Successful candidate will be responsible for the strategic financial overview and is expected to apply financial acumen and business expertise to establish adequate and functional controls in the financial reporting systems of the business Unit. Ability to prepare financial statements from the beginning to the end and articulate complex issues in a straight forward manner must be demonstrated clearly.
Responsibilities include reporting, budgeting, forecasting, tax, compliance and payables functions for the Business unit.
The role will also form part of the Business Unit's leadership team, provide leadership for the Finance function by managing a team of direct reports, ensure best practice and be proactive in implementing change as appropriate to Finance processes, systems and reporting. A good knowledge of IFRS is key.
Creates a culture of high performance and people management.
Aligns functions and resources, and deploys people and skills optimally to achieve strategic priorities.
Able to present reports competently and confidently to the Group senior management and negotiate effectively with business partners
Must have clear focus, give attention to details and be a strategic thinker who is focused on execution.
Strong financial/analytical experience.
Must possess People Management Skills.
Able to work to tight deadlines
BSc in Economics, finance, or accounting, is required.
Must be a chartered Accountant (ACCA or ACA).
An MBA or equivalent postgraduate management degree will be an advantage
Minimum of 8 years cognate experience