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Head of Accounting – Laboremus Uganda

Are you passionate about finance, technology and finding innovative ways to make processes more efficient? We are looking for a brilliant, detail-oriented mind to join us as Head of Accounting.

 

ABOUT US

The difference between the haves and have nots in a modern economy is access to credit. Laboremus builds tech solutions that allow banks and fintechs to make credit accessible to anyone, anywhere, anytime. We build next-generation digital infrastructure that banks and fintechs use to accelerate innovation and rollout credit products.

 

At Laboremus, we have a brilliant and driven team of developers, product managers and advisors. We give you both the freedom and responsibility to innovate and create work that makes you stand out. We continuously invest in personal development through training and certifications, in addition to offering health insurance, salary loans, flexible “Work from home”- policy, and daily lunches in our office garden.

 

Since we started in 2013, we have delivered solutions for banks, asset management firms and fintechs in East Africa and Europe, notably in Uganda working with all 34 supervised financial institutions and the Central Bank. In 2018, we started building Emata, a digital bank for farmers. Emata has since become an award-winning venture and was spun off as an independent company in 2020. We still share offices in Bugolobi, Kampala.

WHAT YOU WOULD DO

You will join the team as the Head of Accounting. As such, you will lead our finance and admin, be responsible for the financial management of our company as well as oversee the administrative management. Concretely, your responsibilities will include:

  • Continuously drive improvements in our accounting and finance team
  • Accounting and (management) reporting
  • Oversee the implementation of other admin functions like procurement, insurance of staff and equipment, filing returns, etc.
  • Work together with senior management to oversee budget formulation and development
  • Advise management on issues regarding tax, accounting, audit, and employment legislation in Uganda
  • Develop and maintain financial management mechanisms and templates that facilitate accurate financial planning and reporting

 

You will work closely with the CEO, and you will be supported by our Administrative Officer who will support you in performing the accounting and admin functions. You will work out of our beautiful office in Bugolobi, Kampala.

WHAT WE ARE LOOKING FOR

We are looking for an analytical, sharp-minded person with a strong drive to get things done. You have the ambition and potential to grow.

 

In a perfect world you bring the following:

  • Business-related degree (Bachelor of Commerce, Economics, Finance)
  • Accounting Certification (ACCA or CPA)
  • At least 4 years working as an Accountant
  • Process-oriented, structured with attention to detail, get it done attitude, and a strong desire to significantly grow in your career
  • Solid knowledge of the business operating environment in Uganda
  • Solid knowledge of the prevailing tax regulatory environment
  • Solid understanding of IFRS and general accounting practices
  • Communication and interpersonal skills
  • Desire to work in tech venture

 

WHAT WE OFFER

Apart from a fun, fast and meaningful working environment, we offer:

  • Competitive salary incl. possibility to earn equity
  • Excellent growth opportunities and investment in your personal development through training, courses, and certifications.
  • Comprehensive benefits package, incl. health insurance, lunch, airtime allowance, access to salary loans and more.

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