About Cycle Connect:

Cycle Connect formerly Bicycles Against Poverty is delivering the products and services to rural farmers to unlock potentials and propel communities forward. To catalyze farmers to realize their potential Cycle Connect offers asset financing directly to the most remote farmers. Our first product, a bicycle, connects farmers to market and other basic life needs. Our portfolio is growing with new assets that push upward mobility for rural farmers. We’re dedicated to serving farmers who are financially excluded and yet need access to assets on credit.

We are a social driven business. We are committed to our impact and the farming customers we serve, but we see the need for business opportunities in community development.

To date we’ve disbursed over 4,000 loans and are focused on another 3,000 in the coming twelve months.


LOCATION: Kampala, Uganda with up to 50% travel to the North (Gulu and Lira)

REPORTS TO: Director of Finance and Operations

DIRECT REPORTS: Sr. Accountant, Accountant, and Finance Intern


About the Role:

As the Head of Finance, you will run the Ugandan finance department ensuring proper accounting, compliance, tax, and forecasting for the organization. You will be a part of the strategic leadership of the organization offering input and support on the financial performance of our strategic objectives. Your primary responsibilities will include:


Finance and Strategy Leadership

-Coordinate with Country Director to run yearly budgeting and forecasting across the organization

-Publish monthly finance reports to leadership with strategic commentary on financial performance indicators.

-Coordinate with leadership to develop pricing and credit models that support our financial performance and impact outcomes.


Financial Accounting

-Responsible for the accurate, compliant, and strategic accounting across the organization including management of:

-Accounts Receivable

-Accounts Payable

-Fixed Asset/Depreciation

-Inventory Management




Compliance and Internal Controls

-Enforce and improve Cycle Connects financial policies, systems, and procedures

-Maintain current knowledge of financial policies, regulation and legislation that affect Cycle Connect

-Develop internal audit procedures for branches and HQ



-Oversee tax administration including filling all tax returns, PAYE, VAT, WHT and Income Tax

-Coordinate yearly audits with external auditing firm


People Management

Manage and develop a growing finance team


Key Result Areas/ Accountabilities:

-Accuracy in reporting financial performance of the company and monthly consolidation of financials to global controller

-Reconciliation of company’s loan system, cash, and accounting system

-Tax compliance and filing

-Implementation of strong financial controls and internal audit standards

-Strong managerial coaching, training and development of finance team

-Maintain a strong relationship with Cycle Connect team to assist in collection and training of team to follow accounting procedures


We are looking for someone with:

-A fully certified CPA or ACCA with a bachelor’s degree

-Thorough knowledge of accounting, corporate finance, and internal audit with a minimum of 8 years experience as an accountant and 6 years in a managerial role

-Capacity to work independently and under pressure

-Excellent knowledge of Excel

-Ability to handle sensitive and confidential information

-Knowledge of Quickbooks accounting software is an added advantage

-High degree of integrity and a team player


Why work with us?

-Cycle Connect is growing quickly, which allows the opportunity of staff to grow with us.

-We offer competitive salaries and benefits

-We are constantly seeking to build the best company. This means we take your feedback seriously – your knowledge and experience can improve our policies and procedures.

-While our team is result-oriented, we also have a lot of fun. We enjoy team meals and lots of laughter.


Other information:

This position will have an initital 6 month full time obligation to work in Gulu, after which it will transition to Kampala based with travel to the North. During the 6 month time in Gulu, we will have a probabtionary period where we agree on performance and learning objectives. The ideal start date is early July. We are also looking out for a cultural fit. Candidates should embody all Cycle Connect values: Humility, Integrity, Accessibility, Boldness, Solution-Oriented.


How to Apply:

Only Online Applications are accepted. Interested candidates can apply online here http://bit.ly/HOFappform (copy and paste to browser) or visit www.cycleconnect.org careers page to apply.


Deadline 15th, June 2019