Oversee collation of budget inputs across the plant and prepare consolidated annual budget for the plant. Monitor approved budget allocations by obtaining information on revenue and expenditure, and reporting variances on a monthly basis.
Drive periodic budget forecasting and recommend budget review as required. Develop periodic and other ad hoc budget reports, forecasts and analysis.
Generate monthly business performance statements, noting major deviations from planned budget and risk areas and prepare variance analysis for Head, Plant Finance.
Manage journal entries on SAP (or other system) and check with relevant documents (e.g. GRN / SRN, invoices, etc.) to ensure uniformity of details and accuracy of postings / reconciliations for month-end or periodic management reporting.
Approve vouchers and journals for posting and manage reconciliation to various ledgers. Allocate costs for central or joint expenditure to relevant cost centres in line with DCP’s cost allocation policies.
Proffer relevant recommendations to the Head, Plant Finance on the financial implications and consequences of business decisions at the plant.
Provide Plant Management with complete, valid, accurate and timely reports for effective decision making. Perform any other duties as may be assigned by the Head, Plant Finance.
Relevant professional certification (e.g. ACA, ACCA, CIMA, CFA). Minimum of ten (10) years relevant experience. Skills and Competencies Good understanding of trends, challenges, opportunities, regulations and legislations relating to the cement manufacturing industry.
Proven experience in planning, budgeting and forecasting activities. Very sound business acumen financial and commercial knowledge.
Strong communication and presentation skills. Good leadership and people management skills. Strong problem solving skills.
High ethical standards and integrity. Ability to manage multiple priorities. Working knowledge / experience in the use of financial systems including SAP.
Good understanding of micro and macroeconomic indices and their impact on the cement business. Intermediate to advanced knowledge of IFRS, finance best practices and other applicable reporting and accounting standards.