Group Head of Finance

A Reputable Company

Job Summary

To create forecasting models, assessing risk in investments and ensuring all accounting activities comply with regulations, with the ultimate responsibility to manage the Group’s financial health and increase profitability in the long run.

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

Job Description

A Reputable Company seeks the services of a Group Head of Finance


Job Title: Group Head of Finance


Job Location: Dansoman, Greater Accra


Job Description

Oversee the management and coordination of all financial reporting activities for the group including:

  • Organizational revenue/expense and balance sheet reports
  • Develop and maintain systems of internal controls to safeguard financial assets of the organization
  • Regularly monitor and work closely with management in taking timely action to ensure that budgets and financial plans stay within approved levels
  • Manage the daily cash balance and invest excess funds to achieve the most lucrative rate consistent with company policy
  • To provide support in the preparation of business plans and other financial forecasting for other ventures of or being considered by the company
  • Supervise the accounting departments of the various companies to ensure the proper functioning of all systems, databases and financial software
  • Provide regular maintenance and backup of all accounting systems and supervise company financial staff
  • Oversee the preparation and timely filing of all tax returns and manage all tax related issues
  • Oversee preparation of monthly, quarterly and annual financial statements
  • Review all month-end closing activities including general ledger accounts, balance sheet accounts and overhead cost allocation
  • Liaise with HR to establish clear organizational structures and succession plans aligned with appropriate responsibilities, accountabilities and personal development for all staff
  • Manages Relationships with External Auditors, Banks, SSNIT, Ghana Revenue Authority and Regulatory Officers on relevant issues and Suppliers
  • Coordinate, analyze and report the financial performance to the group CEO (financial performance, projections and other special projects as required) to enable him fully understand the financial position of the Group
  • Prepare and submit quarterly reports on work performed for management and Board attention
  • Any other additional responsibility or task assigned


Qualifications and Requirements

  • Minimum of a first degree in Accounting or a relevant field
  • A Chartered Accountant from ICA or ACCA
  • A Masters’ Degree in Finance is a bonus
  • At least At least 3-5 years experience in Accounting and Finance related roles
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively with business heads and department leaders
  • High personal standards and goal oriented
  • A team player with excellent interpersonal skills
  • Excellent and effective communications skills
  • Strong budgeting and Financial skills
  • Ability to translate financial concepts into actionable business strategies and tactics
  • Advanced computer skills on MS Office, accounting software and databases
  • High attention to detail
  • Sound independent judgement
  • High Level of Integrity

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