Job Summary

The Director of Finance is a full-time in-country position supporting both sourcing and chocolate operations in Uganda.

  • Minimum Qualification: Bachelor
  • Experience Level: Mid level
  • Experience Length: 3 years

Job Description/Requirements

Term: 2 Years - renewable 

Start Date: 01 May 2021 (Flexible)

Salary ;Ugx 3,000,000- Ugx 5,000,000

 

Company Overview 

Latitude Trade Company (LTC) is a rapidly growing social enterprise in Uganda sourcing specialty cacao for export and producing bean to bar chocolate at the origin. Working with over 1,000 certified organic smallholder farmers, our mission is to sustainably increase incomes and reduce the risk for our suppliers while positively impacting the community and environment surrounding our operations.  We aim to provide chocolate makers and consumers in East Africa and around the world with the highest quality, transparently sourced, and fully traceable Ugandan cocoa products. 


Job Description 

   The Director of Finance is a full-time in-country position supporting both sourcing and chocolate operations in Uganda. The core responsibilities include:  

•  Oversight of all sourcing and chocolate-related finances and accounts 

•  Supervision of 3-4 Jr. Accountants & Cashiers 

•  Management and training of cashiers and accountants, recruiting of new staff

•  Oversee inventory management (raw cocoa, ingredient, processed chocolate)

•  Submission of regular management     accounts, payroll, taxes 

•  Coordination of in-season cash requirements for processing facilities 

•  Coordination of export documentation & freight (cocoa, cocoa butter & chocolate) and  imports (sugar, machinery, etc.) 

•  Tracking/management of sourcing overheads, COGs, yields, and performance-based pay 

•  Development & implementation of risk management strategies 

•  Fulfill financial requirements for investors and donors 

•  Preparation for and coordination of annual audit 

•  Annual budgeting and financial modeling  

   All employees are encouraged to propose programs, strategies, or experiments which they feel offer a  promising avenue for improvements to the company or livelihoods of the farmers. 


Benefits & Compensation: 

•  Monthly salary (adjusted for cost of living) 

•  Health insurance 

•  Accommodation 

•  Annual return flight to home country 

•  Communications allowance 

•  Flexible annual leave schedule 

•  Coverage of all work-related travel


Qualifications: 

•  Bachelor’s and/or Master’s degree from reputable university in related field

•  CPA or ACCA 

•  3+ years’ experience working and living in Africa or a similar context 

•  Knowledge of or previous experience in agriculture, agronomy, or agro-processing

•  Experience in finance, accounting, or bookkeeping 

•  High level of organizational skills 

•  Ability and willingness to learn and problem-solve independently (required)

•  Willingness to travel to and work in rural areas 

•  Patience & sense of humor 


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