Monday, October 10, 2016

SteviaLife Sweeteners,Controller/Financial Manager Jobs in Rwanda



Controller/Financial Manager
SteviaLife Sweeteners is currently looking for a Controller/Financial Manager to lead efforts focused on our firm’s daily accounting, financial analysis and reporting, monthly financial statement preparation and operational reporting under the direction of our Canadian based executives, as well as to assist our Kigali-based General Manager in all other tasks and duties t
o improve our firm’s operations and reporting.
Position Summary: Manage finance and accounting systems and report on company activities that will assist management, its shareholders and other users in making educated economic decisions about the company's future. This is a full-time position. Days and hours of work are Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Evening and weekend work may be required as job duties demand. This position will require regular travel to our plantations in Rwanda and other East African countries, on an as-needed basis.
Financial Operations Management
  • Take responsibility of the accounting functions and supervise company’s bookkeeping; manage the work performed by the Company’s bookkeeper;
  • Maintain regular communications with Canadian based executives;
  • Work closely with Canadian based executives and local agronomists developing and maintaining agriculture reporting to shareholders;
  • Develop a system of internal controls for the company’s financial and agricultural processes as well as its outgrower suppliers;
  • Support General Manager with supplier relations; and
  • Provide training to finance staff as required.
Funds Management
  • Maintenance of daily cash forecasting tool, forecast borrowing needs, and available funds for investment;
  • Ensure that sufficient funds are available to meet ongoing operational and capital investment requirements;
  • Put in place currency hedging strategies as may be necessary; and
  • Maintain banking relationships.
Budgeting
  • Manage the preparation of the company's budget;
  • Report to management on variances from the established budget, and the reasons for those variances; and
  • Assist management in the formulation of its overall strategic direction.
Financial Analysis
  • Engage in benchmarking studies to establish areas of potential operational improvement;
  • Interpret the company's financial results to management and recommend improvement activities;
  • Review company operations and recommend changes to improve the overall level of company performance;
  • Participate in target costing activities to create products that meet predetermined price goals;
  • Compile key business metrics and report on them to management;
  • Manage the capital budgeting process, based on constraint analysis and discounted cash flow analysis; and
  • Create additional analyses and reports as requested by management.
Financial Reporting
  • Preparation of monthly financial reporting packages as well as agricultural summary updates;
  • Preparation of accounts for year-end financial statements and local tax filings; and
  • Supervise preparation of Rwanda revenue filings, and relevant tax compliance.
Qualifications
  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting or Finance is required;
  • 5+ years of relevant accounting and finance experience in small to mid-size private companies or ‘Big-4’ public practice;
  • Professional accounting designation (preferred);
  • Excellent spoken and written English;
  • Strong interpersonal skills;
  • Demonstrated confidentiality and discretion;
  • Ability to multi-task, manage several projects concurrently and deliver to deadline;
  • Demonstrated attention to detail and delivery of accurate, comprehensive work product; and
  • Highly proficient software skills in QuickBooks, Excel, Word.
  • How to Apply
Interested candidates should submit their cover letter and resume as well as the names and contacts of 3 professional references to the following email address: bruce@stevialifesweeteners.com and copy dorian@stevialifesweeteners.com
Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

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