Head of Finance and Investment Employment Opportunity – SteadFin Uganda SACCO Ltd



Job Title:          Head of Finance and Investment
Organisation: SteadFin
Uganda SACCO Ltd
Duty Station: Kampala,
Uganda
Reports to: Chief
Executive Officer
About US:
SteadFin Uganda SACCO Ltd is a
registered Savings and Credit Cooperative Society (STEADFIN) with over 600
active members who are largely staff, retirees, and affiliates of the U.S.
Mission agencies in Uganda. The SACCO’s prime objective is to mobilize and
invest members’ savings through the provision of different loan products to its
members, and the investment of members’ savings in profitable business
ventures.
Job Summary: The Head of
Finance and Investment is responsible for the provision of the overall
management of the SACCO’s financial and investment operations while ensuring
that the necessary systems and controls are in place and are fully operational
at all times. The position is expected to provide leadership in risk analysis,
financial and management accounting, investment portfolio development and
management and in the day-to-day implementation of the Finance and Investment
activities.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Overall
    management and coordination of the Finance and Investment departments to
    ensure that the key performance indicators are consistently met in
    accordance with the business and operational objectives of STEADFIN.
  • Develop
    and update the different financial and investment policies and procedures
    that are necessary for the legal, efficient and effective running of the
    SACCO.
  • Ensure
    the financial assets of STEADFIN are optimally deployed to generate the
    best possible returns for the members. This task includes managing the
    investment portfolios in the interests of the general membership and for
    sustained growth and profitability
    .
  • Support
    the Chief Executive Officer in the strategic management of STEADFIN and in
    ensuring overall institutional growth and development.
  • Ensure
    the correct and timely preparation of accounting records, investment
    reports and any and any such reports as may be required for the proper
    management of the SACCO.
  • Support
    and facilitate the internal auditors in the discharge of their
    responsibilities while ensuring that all audit issues are addressed
    timely, transparently and professionally.
  • Coordinate
    the external audit of the books of accounts of STEADFIN in line with the
    agreed formats, internal timelines and statutory requirements.
  • Develop
    and maintain an efficient system of cash flow management to ensure timely
    disbursement of loans and the prevalence of an overall environment of
    prudent fiscal management at STEADFIN.
  • Look
    for, appraise and recommend to the relevant committees of STEADFIN, the
    different investment opportunities that would provide members with the
    best possible returns on their savings.
  • Manage
    the performance of human resources and consultancies deployed on the
    respective finance and investment assignments for consistently high
    productivity.
  • Perform
    any other business as may be requested by the Chief Executive Officer from
    time to time.

Qualifications, Skills and
Experience:
  • The
    applicant must hold a Master’s degree in finance, banking and/or
    investment with at least three (3) years of relevant experience in a
    financial institution
  • Bachelor’s
    degree in Finance or Commerce with at least five (5) years of relevant
    experience (in Banking, Microfinance, or in a Cooperative Savings
    organization)
  • Professional
    accounting qualification, e.g. ACCA, CIMA, CPA is a must
  • The
    preferred candidate will be a registered member of ICPAU Skills and
    Abilities:
  • Practical
    experience in investment modelling, financial analysis and risk analysis
  • A
    good understanding of cooperative regulatory environment and of industry
    practices.
  • Strong
    interpersonal skills including the ability to relate well with individuals
    of diverse backgrounds
  • Demonstrable
    passion and a strong commitment to STEADFIN’s Mission, Values, and Vision
  • Demonstrable
    entrepreneurial skills
  • Diplomatic
    skills, including ability to work under pressure
  • In
    possession of a clean and valid driving permit
How to Apply:
All candidates should apply
online at the link below.
Deadline: 4th May 2018 by 5:00pm
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