VisionFund Vacancies – Finance Manager

Job Title:    Finance Manager
Organisation: VisionFund Uganda (VFU)
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: CEO
Ref: 03/04/2015
About US:
VisionFund Uganda (VFU) is a microfinance affiliate of World Vision
Uganda and World Vision International. Its mission is to improve the lives of
children by providing low income entrepreneurs with sustainable and integrated
financial services that unlock their potential.
Job Summary: The Finance Manager will primarily oversee VFU’s
treasury to ensure profitable operations and compliance with existing regulations.
The incumbent will also manage the accounting and liquidity management
functions of the institution.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
1. Provides leadership on
financial issues (20%)
  • The incumbent will serve as Advisor to the
    Executive Director and Senior Management on all matters  relating to finance including treasury
    and accounting;
  • Send timely financial reports to the BOD,
    senior management, regulators, and other stakeholders;
  • The incumbent will serve as a Member of
    senior management team
2. Steers the development of
an overall business plan for VFU that includes, among other things, the branch
targets and projections (20%)
  • Continuous monitoring of the financial
    performance of the organization with emphasis in analyzing the latter’s
    performance as against its operational and business plans;
  • Offers financial technical support to Head
    Office and the Branches in preparation of the business plan and
    preparation and monitoring of the annual operating plans and budgets;
  • Ensures that branch plans are incorporated
    into an overall business plan and projections model
3. In charge of establishing
and maintaining all policies relating to financial management, financial
controls and risk (10%)
  • Establishes, reviews, and updates
    financial policies and procedures that are relevant and cost effective to
    the organization;
  • Maintains the finance management manuals,
    including treasury and accounting manuals, and ensures that all changes
    related to policies and procedures would be incorporated in the manual;
  • Serves as a member of the Asset Liability
    Management Committee (ALCO) and furnishes the ALCO with the necessary
    information for them to make sound, viable decisions
  • Performs functions specified by the BOD
    and/or ALCO in relation to establishing broad guidelines for the
    institution¡¦s tolerance for risk, and expectations from investment;
  • Introduces measures to enhance the
    credibility and objectivity of financial statements and reports prepared
    with reference to the affairs of VFU;
4. Oversees liquidity and the
appropriate level of assets and liabilities (10%)
  • Measures and controls the institution¡¦s
    funding requirements;
  • Oversees access to funds; Makes periodic
    assessment of liabilities and liability holders; Explores borrowing
    arrangements;
  • Quickly recommends to the ALCO and Board
    of Directors policies or changes on policies on liquidity and funds
    management, and ensures timeliness, applicability, and practicality of
    these policies;
  • Ensures that there is adequate control of
    cash and other assets (budgetary management and control) according to laid
    down policies, Central Bank in the head office and the branches;
  • Develops contingency plans for VFU to
    withstand liquidity crises, and updates the contingency plans, as the need
    arises;
5. Manages the accounting
system and process (20%)
  • Provides technical oversight to the branch
    accountants in formulating and implementing the branch accounting system;
  • Ensures that VFU maintains adequate and
    accurate records including balance sheet and periodic statements of income
    and expense;
  • Provides the Finance Department staff the
    necessary training and other support to enable them to fulfill their
    duties accordingly;
  • Manages, monitors, and evaluates the work
    of the finance staff and provides input to the annual staff appraisal
    exercise;
6. Ensures compliance to
regulators, audits and VF (20%)
  • Ensures absolute compliance to regulations
    on liquidity, capital adequacy, and provisioning; as well as to reporting
    requirements set by regulatory body and other regulators;
  • Regularly attends to inquiries, on-site or
    off-site, from the Central Bank, other regulators, and external auditors,
    and provides due assistance to the regulators and external auditors during
    inspection;
  • Perform any other duties that may be
    assigned by the CEO from time to time (0%)
Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The ideal candidate must be a Certified
    Public Accountant (CPA) or similar qualification with at least two years
    working experience post CPA
  • Possession of a Masters / Degree in
    Business Administration will be of added value
  • At least five years or more in the field
    of finance management and accounting
  • Detailed working knowledge and
    understanding and deep insights into Treasury Management
  • Good knowledge of the local and VF
    regulatory requirements under which VF MFI operates.
  • Determined personality with initiative,
    perseverance and the ability to motivate and manage a team
  • Capability and willingness to take
    responsibility and highly developed sense of integrity
  • Ready to comply and live up to and in
    accordance with the organization Ideals and Core Values
  • Computer literacy i.e. proficient in
    Microsoft & sun systems with excellent excel spreadsheet skills. Past
    experience of Microfin is preferred.
  • Good knowledge in economic and financial
    topics
  • Be a good trainer, facilitator, mentor,
    and coach
  • Excellent communication (presentation)
    skills
  • Must be a committed Christian, able to
    stand above denominational diversities
  • Ability to lead daily devotions
How to Apply: 
All suitably qualified and interested candidates should send or hand
deliver their CVs, plus copies of their academic credentials to the address
below:
The Human Resource Manager,
VisionFund Uganda Ltd (VFU)
Plot 256, Makerere Kavule,
P.O. Box 24751, Kampala, Uganda.
NB: Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted
Email to: info@visionfunduganda.co.ug
Deadline: 30th April 2015

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