Senior Finance and Administration Manager Career Placement – Duma Works

Organisation: Duma Works
Duty Station: Muyenga, Kampala,
Reports to: General Manager
About US:
Duma Works is changing the way people think about hiring.  They are efficiently connecting employers and
potential hires through our mobile platform, we make finding that perfect
person a fun experience, allowing businesses to grow and job seekers to access
new opportunities. Duma Works is recruiting on behalf of one of our clients.
The company is a social enterprise that delivers safe drinking water to social
institutions like schools.
About the Hiring Company:
The company is a for-profit, social enterprise dedicated to providing
safe drinking water solutions at scale. 
We sell high-performing water purification systems to social
institutions (like schools, hospitals and health clinics) and workplaces, with
multiyear, low-cost credit terms so that providing safe, great tasting drinking
water to students, patients and employees is easier than ever.  We’re the first drinking water solutions
company to allow schools to time their installment payments with the receipt of
schools fees.  We’re also the first to
provide a 2-year preventive maintenance program included in every installation.
This firm is growing quickly and is already in over 1,100 Uganda schools, and
is aiming to reach 5,000 Ugandan schools by 2018 and is now in the process of
regional expansion.  
Job Summary: The Senior
Finance and Administration Manager will manage the day-to-day financial
management and administration of the organization, and ensure that the finance
and administrative departments are successfully managed in compliance with
company policies. The incumbent will oversee internal control systems and
procedures, operational accounting, financial reporting, and auditing. S/he
also manages other administrative functions such as HR, procurement, inventory,
transport and logistics. The incumbent will be responsible for training and
mentoring staff on policies and procedures and new systems. The F&A Manager
will play an important role in mentoring staff and identifying new hires as the
company grows.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
The jobholder will manage all aspects of
financial management, including financial systems implementation, budgeting,
expenditure tracking, and financial reporting and accounting
Design and implement systems and procedures,
when and where needed, ensuring effective internal controls and minimising
The jobholder will monitor proper management of
cash flow ensuring project liquidity at all times
Ensure that all transactions are recorded in
accordance with generally accepted accounting principles supported by relevant
and verifiable source documents
Ensure that monthly account reconciliations are
performed and appropriate plans are put in place and executed, as applicable,
to resolve un-reconciled differences
Provide support in the preparation of monthly
and quarterly financial reports
Develop and execute responsive and appropriate
operations management systems (HR, procurement, inventory, installations,
maintenance and repair, customer service, impact measurement)
Oversee international and national procurement,
ensuring full compliance with company policy
Manage inventory and all other assets, ensuring
proper reconciliation on an ongoing basis
Providing active support to the Customer Service
Team and Installations Team as needed
Take lead of the HR function, ensuring
compliance with national labor laws and practices
Qualifications, Skills and
The applicant should preferably hold a degree in
finance, accounting, business administration, CPA, or other recognized
professional accounting qualification. Master’s degree preferred
At least seven years of progressively
responsible experience in managing finance and administration, ideally for a
private sector entity or a private-sector oriented NGO
Broad knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting
Principles (GAAP) applicable to USA accounting procedures
Ability to adopt new software and financial
management systems
Good skills in management and coordination of
multiple activities and teams.
Ability to multi-task.
Proven analytical skills in isolating priorities
and tackling them
Excellent English oral and written communication
Highly motivated with strong attention to detail
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates should send a cover
letter and detailed CVs via E-mail to: with the subject line as “2404”, Your Full name
&  Phone number e.g. 2404 Okedi
Jonathan, +2567xxxxxxxx. If you don’t follow these instructions, your
application will not go through. You can also send updated CV to
 Deadline: 30th October 2016

N.B. When applying to any job through Duma Works, you can expect that after you apply, you will receive a confirmation email, and then an SMS alert asking you to take a basic screening test over email or SMS. The test may not arrive immediately. Please be patient. The test will typically be 5-8 questions to help us understand your background. Regular SMS rates apply to the test, and if you ever have any issues with the process,  please reach out to 0702093793. If you apply and don’t meet these minimum qualifications, we won’t be able to forward your application to the employer. This is to save both you and the employer time and make sure you both find the best match.

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