Job opportunity for Financial Controller at Duma Works

Job opportunity for Financial Controller at Duma Works

JobsJob 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 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 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 Experience:

  • The applicant must hold a Bachelor’s degree specializing in Finance or Accounting
  • CPA/ACCA 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 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 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 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 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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