Finance Manager (IT & ISP)

Job Categories:

Accountancy


Date Posted:

2021-11-24

Employment Type

Full Time

Website

bemconsult.com

Location:

Lusaka

Salary:

Negotiable


Description:

Job Purpose
The position of Finance Manager is a Management position reporting to the Chief Executive Officer and is
responsible to the Board of Directors for all matters surrounding the Finance ecosystem of the business
to ensure the business goals and objectives are met. The individual will be required to ensure adequate
controls are in place and oversee the smooth operations of the Finance function including leading
engagements with various business stakeholders. The position is a group position and will be responsible
to oversee the financial operations of the three legal entities in the Group

Summary of Key Responsibilities;

  • Oversee the Finance function of the Group entities including leading the various accounting
    and finance team members;
  • Reviewing and managing the effectiveness of internal controls and ensuring strict adherence to
    the compliance requirements of the business entities;
  • Development of the business strategic plans including forecasts and budgets through
    engagement of the various stakeholders of the business;
  • Ensure that the books of accounts are up to date, accurate and are available on-demand for
    decision-making purposes;
  • Plan and manage cash flow of the Group entities in line with the business requirements from
    time to time;
  • Ensure compliance with the business’ regulatory universe and liaise with the various regulators in
    a pro-active manner;
  • Ensure statutory compliance (including all tax requirements i.e. Income Tax, PAYE, VAT, WHT etc) by liaising with Group Tax.
  • Take the lead in managing relations with banks, Audit Firms and Statutory Bodies
  • Conduct a weekly review of time sheets and accountability diaries against expenses claims. 
  • Compile and analyze financial information to prepare financial statements including monthly and annual accounts
  • Work closely with the various Heads of divisions to provide support to planning initiatives,
    financial and management information, appropriate and meaningful reports and
    recommendations;
  • Ensure the accounting support function of the business is performing to SLA and delivering on
    the various agreed deliverables;
  • Ensure the accuracy of data, accounting information and reporting by adhering to the
    requirements of the International Financial Reporting Standards, Companies Act and other
    financial frameworks;
  • Lead engagements with the various financial services providers working with the business units
    and legal entities to maintain a good working relationship
  • Preparation of Financial Reports for management and Board reporting;
  • Ensure adequate control to the expenditure and revenue assurance processes;
  • Ensure Cost Optimization across the legal entities and business units to ensure maximum value
    is derived from expenditure;
  • Liaise with executive management on the preparation, tracking, board approval process and
    management of quarterly and annual budgets that aligns with the strategic objectives; and
  • Company Secretarial functions and duties including preparation of Board reports and quarterly
    Board packs.

Required Skills and Attributes

  • Attention to detail
  • Excellent Analytical Skills
  • Able to work independently
  • Ability to plan and prioritize
  • Self-motivated, energetic individual who works well in a demanding environment
  • Trustworthy
  • High Integrity and Ethical Standards
  • Problem-Solving Abilities
  • Good communication skills
  • Result-oriented
  • Good leadership skills

Primary Areas of Accountability:

Qualifications and Experience

  • Professional Qualification - Full CA Zambia, ACCA or CIMA
  • A Degree in Accountancy or Finance will be a plus
  • Must have a minimum of at least 8+ years of relevant work experience, of which 4 years must have been in the same capacity or Senior Management
  • Must have worked for an Audit Firm (Any of the Top Five)
  • Must be well versed with the ERP and Payroll Systems such as Sage and proficient in MS excel.
  • Experience in Technology and Financial Services industries would be an added advantage.
  • Must be well vested in Tax and Compliance Management
  • Must be a member of ZICA

                                                     WOMEN ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY 

If you meet the minimum hiring requirements for the above position, please email your CV and Cover letter clearly stating your salary expectations to jobs@bemconsult.com and copy-in bemconsult@outlook.com


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