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Kampala, Uganda



September 21, 2023 at 2:00:00 PM

About the Organisation

ENGIE Energy Access is the leading Pay-As-You-Go (PAYGo) and mini-grids solutions provider in Africa. The company develops innovative, off-grid solar solutions for homes, public services and businesses, enabling customers and distribution partners access to clean, affordable energy. The PAYGO solar home systems are financed through affordable instalments from $0.19 per day and the mini-grids foster economic development by enabling electrical productive use and triggering business opportunities for entrepreneurs in rural communities. With over 1,800 employees, operations in nine countries across Africa (Benin, Côte d’Ivoire, Kenya, Mozambique, Nigeria, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia), over 1.8 million customers and more than 9 million lives impacted so far, ENGIE Energy Access aims to impact 20 million lives across Africa by 2025.

Job Title

Head of Finance job at ENGIE

Job Description

The Head of Finance will manage all financial obligations for the ENGIE Energy Access - Uganda and will provide strategic business guidance to further develop ENGIE Energy Access - Uganda as a financially sound organization. The Head of Finance will provide strategic Business planning and supervise/conduct all financial operation for ENGIE Energy Access - Uganda.

Duties and Responsibilities


Vision and Purpose

  • In collaboration with the management team, develop the strategic vision for the country including fostering and cultivating stakeholder relationships at the provincial and national levels.

  • Directs the development of strategic, fiscal and interim plans for the country and collaborates with the Country Director and management team in approving all plans including local capital expenditure proposals.

  • Serves as a member of the Executive Committee to develop goals and objectives.

  • The Head of Finance will represent the company in matters dealing with banking, insurance, and interactions with external financial and potential partnership parties on behalf of the company.


Leading Change

  • Transform the current finance organization from a reporting organization to one which develops, advises and drives value creation. 

  • Engages and creates buy in of the key stakeholders in value creation opportunities within the business.

  • Optimize current financial monitoring and management processes.


Financial Management

  • Provide reliable and accurate financial and management advice leading to the expeditious analysis and resolution of financial and commercial aspects of the business.

  • Together with the management team, review business performance, market analysis, or other actions as appropriate.

  • Direct the entire range of activities in finance to ensure that reporting and accounts preparation is completed in a timely and efficient manner

  • Analyse financial reports following the Group standard financial projections and ensure compliance with group standards, processes and policies at all times.

  • Ensure that supply and purchase contracts are reviewed from a financial and legal perspective in order to minimise or negate financial and/or legal liability exposure.

  • Ensure an efficient cash management limiting the fx exposure


Budgeting and Financial Planning

  • Lead and direct the entire budgeting exercise

  • Lead budget reviews and forecast during the year to ensure the company remains focused and aligned with the targets set in the budget

  • Ensure that the budgeted EBIT is achieved to realize the agreed profitability targets


Cost Management

  • Lead and direct efforts to reduce cost and control expenditure

  • Constantly monitor the market with the operational teams to identify opportunities for reducing cost of operations


Internal Controls and Audit

  • Liaise and coordinate with external auditors ensuring that audit activities are carried out accordingly within the required timeframe

  • Develop necessary internal control procedures to increase efficiency of operations and minimize business exposure

  • Constantly review internal control procedures to ensure they are updated and properly adapting to business requirements

  • Ensure compliance with URA and applicable local regulatory laws and rules for financial and tax reporting


Leading People

  • Be an effective relationship builder at all levels, both internally as well as with external partners

  • Hire, develop, sustain and lead a successful technically focused team

  • Responsible for selection, training, development and termination of all Country finance and accounting staff. 

At EEA, we have high expectations for our managers. Each manager plays a key role in creating an exceptional experience not only for our customers but for every person on our team. Our managers help EEA realize our ambitious goals while developing their own leadership skills and facilitating growth for their direct reports. 


We believe that great managers:

  • Deliver ambitious results: As a high-performing and accountable leader, you create an enabling environment for effective action and bold decision which contribute to successful delivery of results.

  • Act with integrity: As an ethical leader you are honest, respectful, objective, and transparent. You create and build upon a foundation of trust and openness.

  • Inspire and mentor the team: As an inspirational leader you walk the talk. You empower and coach your team with trust and humility.

  • Are accessible: as an accessible leader, you develop and maintain deep connections with stakeholders through approachability and active listening.

  • Ensure diversity and inclusion: as an inclusive leader, you ensure diversity and foster a sense of belonging.

Qualifications and Competencies


  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting or finance, and relevant field/ Full ACCA/CPA

  • Masters of Arts Degree in accounting or finance will be an added advantage

Knowledge and skills Experience:

  • A minimum of 10 years experience in financial management.

  • In-depth knowledge of accounting software, corporate principals, and financial analysis.

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal abilities.

  • An analytical mind with good organizational skills.

  • Outstanding leadership skills.

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