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Head Of Finance

Closing: Sep 22, 2022

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Published: Sep 15, 2022 (22 days ago)

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Required Qualifications

  • 12 years of working experience, 6 of which must have been leading a finance department in a similar or equal capacity.
  • Extensive experience with budgeting, financial planning, accounting, financial analysis, financial controlling, and cash management.
  • Extensive experience with building and/or improving finance systems, controls, and processes.
  • Experience working in a high-growth pan-African startup is highly desirable.
  • Qualified accountant (CA or CPA) or any similar Accounting qualification.
  • Bachelor's degree in Business Administration, Finance, or another relevant field.


Responsibilities

Required Qualifications

  • 12 years of working experience, 6 of which must have been leading a finance department in a similar or equal capacity.
  • Extensive experience with budgeting, financial planning, accounting, financial analysis, financial controlling, and cash management.
  • Extensive experience with building and/or improving finance systems, controls, and processes.
  • Experience working in a high-growth pan-African startup is highly desirable.
  • Qualified accountant (CA or CPA) or any similar Accounting qualification.
  • Bachelor's degree in Business Administration, Finance, or another relevant field.


Strategy, Planning, and Management

  • Assess and evaluate the financial performance of the company with regard to long-term operational goals, budgets, and forecasts.
  • Identify, acquire, and implement systems and software to provide critical financial and operational information and reporting.
  • Create and establish yearly and quarterly financial objectives that align with the company's plan for growth and expansion.
  • Participate in pivotal decisions relating to strategic initiatives, and operational models.
  • Manage the risk of financial loss due to litigation.

Financial Analysis, Budgeting, and Forecasting

  • Prepare and present monthly financial budgeting reports including monthly profit and loss, forecast vs. budget, and weekly cash flow.
  • Review and analyze monthly financial results and provide recommendations.
  • Identify, develop, and execute analysis of business initiatives, and/or new service offerings.
  • Develop, maintain and enforce the monthly operating budget and annual company operating budget.
  • Supervise the creation of reports, software implementation, and tools for budgeting and forecasting.

Financial Management

  • Manage cash flow planning process and ensure funds availability.
  • Maintain outstanding banking relationships and strategic alliances with customers and business partners.
  • Build and utilize forward-looking models and activity-based analyses to provide financial insight into the organization's plans and operating budgets.
  • Represent the company to banks, financial partners, institutions, public auditors, and officials.
  • Remain current on audit best practices as well as any changes to the regulatory framework that may have implications for the company's operations.

Accounting, General Ledger, Administration, and Operations

  • Ensure the proper functioning of all systems, and improve automation, databases, and financial software.
  • Review and ensure application of appropriate internal controls and financial procedures.
  • Review and audit operations data before issuing approval of invoices and payments.
  • Ensure timeliness and accuracy of financial and management reporting data.
  • Oversee the preparation and communication of monthly, quarterly, and annual financial statements.
  • Oversee the preparation and timely filing of all tax and statutory returns.
  • Oversee the month-end close process, constantly reviewing procedures while eliminating inefficiencies.
  • Review all month-end closing activities including general ledger accounts, balance sheet accounts, and overhead cost allocation.
  • Enhance and implement financial and accounting systems, processes, tools, and control systems.
  • Serve as a key point of contact for external auditors; Manage preparation and support of all external audits.
  • Partner with People Operations to ensure appropriate legal compliance in handling monthly payroll and associated inputs.

Receivables Management

  • Overseeing the process of credit checks on new and potential customers and ensuring appropriate documentation is prepared and maintained.
  • Overseeing the development and implementation of debt collection policies and regulations.
  • Overseeing that deadlines for customer invoicing and payment are adhered to.
  • Taking lead on customer engagement in cases where non-payment occurs.

Team management

  • Allocate tasks and oversee the day-to-day working of their team.
  • Provide coaching and mentoring to team members.
  • Participating in performance reviews and disciplinary procedures as needed.


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