Main Purpose of the Role
The Chief Financial Officer will exercise oversight and control over the Finance functions of the Company.
Key Deliverables of the Chief Financial Officer:
Prepare and submit for Management’s consideration:
Daily Cashflow report, Monthly ALCO report, addressing maturities on funding relative to cash flow requirements and identifying mismatches, and monitoring and managing minimum liquidity provision to be maintained to sustain operations while longer-term adjustments are made.
Recommend, facilitate and guide local fund raising initiatives.
In conjunction with Group Finance, prepare a monthly financial report on the business, assessing all aspects of the Company performance including disbursements, collections, provisions, yield, book expenses and operating expenses against budget as well as prior year and prior month amounts.
Regularly assess pricing relative to market and risk, and develop appropriate pricing models to facilitate proper analysis and oversite.
Manage all aspects of tax compliance, liaise with the Eswatini Revenue Authority and the Central Bank of Eswatini, consult with external advisors and Executives as the case may be, and provide management and oversite to all aspects of income tax, withholding tax, VAT, exchange control, offshore payments etc.
Introduce such measures as in his/her opinion may serve to enhance the credibility and objectivity of financial statements and reports prepared with reference to the affairs of the licensee.
Implement and maintain procedures and policies pertaining to Finance and Administration.
Maintain oversight of all financial transactions undertaken by the Company within the policies and guidelines provided by the Group.
Compile all required reports, both Regulatory and Fiduciary, set deadlines and ensure timely submission of same to the Group CFO.
Review and conclude month-end financial reporting.
Reconcile the company’s general operating bank accounts daily.
Maintain the creditor’s ledgers, perform monthly creditor’s reconciliation from the suppliers’ statement to the creditor’s ledger for all suppliers and prepare payment.
Management of the company’s cash flow requirements.
Management of petty cash.
Ensure adherence to legislated capital adequacy requirements.
Assist the Country Chief Executive Officer (“CEO”) with budget and forecast preparation, monitoring and variance reporting.
Assist the Country CEO collating and providing commentary on the monthly reports for the Executive Committee (“EXCO”) and Technical Advisory Committee (“TAC”).
Ensure the assets of the business are sufficiently safeguarded and adhere to the systems of internal control in line with the Group’s policies and procedures.
Provide monitoring, management and reconciliation of all fixed assets.
Remit statutory deductions (UIF; local council levies).
Ensure correctness/ accuracy of financial data.
Engage with auditors and facilitate year-end audits.
Work with the CEO to ensure strategic aims are met.
Take ownership of all aspects of audit, including working with both internal and external auditors.
The successful candidate will have a formal accounting or financial tertiary qualification.
Experience / Background Preference
The company will only look at candidates who have no less than THREE years’ relevant, post articles working experience, in the case of holding a Master’s Degree, FIVE years’ experience in the case of a Bachelor’s degree.
Previous experience within the financial services industry is essential.
Banking experience will be highly advantageous.
A strong command of English, both written and verbal, is a requirement of the role
A willingness to “get their hands dirty” as the role entails a lot of detailed work.
A self-starter, who is proactive, shows initiative and assumes responsibility for projects.
Proven ability to operate independently and exercise significant latitude for independent judgement, discretion and action.
A strong work ethic.
High energy levels.
Ability to take ownership and maintain accountability.
Strong interpersonal and communication skills, both verbal and written.
The ability to build strong relationships with team members, company management and clients.
The position is based at our Eswatini
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