Financial Analyst Job Placement – Tugende

Job Title:             Financial Analyst
Organisation: Tugende
Duty Station: Kampala,
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-to-own 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, mitigate traffic jams and
bad roads, and offer hundreds of thousands of jobs for those with little formal
education. Tugende is proving that millions of self-employed entrepreneurs can
receive credit to own the equipment they use to provide for their families,
even without credit histories, collateral, and in industries considered high
risk by traditional lenders. We currently serve over 3,300 customers in
Kampala, Mbarara, Jinja, and Mbale. We plan to expand to at least 10 locations
in Uganda over the next 1-2 years and then to regional neighbours which may
include Rwanda, Kenya, Tanzania and South Sudan.
Job Summary: The Financial
Analyst will mainly be responsible for synthesizing the organization’s
financial information into actionable insights.
Key Duties and
Analysing current performance:
  • Render support in the development and
    preparation of weekly, monthly and quarterly financial analysis schedules
    of Financial Performance. This includes, but is not limited to: actual vs. budget performance,
    cash flow tracking, and portfolio movement (disbursement, write-off, etc.)
  • Generate and synthesize findings of
    portfolio-level reports including Portfolio at Risk (PAR) and Portfolio
  • Identify trends in financial performance
    and provide recommendations for improvement
  • Provide financial analysis support to
    various areas of the company.
  • Suggest and develop creative new ways to
    synthesize the organization’s information working alongside Business
    Intelligence and Operations stakeholders
Forecasting and analysing future performance:
  • Updating existing financial model –
    including a valuation of the business – based on the requirements of key
  • Prepare detailed annual budget and monthly
    financial forecasts.
Developing presentation material:
  • Synthesize business trends and analysis
    into internal- and external-facing presentation materials
  • Respond to ad hoc requests for analysis in
    a timely manner
Conducting market research:
  • The incumbent will research comparable
    organizations to uncover Best Practices and trends, and to understand the
    competitive landscape in Uganda and abroad
  • Understand and implement Financial
    Analysis Best Practices
Qualifications, Skills and
  • The ideal candidate for the Financial
    Analyst job placement should preferably hold a bachelor’s degree in
    Finance, Accounting, Statistics, Economics, Business Administration or
    other related field
  • A minimum of three years’ experience
    working in Financial Analysis
  • Advanced analytical and quantitative
    reasoning ability with an ability to link strategy to financial plans.
  • The Financial Analyst should be highly
    creative with entrepreneurial skills and a 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.
  • The ideal candidate will be a socially
    minded professional excited to use skills from the corporate world to make
    a sustainable and financially viable social impact.
  • Lastly, the candidate will embody
    Tugende’s core values of empathy, integrity, teamwork, having a
    solution-orientation and be committed to personal and professional growth
    and improvement.
  • Exceptional written and verbal
    communications skills
  • Extensive knowledge of automated/manual
    financial and accounting reporting systems
  • Computer literacy skills i.e. proficiency
    in accounting software and all Microsoft Office applications including
    Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, and Microsoft PowerPoint; Excel and
    PowerPoint proficiency essential
  • 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
  • Proper and reliable references must be
    taken up to ensure that the person appointed is completely trustworthy    
  • Preference will be given to Ugandan
  • Fluency in Luganda is desired
  • Previous exposure and experience working
    in similar lease-to-own / asset financing businesses is an added advantage
Job Benefits:
  • Hours and Compensation: This
    position is for a full-time employee who can take on additional
    responsibilities as new tasks and projects come up. Compensation will be
    determined based on experience and commitment
  • Meaningful Work: Tugende’s work
    gives entrepreneurs the tools to earn a living for themselves and their
    families. We are changing the face of the boda industry in Uganda, and
    proving that young men with little education can take on the
    responsibility of financing a significant asset and earning a liveable
    wage. Help be part of this movement!
  • Great Team: Tugende has a
    smart, fun, and growing team of 94 staff and growing. We take our work
    seriously, but love to joke and have fun. We regularly have fully-paid,
    voluntary team outings, as well as fun parties for our clients. Our
    headquarters are in Kampala, and we also have offices in Eastern and
    Western Uganda.
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates are encouraged to
apply online at the link below.
Deadline: 30th April 2017

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