Head of Finance and Administration Employment Placement – JP Trett

Job Title:        Head of Finance and Administration
Organisation:  JP Trett
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Managing Director
Reference: VAC-14502
About US:
Trett is an international recruitment partner with specialist knowledge within
the industry. Success is possible to create and develop and at JP Trett, we
have worked hard to ensure that all possible avenues of search and selection
are utilised, from extensive database building, professional networking and
search engine optimisation to candidate screening and targeted candidate
marketing. They are recruiting for a multi-national agribusiness and farming
company is developing and operating sustainable projects in Sub-Saharan Africa.
The group is headquartered in central Europe with management structures
throughout Europe and business operations in Sub-Saharan Africa. The
Organisation is committed to act in a manner that is socially responsible and
reflects sound environmental management practices.
Job Summary: The Finance and Administration Manager will be
hands-on and pivotal in leading and developing a team to support the company in
finance, business planning, budgeting, administration and IT.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Provide leadership on all financial issues
    including reporting, cash flow, forecasting, mentoring, supervision and
    appraisal of the finance team
  • The incumbent will develop and implement all
    necessary business policies, accounting practices and controls; improve
    the finance department’s overall effectiveness.
  • Coordinate and lead the annual audit process,
    liaise with external auditors and the finance committee of the board of
    directors; assess any necessary changes.
  • Effectively communicate and present the
    critical financial matters to the board of directors.
  • Updates and maintains the Sage Pastel Evolution
    ERP system and train on all Sage usage.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The applicant should hold a B.A., ideally
    with a recognized professional accounting/ finance qualification such as
    CPA/ ACCA.
  • Working knowledge accounting and reporting
    software and applications of International Financial Reporting Standards
    (IFRS), International Accounting standards (IAS’s), and International
    Standards on Auditing (ISA’s).
  • A minimum of seven to ten years of overall
    professional experience; ideally 6+ years of broad financial and
    operations management experience.
  • The ideal candidate should have experience of
    final responsibility for the quality and content of all financial data,
    reporting and audit coordination for either a division or significant
    program area, and has preferably had operation experience with general
    business administration processes (ideally incl. human resources).
  • Excellent track record in setting priorities;
    keen, analytical, organization and problem solving skills which support
    and enable sound decision making.
  • Computer literacy skills including
    Proficiency in using Sage Pastel Evolution
  • Excellent communication and relationship
    building skills with an ability to prioritize, negotiate, and work with a
    variety of internal and external stakeholders.
  • Willingness to relocate to a remote area –
How to Apply: 
suitably qualified candidates are encouraged to upload an updated CV together
with a cover note and salary requirements at the link below. All successful
candidates will be contacted within 14 days of us receiving your application.
Deadline: 26th March, 2016
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