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FINANCE CONTROLLER

Job Field:
Financial Jobs
Discipline:
Accounting & Control Jobs, Economics & Risk Jobs, Financial Analyst Jobs
Minerals:
Unspecified
Country:
Africa, Liberia, West Africa
Region:
Liberia All
Contract Type:
Full Time / Permanent
Currency:
Unspecified
Salary Description:
on application
Posted:
30-Jan-18
Recruiter:
Avesoro Resources
Job Ref:

JOB PURPOSE

The Financial Controller is accountable for planning, implementing, managing and controlling the management accounting functions of the company ensuring compliance with statutory obligations and company requirements for accounting, finance, forecasting, strategic planning, job costing, legal compliance, and risk management.

1. KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES

1.1 Directing and overseeing all aspects of management accounting functions of the organization
1.2 Providing leadership in the development for continuous evaluation of short and long-term strategic financial objectives.
1.3 Providing timely and accurate analysis of budgets, financial trends and forecasts.
1.4 Developing, implementing, improving and maintaining a comprehensive Information Technology System including asset management, accounting and stock management systems and integration with production, maintenance and technical management systems
1.5 Evaluating and advising on the impact of long range planning, introduction of new programs / strategies and regulatory action.
1.6 Establishing and maintaining strong relationships with line managers to identify their needs and seek an amicable range of business solutions.
1.7 Providing recommendations to strategically enhance financial performance and business opportunities
1.8 Offering financial advice to Operational Managers including but not limited to assisting on budgetary preparation and control.
1.9 Operational cash flow management.
1.10 Ensuring effective internal controls are in place and ensure compliance with applicable regulatory laws and rules for financial and tax reporting
1.11 Leading and managing the Finance team by clearly defining expectations, roles and responsibilities, training and mentoring direct reports, and ensuring direct reports are trained, on what is needed to do their jobs safely and effectively. Ensuring fair and consistent treatment of all individuals by addressing performance issues with personnel and hold them accountable to expectations jointly agreed to, and have direct reports do the same, and managing succession planning of direct reports and their reports.
1.12 Liaising with external auditors, tax officials, financial institutions and other external parties.
1.13 Supervising the maintenance of the General Ledger. (ERP PRONTO)

2 CRITICAL SUCCESS FACTORS

2.1 Ability to maintain a system of internal controls that safeguard the assets of the company prevent and detect errors and/fraud or irregularities.
2.2 Ability to ensure adherence to target dates in preparation of accurate monthly, quarterly and annual accounts, in accordance with International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) for mining.
2.3 Ability to work with minimum supervision
2.4 Ability to communicate effectively at all levels in and around the organization.
2.5 High sense of confidentiality, initiative and good judgment
2.6 Fluent report writing and analytical capabilities
2.7 Staff supervision.

3 REPORTING STRUCTURE

3.1 For management accounting functions reports to the Commercial Manager, and General Manager, and Production Managers.
3.2 For statutory reporting to Group Controller, cash flow and forecasting Director of Finance and VP Finance.

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PERSON SPECIFICATIONS

* Bachelors Degree in Accounting/Finance: and/or professional qualifications such as CA, CIS, CIMA or ACCA. An MBA would be an advantage.

* At least six (6) years’ experience in preparing financial statements and financial reports
* Must be highly computer literate with high analytical skills and in possession of problem solving techniques.
* Ability to work under pressure
* Good people management skills
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Closing Date:
02/03/2018

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