Chief Financial Officer (Shipping / Logistics / Cargo / Finance) – Accra, Ghana

Location: Tema, Accra, Ghana
Date Posted: 13-06-2018
Reference Number: RSB

Job Description:
A multinational Shipping Transport company is seeking a CFO for their Ghana office, based in Tema, Accra. This individual will be responsible for all the Finance and Accounting, Legal and Compliance duties for the Ghana office, as well as, oversee agency activities in West Africa.
  • Budgeting (Budget adjustment and quarterly Forecasts) of Overhead Costs and Operational Expenses
  • Produce monthly trend analysis and maintenance of costs standards
  • Manage the Business Administration and Controlling function of Ghana & Assist with Performance Management of the various business units in Ghana (presentation of KPI’s and support with alignment)
  • Manage Finance Closure Administration (Month/Quarter/Year End) within the company guidelines and oversee external and internal audits and ensure unqualified reports received.
  • Manage the Balance Sheet and Income Statement Accounts and reconciliation thereof, as well as, Accounts Receivables and Payables within the company guidelines
  • Review and develop business processes in line with Company guidelines, maintaining process excellence and digitization/automation
  • Responsible for cost saving initiatives and procurement (Operational and Overhead costs) and provide feedback and proposals to the procurement committee
  • Responsible for the Risk management of the Ghana office and for the credit policy to minimize the risk of bad debt loss
  • Manage the Cash Flow of the Country within the company guidelines
  • Supervision of Country level Business Systems group
  • Management of Country ITC Support and Facilities functions & HR and Payroll functions
  • Maintain a feedback channel to Area Africa BU heads, ensuring alignment with strategic objectives and goals of the Ghana office.
  • Management of Country Statutory Records and Reporting & Ensure total Compliance to Company’s global standards and policies, as well as, local regulatory laws.
  • Support the Ghana Managing Director in the implementation of policies and day to day activities
  • Provide reports and analyse key data to drive improvements & Participation in Expert Working Groups
  • Responsible for setting targets and goals for individual departments within Business Administration and supporting with appropriate training and development.
  • Coach and develop individual department managers and staff.
  • Have regular performance reviews in line with company’s policy and Area Management requirement
  • Work closely with other area Directors on process improvement and communication flow
Requirements: Qualification and Skill
  • University degree or equivalent in a relevant field.
  • Minimum 8 years’ of experience in Finance or Accounting, with at least 5 years’ experience in a Senior Management role.
  • Shipping and Logistics background would be advantageous.
  • SAP experience will be advantageous.
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Robin Botha
Recruitment Consultant
CA Global Finance
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