Head of Administration & Finance, Uganda

  • Competitive
  • Kampala, Uganda
  • Permanent, Full time
  • Redstone Commodity Search
  • 15 Oct 18

Head of Administration & Finance, Uganda

Job Reference: RS0341B
Job Title: Head of Administration & Finance, Uganda
Location: Africa
Product: Softs & Agriculture
Role: Accounting, Administration, Finance

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Redstone Commodity Search are working with a global soft commodity (coffee, cocoa, sugar, cotton) trading company looking to add a senior manager of administration and finance to their established NGO foundation in Uganda.

Key Responsibilities / Tasks

  • Be part of the senior management within the Ugandan office, covering all finance and administration functions for the company
  • Input controls and reporting functions for numerous financial and administrative area's of the organisation including accounting, finance, administration and compliance
  • Conduct audits and implement change policies to fit results across the business, monitoring counterparty risk, environmental and social responsibilities at all times to ensure compliance to corporate policy and protocol
  • Work directly with the company board and local managers/directors in Uganda and liaise with numerous stakeholders as necessary
  • Lead an accounting team to ensure accounting functions for projects and smooth, compliant cash management
  • Preparing meeting notes, materials and resources for board meetings
  • Reports into Board

Key Qualifications / Experience
  • 3-7 years experience in an accounting/administration role
  • Previous work experience with a development organisation/charity, foundation or business with strong corporate social responsibility across rural African issues
  • Previous experience in accounting and finance with exposure to internal and external audits and auditors as well as change management
  • Exposure to agribusiness/soft commodity (coffee, cocoa, sugar, cotton) markets in the African region
  • Fluent in French would be an advantage
  • Located in Kampala, Uganda or able to relocate
If you match the job description and are keen on applying for this role; please send us a copy of your resume/cover letter to  mark@redstonesearch.com  or submit your application through the Vacancy Form