Finance Manager Non-profit Jobs – Foundation Rural Energy Services (FRES)

Job Title:    Finance Manager
Organization: Foundation
Rural Energy Services (FRES)
Duty Station: Uganda
Reports to: General
About US:
Foundation Rural
Energy Services ( FRES ) is a nonprofit organization that fosters rural
electrification in developing countries by setting up small-scale commercial
electricity companies in areas without a connection to the national electricity
grid. They offer households and small companies’ access to electricity derived
from solar energy. The availability of electricity contributes to poverty
reduction and enhances the living conditions of the rural inhabitant  in Uganda, FRES operates in the western
districts of Mbarara, Bushenyi, Ibanda, lsingiro, Kiruhura, Ntungamo, and
Sembabule, in partnership with the European Union (EU) and Energy and
Environment Partnership (EEP) southern /East Africa.
Job Summary:  The Finance Manager will primarily analyze
financial information, prepare accurate and timely financial reports and
statements and ensuring that appropriate accounting control procedures
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Actively contribute towards the strategic level financial planning
    of FRES in order to ensure sufficient resources to accomplish strategic
    and tactical objectives
  • Prepare periodic financial and management reports as per company
    financial policies and procedures.
  • To develop and implement policies, procedures and systems that will
    safe guard the company assets and ensure efficient financial reporting and
    effectiveness of the company.
  • To ensure that financial operations of FRES are fully compliant with
    international accounting standards and laws of Uganda and guarantee
    integrity of financial information.
  • To oversee efficient management of the company’s cash flow and
  • To oversee the development, management and coordination of the
    budget cycle and forecast activities, ensuring that resources are well
    managed and company is maintained
  • To evaluate and advise on business operations including revenue and
    expenditure trends, financial commitments and future revenues
  • Coordinate all the activities of the financial accounting section
    including external audits. Ensure accurate computation of taxes and timely
    submission of t respective statutory returns
  • Advising the General Director with respect to cash flow management
    within FRES
  • To lead the Finance Team, in a manner that empowers them to
    efficiently manage the finances of FRES and deliver excellent customer

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The applicant must hold a Bachelor’s degree in Commerce, Business
    Administration or Finance from a recognized institution.
  • Part or full professional qualification (ACCA, CPA)
  • Six (6) years of experience in a similar position in a medium sized
    or large company.
  • Ability to take initiative, and to work independently and with a
    minimum of supervision and support (i.e. to be self-servicing);
  • Computer literacy in MS-office and a robust accounting package
  • Experience with handling business plan and budget cycle, as well as
    the project cycle
  • Ability to work under pressure, to multi- task and to manage time
  • Good analytical skills, speed & accuracy, good communication
    skills, good judgment and at most attention to detail
  • Additional Knowledge in quick books will be an added advantage
How to Apply:
All suitably
qualified and interested candidates should send their applications and CVs
indicating present position, current remuneration, copies of certificates/
testimonials and addresses of three (3) referees plus telephone contacts to: or
Team & Company
P.O. Box 8128
Deadline: 25th June 2018
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