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Financial Services

VP Finance

Our client, a wholly owned subsidiery of an international group, provides financial services for Ethiopian businesses. Head quartered in the US, the group has operations across the US, Africa and Middle East.

The Role

The Role:

Reporting the Group CFO (based in US) The VP Finance will lead the Finance and Accounting operations of the company, providing leadership to the team. The role is both strategic and commercial in nature and will play a key role in performance reviews, budgeting, forecasting, financial planning and analysis as well managing key relationships with both internal and external stakeholders.

Your responsibilities will include:

Financial Planning & Analysis, including the preparation of business plans, budgets and performance analytics
Driving business transformation, particularly regarding digitisation
Oversee preparation of monthly management accounts and annual financial statements
Managing currency exposure and FX hedging
Working alongside the CRO to manage credit allocation and collections
External audit supervision
Payroll, invoices and supplier management
Managing a small, highly skilled team
Providing strong support and business partnering with the senior management team with the goal of expanding and realising increased value from their portfolio


To qualify for this role it is essential that you will be able to evidence the following competencies:

Qualified Accountant (CPA, CA, ACCA or equivalent) OR Masters / MBA in a finance related field
10+ years of relevant experience
Experience working within an MNC, probably in a matrixed environment; used to interacting remotely with stakeholders of different nationalities and cultures
Be a fluent communicator in both English and Amharic
Demonstrate a history of high performance and proactivity in a fast paced and evolving environment
Have both a commercial and analytical mindset; you will be a natural problem solver with the ability to think laterally to achieve objectives
Welcome constructive feedback and interact with colleagues with humility and grace
Think big and are undaunted by the scale of the company's ambitions
The ability to build and lead a team that embraces the company's core values

Since 2007 Millar Cameron has specialised in sourcing leadership and keyperson talent across a number of industries, including agribusiness, international development, industrial, consumer, financial and professional services, private equity, and technology, media and telecommunications. Our mission and purpose is to positively contribute to the development of Africa, and other emerging markets, through the provision of people.

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