Finance & Credit Lead


Are you passionate about finance and technology? Do you have an analytical mind? We are hiring our future CFO and offering you a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to join the incredible team behind Emata, a Ugandan award-winning fintech venture. 



Emata is an award-winning venture using data science and alternative credit scoring to unlock Africa's vast agricultural potential through financing. We are on a mission to provide affordable and digital financial products to farmers across East Africa. The company was started in 2020 and is the first digital lender for farmers in Uganda. We use cutting-edge technology to offer loans up to 5x more affordable than current alternatives and empower farmers to invest in their farms.

At Emata, we have a brilliant and driven team of 16 developers, product managers, and data scientists. With us, you get the freedom and responsibility to innovate and create work that makes you stand out. We continuously invest in your personal development through training and certifications, in addition to offering health insurance, salary loans, flexible "Work from home"- policy, offsites, daily lunches in our office garden, and excellent games of table tennis. 


Emata is a spin-off of, and shares offices with, the SaaS company Laboremus Uganda. It is out of Laboremus' expertise from working with financial technology in Uganda and abroad that the idea of Emata was born. 


Read more about Emata. 

Read more about Laboremus. 



You will join the team as Finance & Credit Lead full-time. As such, you are the 'voice of finance' in the team, responsible for our credit portfolio and driving funding execution with our investors and other funders. We will put you on a fast track to grow into a CFO role within 1-3 years. Concretely, your responsibilities include: 

  • Drive growth of our funding base and engage with investors and other funders  
  • Originate, close and manage relations with our investors and funders  
  • Oversee growth and quality of our credit portfolio  
  • Continuously drive improvements in our accounting and finance team 
  • Responsible for accounting and (management) reporting 
  • Contribute to fact-based decision making on management level 


You will work closely with the CEO and data science team.  The position will be located in our beautiful head office in Bugolobi, Kampala.  


We are looking for an analytical, sharp-minded person with a solid drive to get things done. You have the ambition and potential to grow into a CFO role within 2-3 years. 


In a perfect world you bring the following: 

  • 3-6 years of experience in corporate finance, transaction services, (investment) banking, investing, and/or Big Four  
  • An analytical and sharp mind 
  • Good understanding of accounting, preferably of FIs 
  • Understanding of credit 
  • Strong drive and hands-on mentality  
  • Communication and interpersonal skills  
  • Desire to work in a tech venture  



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

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