The Chief Financial Officer (CFO) reports to the Managing Director of Group and the Group Agri Group CFO, and is responsible for the company’s finance department;
this includes budgeting, internal controls, business planning & strategy, investment plans, developing portfolio strategy, setting operational direction, reviewing and evaluating operating mechanisms among others
The CFO assists the MD in accomplishing company goals.
Be a lead Member of the Group Agribusiness Strategy Implementation Team
Lead the structuring of the Group Agribusiness Finance & Accounts Department and Building a Competent, effective , efficient and result oriented Finance and Accounts Department with succession Planning
Take ownership of the finance department, further develop and lead strategic planning; refine and upgrade budgeting process and internal control safeguards
In conjunction with the MD, ensure that the business is run to its full potential and continues to grow through expansion of current business and new opportunities
Analyse cash flow, cost controls, and expenses in order to provide insightful financial information to senior management and the board
Implement management reporting and controls suitable to the diversity of the business
Provide input into key decision making around investments and business proposals
Represent the company to funding agencies, government, media, and the general public
Have input into the day-to-day operations and long-term strategy of the business
Lead recruitment, training, supervision, and evaluation of department staff
Managing the working capital cycle with a clear mandate to improve the trading cycle and reduce Finance Cost.
Forecasting the funding requirements of the Agribusiness Group (both short term and long term) and ensuring that the Business plans do not suffer due to the lack of funding.
Evaluate Financial and Commercial Risks of the Company’s business and advise the MD and the Board of the same on a regular basis.
Devise and implement Risk Mitigation mechanisms for both the operational and commercial sides of Business.
Arrange Presentations and coordinate the Board Meetings of the Company.
Chartered Accountancy or other equivalent degree from an Institution of repute.
Minimum 5 years of experience as a successful CFO, within an agribusiness or FMCG environment (ideally in a leading company);
18 years minimum work experience
Must have been a CFO of a business of $ 500 Million & above
Ability to analyse financial data and prepare financial reports, statements, and projections
Propensity for growing high-potential companies and already have a demonstrable track record of success in their career
A keen intellect, well-developed interpersonal capabilities and strategic vision are essential, as is the ability to build effective working relationships across the organisation
Ability to implement quick decision-making and to build consensus within the business
Confidently with the senior management, staff across the organisation, as well as external stakeholders, e.g. financiers and government regulators
A successful candidate will have an understanding of the African market, having lived, worked and travelled in Africa
Must have worked in a Multi Country, Multi Culture, Multi Currency, Multi Commodity environment.
Must have an experience to the business across the entire Agric Value Chain