Jobs at PricewaterhouseCoopers Limited in Uganda - Finance Director

Job Title: Finance Director

 PricewaterhouseCoopers Limited, Uganda

Our client, a cosmetics manufacturing private company incorporated in Uganda in 1997, with principal activities of manufacturing, distributing, selling and retailing cosmetic products in the East African Region wishes to recruit a Finance Director.

Job summary

The Finance Director is responsible for financial and fiscal management aspects of the company including: planning, organizing and control of all financial resources, corporate financial management, and financial risk management while maintaining an optimum taxation position. Reporting to the Managing Director, the Finance Director will also provide overall leadership and coordination in the administrative, business planning, strategy and investment portfolio, accounting and budgeting initiatives at the company.

Key responsibilities

    Provide strategic and operational direction for the finance function
    Responsible for finance function including supervision, development and growth of the personnel
    Source company financing by liaising with commercial banks and other financiers to ensure the terms are in the best interest of the company and ensure optimum working capital management
    Provide technical advice on key negotiations of major contracts including raw material suppliers, shipping and other suppliers
    Ensure vibrant Risk management procedures
    Responsible for the budgeting and planning of the company’s financial resources
    Develop and oversee accounting and financial systems,
    policies and procedures to meet both current and future business models.
    Monitors the financial performance of all the cost centres against budget and recommending corrective actions
    Financial reporting and presentation to the Board of Directors and other stakeholders
    Oversee the timely preparation, reporting of all company financial transaction and offer support to the external auditors
    Provide financial management advice to the Board.


    Master of Business Administration (Finance), MSc. Finance and accounting or related qualification.
    Bachelors Degree in Accounting, Business Administration (Finance), Commerce, Statistics or other associated disciplines.
    Accounting Professional qualifications: ACCA, CFA, CPA, or related qualification.
    8 years working knowledge in accounting and finance with at least 5 years supervisory experience at a senior management position.
    Membership to a professional accounting body.

Key competencies

    Knowledge of Financial or ERP systems and Knowledge of Computer Accounting packages
    Proficiency in Microsoft Office software and applications
    Capacity for strategy development and implementation with a successful experience to lead complex projects end to end
    An understanding and experience in re-engineering processes and large scale systems change.
    Demonstrable ability to seize opportunities and take initiative as appropriate with strong business acumen
    Successful experience in leading a team through change and new strategic initiatives.
    Excellent inter personal skills including excellent communication skills, influencing and networking, relationship building and rapport.
    Capacity and experience to initiate, evaluate and prioritizes key business activities within resource constraints to work effectively.
    Demonstrate sound work ethics and a proven track record of integrity, cultural awareness and sensitivity.

Experience: 8

How to apply:
If you believe you fit the required profile, please send your application in confidence to the address below by close of business 16 November 2012. Please send your curriculum vitae (by post or email) containing details of your qualifications, experience, present position, current and expected remuneration as well as copies of professional/academic certificates. Include day and evening telephone numbers, e-mail address, names and addresses of three references to: The People and Change Division PricewaterhouseCoopers Limited 1 Colville Street

P.O Box 8053 Kampala, Uganda


Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

Deadline: 16th Nov 2012


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