Sendea is hiring: Finance Manager


Reports to:   CEO 
For: Guidance & support on financial management & performance of the Organization.

Location: Kampala         

Key Internal Staff to work with to deliver the role: Senior management team, Interactions with the Board, Member companies


Job purpose:

To ensure effective & efficient financial management throughout the entire business and enhance overall compliance to regulatory and statutory requirements for sound business performance.


Key responsibilities:

  • Participate in the development financial policies, procedures, systems and directives & ensure their implementation at all levels of business.

  • Oversee the financial performance of the organization and advise management of any developments which may have impact on the institution or its operations.

Resource Planning and management

  • Oversee and Manage grant/project budgets through financial planning, monitoring and control within the established standards and avoid unallowable costs.

  • Oversee preparation of grant/project budgets for the office.

  • Support budget proposal preparation and resource mobilization.

  • Ensure that grant spending is within the approved burn rates for the project.

  • Support in proposal writing and ensure that financial information is availed in a timely manner when required and also resource mobilization.

  • Accurate & timely preparation of management reports and financial performance analysis against business plan & set budgets on a monthly basis.

  • In charge of asset management by maintaining an asset register, and carrying out physical asset verification

  • Ensure accurate and timely submission of statutory returns (tax, NSSF, URSB reports) on a monthly basis to the respective authorities for compliance & to avoid penalties.

  • Co-ordinate & facilitate external and internal annual financial audits of the Organization.

  • Put in place a comprehensive risk management system which ensures institutional compliance with statutory regulations & guidelines.

  • Manage and guide the development of the finance team to ensure improved staff performance.

  • Carry out any other duties that may be assigned by the board from time to time.


Qualifications/skills/knowledge required:

  • A good Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting or Finance

  • Holder of ACCA or CPA certificate or equivalent preferred

  • A minimum of Four (5) years of relevant work experience especially in an NGO Setting or related business

  • Experience in working on funded projects and project management skills is an added advantage

  • Ability to use Excel spreadsheets and other MS Office Programs a must

  • Experience of using Quick books accounting system is a must

  • Having an MBA is an added advantage

  • Knowledge of the solar sector is an added advantage

  • Excellent administrative, leadership and planning skills

  • Credit management skills


How to Apply:

All interested and qualified persons are strongly encouraged to apply by submitting their CV along with contacts of professional referees to Detailed job description can be found on our website:

Applications should be received by 11.00pm (EAT) on the 30th October 2020. Only the shortlisted candidates will be contacted.