Title: Finance Manager
Remuneration: TBA depending on candidate experience
Start date: October 2020 on wards
Place of work: Kampala, Uganda
Reporting to: Country manager in Uganda
Requirements: Bachelor’s degree and post graduate degree in accounting with 3+ years of experience in a similar role.
Our client is a fast-growing financial technology company currently operating in Zambia, Tanzania and South Africa, with operations due to commence in Kampala, Uganda towards the end of 2020 and the start of 2021. The firm in Uganda will be delivering personal lending products from branch based channels, utilizing internally generated software and lending products backed by the IT and data analytics teams based in South Africa.
This position is ideal for an accountant that is looking to play a key role as part of the countries new management team. The role would best suit an all-rounder that is able to manage a team as well as provide input into the optimizing of operations and overall strategy formulation.
- Management responsibilities
Serve as a member of the executive team and assist in determination of company strategy
Work with and manage a finance team
Make the company an adventurous and desirable place to work
Contribute to growth of the company as a key player in the Ugandan microfinance industry
Daily reconciliations of entity transactions
Preparations of monthly accounts
Assist with the annual audit
Manage creditors and bill payments
Manage the payroll function
Lodge and reconcile indirect taxes (Payroll and VAT)
Liaise with Uganda Revenue Authority where required
Work direct debits teams (external and internal) to manage collections
Analyse and optimise accounting ratios to improve profitability
Manage spending decisions
Manage cash flow and external financing where required
Interested candidates should submit an updated CV and cover letter either through the Brightermonday portal or through firstname.lastname@example.org indicating the Title of the Role on the email subject.