Chief Financial Officer - Expatriate
8d ago

Job description

  • 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
  • Responsibilities

  • 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.
  • Expectations

  • 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
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