Head of Finance Employment Placement – d.light

Job Title:   
Head of Finance

Organization: d.light

Duty Station:
Kampala, Uganda

Reports to: General
Manager / Financial Controller Africa

 

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 Head of Finance will provide financial
management in-country with regards to the accounting and tax compliance and be
accountable for general ledger controls and MIS reporting for Uganda’s 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.

·       
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
applicant must hold a relevant university degree with CPA/ACCA qualification.

·       
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.

·       
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 candidates who meet the requirements
should submit their CV only with a subject line, Head of Finance: recruitment.uganda@dlight.com

 

NB: Only shortlisted
candidates will be contacted.

 

Deadline: 6th August 2020

 

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