Financial Controller Job Opportunity – Tugende

Job
Title:    Financial Controller
Organization: Tugende
Duty
Station:
Kampala, Uganda
Reports
to:
Finance Manager
              
About
US:
Tugende is a
for-profit social enterprise that helps motorcycle taxi drivers in Uganda own
their own motorcycles via a fair, transparent lease model instead of renting
indefinitely. Ownership significantly increases income, job security and road safety.
Across
Uganda, and many other emerging markets, motorcycles help drive the economy,
mitigating traffic jams and bad roads as well as offering hundreds of thousands
of jobs for those with little formal education. Tugende is proving that
millions of self the equipment they use to provide for their families, even
without credit histories, collateral, and in industries considered high risk by
traditional lenders.
Job
Summary:
The Financial Controller will manage and control Tugende’s accounting
operations, including:
·        
Managing and overseeing all accounting operations
including full ledger accounting, transaction recording, and preparing periodic
financial reports and budgets
·        
Developing and updating controls, procedures and
processes
·        
Ensuring that reported results comply with
International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS), Uganda legal requirements,
and the direction of the Board of Directors
Key
Duties and Responsibilities: 
1. Accounting Department Management:
·        
Manage the operations of the accounting department
·        
Maintain the chart of accounts
·        
Assist in the development and maintenance of a
documented system of accounting policies and procedures, including relevant
accounting controls
·        
Maintain an orderly accounting filing system
2. Transaction Management:
·        
Accurately entering all accounting transactions
into the designated accounting software on a timely basis and in line with
International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS)
·        
Accurately entering into the Loan Management
system all transactions on a timely basis
·        
Execute the monthly close process, including the
development and review of a Trial Balance
·        
Ensuring the timely payment of accounts payable
including processing all incoming supplier invoices
·        
Work closely with the Operations and Field Teams
to ensure the timely collections of accounts / lease receivable
·        
Process payroll in a timely manner
·        
Ensure that periodic bank reconciliations are
completed for both Shilling and US Dollar accounts
·        
Ensure that quarterly debt payments are made on a
timely basis
3. Financial Reporting and Budgeting:
·        
Preparation and submission of complete and
accurate financial reports on a weekly, monthly, quarterly and annual basis as
required by management, the Board of Directors, Tugende investors, and funding
agencies
·        
Coordinate the preparation of the corporate annual
report
·        
Recommend benchmarks against which to measure
Tugende’s performance
·        
Calculate and issue financial metrics
·        
Manage the production of the annual budget and
forecasts
·        
Calculate variances from the budget and report
significant issues to management
4. Legal and Audit Compliance:
·        
Coordinate the provision of information to
external auditors for the annual audit
·        
Actively monitor debt levels and compliance with
debt covenants
·        
Comply with Ugandan government reporting
requirements and tax filings (PAYE, NSSF, VAT)
Qualifications,
Skills and Experience: 
·        
The applicant should be a Certified Public
Accountant (CPA), or similar appropriate recognised qualification or a Bachelor’s
degree in accounting or business administration
·        
A minimum of three years’ experience working in
the accounting function, preferably as a Financial Controller
·        
The ideal candidate should be a socially minded
professional excited to use skills from the corporate world to make a
sustainable and financially viable social impact.
·        
Working knowledge of finance, accounting,
budgeting, and cost control principles including International Financial
Reporting Standards (IFRS)
·        
Knowledge of automated/manual financial and
accounting reporting systems (especially QuickBooks)
·        
Computer literacy i.e. Proficiency in all
Microsoft Office applications including Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, and
Microsoft PowerPoint
·        
Comfort working in a highly dynamic start-up
environment and ability to manage confidential information and situations with
efficiency, flexibility and diplomacy
·        
Prepared to do all the detailed work with minimal
supervision
·        
He or she will have a creative, entrepreneurial
and resilient temperament, with the work background to hit the ground running
and the desire to grow his or her own skills and knowledge alongside the
success of teammates and the company as a whole.
·        
Proper and reliable references must be taken up to
ensure that the person appointed is completely trustworthy
·        
Ugandan nationals are preferred
·        
Fluency in Luganda is an added advantage
·        
Prior experience working in similar lease-to-own /
asset financing businesses is desired
·        
Lastly, the candidate will embody Tugende’s core
values of empathy, integrity, teamwork, having a solution-orientation approach
and be committed to personal and professional growth and improvement.
How
to Apply: 
All
candidates should please send an updated CV and cover letter directly to the
Finance Manager of Tugende Limited, Matija Kamikovski (matija@tugendedriven.com)
with ‘Financial Controller Application’ in the Subject. Be sure to let us know
why you want to join Tugende in this capacity and why you think you’re the
perfect fit for the job.
Deadline:
31st December, 2015
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