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Financial Controller

Closing: Jun 20, 2024

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Published: Jun 14, 2024 (30 days ago)

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Educational Qualification:

  • B.Sc and MBA/MSc

Person Specification:

  • Proven experience in a Manufacturing Companies
  • Experience as a Finance Manager (5 years min)
  • Experience in Financial Planning and Analysis, Budgeting, and Forecasting
  • Experience in managing team of accountants
  • Hands-On ERP Systems Experience (Odoo ERP experience is ideal)
  • Experience in Cash Management, Risk Management, Auditing and Taxation
  • Prior work experience in financial strategy and executing financial strategic initiatives

Knowledge/Understanding:

  • Good understanding of GAAP and IFRS
  • Good Knowledge in managing accounting records
  • Knowledge of Accounts/Finance processes and procedures
  • Good knowledge of corporate finance and budgeting 

ProfessionalQualification:

  • ICAN/ACCA

Skills and Abilities:

  • Financial planning and strategy
  • Managing profitability
  • Strategic planning
  • Excellent analytical, reasoning, and problem-solving skills
  • Leadership ability and confidence
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Strong influencing skills
Responsibilities

Educational Qualification:

  • B.Sc and MBA/MSc

Person Specification:

  • Proven experience in a Manufacturing Companies
  • Experience as a Finance Manager (5 years min)
  • Experience in Financial Planning and Analysis, Budgeting, and Forecasting
  • Experience in managing team of accountants
  • Hands-On ERP Systems Experience (Odoo ERP experience is ideal)
  • Experience in Cash Management, Risk Management, Auditing and Taxation
  • Prior work experience in financial strategy and executing financial strategic initiatives

Knowledge/Understanding:

  • Good understanding of GAAP and IFRS
  • Good Knowledge in managing accounting records
  • Knowledge of Accounts/Finance processes and procedures
  • Good knowledge of corporate finance and budgeting 

ProfessionalQualification:

  • ICAN/ACCA

Skills and Abilities:

  • Financial planning and strategy
  • Managing profitability
  • Strategic planning
  • Excellent analytical, reasoning, and problem-solving skills
  • Leadership ability and confidence
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Strong influencing skills
  • The Finance Controller will be responsible for maintaining proper Financial Management and Controls in safeguarding Financial and Material Resources of the organization in furtherance of its mission.
  • The position will also be responsible for Fundraising.

Primary Responsibilities
Financial Planning and Modelling:

  • Oversee the preparation of annual and quarterly financial plan.
  • Develop a financial modelling template for the purpose of forecasting financial needs.
  • Utilize the template to support financial analysis and planning

Financial Reporting and Audit:

  • Prepare financial statements in compliance with the Financial Regulations and Financial Reporting Standards.
  • Coordinate annual external audit of the financial statements.
  • Ensure monthly reports for all programs are properly done and submitted on a timely basis.

Budgeting and Budgetary Controls:

  • Oversee preparation of budgets
  • Monitor implementation of program budgets
  • Prepare and manage cash flows and develop a reliable cash flow projection process and reporting mechanism that includes minimum cash threshold to meet operating needs
  • Report monthly to the CEO on variances from the established budget, and the reasons for those variances.

Investments:

  • Establish / implement an investment policy
  • Management of risks exposure to the organization’s investments
  • Monitoring of bank accounts to ensure safety of organizational funds
  • Maximizes return on invested funds by identifying investment opportunities; and maintaining relationships with the investment market.
  • Ensure ownership of all assets by the organization.

Resource Mobilization / Fundraising:

  • Forecast cash flow positions, any related borrowing needs, and available funds for investment.
  • Develop financial sustainability strategies.
  • Develop a resource mobilization strategy.
  • Identify possible fundraising strategies.
  • Gather information on donor policies and priorities in line with the mission of the organization.
  • Build a donor data base and devise ways to expand the data base
  • Develop annual work plans based on the approved resource fundraising strategy
  • Actively participate in the preparation of concept papers and project proposals to funding partners / agencies
  • Establish and manage partnerships with banking and other donor agencies
  • Facilitate effective communication with all donors including reporting and update
  • Ensure that sufficient funds are available to meet ongoing operational and capital investment requirements.

Other Finance Functions:

  • Perform all other functions as may be directed by the CFO/MD.

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