Financial Controller job duties are as follows:
Oversee all company accounts and investments.
Create monthly and annual reports to identify results, trends, and financial forecasts.
Manage cash flow by tracking transactions and regularly reviewing internal reports.
Supervise and manage financial department staff, including accountants and financial assistants.
Motivate and lead finance team members by clarifying roles and providing helpful feedback.
Suggest updates and improvements for accounting systems, including payroll and invoicing.
Ensure that all financial transactions are properly recorded, filed, and reported.
Establish and implement financial reporting systems to comply with government regulations and legislation
Collaborate with auditing services to ensure proper compliance with all regulations
Develop budgets and financial plans for the company based on research and data reports
Review all financial plans and budgets regularly to look for cost reduction opportunities
Examine all financial reports and data closely to check for discrepancies
Create systems to prevent errors in data collection and calculations
Report and present timely and accurate financial information to top executives and board members.
KEY RESULT AREAS:
The job holder’s accountability areas are outlined as follows
Financial planning and analysis
Cost accounting and analysis
Submission of accurate, timely and relevant reports
Successful implementation of quality control standards for goods and services offered.
Effective supervision of employees assigned to the team
Continuous process improvement of services through efficient working
Enforcement of relevant guidelines, rules and regulations
Maintenance of accurate accounting record
Skills and Abilities Required:
Demonstrate ability to use computerized accounting systems.
Must demonstrate high integrity and ethical practice.
Must demonstrate the ability to work independently with minimum supervision.
Must be a team player who is able to work cordially in teams.
Must demonstrate the ability to multitask.
Must demonstrate commitment to operational effectiveness.
Should have the ability to solve problems by applying relevant managerial, business and finance knowledge.
Should demonstrate professional expertise in the relevant work area.
Must have the ability to communicate in both written and oral communication.
Must be able to work under pressure.
Must be a flexible person, who is willing to learn and able to work flexible hours to achieve the organizational goals.
Must have knowledge in the use of MS Office packages.
Must have knowledge in the use of Accounting Software Solutions (i.e. Peachtree, Sage)
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIRED:
The bob holder must possess;
Bachelor’s Degree in Finance, Accounting or in a business-related field.
Association of Chartered Accountants (ACA) or it's equivalent.
Minimum of four 4 years of relevant working experience in relevant field.