Financial Controller Job Placement – Duma Works

Title:               Financial Controller
Organisation: Duma
Duty Station: Kampala,
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 Responsibilities:   
  • Develop
    financial and tax strategies
  • Maintain
    the 5-year business plan and annual budget
  • Establish
    department budgets, controls, and tracking
  • 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
  • Produce
    timely and accurate financial reports
  • Oversee
    the issuance of financial information
  • Report
    financial results to the executive management team and the supervisory
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 Experience:
  • The
    applicant must hold a Bachelor’s degree specializing in Finance or
    or an equivalent certification
  • Six
    or more years of progressively responsible financial experience for a fast
    growing consumer retail or financial institution, preferably in East
  • 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 weeds.
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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 skills
  • 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 +254702093793.
Deadline: 30th April 2018
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