Financial Director


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Company Name CA Global Africa Recruitment
Location Kenya
Date Posted '25 June 2012'
Category Banking & Financial Services
Job Type Full-Time
Reference DLR
Remuneration NEG

Description

Introduction

The firm manufactures and markets the highest quality extra neutral alcohol, rectified spirits, industrial methylated spirits and colored methylated spirits produced from sugar cane molasses to be used in the beverage, pharmaceutical and personal care industries.

The Financial Director’s role reports directly to the Managing Director in the provision of financial, fiscal, statutory, budgeting, operational, procurement and related services. The incumbent of this role is responsible for the effective and efficient financial, business & operational management of the company.

Responsibilities

Presentation to Directors & Shareholders the monthly and year-to-date financials with accompanying analysis.

- Oversee & review the production of Income Statement and Balance Sheet with all the relevant detailed reconciliations. Authorisation of all Procurement, PO’s, Sales Orders, payments, BOMs, Capex and inter-company loan accounts.
- Follow up with respective Departments within the firm until satisfied that the information is complete, accurate and analysis provided.

Presentation of monthly flash results

- Oversee & review the production of the flash results into excel model.
- Follow up with respective departments until satisfied that the information is complete and accurate and analysis provided.

Cash & Risk Management

- Manage on-going banking, revenue authority, supplier & customer relationships.
- Design & develop cashflow forecasting for the company and manage long-term cash forecasts.
- Ensure appropriate legal review of all contracts in place throughout the company.
- Manage all current Legal cases

Accounting & Financial controls & Strategy

- Manage financial systems & operational controls, oversee the external audit, review & analyse monthly results, ensure company is compliant with all internal policies, procedures & regulations and ensure filings are completed timeously. Provide detailed - Financial & business strategy for the company
- Liaise with group IT dept & Accpac consultants to ensure smooth running of all IT functions.

Management of all Statutory & Stakeholder Requirements

- Oversee company statutory files to ensure they comply with relevant legislation & regulations.
- Keep Board members informed or their responsibilities.
- Ensure decisions of the Board of Directors are implemented & stakeholders informed. Maintain relations with any offshore agents & maintain all company records.

Budgeting & Financial Modelling

- Preparation & management of annual budgets for the company.
- Manage & control departmental expenditure within agreed budgets.
- Provide financial modelling and analysis to all departments.

Operational & Project management

- Management of all Procurement for the company, any import/export projects, contracts & agreements, new business and legal aspects of the company.
- Continual and frequent communication to relevant stakeholders in order to assist with effective decision-making. Review all ExCo meetings in detail with follow up & escalation where required. Highlight risks to the business where relevant.

Ad Hoc duties to ensure the optimisation of the company

- Collation of information / documentation for due diligence, centralising information, verify accuracy and provide input on any ad hoc request made by management from time to time.

Requirements

- Professional Qualification (Commercial Degree - B.COMM or CA)
- Candidate must have relevant experience in the production (sugar / alcohol) environment
- Must be a South African citizen
- Minimum 10 years’ experience in a similar diverse business environment – ONLY sugar or alcohol industry
- Please note: This is a VERY SENIOR position and candidates NEED to have MINIMUM 10 years of experience
- Extensive & sound accounting / financial management, business & operational knowledge
- Knowledge of Accpac or similar accounting package, E-workflow, and a Business Integration package
- Payroll & HR experience will be an added advantage
- Knowledge of country specific legislation & statutory requirements

Skills and Attributes

- High level of Business Acumen
- Leadership skills
- Proactive Collaboration
- Building Alliances
- Responsibility & Accountability
- Strategic and Logical Thinker
- Judgement and Decision making
- Adaptability/Flexibility
- Diligence & Dedication
- Comfort around higher management
- Organisational Rescilience
- Emotional Wisdom
- Attention to detail - meticulous
- Interaction and Communication Skills
- Presentation Skills
- Report writing Skills
- Analytical Skills
- Research Skills
- Assessment and Interpretation skills – Information Processing skills
- Pro-activeness
- Results driven
- Stress Tolerance
- Cultural Sensitivity/Appreciation
- Computer Literacy (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Accpac)
- Willing to travel

Send your CV to Danelle at CA Global (danelle@caglobalint.com), or visit our website (www.banking-recruitment-jobs.com) for further information.

Note: Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted