1 Jun 2017

Finance Manager Job Vacancy

Reports To: Operations Director

Job Purpose:
The Finance Manager is responsible for overseeing all aspects of the organization’s accounting
function. S/he will implement the infrastructure/systems needed to support substantial growth over the next five (5) to ten (10) years.

S/he will continue to build and manage effective and streamlined administrative/financial systems, including financial, accounting, information technology (IT), and human resources (HR).

Safeguard that all ledger accounts, financial statements and cost control systems are operating effectively.

Job Responsibilities
Financial Management

  • Review and approve preparation and finalization of monthly and annual financial reporting materials and metrics for the ED and maintain company financial information integrity
  • Manage one full-time accounting administrator; and retain support staff as needed in the future
  • Coordinate all audit activities – internal and external
  • Evaluate current accounting practices and policies and drive continuous improvement
  • Coordinate monthly closing process during stock takes and aim to have minimal stock discrepancies
  • Safeguard that all ledger accounts, financial statements and cost control systems are operating effectively

Financial and Operational Management

  • Ensure that finance staff maintain financial record systems in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting
  • Principles, and monitor the use of all funds
  • Develop and monitor policies and procedures within generally accepted accounting principles and corporate guidelines to ensure sufficient cash flow, reducing operating costs, and increased revenues
  • Reviews all suppliers and customer invoices to ensure they are all posted correctly and VAT is well captured
  • Administer proper filling of all documents; this includes internal and external documents provided
  • Encourage and lead accounts assistants to follow Company policies and achieve efficiency
  • Oversee stock taking and inspect all stock information is posted correctly in the system and all bin cards in all departments. Reconciling any discrepancies.
  • Communicate through reports both the Company’s expected and actual financial performance
  • Formulate a payment plan by observing the nature of incoming cash flow (finding information of ongoing events with customers that may affect payment issues) versus operations payment needs
  • File all Company taxes correctly and confirm the Company is abiding with all tax laws.
  • Review, investigate, and correct errors and inconsistencies in financial entries, documents and reports

Behavioral Competencies:

  • Acquisition target, due diligence and integration experience
  • Ability to delegate work responsibility with strong interpersonal skills
  • Problem solving and strategizing capabilities
  • Progressive experience leading teams and managing projects
  • High level of integrity and dependability with a strong sense of urgency and result-orientation
  • Demonstrated ability to build relationships and communicate with peers, subordinates and executive management
  • Ability to be adaptable and flexible
  • Ability to multitask and prioritize work
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

Qualifications for the Finance Manager Job

  • 5-10 years’ experience where experience in an FMCG is a strong advantage
  • Bachelor’s Degree in accounting or finance from a respected institution.
  • A CPA (K) or Master’s Degree
  • A full understanding of the accounting software QuickBooks is essential; ERP system knowledge an added advantage

How to Apply
If you feel you fit this role,please use this link to apply

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