• Finance Controller (General Ledger) Job at M-KOPA, Kampala, Uganda
  • M-KOPA in Kampala, , Uganda
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  • 1 month ago

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At M-KOPA, We Finance Progress:

The scale and impact of our work is massive. M-KOPA is a fast-growing FinTech company offering millions of underbanked customers across Africa access to life-enhancing products and services. From our roots as the pioneer in pay-as-you-go “PayGo’” solar energy for off-grid homes, we have grown into one of the most advanced connected asset financing platforms in the world, empowering a broad range of customers to achieve progress in their lives.

Our people reflect this mission; we pride ourselves in empowering our people to own their own careers, encouraging growth through our learning and development programs, coaching partnerships, and on-the-job training. As a collective, we value diversity, knowing every journey brings its own reward, and support each employee as they travel theirs. This includes our family-friendly policies, commitment to employee mental and physical well-being, and flexible working practices. Our aim is for every employee to be... able to shape their own career, whilst helping shape the future of M-KOPA as we grow together.

Job Purpose:

As the dynamic leader of our finance department, you will play a pivotal role in driving operational excellence and financial integrity. Your mission is to not only ensure the seamless execution of finance operations but also to champion robust controls that safeguard the integrity of our financial records.

In this exciting position, you’ll be the go-to expert, offering timely guidance, invaluable information, and unwavering support to inform strategic business decisions. You will report to Finance Manager.

What you will do:

Finance Operations Ownership

Oversee the accounts payable process.

Oversee the Inventory and Consignment process.

Own the Month-end closure process

Supervise, support, train and offer guidance to direct reports as well as other staff on best practices and M-Kopa’s finance policy

Partnership accounting. Develop and maintain bi-lateral relationships with M-Kopa’s material business partners and stakeholders

Ad-hoc reporting and analysis as assigned majorly in relation to operations.

Monitor and support the PO process end to end.

Support in recommendations for process improvements and automations to ensure efficiency in Finance Operations.

Oversee and monitor Operational actions that have an effect on the reporting

General Ledger

Full ownership of the General ledger ensuring all transactions and entries are complete, exist and are accurate for all TB lines

Reviews and Approvals

General Ledgers control. Journal approvals

Purchase Orders

Expense accountabilities

Experience/Education/Skills Requirements:


Bachelor’s Degree in accounting (or its equivalent).

Member of Professional Accountancy Body – ACCA/CPA preferred

Knowledge and Experience :

Book keeping and basic accounting principles;

Intermediate Excel skills;

Experience in using Finance ERPs , Microsoft Dynamics an added advantage

At least 2 years Finance Operational experience

Core competencies:

Analytical and problem-solving skills

Planning and Organizing

Entrepreneurial and Commercial Thinking


Excellent communication and presentation skills

Team work

Attention to detail and ownership

Team Leadership and management skilss

Excellent interpersonal skills

Initiative and ability to build relationships

M-KOPA is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to assembling a diverse, broadly trained staff. Women, minorities, and people with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.

M-KOPA explicitly prohibits the use of Forced or Child Labour and respects the rights of its employees to agree to terms and conditions of employment voluntarily, without coercion, and freely terminate their employment on appropriate notice. M-KOPA shall ensure that its Employees are of legal working age and shall comply with local laws for youth employment or student work, such as internships or apprenticeships.

M-KOPA does not collect/charge any money as a pre-employment or post-employment requirement. This means that we never ask for ‘recruitment fees’, ‘processing fees’, ‘interview fees’, or any other kind of money in exchange for offer letters or interviews at any time during the hiring process
Kampala Uganda


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