Business Controller Jobs – Manufacturing Company

Job Title:  Business Controller
Organisation:
Manufacturing Company
Duty Station: Kampala,
Uganda
About US:
NFT Consult, a leading HR
Consultancy firm, seeks to recruit for it valuable client, a manufacturing
company. NFT Human Resource Solutions are customer tailored per industry
requirements and are geared towards increased cost savings, process improvement
leading to improved efficiency and effectiveness yet simultaneously
strengthening quality and control of resources.
Job Summary: The
Business Controller is the company’s focal point on effectiveness of reporting,
performance analysis and business planning. The job requires proper and
coordinated planning to ensure the attainment of set goals especially with
respect to accuracy and timeliness in reporting. The incumbent will technically
support the development & implementation of Business Performance Management
systems & processes. The jobholder will also drive robust planning
processes across the business to ensure excellent forecasts, performance
benchmarks & action plans are developed and to conduct business performance
analysis that would provide insights to aid management decision making.  The incumbent will oversee the preparation of
accurate and timely monthly/bi-annual and full year management and statutory
financial statements for the company. He /she will also co-ordinate the audit
process with external auditors in preparation of annual statutory financials to
ensure that the audit is conducted as per plan.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • In
    charge of the co-ordination and review Budget/ monthly & quarterly
    forecasts to ensure that the company’s objectives are reflected in the
    same. Challenge and ensure clear action plans are in place to ensure
    validity of the planning processes to deliver budget, Performance
    Improvement Plans & strategic plans for the business unit
  • Ensure
    the preparation of accurate and timely monthly financial reports (Balance
    Sheet, Profit & Loss and Cash flow statements) for internal management
    decision-making (management accounts, Hyperion/URS accounts) for the
    company. This is normally preceded by Analysis and reconciliation of the
    trial balance to the management accounts from the 5 sources of reporting.
    This will involve challenging information provided as well as advising
    corrective measures to be taken to resolve any outstanding unreconciled
    items. The sources of reporting are the Cost of Production report from the
    plant, Sales and Volumes reports from commercial, SGA reports, Fixed
    Assets report and the trial balance.
  • Preparation
    of individual company and consolidated, half year and full year statutory
    accounts for the company for external and shareholder communication.
  • Perform
    detailed analysis of the Uganda monthly overall performance files (CIME
    files) and Quarterly Business Reviews ensuring consistency of information
    with other reports e.g. S&V, HFM etc to advise management on
    corrective actions and enable decision making.
  • Preparation
    of audit schedule, responsible for audit process, coordination with the
    external auditors and resolution of resulting audit issues
  • Actively
    support the company’s audit process in preparation of annual statutory
    financials to ensure that the audit is conducted as per plan. This will
    involve liaison with other internal departments on behalf of the external
    auditors to ensure closure of issues raised in the management
    letters. 
  • Prepare
    key performance presentations for use by the local company management team
    and board (Quarterly Board papers and presentations and other impromptu
    presentations as may be required)
Key Performance Indicators:
  • Monthly
    D+5 management reporting (CDP + HFM)
  • Monthly  preparation of Rolling Forecasts, Flash
    reports and Business Reviews
  • Quarterly
    Business Performance Packs
  • Quarterly
    preparation of statutory accounts
  • Quarterly
    preparation of board papers and board presentations
  • Preparation
    of business performance presentations and commentaries
  • Annual
    co-ordination of the planning process (CAP, Progress Plan and budget)
Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The
    Business Controller should hold a University degree in Finance,
    Accounting, Statistics or other course of a numerate background but must
    have relevant professional qualification – CPA (K), ACCA, CFA or
    equivalent.
  • Professional
    qualification in business/performance management and/or systems/process
    review desirable.
  • At
    least five years’ experience in a professional audit firm or a busy large
    FMCG organization.
  • High
    level of analytical & performance management skills and attention to
    detail.
  • Good
    computer knowledge, exposure to an ERP environment and reporting tools.
    Excellent knowledge of  
    spreadsheets and other Microsoft office applications is essential.
  • Good
    knowledge and understanding of IFRS and Taxation issues
  • Excellent
    reporting and communication skills.
  • Ability
    to work with minimum supervision.
  • Proactive
    and able to take initiative to propose and implement new approaches.
  • Flexibility,
    Integrity, the confidence to think differently and ability to make sound
    judgment.
  • Strong
    degree of self motivation and drive, high ethical standards, values and
    principles
  • Must
    be a team player.
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified
candidates should visit the web link below and create a profile on the NFT
Consult website by entering their e-mail addresses. Please visit web link below
and click Apply now if convinced you have the job requirements. The
applications/CVs should be prepared in English and submitted in either MS Word
or PDF format will be considered.

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