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Finance Manager Job Vacancy

Duma Works is recruiting a Finance Manager for one of our clients, a growing social enterprise in the East African region. 

The company distributes bicycles, which connect farmers to markets, and also connects communities to their basic life needs for instance access to water, schools and healthcare. 

The finance manager will oversee the company’s finances, including its lease portfolio, financial systems, and accounting.

The location of the company is in Gulu, Uganda

The company is looking for someone who loves data, numbers, systems, and the start-up environment in East Africa.
About the position: The company is excited to be part of East Africa’s rapidly growing innovation space - we see limitless potential in the region and want a team member who has the same vision.

We’re looking for a finance and business savvy individual to add strength to our management team.

By December the company will have over 1,000 active bicycle loans and will be adding new products to the line—we want the right person to oversee and manage the financial operations to ensure we stay on track with our growth.

This position is well-suited for anyone who has a previous track-record in loan management and loves the start-up environment.

Roles and responsibilities:

The Finance and Business Manager’s responsibilities are focused on five distinct areas: 1) Planning, 2) Operations, 3) Financial Information &Modeling, 4) Risk Management, and 5) Financing.

1) Planning:
  • Develop a strategic direction for the organization (along with the senior leadership team)
  • Build, continually update and refine complex financial projections and other tools to aid internal decision making and external fundraising
2) Operations
  • Manage accounting, treasury, tax, HR
  • Ensure financial systems flow throughout the company, including designing and implementing the appropriate processes and systems when necessary
  • Identify and help implement technological improvements for loan and client management
3) Financial Information& Modeling
  • Compile financial information into financial statements / report these statements to management
  • Strategize, build and implement the appropriate financial models to both analyze data and have it integrate within other departments
4) Risk Management
  • Understand the risks to which the business is subject, and mitigating these risks
  • Manage the company’s lease portfolio, which by September will have over 1,000 active leases
5) Financing
  • Monitor cash balances and arrange to meet future cash requirements
Requirements & Qualifications:
  • The company is a young, growing company. As a result, we are looking for a flexible, dynamic, and hard-working individual who embraces changing environments.
  • Fast-paced and ability to multi-task
  • Flexible and able to work on diverse teams
  • Strong interest in using business solutions to solve pressing social issues
  • Willing and eager to work non-traditional business hours to ensure tasks are completed
  • Previous work experience in Sub-Saharan Africa
Qualifications for role:
  • At least two years of demonstrated financial experience, including loan management
  • Preference given to those with experience at an MFI and/or lease management
  • Proficient in technology platforms in order to help the company implement new program(s) for loan management and/or mobile phone systems
  • Strong grasp of accounting theory and practice
  • Systems-oriented
  • Proactive and demonstrated leadership experience
  • Strong communicator
  • Passionate about instituting a data-driven culture
  • Strong technical and computer skills, including with at least one financial management software
Compensation: Salary range in line with other growing social enterprises in the region. Other benefits include insurance, professional development stipends, and possibility for equity.

How to Apply

 24th November 2015

If you are interested in this exciting opportunity, please send your CV to 

As the subject line of your email, write “1822” and please make sure to include your Name and Phone number in the message body. 

If you don’t follow these instructions, your application will not go through.

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