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Berkeley Energy (“BE”)

This is a Full-time position in Kampala posted September 26, 2019.

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Job Title Financial Controller
Site UgandaJobs.work
Organization Berkeley Energy “BE”
Duty Station Kampala, Uganda

About US
Berkeley Energy “BE” is an investment manager with dedicated private equity
funds focused on renewable energy investments in SE Asia and Africa. The funds
are active in over 7 markets in Asia and Africa, with a project portfolio that
includes solar, wind, biomass, geothermal and hydro assets. Uganda is a core
market for BE with investments made from its African fund AREF. To date, BE
has made significant investments into 4 projects within Uganda focused on
hydro. There is a strong pipeline of follow on projects with opportunities to
acquire other stranded assets.

Job Summary We are now seeking a dedicated, committed and experienced
Financial Controller to join our team to ensure tight financial control across
our current operating, construction and pipeline portfolio of projects.

Berkeley Energy is a hands-on investor and takes an active role in the
development, construction and operations of its investments. The key focus on
the in-country finance teams is to provide robust financial stewardship of the
funds invested into those project companies. The BE Financial Controller
position is a key senior management position that not only provides financial
control, but also is a key leadership role in supporting the Berkeley
execution and vision in Uganda.

The Financial Controller will work within our existing Berkeley team in
Kampala, Uganda however the role will support our portfolio teams to provide
oversight of all financial control & tax matters, statutory reporting, group
reporting, regulatory compliance, banking, and team management.

Berkeley Energy currently has 1 operating project, 3 in-construction projects
and a pipeline of 3 potential other projects. Our key focus for further growth
is within the hydro sector however the fund will invest in other technologies
if returns are attractive. The position holder is expected to support our
Ugandan strategy from a financial perspective but is expected to work closely
with both the development, construction and operational teams.

This is currently an exciting time to join our organisation with an aggressive
growth plan and credible pipeline already established. This is an opportunity
to come in and make your mark and help shape the future of our platform in
Uganda.

Key Duties and Responsibilities
A senior member of the local leadership team to drive financial and
operational decision-making.
Responsibility for managing the project debt providers and ensuring all
debt covenants are met on a timely basis.
Assist the investment lead with subsequent financing activities whether for
non-recourse debt financing for new projects, refinancing or equity co-
investment.
Manage the local finance team to ensure that the Project company financial
records are appropriately maintained and updated and ensure all appropriate
controls and procedures are in place.
Oversee and manage the Annual Audit process, work towards reducing cost and
build relationships with key Audit stakeholders. Manage all other required
audits.
Act as internal auditor for the project companies and ensure that
consistent accounting practices and policies are implemented across the
portfolio. This will involve creating, amending and updating accounting
policies.
This role will be the key contact point for all Tax related matters across
the portfolio and will work hand in hand with the chosen tax partner.
Responsible for the management of the monthly close process for all project
companies to strict deadlines, this will include distribution of monthly
management packs with detailed commentary.
Responsible for ensuring that the project companies compile robust annual
business plans budgets and deliver to strict deadlines. Ensure all risks and
opportunities are clearly included and communicated. Design, implement, manage
and control a quarterly forecast process to include all business units and at
each stage of the project lifecycle.
Optimize cash flow management and ensure appropriate controls are in place
to ensure funds are invested appropriately across the platform and ensure
robust cash forecasts are in place to manage operating cash flow and to ensure
lender requirements are met.
Develop effective Project accounting controls, processes and reporting to
manage all development projects at each stage of the lifecycle. All reporting
must adequately consider committed cost to date, forecast project outturns,
key risks and opportunities, etc.
Provide financial information and interpretations to other management as
required. Act as initiator for the various cost saving initiatives across the
organization. Provide robust challenge to financial and non-financial decision
making and ensure decision making is aligned to corporate goals
Assist with potential due diligence work on prospective acquisition targets
and new investments. Ensure data is fed back appropriately to the investment
managers to ensure financial models are updated with robust data. It is
possible that this role could act as interim finance managers for any
potential acquisitions.
Manage the disbursement of funds from the holding companies to project
companies, in line with their drawdown requirements and ensuring that they
follow the necessary compliance requirements. Ensure these drawdown amounts
are then disbursed to the relevant project companies in a controlled manner
and with full authorisation.
Responsible for managing, developing and mentoring the finance teams. This
will include the selection and training of relevant staff, establish lines of
control and delegate responsibilities to subordinate staff. It is imperative
that the functional teams are adequately resourced and skilled to support a
growing business.

Berkeley Energy is a lean organization. Consequently, the entire staff will
occasionally be involved in various duties outside of their usual scope of
work, such as project and development work and admin tasks.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience
The Financial Controller must hold a recognised accountancy qualification
and member of good standing.
Finance or a business-related university degree Master or Bachelor.
Candidates must be computer literate across all Microsoft Office
applications.
Advanced level of English, both written and spoken.
Ability to work in a team
Experienced Financial Controller or someone wishing to take the next step
up. 10+ years’ finance and accounting experience, ideally with several years
working within a large international professional services firm and
commercial/industry experience out of practice.
Preference for candidates that have acted as financial controllers for
infrastructure or construction projects.
High level of Ugandan tax knowledge and ability to assess and navigate the
best solutions.
Experience in operating and dealing with financial compliance matters
within a start-up business a distinct advantage.
Extensive experience in preparation of detailed budgets, cost control,
reporting, financial analysis, and statutory requirements.
Extensive experience in managing, coaching and building high quality
finance teams.
High level proficiency in MS Excel this will be tested and general IT
skills.
Willingness to travel and visit project sites to fully understand the
complexities of the projects.

Competences:
Superior time management, administration, planning and organisational
skills.
Leadership and fast-paced team player.
Proven track record of working within small teams.
Delivery and results focused individual with a focus on meeting customer
expectations.
A self-starter and has ability to work under minimal supervision.
Excellent negotiator and relationship management.
Excellent communication skills at all levels.
Attention to detail and pride in work.

How to Apply
All candidates should submit an updated CV with at least 2 references, and a
cover letter in pdf format by email to Procurement@berkeley-energy.ug,
addressed to the “Human Resources Manager”

Deadline: Friday 27th September 2019 by 5:00pm

NB: Only successful candidates will be contacted.

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