Sunday, May 7, 2017

Data Systems Limited,Head of Finance Jobs in Rwanda




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Purpose
We are looking for a motivated Head of Finance (HoF) in Kigali. Given that we are in a post start-up phase, our HoF would have a key role which requires a great amount of ownership and adaptability. Our HoF should have a solution driven attitude, splitting time between the strategic directions of the business andscaling it in a meaningful way for growth as well as building up processes and systems to support future growth.

Key responsibilities
Leadership
  • Provide strategic input to CEO, the senior management team and the Board of Directors
  • Protect shareholder interest at all times
  • Establish controls and authorise guidelines for the division consistent with local and international guidelines of the company
  • Perform risk management for the company, includingfraud, revenue assurance, insurance, compliance and internal controls
  • Manage the relationship between the company and external auditors
  • Ensure risks are flaggedin a timely manner to prevent legal and tax exposure
  • Develop effective financial management processes, control procedures and systems
Organisation and staff
  • Design and implement the organisational structure, ensuring recruitment, retention and training
  • Perform cost management
  • Implement best practice for accounting processes and procedures
  • Create a cost awareness culture and structure
  • Protect the company’s assets
  • Provide evolving functional specifications for financial systems
Financial management
  • Implement a reliable forecasting, budgeting and strategic planning process
  • Monitor and improve the capital expenditure and balance sheet forecasting process
  • Prepare, consolidate, implement and maintain budgets and review
  • Analyse operating results against approved budget plans and in conjunction with the CEO and recommend corrective action when required and acceleration plans if applicable
  • Prepare and present monthly, quarterly and annual financial operating reports to the CEO and other stakeholders as required.
  • Analysis on services: contribution to top line, profitability and ROIC.
  • Full accountability for the overall financial functions in the division:Financial Control, Financial Management, Treasury functions, Technical Planning and Investment Management.
  • Plan financing needs with adequate lead times and adequate liquidity and costs
  • Identify tax planning opportunities and manage tax affairs with the government
Service and processing
  • Supervise risk assessment and appropriate action plans
  • Implement a strong internal control environment, including in revenue assurance
  • Manage the external audit process
Required skills and qualifications
  • University degree preferably in Finance, Accounting, Audit or a related field of study
  • Preferable MBA in Finance,Accounting, Audit or ACCA/CPA qualification
  • Minimum2 years of related experience in a highly control focused environment with tax and treasury skills
  • Accounting and reporting experience mandatory
  • Experience in technology start-ups highly desirable
Application instructions
Interested applicants should email hr@datasystems.rw with their CV and covering letter by midnight Wednesday 17th May 2017.

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