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Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Internal Control Officer Job at Ibero Uganda Limited - Career Opportunity in Uganda

Vacancy title:
Internal Control Officer

Jobs at:
Ibero Uganda Limited

Deadline of this Job:
27th October 2017

Duty Station:
Kampala, Uganda

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Job details:
Reports to: FFU manager
Ibero Uganda is a subsidiary of the Neumann Kaffee Gruppe and one of the leading exporters of high quality coffee, with a processing facility in Kampala. Since 1994, when the company was founded, Ibero Uganda has been working towards better integration in the local market, and has become a professional, long term faithful trading partner in the coffee sector. Over the years, Ibero Uganda has developed an export operation that has placed us in a privileged position as one of the most reliable exporters of carefully selected, properly processed Ugandan Coffee. Our commitment towards the development of the coffee industry is unwavering and we are proud to share our success in the promotion of Uganda coffee.
About NKG Bloom Project:
In line with the above, Ibero Uganda in collaboration with several partners has set up a Farmer Financing Unit (FFU) with the view to improve access to fertilizer input for coffee farmers in Uganda. The objective of the project is to improve farmers’ livelihood through boosting coffee production and better integration of coffee farmers in the coffee export value chain.
Job Summary: The Internal Control Officer will mainly review all internal processes, systems and policies and make recommendations to ensure the risk to the business unit is minimized with a view to delivering improvements by advising, coaching and facilitating in order to not undermine the responsibility of management.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
  • The jobholder will plan, organize and carry out the internal controls function including the preparation of an audit manual and audit plan
  •  Conduct risk assessment of the Unit
  •  Ensure the data quality and accuracy
  • Reports risk management issues and internal controls deficiencies identified directly to the FFU manager and Company Board and provides recommendations for improving the organization’s operations.
  •  Evaluate compliance with existing FFU policies and procedures, identifying and proposing modifications as needed
  •  Identify areas of strengths and weaknesses and engage in continuous education and staff development with best practices
  •  Review the responses to internal and external audit management letter queries to ensure that recommendations are implemented and ensure that all action items are resolved
  •  Evaluate information security and associated risk exposures
  • Evaluate regulatory compliance program
  •  Evaluate the unit’s readiness in case of business interruption
  •  Provides support to the unit’s anti-fraud measures.
  •  Perform any other duties as reasonably requested
Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The applicant must hold a degree level in a related field or equivalent
  • A demonstrated knowledge of internal controls
  • Strong organizational skills with the ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously
  •  Strong analytical skills, detail oriented and ability to work and interpret figures and other financial information.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Willingness to ride motorbikes to visit the field’s operation (around 80% of the time will be spend on the field)
  •  Ability to address issues and effect change
  •  Ability to demonstrate a professional and objective perspective at all times
  •  Experience in accounting, finance, auditing or Business Management in a rapidly growing business
  •  Capable of working under pressure in a fast-paced environment
  •  Flexible and adaptable approach to shift patterns and hours of work, ability to work flexible hours from time to time
  •  A 'can-do' attitude and resilient character with the ability to manage expectations
  •  The flexibility and independence to work in a changing environment.
  •  Ability to work independently
  • Experience in writing internal policies and procedures and process evaluation and documentation is an added advantage
Job application procedure
All suitably qualified and interested persons should send their applications with an up-to-date CV and motivation letter to: abba@ipcgmbh.com  and copy finance@ibero.co.ug  and procurement@ibero.co.ug  . Please include the subject of the Email as “Internal control officer {YOUR NAME}”
How to do a Motivation Letter:
A very important part of the application process is the motivation letter. This is your opportunity to convince us that you would really like to be a part of the Ibero team.
  • Tell us about yourself and your interests.
  •  Explain why you want to work with us and share your expectations of Ibero as an employer.
  • Tell us what it is about Ibero that aroused your interest.
  •  The motivation letter must be written in English. To enable us to assess your application accurately, it is very important that you do NOT: use clich├ęs, send sample motivation letters or copy and paste information from our website.