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Kampala, Uganda

Full-time

Deadline: 

November 24, 2023 at 2:00:00 PM

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About the Organisation

Job Title

Chief Financial Officer job at Yalelo Uganda

Job Description

The CFO will be tasked with identifying areas for improvement by implementing relevant metrics and will manage cash flows, create margin insights and drive working capital and inventory initiatives, thereby improving the internal control framework as well as collaboration across the organization.

Duties and Responsibilities

As a key member of the management team, the CFO is a key leadership function that will be responsible for all accounting and financial management for Yalelo Uganda.

  • Responsibilities will include establishing and enhancing financial control, business control, financial and business analysis and insights, as well as risk management. One of the key areas of responsibility will be the further automation and digitization of various business and finance processes, partly through the further implementing and tailoring of the CRM system and creating real-time insights.

  • Pivotal to the success of the CFO will be their capacity to develop, mentor and lead their team and a willingness and ability to transfer their knowledge and experience to a young and dedicated team. Such Capacity Building is an essential aspect of this role.

  • The CFO will be tasked with identifying areas for improvement by implementing relevant metrics and will manage cash flows, create margin insights and drive working capital and inventory initiatives, thereby improving the internal control framework as well as collaboration across the organization.

  • The CFO will bring leadership experience managing different cultures and has worked or lived abroad if not a Ugandan National. They will be familiar with collaborating with an international private equity firm or shareholders that are routinely active in the Business.

  • The CFO is a strong, self-confident leader who get things done and has experience building and shaping teams and processes. The CFO will be required, especially in the initial year, to ‘roll up’ their sleeves and lead his/her team by example.

  • Their knowledge and experience will enable them to bring the finance organization to the next level, and they will be capable of maintaining a high-level overview while implementing robust structures and processes in a fast-growing organization. The CFO brings experience with digitization and will be a solid sparring partner to the CEO of Yalelo Uganda.

  • The Team

  • The CFO will report hierarchically to the CEO, but maintain a functional relationship with the FirstWave CFO. Together with the management team, s/he will contribute to shaping the business strategy. The CFO will lead, shape, and foster the growth of the existing team of seven professionals. S/he will manage a senior member of staff who will be responsible for the day to day aspects of regulatory compliance.

  • The CFO at Yalelo Uganda will work in a highly dynamic environment, contributing to a fast-growing sustainable business in Sub-Saharan Africa. S/he will also collaborate closely on projects with colleagues from Veris Investment in The Netherlands. This presents a unique opportunity for someone with a proven track record in building and leading Finance Teams and advising growing organizations from the perspective of finance, controls, and business insights.

Qualifications and Competencies

Requirements*

  • Over seven years of experience of which at least three should have been at a Managerial level

  • Master’s degree in Finance, Banking, Accounting (or ACCA), or related field

  • Complemented with relevant post-master qualification such as CPA, CFA, EMFC/RC or international equivalent

  • High affinity with data and numbers

  • Experience with international fundraising or liquidity management

  • Strong understanding of business, operations and processes in a fast paced environment

  • Project management skills

  • Effective communication skills

  • Hands-on strategic thinker

How to Apply

Yalelo Uganda is working with Top of Minds to fill this vacancy.
To express your interest, please contact Yael Elsen at yael.elsen@topofminds.com

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