Chief Finance Officer

October 17, 2021 6:27 pm

UEDCL (Uganda Electricity Distribution Company Limited) is a limited liability company, 100% owned by the Government of Uganda, incorporated in Uganda under the Companies Act. UEDCL owns ALL the 33KV and below voltage electricity distribution networks and all the operational assets associated with the business. These Assets have been leased to private operators (i.e. UMEME, and WENRECO) to attract Private Capital in the energy sector. In addition to the above, UEDCL has other mandates and Licenses: – to supply power in areas where there are no Private Operators especially in rural areas across the country, operates a pole treatment plant at Lugogo, and executes key rural electrification schemes on behalf of Government of Uganda. The Company is seeking to recruit qualified, competent, and highly
motivated Ugandan for the following role: –

JOD DESCRIPTIONS;

1.Position: Chief Finance Officer

Reports to: Managing Director

Duty Station:  Kampala

Supervisees: Principal Accountant and Manager Customer Service

Purpose of the Position:

To plan, direct and control the financial resources of the organization in line with UEDCL financial policies and procedures and International Accounting Standards.

Key Result Areas

1. Develop and maintain financial systems to provide appropriate levels of security and
controls over the organization’s resources and operations.
2. Approve all expenditure needs and enforce compliance with the policies and standards in
the Financial Manual.
3. Advise and assist management on financial aspects of the company, with particular
emphasis on the financial implications of decisions to be made.
4. Maintain a complete and accurate register of leased and modifications onto the distribution
network.
5. Provide leadership in taking appropriate action to address audit findings and
recommendations.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

• A University degree such as BCOM/BBA/ or any business-related.
• A full member of Certified Public Accountants (CPA) is a MUST.
• A Masters of Business Administration (MBA) is an added advantage.
• 7 years’ experience with proven leadership and people management skills in a fairly large
institution.
• Must have proven knowledge of International Public Sector Accounting Standards (IPSAS)
and practical knowledge of electronic business platforms and systems.
• Requires proven experience in treasury activities, establishment and monitoring of budgets,
and an understanding of data processing concepts and systems. Computer literacy and
working knowledge of spreadsheet applications such as EXCEL are essential.
• Excellent management and administrative skills and experience are essential. Must have
good oral and written communication skills, team-building skills, and the ability to work in
a cross-cultural environment.
• Must be a determined professional person, with the skill to work as an important member of
the Senior Management Team, whom s/he must influence regularly, to ensure strict
adherence to the best practices in matters of Financial Management, Budgetary Control and
reporting disciplines.

Application Information:

For a detailed Job Description and application for this Job, please visit our website at https://www.uedcl.co.ug/job-openings. Only Applications received Online will be considered. To apply; attach your CV (Clearly indicating 3 referees with contacts), a Cover letter, and all copies of Academic qualifications and other support documents to recruitment@uedcl.co.ug. Put the Job title on the Subject Line. Attachments should not exceed 25 mega-bytes (MBs).

Address your Application to The Head of Human Resource & Administration, UEDCL Tower, Plot 37 Nakasero Road, Kampala.

Closing Date: All applications MUST be submitted by, 5:00 PM, Friday 30th October
2021. Only Shortlisted Candidates will be contacted for guidance on the next step.

NB: UEDCL IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITIES EMPLOYER