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Finance Director - Lusaka, Zambia

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Job Details

Job ID: #8619
Job Location Lusaka, Zambia
Company Type Telecommunications
Job Role Finance Director
Joining Date ASAP
Employment Type Full Time
Monthly Salary US$ Negotiable Depending on Candidate

Preferred Candidate

Career Level Senior Management
Years of Experience 4
Residence Location Lusaka, Zambia
Gender Not Specified
Nationality Zambian National or Resident

Job Description

Lusaka, Zambia
  • Job Status: Closed

Our Client is looking for an experienced individual who loves a “hands-on” role and wants to play a crucial part in the growth of the company.

The successful candidate will spend their time owning all things ‘finance’.
These include, but aren’t limited to:
Assist in general day-to-day leadership and realisation of strategy and business plan
Assist in building of organisation as company grows
Financial administration
Implement financial and operational controls in organisation (e.g. cash/bank reconciliations, expenditure approval/signature policies/fixed asset register etc.)
Establish internal control function and routine of regular and ad-hoc internal/external audits
Maintain relationships with external auditors, lead annual external audit exercise
Budgeting & financial planning
Lead preparation of long term financial plan
Lead annual budgeting exercise and manage capital request processes
Financial reporting/business strategy
Develop processes and systems to provide critical financial and operational information on performance of the business
Assess organizational and financial performance against annual budget and long-term financial plan
Make actionable recommendations on basis of that analysis to Executive Management Team and the company in general
Ensure organisation & teams stay within budget
Report financial results to Executive Management Team
Cash flow and P&L management
Ensure availability of short term liquidity / minimum operational cash balance by developing reliable cash flow projections model
Initiate appropriate strategies to enhance cash positions (e.g. Working Capital management)
Assist in contract negotiations with clients and suppliers (revenue and cost management)
Corporate Finance/funding
Lead Corporate Finance projects
Ensure appropriate funding structure, linking financing to assets and operations
Build and maintain relationships with external parties such as banks, financial advisors, law firms etc.
Risk management
Assess key elements of the company’s risk profile
Lead development of appropriate Group legal structure
Ensure compliance with relevant tax legislation
Optimise tax structure (with help of tax advisors)
Finance HR
Lead finance team
Manage work allocation, performance evaluation, training & development and talent management of finance team members
Being responsible for everything from management and financial accounting, accounts payable, regulatory returns, to capital management and financial strategy.

Key Skills
Previous experience in/with startups
Worked across multicultural teams
Experience working for Mobile money firms
A track-record of using financial analysis to drive business strategy
Great Communicator

  • Job Role: Finance Director
  • Industry: Accountancy / Finance
  • Salary: US$ Negotiable Depending on Candidate

Required Skills

4 Years of Experience
ACCA, ZICA licenced

Additional Requirements


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