Head of Finance at d.light design

The purpose of the role is to provide financial management in-country with regards to the accounting  and  tax  compliance  and  be  accountable  for  general  ledger  controls  and  MIS reporting for Africa books of accounts. The role has a dual responsibility to operationally support the Country General Manager and functional reporting to the Financial Controller Africa.

•Ensure and prepare monthly business review reports, MIS, Opex reports for country on a timely and accurate basis.
•Be  the  lead  in  finance  controls  and  management  of  inventory  in-country  and  ensure controls and management reports are done timely to facilitate visibility on the inventory position.
•Manage  order  to  cash  process  ensuring  all  transactions  are  correctly  recorded, analyzed and financial controls on the cycle are documented and implemented fully.
•Be  the  finance  contact  on  all  grant  related  activities  ensuring  correct  recording  and reporting of transaction relating to grants
•Project  leader  of  culture  change  task  force  to  develop  initiatives  that  will  help  the organization meet its goals.
•Ensure accurate month-close/quarter-close and year-close processes and manage all financial reporting responsibilities.
•Finalization  of  the  financial  statements  and  perform  the  required  analytical  review  of the financial statements
•Discuss audit queries and closeall issues raised by the auditors.
•Manage tax and overall account reconciliations to ensure the balance sheet is stated accurately.
•Responsible for accurate and reliable trial balance financial data of the country OPCOs.
•Responsible for ensuring accounting in accordance with local IFRS and GAAP.
•Manage  all  direct  and  indirect  tax  fillings,  reporting,  analysis  and  all  of  its  underlying processes.
•Partner with global finance teams to execute finance initiatives across organization as required from time to time.
•Drive  visibility  into  management  cost  accounting,  project  margins  analysis  and  other key financial metrics.
•Responsible for creation of masters with all the relevant information of the customers and vendors and maintenance of necessary documentation for them

•Timely closing, MIS reporting, preparation of business review reports.
•Completion and accuracy of monthly reconciliations and the overall accuracy of the trial balance.
•Project management and execution of tasks assigned on each project.
•Achieving  good  internal  and  external  audit  reports  around  financial  controls  and  trial balance data integrity.
•Minimize/  Eliminate  tax  exposure  in  the  company  transactions  and  tax  compliance processes.

Desired Skills and Experience
•Relevant university degree with CPA/ACCA qualification.
•10+ years’ experiencewith at least5 years in a senior Financial position
•Team management experience.
•Sound Accounting knowledge.
•Experience in ERP systems.
•Arbitration and organizational skills.
•Computer literacy and advanced excel knowledge.
•Excellent   analytical   skills,able   to   clearly   link   financial   results   to   operational performance drivers, generate alternatives and drive positive change.•Excellent communication skills.
•Clear  thinking/  problem  solving,  able  to  lead  projects/  process  improvement  within operations/ finance function.
•Able to break down complex issues into simpler steps and resolve them.
•Ability to prioritize & promote team work.
•Willing to participate and engage in operations in addition to finance.
•Should be flexible, willing to stretch and achieve over and above base expectations.
•Integrity, trust and self-confidence.
•Strong mindset for continuous improvement and meeting or exceeding expectations and ableto demonstrate complete discretion and confidentiality.
•Superior verbal and written communication skills (multiple language will be an added advantage) with an emphasis on tact and diplomacy
•Excellent organizational, multi-tasking and time management skills.
•Passion for social enterprise, development of people and environmental benefits.