Job Summary

On-board newly invested companies to standard finance management practices. Own, direct, and manage the implementation of the financial strategy and control framework for the company, ensuring it effectively supports the achievement of short, medium, and long-term goals whilst also ensuring that agreed finance policies are enforced

  • Minimum Qualification: Degree
  • Experience Level: Mid level
  • Experience Length: 4 years

Job Description/Requirements

Key Responsibilities:


Take charge of ALL financial management activities in the company including but not limited to:

  • Overseeing and managing all accounts, ledgers, and reporting systems, ensuring compliance with the company’s Finance policy, IFRS and Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), regulatory requirements, and internal control/audit requirements.
  • Generating accurate information and analysis from the financial and operational day-to-day transactions in line with agreed timelines
  • Ensuring regular reconciliation of supplier, intra-company and inter-company accounts
  • Developing and managing a reliable cash flow projection process and reporting mechanism that guarantees a minimum cash threshold to meet operating needs.
  • Optimize the management of banking relationships and initiate appropriate strategies to enhance the company’s cash position.
  • Assuming full responsibility for the Supplier payment process
  • Overseeing the company’s budgeting process & ensuring full implementation and monitoring of the agreed budget.

Be the financial steward of the company by:

  • Fully implementing and monitoring ongoing compliance with the delegation policy.
  • Developing and implementing systems to ensure the collection, reporting and analysis of performance data for internal and external accountability and performance improvement.
  • Ensuring action is taken to address the non-delivery of agreed outcomes

Provide business analysis and decision support to the Partners through both proactive and reactive performance analysis and by offering advice on cost management strategies as required.

  • Build and strengthen the capacity of the company’s Finance team by:
  • Continually reviewing the capability needed to support the team in delivering on outcomes and ensure action is taken to address identified capability gaps
  • Providing development opportunities for direct reports that challenge and expand their capability
  • Providing leadership that inspires others to succeed and develop, and proactively share experience, knowledge, and ideas
  • Modelling behaviours that encourage whole-of-company collaboration and learning for the purpose of increasing synergies and maximizing the effectiveness
  • Establishing an environment where the Finance function engages effectively with other groups in a way that ensures both internal customer needs and those of external stakeholders are understood and met
  • Ensuring that performance objectives are clearly defined for all job roles within the team and that all staff members are evaluated against agreed performance objectives at pre-defined periods set by the HR function
  • Coaching and counselling team members as necessary

Requirements:


Functional Requirements/Skills:

  • Practical and thorough understanding of the principles of Accounting & Financial Management
  • Strong MS Excel Skills
  • Basic Treasury Management skills
  • Strong experience in planning, budgeting and forecasting
  • Knowledge of ERP systems/accounting software

General Requirements/Skills:

  • Strong numeracy and analytical skills
  • A high degree of communication skills, particularly attuned to working well with non-finance professionals
  • Good Oral and Written Communication skills
  • Strong commercial awareness
  • Ability to maintain cooperative working relationships
  • Ability to deal with internal and external manpower resource in such a manner that ensures the optimum utilization of resources in the interest of the business.
  • Ability to acquire sufficient technical knowledge to understand the company’s business and products.
  • Basic understanding of operations in the Food industry


Desired Personal Attributes:

1) Willingness to travel extensively

2) Ability to remain impartial

3) Team Player

4) Proactive self-starter

5) Flexibility to adapt to a variety of work situations

6) Highly organized and significant ability to multi-task

7) Ability to cope with and work under pressure

8) The ability to manage and motivate a team

9) Used to working in fast-moving environments providing accurate and timely information to a high standard


Educational Qualifications/Experience:

1) Minimum of university degree or equivalent

2) 4 - 6 years working experience in a Finance function

3) Possession of a recognized professional accounting qualification

4) Consulting/Audit and or manufacturing/production experience is critical


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