Controller

Organization
Agilis Partners
Location
Kigumba, Uganda
Job Type
Full-time
Deadline for Applications
05/20/2018
Contact Information
benjamin.prinz@agilis-partners.com
Tags
Full-time

Agilis Job Description Summary
•       Position Title:   Controller
•       Location:   Kigumba, Uganda
•       Department:   Finance
•       Manager that Position Reports to:  Executive Team

The Company: High-Growth, High-Impact Staple Foods Platform in East Africa
Agilis Partners is a growth-stage, high-impact staple foods business operating in East Africa.  Agilis handles and markets staple foods sourced from our own production and third-party smallholder producers to a diversified customer base that includes food and beverage manufacturers, aid organizations and animal feed companies.  Our business spans the grain value chain including inputs importation, farmland investment and development, primary production, sourcing and origination, processing and wholesaling.  Today, we are the largest producer of maize, soybeans and sunflower in Uganda.

Agilis’s vision is to build an East African staple foods platform that cultivates prosperity.  We believe that a structural food deficit threatens Africa’s promise.  We are building the ecosystem for food production and exchange required for inclusive, sustainable and secure growth.

The Opportunity: Controller
Agilis is currently recruiting a Controller to join our team in Uganda.
In this role, the Controller will report directly to the managing partners of the company and be responsible for overseeing and managing the organization’s financial goals, objectives and budgets.  Acting as a strategic partner to the executive team, the Controller will have responsibility for developing and implementing financial business processes, systems, technology and policies that improve the financial health of the Company.  In particular, the Controller will oversee financial planning & budgeting, liquidity management, financial accounting & reporting, risk management, contracting & procurement, tax and audit supervision.

Responsibilities
•       Lead the Finance Team, including Finance Managers and Associates
•       Develop financial systems, tools and policies across the finance organization to ensure scalability of organization
•       Develop and implement risk management strategies including insurance planning and management
•       Control budgets and prepare reports on expenditure versus budget
•       Manage operational finance including accounts payable/receivables, cash management and credit facilities
•       Develop and implement technology to improve financial management
•       Manage all aspects of tax accounting and reporting
•       Oversee financial accounting and bookkeeping to ensure accuracy of accounts
•       Develop financial reports including monthly, quarterly and annual consolidated management accounts and all other financial reports required by stakeholders
•       Support executive team in financial planning and budgeting
•       Manage external and internal audits
•       Invest in local capacity to sustainably deliver company’s financial goals
•       Works with managing partners to develop and execute fundraising strategies.
•       Manage insurance function including policy procurement and renewal, claims and collections
•       Support strategic planning

Qualifications
Agilis Partners is a growth-stage business in Uganda, a country with significant challenges, changes, and opportunities to be expected across the course of time. The Controller should be capable of responding to this environment with aplomb. In order to do so it is expected that the he or she possess:
•       Mastery of principles of financial accounting and financial accounting experience with a demonstrated track-record of team building and leadership
•       7+ years of experience in corporate finance, accounting, consulting, banking and/or treasury functions
•       Management experience in a best-in-class finance organization
•       Agribusiness, manufacturing, consumer packaged goods or other relevant industry experience is preferred
•       A passion for developing financial systems and policies from scratch
•       Broad range of computer skills including database and statistics applications
•       Bachelor’s Degree with professional accounting certification highly preferred
•       Dedication to Agilis’s mission and a passion for making an impact

Other Information
•       Compensation will be competitive with an expatriate package including vehicle, housing in Kampala and at operating site and travel stipend inclusive
•       Travel to farms and facilities expected 3-4 days of the week

To Apply
To apply, please send CVs and optional covering letters to benjamin.prinz@agilis-partners.com.