Finance Manager - Kampala, Uganda

Location: Kampala, Uganda, Uganda
Date Posted: 08-05-2017
Overall management of the finance and accounting functions for the local operations of an international business focused on remote site services. The candidate will be responsible for ensuring effective and efficient operations, providing advice and guidance on the financial status of the company, through the analysis of financial activities that will enable the Country Manager in making sound business decisions and meet the Company’s objectives.

  • Responsible to supervise, monitor and evaluate all accounting activities.
  • Develops and implements systems for collecting, analyzing, verifying and reporting financial information
  • Develops and implements internal financial controls and ensures financial and audit process and reporting requirements are in compliance with Company, local and international financial and tax laws, policies, standards, regulations, and generally accepted accounting principles and practices.
  • Manage month end close process for the business unit including liaising with Operations and other departments
  • Monthly financial documents and forecasts including summaries and analysis by the 5th of each month.
  • Conduct a thorough review of financials in order to ensure all accounting numbers match general ledger and that all fixed assets, accounts payable and accounts receivable are closed in time for month end reporting.
  • Review the monthly cash forecast and cash requirement.
  • Assist Country Manager in review of monthly financial statement and submission of MOR packs.
  • Preparation of financial plan and working closely with Country Manager for the review of the plan.
  • Finalization of Monthly review packs with the FP&A Manager
  • Plan, organises and directs administrative services including reporting, personnel documents and records, payroll, data processing, and purchasing
  • Ensures compliance with local personnel rules, regulations and labour laws, including taxes.
  • Liase with auditors to esnure audit is completed on time .
  • Ensure timely billing and timely cash collection of Invoices from customers
  • Manage AP payments liaising with Country Manager.
  • Supports the development and delivery of projects by actively participating and collaborating with the Managers in formulating financial documents for the bid, award, project mobilization and project management processes.
  • Conduct a thorough review of operational financials in order to ensure all accounting numbers match general ledger and that all fixed assets, accounts payable and accounts receivable are closed in time for month end reporting.
  • Ensures appropriate and accurate data entries and bookkeeping activities are completed to ensure timely and accurate preparation of financial statements, including but not limited to: Trading Statements, Balance Sheet and Project specific profitability reports.
  • Maintain necessary insurances.
  • Follows risk management and quality compliance processes to include quality control compliance.
  • Follow safeguards to protect company assets and ensure compliance with Corporate and Company procedures
  • Identify, develop and maintain efficient, cost effective, processes, control and data management.
  • Implement the company's performance management process by setting KPI’s for direct reports, conducting regular reviews, identifying training requirements & provide a coaching, mentoring and supportive role
  • Performing any other task/activity that might from time to time be identified by the GM/ CFO/ Group Controller
  • To adhere to and live the company's Vision, Mission, Values and Code of Business Ethics & Conduct at all times
  • To apply and follow the contractual obligations, policies and procedures
  • To follow, apply and maintain all applicable ISO standards and requirements
  • To report health & safety, environmental and food safety hazards and near miss/incident observed in the workplace to ensure a safe and healthy working environment.

Minimum job requirements:
  • The Financial Manager should be at least a Bachelor Degree Holder.
  • Minimum 4-8 Years working experience in similar position.
  • Knowledge of International Financial Reporting Standards and International Standards on Auditing.
  • Strong communicational and interpersonal skills and should be good motivator who can guide the staff to meet the dead lines.
  • Knowledge in various accounting software packages and thorough knowledge in computing.
  • Knowledge of the Remote Site Services industry.
  • Must be fluent in English.

Physical Requirements:
  • Must be mentally and physically fit and have the ability to work long periods.  Should be energetic and enthusiastic and willing to work under pressure to meet deadlines

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Pandora Buchanan
Senior Associate: Executive Search
CA Global Finance /

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