Posted: 2 February 2024
A dynamic, and established family-owned business in the Seychelles importing and distributing fresh and frozen perishables is looking for a Group Financial Manager to lead a team of 10 dedicated employees based in the Seychelles and 3 employees based in South Africa. The ideal candidate must have a strong background in warehousing and distribution, preferably in a retail or HORECA sales environment.
This position is based in Seychelles and reports to the Seychelles General Manager with a dotted line reporting to the Financial Director and Finance Executive. The candidate must have prior experience in managing a finance team. Ideally experience in dealing with cultures outside of South Africa would be preferable. The ideal candidate must be driven, decisive, able to multitask and be effective and efficient.
DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES, NOT LIMITED TO:
Financial Planning and Analysis:
- Develop and implement financial strategies to achieve the company’s goals and objectives.
- Prepare and analyse financial reports, budgets, and forecasts to provide insights into the company’s financial performance.
- Ensure accurate and timely preparation of financial statements in compliance with the Seychelles and South African accounting standards.
- Provide regular financial updates to the General Manager and Managing Director.
- Develop annual budgets in collaboration with department heads and monitor budgetary performance.
- Identify areas for cost reduction and efficiency improvements.
Cash Flow Management:
- Manage and optimize the company’s cash flow to meet operational needs.
- Implement effective cash management strategies and ensure liquidity.
- Manage and control working capital.
- Identify financial risks and implement strategies to mitigate them.
- Monitor compliance within the Seychelles financial regulations and legislation.
- Establish and maintain robust financial controls to safeguard company assets.
- Conduct regular internal audits to ensure compliance with policies and procedures.
- Lead and develop the finance team, providing guidance and mentoring.
- Foster a culture of accountability, transparency, and continuous improvement within the finance department.
Ad Hoc Analysis and Projects:
- Undertake special financial analysis projects as required by the executive team.
- Provide financial insights and recommendations for strategic decision-making.
- Professional Accounting designation, preferably a Chartered Accountant
- At least 15 years of progressive accounting experience, preferably in a senior role
- In depth understanding of stock management and costing
- In depth understanding of Accounting systems and internal controls
- Experience working with Syspro and Quickbooks
We are looking for someone who exudes the following characteristics:
- Exceptional Accounting skills
- Excellent Excel skills
- Strong written and oral communication skills
- Good command of the English language
- Strong Financial leader
- Commercial and operational minded
- Firm but fair
- Team Player
- Attention to detail