Autochek Africa is an Automotive Technology development company that builds solutions aimed at enabling and enhancing commerce within the automotive sector.
They focus on solutions that improve access to Auto loans, quality maintenance / aftersales services, warranty solutions, and transactional marketplaces.
They are currently operational in West and East Africa and have also developed a partner-led retail footprint with over 500 service centres.
They are frontrunners in the auto technology space and are always at the forefront of developing and launching innovative solutions in the market.
Their goal is to attract some of the industry’s most innovative and entrepreneurial talent who recognize their growing brand value and strong positioning long into the future.
About The Role
The team are looking to hire a Head of Finance who will have the primary responsibility for planning, implementing, managing and controlling all financial-related activities of the organization.
This will include direct responsibility for accounting, finance, forecasting, strategic planning, job costing, deal analysis and negotiations, investor relationships and partnership compliance and private institutional financing.
What do you need to do to be considered successful?
You will be responsible for the following :
Provides leadership in the development for the continuous evaluation of short and long-term strategic financial objectives
Ensure credibility of the Finance and Accounts Group by providing timely and accurate analysis of budgets, financial trends and forecasts
Direct and oversee all aspects of the Finance and Accounting functions
Evaluates and advises on the impact of long-range planning, the introduction of new programs / strategies and regulatory actions
Review financial transactions for integrity and accuracy
Direct and participate in acquisition and growth activities to support overall business objectives and plans
Establish and maintain strong relationships with senior executives so as to identify their needs and seek a full range of business solutions
Provide executive management with advice on the financial implications of business activities
Manage processes for financial forecasting, budgets and consolidation and reporting to the Executive Management
Provide recommendations to strategically enhance financial performance and business opportunities
Ensure that effective internal controls are in place and ensure compliance with applicable local laws and rules for financial reporting
Provide leadership and P and amp;L Management for the Financial Services vertical
Provide professional leadership along with staff development and mentoring
How Important are you to the bottom line?
The financial strength of EHA Clinics as an organization heavily relies on your ownership of this role. You are pivotal to ensuring that they keep up with best financial practices and have an efficient finance process that allows them to operate with the confidence that comes with having your house and books in order.
The biggest problem-solving duties on the Job
You will learn to move fast, take calculated risks and learn from failures.
You will develop core management strategies as well as learn the importance of deep dives to resolve problems across geographies.
Your people management skill will be tested and improved as you engage and interact with colleagues to deliver quantifiable goals that give real business value.
You will learn to measure and track output and results and how to automate everything that you do.
What do you need to have done in your career?
Minimum of 10years experience with at least 5 as Head of finance or similar positions
BSc or Master’s degree in Accounting or Finance
ACA or ACCA professional certifications is a must
Extensive experience in managing complex projects
Experience working in a matrix, extremely dynamic, fast-paced, results-oriented multi-country environment; prioritization, and ability to complete multiple projects simultaneously
Proven experience in Financial Reporting, Corporate Planning / Business Performance and Strong / Working knowledge of Accounting Standards / IFRS Experience with Accounting Systems / ERP (particularly Sage or SAP)
Solid understanding of budgeting planning
Good people management skills
Strong reporting skills
Excellent data analytics skills, Tableau, Power BI and MS Office Suite
High level of integrity and dependability with a strong sense of urgency and results-orientation
Capability to oversee multiple projects across geographies
Exceptional oral and written communication skills to diverse cultures and backgrounds
Excellent report writing skills
Solid working knowledge of budgeting and strategic planning
Commercial focus with demonstrated ability to identify and deliver commercial outcomes
Thoughtful and demonstrates good judgment and strong decision-making skills
Strong organizational and project management skills; attention to detail
Strong people management skills
Proven experience building strong business partnerships and executive presence; able to establish credibility and support with other stakeholders
Outstanding time management skills
Results-oriented approach to work; willingness to do whatever it takes to help the team
Ability to identify and implement efficiencies and process improvements
Strong level of confidence, bold and able to challenge the status quo
Strong problem solving and creative skills and ability to exercise sound judgment and make decisions based on accurate and timely analysis
What do you stand to Gain?
In addition to attractive compensation, you will have the opportunity to work with a global leader.
They offer a vibrant culture, great work ambiance, super-intelligent workforce and a relaxed dress code. We invest in the development of our diverse workforce.
We aspire to leverage the qualities and appreciate the unique competencies that each person brings to the company.
We are also committed to the principles of Equal Employment Opportunities.