Finance Manager

Finance & Accounting
Gaborone – South-East – Botswana

Our client in the food service industry is looking for a Finance Manager who will be responsible for ensuring the implementation and maintenance of a sound control environment. The incumbent will report to the General Manager and Financial Director and will be responsible for the integrity of all reporting/ information in the branch.
Additional Responsibilities
  • Monthly reporting of financial results (Monthly Accounts Pack) within the two-day deadline
  • Preparing or scrutinising ad hoc reports needed for the branch
  • Preparing and presenting of annual budgets
  • Preparing of forecasts throughout the year as requested
  • Ensuring compliance with the Delegation of authority matrix an key control document
  • Analyse expenses and sales against budget, making sure all departments are aware of how they are tracking and making recommendations to improve
  • Fully responsible for the debtors function in the branch
  • Fully responsible for the creditors function in the branch
  • Preparation and overall responsibility for year-end audit process and reporting
  • Present monthly financial reviews to Management
  • Ensure all management information is filed, updated and readily available as required
Further day-to-day activities of the incumbent will include
  • Sales
  • Operations
  • Administration
  • Procurement
  • Information Technology
  • Human Resources
Qualifications & Experience
  • Affiliation with the BICA OR BAOA would be ideal
  • Formal financial qualification at degree level would be advantageous (such as a B. Com Accounting or relevant Financial Management Degree)
  • Should have gained at least two years’ experience at supervisory or managerial level, within an FMCG environment
  • Successful track record in terms of managing people
  • Understanding of Industrial Relations is advantageous
  • Should preferably have knowledge of and working experience on Great Plains
  • Good leadership skills with the ability to motivate and guide the Finance team in the branch
  • Accuracy and attention to detail
  • High levels of skills in MS Excel
  • Ability to add value beyond reporting on numbers
  • Ability to apply sound judgement to all tasks
  • Ability to solve problems
  • Deadline driven
  • High energy levels
  • Sound IT skills