Regional (South West) Chief Finance Officer

at Recruitment Matters Africa.
Location Harare, Zimbabwe
Date Posted February 22, 2021
Category Accounting
Job Type Full-time
Currency ZWD

Description

Our client, a leading freight and logistics company are looking for a regional CFO to join their Cote D'Ivoire operations.

Purpose of role
The South West Africa Zone comprises 5 countries, within a complex management matrix structure. The Zone Chief Financial Officer role manages all finance-related matters within this structure as well as develop, manage, and control the countries finance, controlling and administration functions, in accordance with overall finance guidelines, legal and tax framework and accounting standards with the objective of supporting the management decision-making process in the various countries within the Zone and contributing to the achievement of the business objectives, whilst meeting regulatory requirements, directly or indirectly, with the support of the countries CFO’s.
Key Responsibilities
Accounts Receivable effective Management by setting policies and procedures.
Through direct discussions with the Countries CFO’s monitoring the over 60 day debt.
Approval of all high Value Credit & Adjustments, based on the Delegation of Authority Guidelines.
Monitoring DSO on a monthly basis.
Review Billing queries and credit notes monthly and setup plans for improvements.
Liaise with the corporate tax, Treasury and legal team to discuss and resolve all statutory and legal matters.
Provide finance assistance to the country managers, CFOs and Cluster CFO.
Liaise with the external auditors, external tax consulates and banks.
Liaise with local tax and customs authorities.
Insure compliance with company policies and processes and compliance with local reporting and IFRS.
Review monthly Balance Sheet reconciliation on a regular/ Quarterly basis in support of financial exposure.
Directly and effectively manage the cash repatriation within the Zone.
Lead, Motivate and develop the finance team within the Cluster and Review effective Training and development programs for both direct reports as well as indirect reports.

Key Skills

  • Job Role: Regional (South West) Chief Finance Officer
  • Industry: Accountancy / Finance
  • Salary: Negotiable based on experience

Required Skills

8 Years of Experience
Qualifications
Minimum Requirements
Education and experience
University degree with a post-graduate qualification in financial management and accounting
Minimum 8 years financial management experience in an international service related environment with at least 4 years of experience in a global express and / or freight forwarding industry
Preferred African experience especially in West Africa
Excellent operational process knowledge with strategic perspective
Strong leadership and people management skills with the will to accelerate within a Global Corporate Business.
Fluent in both English and French

Additional Requirements

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