Financial Controller Job Placement – Duma Works

Title:               Financial Controller
Organisation: Duma Works
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
About US:
Duma Works is changing the way people think about hiring.  They
are efficiently connecting employers and potential hires through our mobile
platform, we make finding that perfect person a fun experience, allowing
businesses to grow and job seekers to access new opportunities. Duma Works is a
recruiting platform that fuses traditional human-centered recruiting and an
interactive digital process to simplify how growing businesses hire top talent
on the African continent. Since 2012, hundreds of employers all over East
Africa have used DUMA Works to save time and money when identifying qualified
job candidates. They are recruiting for a valuable client,  a reputable
solar energy for profit company in Uganda.
Job Summary: The Financial
Controller will be responsible for implementing our 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 the company.
Key Duties and
Develop financial and tax strategies
Maintain the 5-year business plan and annual
Establish department budgets, controls, and
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
Implement operational best practices
Financial Reporting
Produce 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
Participate in conference calls with the
investment community
Maintain relationships with local and
international lenders
Represent the company with investment advisers
and investors

Qualifications, Skills and
The applicant must hold a Bachelor’s degree
specializing in Finance or Accounting
CPA/ACCA or an equivalent certification
At least 6+ years of progressively responsible
financial experience for a fast growing consumer retail or financial
institution, preferably in East Africa
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
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 organization
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
Strong leadership and management skills
Proven financial and treasury management skills
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
Fluency in English
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates should send a cover
letter and detailed CVs via E-mail to: with the
subject line as “3287”, Your Full name &  Phone number e.g. 3287 Okedi
Jonathan, +2567xxxxxxxx. If you don’t follow these instructions, your
application will not go through.
N.B: You will receive a confirmation email and an alert to take a basic
screening test over SMS or online. The email with the test may not arrive
immediately. Please be patient. The email/SMS test will typically be 5-8
questions to help us understand your background. Regular SMS rates apply to the
test. If you have any issues with the process, please reach out to
Deadline: 30th March 2018
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