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Finance Director

Our client, a major fresh PAYG solar start-up has operations across West Africa and strong Pan-African growth ambitions. They currently require a Finance Director to be based in Abidjan.

Location
Abidjan, Ivory Coast
Ref
J10108
The Role

The Finance Director will work across all areas of the business to analyze cost benefit equations of business expenditure or investment. They will assist in preparation of operating budgets across the business, oversight of financial reports, and performing other essential finance responsibilities.

Responsibilities:
Assisting the leadership team in setting the strategic direction of the business, ensuring all risks and opportunities are incorporated in the financial budget/plan.
Cash management
Assisting with the debt/equity financing as required by the CFO, and assist with lender management (monthly, quarterly and annual reporting)
Create systems to prevent errors in data collection and calculations
Overseeing and managing the Annual Audit process, and ensuring that consistent accounting practices and policies are implemented. This will involve creating, amending and updating accounting policies.
Being responsible for managing, developing and mentoring the finance teams.
Being responsible for ensuring compliance with all country and company regulations
Manage all accounting operations including Billing, A/R, A/P, GL, Accounting, Inventory Accounting and Revenue Recognition
Coordinate and direct the preparation of the budget and financial forecasts and report variances
Prepare and timely report monthly financial statements
Coordinate the preparation of regulatory reporting
Support month-end and year-end close process
Ensure quality control over financial transactions and financial reporting
Manage and comply with local reporting requirements and tax filings
Develop and document business processes and accounting policies to maintain and strengthen internal controls

The successful candidate must have:

Bachelor's degree or master's degree in accounting, business, economics, finance, or a related field
Professional Qualification like ACCA, CIMA, ICA,CPA
Understanding of data privacy standards
7 to 10 years of work experience in a business or finance environment
Accreditation with the Institute of Internal Auditors.
Exceptional accounting skills.
Analytical thinker with strong conceptual and problem-solving skills.
Meticulous attention to detail with the ability to multitask
Fluency in English and French (written and oral) is essential.

To be considered please send a CV to hamish.scragg@millarcameron.com .
For over 13 years Millar Cameron has specialized in sourcing leadership and keyperson talent across a number of industries, including agribusiness, international development, industrial, consumer and private equity.
Our mission and purpose is to positively contribute to the development of Africa, and other emerging markets, through the provision of people.

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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