Finance Manager job opportunity at Good African Coffee

Job Title: Finance Manager

NFT Consult, a leading HR Consultancy firm, seeks to recruit for it’s valuable client, Good African Coffee, a specialist in coffee processing with a vision to be a leading African agribusiness producing quality products for the global market and using trade to bring about sustainable community development.  NFT Human Resource Solutions are customer tailored per industry requirements and are geared towards increased cost savings, process improvement leading to improved efficiency and effectiveness yet simultaneously strengthening quality and control of resources.

Job Summary: The incumbent will provide financial management in a diverse business environment with the ability to contribute effectively to strategy development, business & Operational Management and provide leadership to the overall organization.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. Cash and Risk Management:
  2. Accounting and Financial Controls:
  3. Leadership and Staff Management:
  4. Management Reporting:
  5. Budgeting:
  • Oversee ongoing banking relationships for maximum efficiency.
  • Develop cash flow forecasting and maintain a long term cash forecast.
  • Responsible for the management of the company’s insurance and risk management program
  • Manage the annual insurance renewal process and ensure appropriate coverage is maintained at all times.
  • Ensure appropriate legal review of contracts and solicit external legal advice as required. Review finance of preferred vendors.
  • Oversee the payroll function ensuring efficient systems, process and controls.
  • Manage the financial system, ensuing maximum productivity and that it meets the needs of the business today and the future.
  • Oversee the continuous improvement of accounting and financial processes and the development of the team with the goal to achieve best practices and optimal output.
  • Develop and oversee accounting policies and procedures to meet both current and future business models.
  • Manage the external audit, review and analyze results and recommend for approval the audited financial statements.
  • Compile and submit the financial section of the annual report.
  • Oversee the cash management function, including banking relationships.
  • Ensure the company is in compliance with all internal policies and relevant regulations and ensure filings are completed in a timely manner.
  • Develop and oversee the internal review function to ensure that finance and operations controls and policies are complied with in the head office and field offices. Ensure effective follow up processes are in place.
  • Ensure the team delivers the highest standard of departmental, cross departmental and cross company teamwork and customer service.
  • Ensure optimal deployment of resources to achieve business goals.
  • Develop finance and accounting team goals that are fully aligned with the company goals.
  • Coordinate with management to lead and coach the team to recruit and retain high calibre staff.
  • Work in liaison with management, provide coaching, guidance and support, set professional development plans to assist employees to reach their full potential through the performance management process.
  • Supervise administration and the accounting office staff.
  • Provide for appropriate career building and professional development activities to ensure a climate of growth for all employee groups. Consider future opportunities for staff within the company.
  • Routinely monitor workplace for areas where growth is needed or possible and where existing resources can be further enhanced.
  • Responsible for financial management reporting for the foundation.
  • Present monthly and year-to-date financials with accompanying analysis of results.
  • Develop regular reporting and analysis, including key metrics reports, and conduct ad hoc financial analysis as required.
  • Ensure financial management reporting tolls and processes are in place to support the ongoing and future needs of the business.
  • Develop and prepare a monthly management reporting package.
  • Steer the annual business plan development and budgeting process.
  • Provide ongoing financial modelling and analysis expertise
  • Strategic initiatives and business plans.
  • Lead the quarterly outlook process.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience needed for the job:

  • The applicant should be a Qualified Accountant i.e. ACCA, CPA
  • At least six years’ working experience in high growth environments with an operational focus.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and the presence to quickly establish credibility
  • Excellent track record of management excellence
  • Strong tax and treasury skills
  • Dynamic and resilient personality with the ability to work in interdisciplinary teams and in a fast paced environment.
  • Highly computer literate with advanced computer skills and appreciation of complex IT applications and infrastructure
  • Fluent in English

How to Apply for the job:

All suitably qualified candidates should visit the web link below and create a profile on the NFT Consult website by entering their e-mail addresses. Please visit web link below and click Apply now if convinced you have the job requirements. The applications/CVs should be prepared in English and submitted in either MS Word or PDF format will be considered.

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Deadline: 20th October, 2014 by 17.00 hours

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