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Financial Manager Job Placement - SolarNow

Job Title:          Financial Manager
Organisation: SolarNow
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: CFO

About US:
SolarNow is a distribution and finance company that sells high quality solar product and appliances to households and businesses in Uganda. The company started in 2011 and has since opened 36 branches throughout Uganda, employs around 250 people. 

Job Summary: The Financial Manager will be responsible for implementing SolarNow’s finance strategy, policies and processes. The incumbent will lead the finance team, support fundraising, conduct financial analysis, manage external relations and provide accurate, timely financial reports to all stakeholders. The Financial Manager 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.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:   
  • Formulate financial and tax strategies
  • Maintain the 5-year business plan and annual budget
  • Develop performance measures that support the company's strategic direction
  • Maintain 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
  • Implement operational best practices
Financial Reporting:
  • Prepare timely and accurate financial reports
  • Oversee 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:
  • Actively participate in conference calls with the investment community
  • Build and maintain relationships with local and international lenders
  • Represent the company with investment advisers and investors

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:  
  • The ideal candidate for the SolarNow Financial Manager job placement should preferably hold a Bachelor’s degree specializing in Finance or Accounting
  • Professional accounting qualification i.e. CPA
  • A minimum of six years of progressively responsible financial experience for a fast growing consumer retail or financial institution, preferably in East Africa
  • The Financial Manager should be a seasoned professional to lead our finance team, manage our accounts and reporting, implement our financial strategy manage external relations relating to finance.
  • Strong leadership and management skills
  • Proven financial and treasury management skills
  • The incumbent should care deeply about improving livelihoods in Africa. The incumbent will bring more than passion to the role: grit and resilience to do this work.
  • Prior deep financial and management expertise, and are excited about being hands-on, without getting lost in the weeds.
  • Good problem-solving skills
  • The applicant must be a direct and candid communicator, and a thoughtful change agent who understands that there are tensions to balance in this kind of diverse organization.
  • The jobholder must be a natural manager able to guide our finance strategy and management while working in a complex, constantly changing and resource-constrained environment.
  • Show eagerness for the challenge of shaping the future of this organization.
  • 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.
  • The incumbent will inspire excellence with your team, building a sense of shared values and goals.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to work well in a team
  • Demonstrable experience in leading organizations to profitability
  • High command in operating and implementing functionality for enterprise-level accounting systems
  • High level of oral and written communication skills
  • Fluency in English
Compensation and Benefits: Salary and benefits are competitive, commensurate with experience.

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 recruitmentug@solarnow.eu with their updated CVs (no other documents).

Deadline: 1st May 2017

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