Financial Director - Southern Africa
- Harare, Zimbabwe
|Job Location||Southern Africa|
|Job Role||Financial Director|
|Employment Type||Full Time|
|Years of Experience||10|
|Residence Location||Southern Africa|
|Nationality||South African / Zimbabwean|
Lead, build, strengthen and mentor an established finance team comprising 20 people.
Provide planning and leadership to all the group’s finance and accounting activities, to optimise and drive financial performance.
Deliver robust, timely, accurate and actionable financial reporting for all divisions.
Contribute fully to the development of their strategy across all areas of the business, challenging assumptions and decision-making as appropriate and providing financial analysis of operational parameters to provide guidance on all activities, plans, targets and business drivers to drive change and profitability.
Work with senior management teams to grow the business, formulating strategies and plans.
Manage and deliver to the complete financial calendar including monthly and quarterly reporting, all board reporting and meeting, budgeting processes, reviews and amendments.
Manage and optimise all day to day treasury operations including working capital.
Develop business processes and structures to centralise core financial operations in Mauritius for each business unit.
Oversee the procurement function to deliver robust process and leverage strategic procurement to deliver material savings to group operations.
Lead and drive development and maintenance of financial and administrative IT strategies and infrastructure in support of all administrative functions. Ensure consistent and effective regulatory compliance including planning and overseeing complete audit.
Manage policies, strategies and execution around:
- planning the investment program,
- funding capital requirements,
- lead, plan and manage all banking relationships to deliver timely funding to operations,
- taxation planning,
- disposals and acquisitions,
- establish a high level of credibility and manage strong working relationships with external parties including suppliers, customers, banks and regulatory authorities.
10-15 years’ experience in a professional and dynamic financial environment, with a preference for agriculture, FMCG, manufacturing, or distribution ideally with some international exposure.
Proven leadership ability with building a disciplined, effective and dynamic growth oriented team.
Strong attention to detail at a systems and process level.
Commercially astute, articulate, hands on, technically strong, dynamic, insightful and influential leader with the ability to operate at both strategic and operational levels.
Strong communication skills at all levels.
Strong IT skills with a good understanding of changes and opportunities to lever IT to optimise the business and drive growth.
Integrity, openness and a commitment to good governance.
Energetic, highly motivated, with an enquiring mind and passion for excellence and attention to detail.
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