Chief Financial Officer (Manufacturing / FMCG / Agriculture) – East Africa

Reference Number:  DVM
Job Description:
The CFO will oversee the Company’s financial systems, fundraising, and investor relations. The CFO will be a partner to the Group MDs in developing and implementing Company strategy.
  • Financial controlling:
    • Oversee development of key group accounting policies to standardize across companies, ensuring training is provided as required.
    • Verify financial reports and financial control systems from subsidiaries, identifying gaps and improving processes when required
  • Financial analysis: conduct analyses of monthly reports, costing, variance, and financial results to inform operational and strategic decisions
  • Audit: oversee audit preparation at operating companies and manage auditor at group level for financial year end
    • Initiate and oversee internal audits as required
  • Group level financial management: Manage group level treasury, financial reporting, and consolidations
  • Investor reporting: prepare periodic reports and analysis as requested
  • New country set up: Recruit finance personnel and set up systems to adhere to existing standards for reporting and controls
  • IT Systems implementation: Oversee transition of existing operations to ERP and ongoing system performance
  • Interim FD: ability to act as interim FD if needed during transitions
  • Budgeting: Prepare detailed 3 year financial plan support country MD and FD in preparing annual budget
  • Fundraising: support country MD and FD on in-country fundraising efforts for debt from local banks
  • Country MD support: support the country MD in analyzing the financial results of company and implementing actions to improve financial performance
Requirements: Qualification and Skill
  • Experience as Financial Manager / Financial Controller within a manufacturing environment in Africa
  • 5-6 years of audit/assurance experience at major firm, preferably achieving Manager position
  • 2 years of experience in manufacturing sector (or substantial focus within audit)
  • Experience recruiting and managing an accounting department in Africa
  • Other
    • Agile thinker and great communicator; able to be a meaningful partner to the MDs & Directors
    • ACCA/CPA
    • 5+ years Africa or frontier-market experience.
    • Motivated and hard working. Looking forward to an entrepreneurial experience in a rapidly growth business for the next 5 years
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Danelle van der Merwe (le Roux)
Senior Associate: Banking and Investments
CA Global Finance /

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