Finance Manager Job Opportunity – Kwese

Job Title:   Finance
Organisation: Kwesé
Duty Station:  Kampala, Uganda
About Kwese:
Kwesé is a distinctly African entertainment company, disrupting the
industry by breaking through the confines of traditional approaches to
broadcasting. We aim to meet the needs of an increasingly dynamic and globally
connected African viewer by providing affordable, premium content to audiences
across the continent. The Kwesé network is Africa’s first truly converged media
company with pan-African businesses in Pay TV, Free-to-Air TV, and Digital.
Job Summary: The Finance
Manager will oversee business-facing aspects of the operation’s finances,
including accounting, financial reporting, forecasting and auditing as well as
provide management information to the business for strategic
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Deliver information required for monthly,
    quarterly and annual financial requirements 
  • Identifies key financial risks for the
    operation and communicates to Country GM and Central FC with proposed
  • Focus on cost containment for the
    department, monitoring, identifying, addressing variance vs. budgets and
    forecasts ·        
  • Pro-actively work towards increasing
    efficiency, and improving quality and speed of delivery of financial
  • Reviews, monitors, identifies and
    addresses variances of actual to the budget on a quarterly basis
  • Processes and/or oversees the processing
    of financial/business forms
    Checks, corrects and maintains a variety of financial and other business
    records and documents.
  • Answers inquiries and provides information
    to staff and the public on financial policies and procedures.
  • Prepares or assists in preparing various
    financial or administrative reports.
  • Approves and processes requisitions for
    supplies and equipment.
  • May initiate new procedures in
    accounting/business systems
  • Actively contributes to unit goals by
    accomplishing related duties as required. 
  • Country budget forecasting and allocation
  • Coordinating debt collection by alerting
    the relevant people on due dates and making sure invoicing is done
  • Spearheading the annual audit after every
    financial year
  • Ensure there is compliance on all
    statutory requirements in finance docket e.g payroll, VAT, advance tax,
    NSSF etc.
  • Prepare monthly analysis of cost of sales
    and operational expenses against prior year and budget, providing
    explanations and business solutions to help mitigate financial risks.
    ·         Partner with Corporate and
    Teams in determining the financial impact of business decisions, e.g.
    product cost reductions, new product roll out, etc. and prepare periodic forecasts
    to update management on projected results.
  • Manage banking relationships
  • Identify, investigate, and analyse
    potential operational improvement.
  • As appropriate, based on findings make
    proposal for operational changes (policy, procedures, processes, etc.)
  • Ensure maintenance of proper books of
    accounts in accordance with standard accounting practices
  • Manage dealer accounts
  • Ensure compliance with all in country
    financial standard and regulations
  • Manage the Credit Control function.
  • Manage external audit relationships  

Qualifications, Skills and
  • The ideal candidate must hold a Bachelor’s
    degree in Finance and Accounting, Statistics, Business Administration and
    Business Computing. 
  • Possession of a Master’s degree in
    Financial Management or its equivalent is an added advantage
  • Professional qualifications i.e. ACCA/CPA  
  • Five to seven years of related financial
    experience required
  • Previous experience in the media industry
  • Previous experience in Systems of
    Accounting and finance
  • Experience in managing Processes,
    developing standards, Promoting Process Improvement  and Inventory Control
  • Reporting Skills  
How to Apply:
All candidates should send their updated CVs and cover letters to:
Human Resource Manager Kwese,
Plot 13A Naguru Summit View Hil,
P.O. Box 6692Kampala. Uganda
Kampala, Uganda 
Email to:
Deadline: 5th January 2018
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