Job Summary

Manage and coordinate budgeting and management reporting procedures at the plant and ensure availability of up-to-date and accurate information on budgeted and actual financial activities, to support informed decision-making by management.

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

Job Description

Key Duties and Responsibilities 

  • Circulate the annual business planning guidelines/ assumptions and provide guidance to budget holders during the planning process the plant. 
  • Oversee collation of budget inputs across the plant and prepare the consolidated annual budget for the plant. 
  • Monitor approved budget allocations by obtaining information on revenue and expenditure and reporting variances on a monthly basis. 
  • Drive periodic budget forecasting and recommend budget review as required. 
  • Develop periodic and other ad hoc budget reports, forecasts and analysis. 
  • Generate monthly business performance statements, noting major deviations from planned budget and risk areas and prepare variance analysis for Chief Finance Officer. 
  • Manage journal entries on SAP (or other system) and check with relevant documents (e.g. GRN/ SRN, invoices, etc.) to ensure uniformity of details and accuracy of postings/ reconciliations for month-end or periodic management reporting. 
  • Approve vouchers and journals for posting and manage reconciliation to various ledgers. 
  • Allocate costs for central or joint expenditure to relevant cost centers in line with the company’s cost allocation policies. 
  • Proffer relevant recommendations to the Chief Finance Officer on the financial implications and consequences of business decisions at the plant. 
  • Provide Plant Management with complete, valid, accurate and timely reports for effective decision making. 
  • Perform any other duties as may be assigned by the Chief Finance Officer.


Key Requirements Education and Work Experience 

  • Bachelor’s degree or it's equivalent in Accounting, Finance, Economics or other related disciplines. 
  • Relevant professional certification (e.g. ACA, ACCA, CIMA,). 
  • Minimum of five (5) years of relevant experience. Skills and Competencies 
  • Good understanding of trends, challenges, opportunities, regulations, and legislation relating to the cement manufacturing industry. 
  • Good understanding of micro and macroeconomic indices and their impact on the cement business. 
  • Intermediate to advanced knowledge of IFRS, finance best practices and other applicable reporting and accounting standards. 
  • Proven experience in planning, budgeting, and forecasting activities. 
  • Very sound business acumen – financial and commercial knowledge. 
  • Strong communication and presentation skills. 
  • Good leadership and people management skills. 
  • Strong problem solving skills. 
  • High ethical standards and integrity.
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities. 
  • Working knowledge/ experience in the use of financial systems including SAP.

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