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Financial Controller, Kampala

Last update 2024-04-20
Expires 2024-04-20
ID #2070378696
Financial Controller, Kampala
Uganda, Central Region, Kampala,
Modified March 13, 2024


How you'll help us achieve it You will be a senior management team member and will have functional reporting to our global finance lead and matrix reporting to the general manager of Uganda.

You'll be responsible for developing and maintaining an effective financial and accounting unit as we scale our business in Uganda.

In this role, you'll: Represent the Finance unit towards external stakeholders: Review and monitor company financial transactions Represent the Finance unit towards external stakeholders Comply with financial, legal, and regulatory/statutory requirements by studying existing and new legislation, enforcing adherence to requirements, and advising on needed actions.

Maintain accounting controls by preparing and recommending policies and procedures.

Manage the external auditor relationship and ensure the organization is compliant with accounting standards Oversee the Finance team: Recruit, train, mentor, and develop staff.

Interact with Product Managers to ensure new products are correctly designed from both accounting and tax perspectives Lead by living Wave's values and ensuring they're deeply ingrained within your team.

Key details Location: You'll work from our office in Kampala, Uganda, and may travel to field locations.

Work authorization in Uganda is required This is a permanent position We run performance reviews twice a year and award bonuses to strong performers who have been with the company for more than 6 months.

Our salaries are competitive and are calculated using a transparent formula.

For this role, we are offering a monthly salary, a thirteenth cheque for employees who have completed 6+ months at Wave, and a great equity package We offer generous health insurance for yourself and your dependents We support working parents - we offer 26 weeks of parental leave for mothers and 4 weeks for fathers.

Airtime reimbursement Free lunch and a beautiful office space Requirements A bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Finance.

A master’s degree will be an added advantage Full CPA/ACCA qualification is a must-have Minimum of 8 years experience in Auditing/Accounting/Finance Experience with financial reporting requirements in Uganda Exceptional time management, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills Great interpersonal communication and leadership skills, with the ability to communicate and manage staff Ability to lead by example and demonstrate a strong sense of integrity, ethics, and dependability Proven ability to work under pressure Ability to work collaboratively across different operational functions and geographies Professional written and oral communication skills Good computer skills, especially in Word and Excel Experience in an audit firm will be an added advantage You might be a good fit if you: Possess strong accounting and reporting skills Have had prior working experience with a startup, fintech, or other financial services Are excessively detail-oriented and seek to achieve excellence in everything you do Are a critical thinker who likes to challenge the status quo Are deadline-oriented Are intellectually curious, creative in the way you go about tackling problems, and embrace failure as a means to spark innovation and growth Love owning projects - you're autonomous yet know when to escalate problems Are comfortable defaulting to over-communication and overreaching when it comes to coordination Know how to maintain confidentiality when dealing with sensitive information Adjust quickly to changing priorities and conditions while managing time factors Our team We have a rapidly growing in-country team in Senegal, Côte D'Ivoire, Mali, Burkina Faso, Gambia, and Uganda, plus remote team members spread across the world.

We're deeply passionate about our mission of bringing radically affordable financial services to the people who need them most.

We foster autonomy for our employees.

You'll own your projects at every stage, from understanding the problem to monitoring your solution in production.

We raised the largest Series A in Africa in 2021.

Our world-class investors, include Founders Fund, Sequoia Heritage, Stripe, Ribbit Capital, Y Combinator, and Partech Africa.

In 2022, we were on.

Job details:

Job type: Full time
Contract type: Permanent
Salary type: Monthly
Occupation: Financial controller

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