Financial Controller Job Placement – SolarNow

Job Title:         Financial Controller  
Organisation: SolarNow
Duty Station:  Kampala,
Reports to: CFO
About US:
SolarNow is an asset financing
company that sells high quality solar product and appliances to households and
businesses in Uganda. The company started in 2011 and has since opened 46
branches throughout Uganda, employs around 600 people. 
Job Summary: The Financial
Controller will be responsible for implementing SolarNow’s finance strategy, policies
and processes. S/he will oversee and consolidate the accounts from the
company’s entities, manage external audits, provide accurate, timely financial reports
to all stakeholders. The Financial Controller will manage the company budget and
ensure that our financial risk management policy is upheld. S/he will be a key player
in driving growth for SolarNow. You are someone who cares deeply about improving
livelihoods in Africa. You bring more than passion to the role: you have the grit
and resilience to do this work. You have deep financial and management
expertise and are excited about being hands-on, without getting lost in the weeds.
You are a problem-solver, a direct and candid communicator, and a thoughtful change
agent who understands that there are tensions to balance in this kind of diverse
You are a natural manager able to
guide our finance strategy and management while working in a complex, constantly
changing and resource-constrained environment. You are eager for the challenge
of shaping the future of this organization. You have the skills to provide clear,
consistent financial leadership for a fast growing social enterprise, and the nimbleness
to respond to continual innovation and increased demands for performance. You inspire
excellence with your team, building a sense of shared values and goals.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
Develop financial
and tax strategies
the 5-year business plan and annual budget
department budgets, controls, and tracking
Develop performance
measures that support the company’s strategic direction
in-depth relations with all members of the management team
Manage and
motivate the finance team
Oversee the
financial operations of subsidiary companies and foreign operations
Oversee the
company’s transaction processing systems
operational best practices
Financial Reporting:
Produce timely
and accurate financial reports
Manage the
issuance of financial information
Report financial
results to the executive management team and the supervisory board
Treasury Management:
Monitor cash
balances and cash forecasts
Support debt
and equity financing
Partnerships & External Relationships:
in conference calls with the investment community
relationships with local and international lenders
the company with investment advisers and investors

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
applicant for the Solarnow Financial Controller job placement must hold a Bachelor’s
degree specializing in Finance or Accounting
CPA certification
Six years
of progressively responsible financial experience for a fast growing consumer retail
or financial institution preferably in East Africa
Strong leadership
and management skills
Proven financial
and treasury management skills
interpersonal skills with the ability to work well in a team
experience in leading organizations to profitability
command in operating and implementing functionality for enterprise-level accounting
oral and written communication skills
Fluency in

How to Apply: 
All suitably qualified and
interested candidates are encouraged to send their applications to the Human
Resource Manager, SolarNow Uganda Services via e-mail to with their updated CVs (no other documents).
Deadline: 12th March 2018
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