Finance Director

General Purpose

The Finance Manager is responsible for applying accepted accounting principles and procedures to analyze financial information, prepare accurate and timely financial reports and statements and ensure appropriate accounting control procedures.

Key Responsibilities

  • Compile and analyze financial information to prepare financial statements including monthly and annual accounts
  • Ensure financial records are maintained in compliance with accepted policies and procedures
  • Make certain all financial reporting deadlines are met
  • Prepare financial management reports
  • Ensure accurate and timely monthly, quarterly and year end close processes
  • Establish and monitor the implementation and maintenance of accounting control procedures
  • Resolve accounting discrepancies and irregularities
  • Continuous management and support of budget and forecast activities
  • Monitor and support taxation requirements
  • Develop and maintain financial databases
  • Prepare for financial audit and coordinate the audit process
  • Oversee accurate and appropriate recording and analysis of revenues and expenses
  • Evaluate and advise on business operations including revenue and expenditure trends, financial commitments and future revenues
  • Collect and analyze financial information to recommend or develop efficient use of resources and procedures, provide strategic recommendations and maintain solutions to business and financial problems
  • Ensure compliance with relevant laws and regulations and integrity of financial data
  • Formulating long-term business ideas that are useful for the organization
  • Conduct a research on the various factors that influence the business performances
  • Give accurate suggestions based on the information obtained through research
  • Analyze the present trends in the market as well as deal with competitors
  • Develop proper mechanisms for managing finances so that the risk involved with finance and financial decisions is reduced
  • Manage the financial accounting, reporting systems, budget and monitoring of a company
  • Liaison with auditors for ensuring that annual monitoring is carried out properly
  • Develop and maintain good contacts with solicitors, auditors etc

Key Competencies

  • Attention to detail and accuracy
  • Planning and organizing
  • Strategic thinking
  • Strong communication skills
  • Information and task monitoring
  • Problem identification and analysis
  • Judgment and problem-solving
  • Supervisory skills
  • Teamwork
  • Stress tolerance

Qualifications and Experience

  • Degree In Finance/Accountancy
  • Must have a full professional qualification-ACCA,CIMA or ZICA
  • A Minimum Of 5 Years’ Experience In The Management Of Financial Systems And Budgets, Financial Reporting, Financial Data Analysis, Auditing, Taxation And Providing Financial Advice
  • Must be a member of ZICA
  • Knowledge Of Generally Accepted Accounting Practices And Principles
  • Knowledge Of Auditing Practices And Principles
  • Must be conversant with most accounting packages
  • Banking Experience Back Ground will be a plus