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Job Title:Financial Controller

Job category: Executive/Top management

Duty Station: Kampala

Job status: Fulltime

Job description

We are looking to for a Financial Controller, as seasoned professional to lead the finance team, manage accounts and reporting, and implement financial strategy manage external relations relating to finance.

 About the company

We are a solar energy provider in Uganda, selling high-quality solutions to fit the needs of rural households and small entrepreneurs — from 50Wp solar home system capable of powering a radio, phone and small number of lights to 5kWp systems that can power a modern household, small office or machine. In addition, we offer a complimentary range of solar consumer electronics, including LED lights, television sets, fridges, flat irons, shavers and water pumps. We also provide credit that allows customers to spread payment for all these products for up to 24 months. Together with a network of 36 branches and a price plan that includes full installation and service – backed by a unique five-year warranty -- we have all the pieces in place to take optimal advantage of this unique market opportunity. We already serve more than r 12,000 clients in Uganda and plan to roll out to other East African countries.

About the job

 Position title: Financial Manager

Reports to: CFO

Location: Kampala, Uganda

The Financial Controller will be responsible for implementing Solar Now’s finance strategy, policies and processes. S/he will lead the finance team, support fundraising, conduct financial analysis, manage external relations and provide accurate, timely financial reports to all stakeholders. The Financial Controller manages the company budget and ensures that our financial risk management policy is upheld. S/he will be a key player in driving growth for SolarNow.

 Specific responsibilities include:


·         Develop financial and tax strategies

·         Maintain the 5-year business plan and annual budget

·         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 and competencies

·         Bachelor degree specializing in Finance or Accounting CPA

·         At least 6+ years of progressively responsible financial experience for a fast growing consumer retail or financial institution, preferably in East Africa

·         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

Compensation and benefits

Salary and benefits are competitive, commensurate with experience. Interested candidates should send an e-mail to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., including their CV (no other documents). The application deadline is August 4, 2017.

Recruitment Manager


Strategy Centre Africa