Business & financial controller

A Reputable Company

Job Summary

Undertake all aspects of financial management, including corporate accounting, regulatory and financial reporting, budget and forecasts preparations

  • Minimum Qualification: Degree
  • Experience Level: Mid level
  • Experience Length: 5 years

Job Description

Job Description

  • Trusted advisor to the CEO, ensuring compliance with statutory requirements, but also influencing the   commercial decision-making process
  • Member of global financial leadership team, building a strong pan-African finance function
  • Liaise with other country senior management to ensure that their business intelligence and other   reporting  requirements are met
  • Establish and maintain strong controls environment
  • Liaise with local advisers, bankers and statutory authorities to ensure that we comply with all relevant   regulations (including VAT, payroll taxes and corporation tax)
  • Driving automation and cost efficiency in all areas.
  • Accurate recording and reporting of financial results
  • Use system tools to provide relevant and timely commercial information to the business. Use this   information to provide early warning of any potential issues and advise on recommended actions
  • Together with the rest of the global finance team, assess accounting issues relating to new products and   services (including revenue recognition) and ensure that policies and systems are designed accordingly
  • Manage Partner bank relationships for optimal value.
  • Lead and ensure a clean 3 way reconciliation at all times across all accounts
  • Develop tools to monitor and ensure timely settlement of all merchants and payment of revenues to  AirtelTigo
  • Monitor and ensure all prepaid accounts are ready for operational activity – monitor the accounts and  top-up accordingly
  • Reconcile pre-paid accounts with operational transactions
  • Recruitment and day-to-day management/development of 2 staff (1 of whom reports directly to the UK-based Compliance Director)

Qualification and Requirement

  • Qualified accountant with strong academic background
  • Conversant with topical and relevant technical accounting issues
  • Good communicator in English, both written and oral, with the ability to influence peers and more senior   management
  • Strong knowledge of local business regulations (tax, statutory returns etc.)
  • Ability to work independently and good self-organiser
  • Team management skills and history of having coached team members to achieve the organisational  aims
  • Confident with IT systems and working with data in an efficient way
  • Understanding of mobile payments or other fintech products is desirable


Remuneration and benefits

  • Salary commensurate with level of experience
  • Generous share option package to allow the FC to benefit from business growth

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