Finance Officer-Oxfam · Verification of payments and checking of completeness of floats accountabilities · Payment processing, record keeping and correctly coding. · Cheque payment and Invoice management · Cash and bank account management and filling all financial documents. · Bank and Cash weekly and monthly reconciliation, Cash counts · Preparation of monthly Cash forecast and submitting to Kampala by 25th of every month. · Preparation of Budget Vs Actual by the 15th of every month for review. Page 2 of 5
  • 3. · Preparation of program and project budget. · Management of payroll and all statutory deductions and remittance · Partner Management · Preparation of monthly report · Internal and external Audit follow up of audit recommendations and previous audit recommendations with adherence to donor and Oxfam requirements · Peoples management Finance, Logistics and Administration Officer-War Child UK · Worked round the period in providing quality audited financial reports to donors · Continuously carried out analysis of actual budget results, identified opportunity, risk and problems in accounting or compliance · Participated in strengthening the financial capabilities of partner organization, through training, coaching, mentoring and workshops on a continuous basis according to the identified risk and problem. · Had frequent visit to partner CBO offices, providing review, training to finance and non finance staffs on WC UK and donor policy, procedures and requirements, assisted them in Finance related issues. · Carried out monthly reviews of financial data submitted by all staffs and partner CBO identified weakness or problems being encountered and recommended corrective actions. · Review and accounting for procurement transactions to ensure commitments are considered before further purchase approved. · Took the lead in the processing of bank and cash transactions for Pader WCUK office · Ensured Internal Control procedures were followed for all cash disbursement, receipts and transfers ¨ Finance, Administration Officer-African Revival · Office supply procurement, safe storage and issue out. · Review documents submitted for payment. · Maintained both manual and computerized accounting system · Processing payment as per the guidelines and policies of Donor and AR. · Maintained and managed petty Cash and its replenishment to the agreed buffer. · Updating the Cash book on a daily basis. · Checking for Accuracy, arithmetic and compliance the Finance records of the field office before replenishing their Petty Cash to the agreed buffer. · Filing in chronological order all Accounting documents for easy access and retrieval for reference for the entire lifespan of the project. · I provided regular and timely financial report to the Country Director for review and submission to the Head office. · I carried out weekly and monthly Bank Reconciliation Processing monthly Payroll and Timely Remittance of Statutory Deductions · Actively took the lead in developing program Budget Page 3 of 5
  • 4. · I supervised organization drivers for proper maintenance of the vehicles. · I supervised all the guards, Office assistant and Office cleaner · Liaison with stakeholders like the Landlord, Post Office, the Banks, Suppliers and Contractors among others. · Carried any duty as assigned from time to time. Key Achievements attained through the career · As general achievements, I have with vast knowledge managed work within the departments of Finance successfully for over 5 years. This is with clean records, discipline and diligence. I am very confident of the task and roles in this department in addition to the managerial roles attached to it. · I have designed policies and procedures of Organisation (African Revival), helped in rolling out the policies and implementing. · In agreement with various managements and exhibiting flexibility, I have introduced a number of new concepts, policies and procedures, methods and approaches to work because of changing and differing operational and cultural environments that I have known. · Competently managed people/staffs under direct supervision and in parallel as HR managed processes successfully with care taken of inter-cultural sensitivities and security. I have set clear direction for individuals and team, then leading by example, coached and mentored team members to succeed against personal, team and organisational targets. · I have managed programme budgets of up to Euros 3.9m for three (3) years from Irish Aid, Pounds Sterling 1.52m three (3) years from DFID, Pounds sterling 4.2 for five (5) years from Comic Relief, Euros 2.5m three (3) years from EU. I briefed staff members on finance matters, ensured effective financial control and provided financial reports. · I have met targets with my strong work ethic and personal passion for the aims and objectives of the organisation, in efforts to ensure success. · As a person, I have confidently and perfectly fitted well in diverse office settings and shall continue to do so. · Am a competent and able Financial Manager, Independently ensuring for the day today management of financial processes and procedures including the upkeep of ledgers, maintaining the cash book and cash count Accurately, ensuring the correct procurement procedures and authorization, accurately filling in a easily retrievable way all financial paper work to ensure the financial paper trail and generating reports for financial monitoring and analysis. I have a very strong understanding of all matters concerning accounting; cost control, and cash flow. Referees · Mr Fabio Beltramini Area Coordinator +256-758 169 205 ACTED Karamoja/Pukot area Email:Fabio.beltramini@acted.org · Mr Peter Eriaku Ekochu Former Finance Manager Page 4 of 5
  • 5. +256-752200415 War Child UK. Email:ekonyara@yahoo.co.uk · Miss. Ekit Scovia Opuch Programme Coordinator +256-772914589 African Revival (Uganda). Email:scovia.ekit@africanrevival.org I OPIYO JOSEPH DECLARE THAT ALL THE ABOVE INFORMATION ABOUT ME ARE TRUE. Page 5 of 5
  • 6. +256-752200415 War Child UK. Email:ekonyara@yahoo.co.uk · Miss. Ekit Scovia Opuch Programme Coordinator +256-772914589 African Revival (Uganda). Email:scovia.ekit@africanrevival.org I OPIYO JOSEPH DECLARE THAT ALL THE ABOVE INFORMATION ABOUT ME ARE TRUE. Page 5 of 5
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