Head of Finance Job Careers – d.light

Job Title:     Head of Finance
Organization: d.light
Duty Station: Kampala,
Uganda
About US:
d.light is a global leader and pioneer in delivering
affordable solar-powered solutions designed for the two billion people in the
developing world without access to reliable energy. d.light provides
distributed solar energy solutions for households and small businesses that are
transforming the way people all over the world use and pay for energy.
Job Summary:  The purpose of the role is to provide
financial management in-country with regards to the accounting and tax
compliance and be accountable for general ledger controls and MIS reporting for
Africa books of accounts. The role has a dual responsibility to operationally support
the Country General Manager and functional reporting to the Financial
Controller
Africa.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
·      
Ensure and prepare monthly business review
reports, MIS, Opex reports for country on a timely and accurate basis.
·      
Be the lead in finance controls and management
of inventory in-country and ensure controls and management reports are done
timely to facilitate visibility on the inventory position.
·      
Manage order to cash process ensuring all
transactions are correctly recorded, analyzed and financial controls on the
cycle are documented and implemented fully.
·      
Be the finance contact on all grant related activities
ensuring correct recording and reporting of transaction relating to grants
·      
Project leader of culture change task force to
develop initiatives that will help the organization meet its goals.
·      
Ensure accurate month-close/quarter-close and
year-close processes and manage all financial reporting responsibilities.
·      
Finalization of the financial statements and
perform the required analytical review of the financial statements
·      
Discuss audit queries and close all issues
raised by the auditors.
·      
Manage tax and overall account reconciliations
to ensure the balance sheet is stated accurately.
·      
We are an equal employment opportunity employer.
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without
regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability status,
protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.
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Responsible for accurate and reliable trial
balance financial data of the country OPCOs.
·      
Responsible for ensuring accounting in
accordance with local IFRS and GAAP.
·      
Manage all direct and indirect tax fillings,
reporting, analysis and all of its underlying processes.
·      
Partner with global finance teams to execute
finance initiatives across organization as required from time to time.
·      
Drive visibility into management cost
accounting, project margins analysis and other key financial metrics.
·      
Responsible for creation of masters with all the
relevant information of the customers and vendors and maintenance of necessary
documentation for them.
KPIs
·      
Timely closing, MIS reporting, preparation of
business review reports.
·      
Completion and accuracy of monthly
reconciliations and the overall accuracy of the trial balance.
·      
Project management and execution of tasks
assigned on each project.
·      
Achieving good internal and external audit
reports around financial controls and trial balance data integrity.
·      
Minimize/ Eliminate tax exposure in the company
transactions and tax compliance processes.



Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
·      
The ideal applicant must hold a relevant
university degree with CPA/ACCA qualification.
·      
At least  10+ years’ experience with at least 5 years in
a senior Financial position
·      
Team management experience.
·      
Sound Accounting knowledge.
·      
Experience in ERP systems.
·      
Arbitration and organizational skills.
·      
Computer literacy and advanced excel knowledge.
·      
Excellent analytical skills, able to clearly
link financial results to operational performance drivers, generate
alternatives and drive positive change.
·      
Excellent communication skills.
·      
Clear thinking/ problem solving, able to lead
projects/ process improvement within operations/ finance function.
·      
We are an equal employment opportunity employer.
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without
regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability status,
protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.
·      
Able to break down complex issues into simpler
steps and resolve them.
·      
Ability to prioritize & promote team work.
·      
Willing to participate and engage in operations
in addition to finance.
·      
Should be flexible, willing to stretch and
achieve over and above base expectations.
·      
Integrity, trust and self-confidence.
·      
Strong mindset for continuous improvement and
meeting or exceeding expectations and able to demonstrate complete discretion
and confidentiality.
·      
Superior verbal and written communication skills
(multiple language will be an added advantage) with an emphasis on tact and
diplomacy
·      
Excellent organizational, multi-tasking and time
management skills.
·      
Passion for social enterprise, development of
people and environmental benefits.
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified candidates should submit their CV
only with a subject line, Head of
Finance: recruitment.uganda@dlight.com Only shortlisted
candidates will be contacted.
Deadline: 24th
February 2020
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