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FINANCE MANAGER

JOB TITLE:  Finance Manager

REPORTS TO: CEO

FUNCTION: Finance/Managerial

LOCATION: Accra, Ghana

CONTRACT: Full-time

DATE:  2/7/2018

ROLE OBJECTIVE:

A reputable food manufacturing company based in Accra, Ghana is seeking a Finance Manager. The Finance Manager will work with the key management team in Ghana and is responsible for all financial aspects of the company, overseeing budgeting, forecasting, monthly management reporting, financial modelling and profitability analysis for the various product lines.

The company’s aim is to fill the gap in the demand for locally-produced, affordable, and high-quality processed foods for the retail and food service sectors. They have a state-of-the-art production facility, located in Ghana, and have developed their own recipes for their proprietary products, including tomato ketchup, mayonnaise, mustard and salad cream. They have also attracted a co-manufacturing agreement with one of the world’s leading sauces and condiments producers to produce and supply their products into the West African market.

Key responsibilities:

Maintaining the books of account and preparing consolidated monthly management and annual statutory accounts, for the company and its subsidiary

Maintaining a robust system of internal financial controls

Producing various financial reports and other management information on the performance of the business

Supporting the General Manager with financial analyses of product performance

Detailed duties:

Bookkeeping, payroll, VAT filing and all regulatory compliance requirements

Preparing monthly consolidated management accounts with analysis of results and variances versus budget and recommended actions to management

Managing the annual budgeting and cashflow forecasting process in collaboration with the General Manager

Analysing costs, gross margins and profitability of all products and making recommendations to the General Manager

Preparing audit and annual accounts

Maintaining and enhancing the integrity and efficiency of accounting systems and ensuring sound internal controls

Ensuring the integrity of the consolidated balance sheet via regular analysis and reconciliation 

Qualifications

 

Essential

A recognised professional accounting qualification

Several years’ experience in a similar role

Experience and understanding of accounting for manufacturing operations

Experience in designing financial controls, cash flow forecasts and budgets and reporting against them

Good knowledge of IFRS

Working knowledge of Ghanaian payroll and tax legislation

Advanced skills in Microsoft Excel and Microsoft Word

Excellent English with good verbal and written communication

Experience with Sage Accounting Software.

Desirable

Experience within an international food-manufacturing organisation

APPLICATION MODE

Please e-mail your CV & Cover Letter to us at jobs@kusiconsulting.com with the subject 'Finance Manager'. Please ensure that your CV demonstrates how your experience‚ skills and abilities meet the selection criteria set out above.

Due to the high volume of applications we receive, we are unfortunately unable to respond to applications individually. If you do not hear from us within 10 working days your application has been unsuccessful.

All applicants should have either Ghanaian citizenship or be otherwise eligible to live and work in Ghana.