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Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Finance Manager Job at Foundation Rural Energy Services ( FRES ) - Career Opportunity in Uganda

Vacancy title:
Finance Manager

Jobs at:
Foundation Rural Energy Services ( FRES )

Deadline of this Job:
not later than 25th June 2018

Duty Station:

Job details:
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 inhabitants. 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
Reports to: General Manager
Job purpose
To analyze financial information, prepare accurate and timely financial reports and statements and ensuring that appropriate accounting control procedures maintained.
Key Responsibilities
  • To contribute towards the strategic level financial planning of FRES in order to ensure sufficient resources to accomplish strategic and tactical objectives
  • To 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 ļ¬nancial information.
  • To oversee efficient management of the company's cash flow and payroll.
  • 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 service
Qualifications, Skills and Experience required:
  • A Bachelor’s degree in Commerce, Business Administration or Finance from a recognized institution.
  • Part or full professional qualification (ACGA, CPA)
  • Computer literacy in MS-office and a robust accounting package
  • 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);
  • 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 efficiently
  • 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
Job application procedure
interested candidates with the relevant qualifications & experience, and can excel in the above position, should send their applications and CVs indicating present position, current remuneration, copies of certificates/ testimonials and addresses of three (3) referees plus telephone contact not later than 25th June 2018 to:  or 
Team & Company
P.O.Box 8128 Kampala
Canvassing is not acceptable, and it done, will lead to automatic disqualification. Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.