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Financial Controller

THE ROLE

Provide accurate and timely information to management on the operations of the entities assigned; make recommendations for improvement in the systems of internal control and procedure for management of the company’s assets; recommend appropriate development of staff supervised and to provide on the job training where necessary

 

SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES

1. Preparation of monthly financial statements in the prescribed formats to include explanation for significant variances from budget.
2. To prepare monthly profit projections and periodic cash flow projections.
3. To prepare monthly product costing.
4. To coordinate the budget activities for the assigned companies and prepare the budgeted financial statements.
5. To monitor financial ratios.
6. To ensure that all loan interest and principal are paid on the due date and all requirements of the loans are met.
7. To ensure that accounts receivable are collected in the specified credit period to reduce the incidence of bad debts.
8. To coordinate the monthly stocktaking activities at the assigned locations.
9. To monitor all activities at the assigned locations which have an impact on the financial statements. Emphasis being placed on materials management and customer ordering and invoicing.
10. To monitor the cost associated with capital projects to ensure that expenditure is within budget and that assets are capitalised as soon as they are completed.
11. To ensure that the fixed assets register is updated on a timely basis for assets acquired or disposed of and to ensure that balances agree with the general ledger.
12. To ensure that the correct depreciation is charged on these assets.

 

QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE

• ACCA Level 3 with five (5) years’ experience at a management or supervisory level.
or
• Masters in Accounting with five (5) years’ experience at a management or supervisory level.
• Good analytic skills
• Good knowledge of accounting standards governing the preparation of Financial Statements
• Experience in the manufacturing, distribution and/or agricultural operations would be an asset

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