Finance Manager Employment Opportunity – Aikan HR Consultants

Job Title:    Finance Manager

Organisation: Aikan
HR Consultants

Duty Station: Kampala,

About US:

Aikan HR Consultants
is one of Uganda’s leading HR consulting companies and trusted strategic HR
advisory partner, aikan’s services include aikan Jobs™, aikan Recruitment™,
aikan Internship™, aikan Leasing™, aikan Payroll™ and aikan OD.™

Job Summary:  The Finance Manager will provide financial
assistance and support during the project(s) implementation phase in the
country; monitor CAPEX and operating expenses during the implementation phase
and ensure compliance with local regulations, corporate guidelines and budgeted
expenses. The jobholder is accountable for all financial, reporting,
controlling and accounting aspects of the company. Supports the local GM by
providing relevant information through high quality and timely reports, for the
operation of roughly 60 people across the country and ensures compliance with
local regulations and operating guidelines. The incumbent will liaise with
SICPA Group Headquarters to ensure consistency in financial reporting,
budgeting and forecasting processes and specific project business model.
Participate in overall tax optimisation.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Build, implement and run an effective finance function to ensure
    efficient daily support to the local organisation.
  • Ensure “order to cash” and “procure to pay” processes are properly
    implemented and comply with local regulations.
  • Guarantee and ensure implementation and follow-up of internal and
    external accounting standards, group policies and tax rules. Establish
    financial statements in line with standards (both statutory and management
    financial statements).
  • In charge of all internal controlling aspects and integrity of
    business and financial processes.
  • Monitor, review and assess financial performance. Analyse and
    explain monthly results and variance with budget. Propose and implement
    corrective actions aiming to achieve and exceed approved targets.
  • Interact with customers, suppliers, external auditors, banks, tax
    authorities and various entities (chamber of commerce, associations).
  • Operational contact and responsible for liaising towards auditors,
    external financial bodies such as court auditors, regulatory bodies, and
    any other relevant partners and authorities.
  • Explore and evaluate options and implement initiatives to
    continually improve finance performance.
  • In charge of implementing, running and supervising customer
    invoicing as per customer contractual requirements, cash monitoring, cash
    collection and cash optimisation. Plan financing needs and liaise with
    SICPA Group HQ.
  • Ensure compliance with fiscal requirements. Propose relevant
    processes/actions for tax optimisation.
  • Establish accurate budget, forecast, financial simulations and
    specific analyses and reports in consultation with the relevant executive
    team members and the GM. Coordinate locally with functional and cost
    centre heads to establish a realistic budget and liaise with SICPA Group
  • Responsible for timely collection of receivables and for payables.
  • Ensure timely and accurate, weekly monthly, quarterly and annual
    reporting to the GM and to SICPA Group HQ.
  • Participate in negotiation with local equipment suppliers.
  • Ensure information dissemination by providing the GM and if needed
    the other departments, high quality and timely returns and reports. The
    format of financial fact sheets will be defined in accordance with the GM.
  • The Finance Manager is in charge of implementing and maintaining a
    Score Card outlining the financial performance of the company.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 

  • The applicant must hold a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance
    or relevant field from a recognized university.
  • At least five years of experience as a Finance Manager within an
    international service / project based organisation.
  • A Professional Accounting Certification and Membership/registration
    with the relevant Accounting body.
  • Knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles.
  • Good knowledge of the country tax system.
  • Knowledge of Labour laws.
  • Knowledge of IFRS principles.
  • High level of integrity and discretion.
  • Good managerial skills. 
  • Performance oriented.
  • Excellent analytical skills.
  • Talent for problem solving.
  • Big picture thinking capacity.
  • Good interpersonal skills.
  • Hands on, business awareness and customer oriented.
  • Very good command of English language & local languages.
  • Good communication skills.


  • A Masters Degree in Accounting, Finance, Business Administration or
    relevant field from a recognized university.
  • Knowledge of an ERP (SAP).

How to Apply:

suitably qualified candidates should send their applications by clicking on
this link.
Please upload the following in your application; an updated CV / resume (PDF or
Word Format) which should include your contact information and three work
related references and a one page statement describing your suitability for the
role should be included.

Deadline: 31st July 2019

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