Application Deadline: 28 September 2018

How to apply: Email with your CV/resume and brief cover letter or email introducing yourself with the subject line: Controller

Location: Kigali, Rwanda

Start Date: As Soon As Possible

About the Company

Kumwe Freight is an MIT-founded, logistics start-up based in Kigali, Rwanda. Our mission is to drive the standards in professional, reliable and efficient freight logistics. By infusing trust, reliability, and extreme efficiency into this sector - the unseen backbone of economic growth - our vision is to contribute to real development in the region.

Job Summary

Kumwe is a connected, high-performing team that is looking for a fellow bold and smart teammate to take on the role of Controller. This individual will keep Kumwe running, ensuring Kumwe always has money to operate and we know exactly how it should be used.

Key Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Ensures financial controls are respected, and where missing, created

  • Manages company budgets and cash flow

  • Provides regular, accurate financial reports

  • Negotiates and builds relationships with financial institutions

  • Analyzes financial performance and opportunities to save costs or increase revenues


  • You love process and rules and to make sure they’re followed

  • You thoroughly understand cost accounting and finance

  • You are eager and able to implement new financial software tools

  • You are able to teach and develop finance/accounting staff

  • Fluent written and spoken English and Kinyarwanda; Swahili a strong bonus


Kumwe believes everyone should be committed to and share in the success of the company. Compensation will be determined based on candidate qualifications, will include fixed base plus performance commissions.