Financial Controller Job Opportunity- Employment

Job Title: Financial Controller

Our client is a significant retail and distribution company based in Uganda looking to fill key financial positions. For the right candidates there are good opportunities for growth and career development in an environment governed by European business standards.

he Financial Controller will lead the finance department to ensure that finances are managed in accordance with established policies and procedures and will supervise the departmental staff in executing their duties.

Key Responsibilities
• Ensure timely preparation of periodical financial and management accounts
• Ensure that financial and other statutory reports are duly prepared and submitted to relevant authorities
• Participate in policy development and co-ordination of the Finance (unction
• Contribute towards financial discipline across the company and ensure that all departments operate within the laid down financial policy framework
• Ensure that liquid funds of the organisation are managed in accordance with established policies and procedures
• Prepare organization wide budgets and implement budgetary controls
• Periodically review internal controls to ensure their suitability in safeguarding the organisation's assets
• Continuously advise and work towards reduced costs and ensure efficient resource allocation and improved cash delivery
• Provide financial and commercial awareness throughout the company and ensure seamless incorporation of financial discipline in all areas of operations
• Ensure effective risk management and tight financial discipline with absolute integrity
• Supervise, appraise and develop staff in the department

Job requirement

Qualifications and Experience
The ideal candidate for this position should have:
• A university degree in accounting or business related field
• Internationally recognised accounting qualification (CPA (U) or ACCA or CIMA)
• 8 years experience, including at senior management level in a large organisation

Personal Attributes
• Strong people manager
• Must be able to act proactively and lead projects to closure
• Seek opportunity to improve business efficiency and implement changes as necessary
• A strong communicator

How to apply

To apply please send your CV and cover letter with 3 work related referees to the address or e-mail below. All applications shall be marked: "PPG - Position Name" where you replace position name with the job you are applying for. E-mails must not exceed 2 MB.

Closing date is 5 PM on the 6th of July 2011

While we thank all applicants for your interest, only those selected for interviews will be contacted. Any form of lobbying will lead to automatic disqualification.

People Performance Group
Plot 8 Kitante Close, Kitante
P.O. Box 12405, Kampala • Uganda

Attn.: The Director


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