Finance Manager is required to work on various Finance and Accounts activities for an FMCG company of the Group which is based out in Zimbabwe. This role requires a close coordination with the teams from other functions in Zimbabwe and also among the same function across the group. The profile requires multi-tasking, team management, leadership skills, analytical skills, business acumen, implementation of processes and internal controls, attention to detail and working under stringent deadlines.

    The ideal candidate should have past experience in almost every gamut of Finance and Accounts functions and should have handled a team of considerable size in the past. This is a middle management position and the candidate should have the ability to execute the assigned tasks by himself and at the same time should be in a position to take up the role of a finance controller in future. 
    Primary responsibilities:
    Financial and Management Reporting
    1. Preparation and release of Monthly Management Accounts within timelines.
    2. Conducting the physical verification and count of inventories every month.
    3. Monthly variance analysis (Budgets vs. Actuals and current periods vs. previous periods)
    4. Preparation of the audit packs and ensuring successful completion of the statutory audits within the time frame assigned.
    5. Preparation of various daily, weekly and monthly reports as per the requirements of the group and management. 
    1. Responsible for the entire accounting of the company and ensure that there is no transaction left unaccounted in the books of accounts.
    2. Control on the creation of new General Ledgers.
    3. Periodic scrutiny and analysis of each General ledger to maintain accounts hygiene and ensure that the books of accounts are clean at any point of time.
    4. Preparation of schedule for each Balance sheet and Profit and Loss items.
    5. Month end book closure activities like provisioning, accruals, amortization and depreciation, etc.
    Accounts Receivable
    1. Credit control and management
    2. Closely working with the sales team to ensure periodic reconciliation and signoff of statements from each customer.
    3. Preparation of the debtors ageing periodically and highlighting to the sales team and the management about any irregularities in any customers accounts.
    Accounts Payable
    1. Timely payments to all our suppliers as and when it falls due.
    2. Closely working with the commercial and procurement team to ensure periodic reconciliation and signoff of statements from each supplier.
    3. Analysing the vendor advances periodically and highlighting to the commercial team for timely clearance of the advances.
    1. Efficient cash management.
    2. Provide information and coordinate with banks to obtain various facilities for the business.
    3. Bank liaising for import and export documentation as per the exchange control regulations of the country.
    Legal, Statutory and Secreterial
    1. Understanding the local laws of the land and its compliances.
    2. Liaising with the company lawyers on any legal matter where the company is involved, both for and against.
    3. Payment of statutory liabilities like income taxes, VAT, Custom duty, etc. by due date.
    4. Filing of all statutory returns within the prescribed timelines.
    5. Preparation of the minutes, agenda, board packs and other secretarial documents.
    People and Team Management
    1. Train and develop the team.
    2. Ensuring strong motivation within the team.
    3. Maintaining harmonious relationship with subordinates, peers, seniors, etc.
    Risk Management and Control
    1. Taking Insurance policy for the company to cover for all anticipated risks of the businesses.
    2. Ensure zero controllable losses
    3. Design and implement strong internal controls system and processes.
    4. Make SOPs to structure and standardize the business processes.

    1. Involved in the budget preparation exercise of the company and prepares consolidated budget in the form of Income Statement, Cash Flow Statement and Balance Sheet.
    2. Other tasks and responsibilities as and when assigned.
    Education qualification and desired experience:
    Chartered Accountant and Bachelors/Masters of Commerce
    3-5 years of post-qualification experience in Finance & Accounts
    Skills required:
    Excellent computer literacy MS Office, MS Outlook, knowledge of ERP is good to have
    Excellent communication (verbal and written) skills, especially e-mail correspondence
    Strong time management skills
    Behavioral competencies:
    High level of integrity & confidentiality
    Quick learner and able to grasp business knowledge
    A motivated self-starter with strong interpersonal skills
    Highly adaptable and down to earth to work with various level of people across the organization
    Travel: No travel required
    Compensation: Competitive (depending on the level of experience)


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