CFO (based in Uganda)

Job Title: CFO (based in Uganda)
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Uganda
Salary: Attractive
Contact Name: Christine Ow Yong Hwei Chen
Contact Email:
Job Published: August 21, 2020 17:34

Job Description

About our client

Our client is major player in the Agribusiness.


About the role

We are looking for a Finance Leader with South East Asia experience to take responsibility for the financial stewardship of all operations in Uganda & Rwanda which inclusive of the downstream and upstream agribusiness. With the Managing Director and Management Team set objectives for the various business units in line with group strategy.  Assist the Managing Director to liaise with Joint Venture partners on strategic issues and decisions. Highly entrepreneurial organization; you will report to the Managing Director and have 4 direct reports.

You will be based in a small, safe and beautiful town in Uganda. Travel will be required within Uganda and Rwanda and Internationally.


Your responsibilities


Strategy development, implementation and alignment:

  • Assist the MD and function heads to formulate future direction, strategy and supporting tactical initiatives for Uganda & Rwanda (this includes fostering and cultivating internal and external stakeholder relationships).

  • Monitor and direct the implementation of strategic business plans and develop finance strategies and objectives aligned to these plans.

  • Develop financial operating performance measures that support the company’s strategic direction in alignment with group performance reporting requirements.


Financial reporting:

  • Ensure accurate and timely preparation of financial reports, forecasts and business performance analysis.

  • Ensure processes are in place to complete Management Accounts, Group Reporting Package and other Group Reporting requirements on a timely and accurate basis; investigate problem areas and develop action plans to address and remediate these.


Budget setting, management and forecasting:

  • Drive and facilitate budgeting process with input from different cost centres.

  • Ensure timely identification of variances to budget to be able to drive the correct behaviours to achieve financial objectives.

  • Provide updated rolling six monthly forecast.


Governance and Compliance:

  • Externally, comply and adhere to all regulatory compliance and legislation to protect and reflect the financial position and reputation of the business.

  • Internally, set standards, monitor compliance whilst holding individuals accountable; regularly assess standards for relevance.


Risk Management:

  • Understand and evaluate the companies risk profile and, together with the MD, Regional CEO, Group CFO and Joint Venture Partners develop and implement action plans and mitigation strategies.


Stakeholder Relations:

  • Engage with the Africa CFO to represent the company internally and externally on Finance matters.

  • Lead by example in building strong internal and external relationships, displaying excellent abilities to initiate strategic dialogue and listen, advise, influence, negotiate and make presentations at all levels.

  • Liaise with Joint Venture partners on results presentations and to gain approvals for items reserved for their decisions, e.g. investments and strategy items.


People Management:

  • To ensure all people management is executed according to Company practices and principles, in terms of recruitment, training and development, remuneration, performance management and change management.



  • To ensure constant adherence and compliance to company HSEQ and security standards, local by-laws, standards and legislation to minimise all risk pertaining to company assets and protection of life.


You will have

  • South East Asian experience is highly desirable.

  • CA / CPA (essential).

  • Master’s degree in Finance or business (preferred).

  • 12+ years proven professional and leadership experience in a senior finance function.

  • Sound financial reporting skills, including solid experience and exposure to IFRS and auditing standards.

  • Mergers & Acquisitions experience (preferred).

  • Comprehensive risk management and compliance skills, including knowledge of relevant legislation (e.g. Companies Act and exchange control legislation).

  • Solid knowledge of local and international taxation practices, including deal structuring.

  • ERP system knowledge (SAP knowledge advantageous).

  • Commodity trading, processing and/or manufacturing experience (preferred).

  • Experience of working into Africa (preferred).

  • Solid knowledge of the MS Office Suite, SAP and/or comparable ERP.

  • Track record of strong integrity and ethics.

  • Critical behavioural competencies required: Strategic Leadership, Judgement and Decision-making, Influencing and Negotiation, Business Insight, Financial Acumen, Practical Execution Management, Monitoring.


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