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Finance Officer Job Vacancy


Position: Finance Officer

Reports to:
Managing Director

Opening: Immediate

Job Purpose

eManage Africa Ltd is recruiting for the position of Finance Officer. This is a newly created position in line with our business growth. As we move from outsourcing, we seek to consolidate this role to be in line with other roles within the company.

We are looking for a focused, dynamic, self driven individual with a flexible work style. The best person for this role is someone who has been in a busy Finance/ Accounts Department in a secondary role and is seeking for additional responsibilities and opportunities for growth.

We are a results oriented business and will judge the incumbent based on his/her results. We are looking for a self motivated person who can fit in our dynamic and driven work environment and manage the affairs in his/her docket efficiently.

Responsibilities

The candidate will have the primary responsibility for finance related matters of the company.

Specifically, they will be responsible for:

  • Invoicing clients, billing and follow up on collections
  • Managing the company’s financial relationship with clients
  • Taking the lead in the management of financial decisions, processes and reports on behalf of the company
  • Budget planning, financial forecasting and cash flow management
  • Managing supplier relationships
Key tasks

The scope and focus of job activities will be clarified with ongoing on the job training and goal setting meetings with the Managing Director

The following are expected key tasks:
  • Maintain day-to-day financial control of the company within budget heads as agreed by the Board of Directors/MD; ensure that all finances are properly administered and monitored
  • Prepare and review detailed budgets for approval by the Managing Director in conjunction with the Board of Directors; authorize expenditure up to limits as agreed by the company budgets
  • Ensure that appropriate financial regulations and controls are in place and in use at all times within the organization; adhere to the Financial and Accounting Standards in the management of the company’s financial functions; ensure that all financial reporting obligations are met
  • Make regular reports to the MD/Board of Directors on income, expenditure and any variations from budgets; support the company management in the provision of information for any required estimates.
  • Advice on proper and cost effective allocation of company’s financial resources; monitor cash flows and using the same, predict future financial trends
  • Formulate strategies to be used in the long-term financial plans for the business
  • Provide interpretation of all company financial information to the shareholders, the Board and Management
  • Develop a professional working relationship with clients and suppliers.
  • Invoice clients for services rendered by eManage Africa, follow up on all payments owed to the company and make actual collections.
  • Make accurate company statutory payments such as filing returns and making payments for VAT, NHIF, NSSF etc
  • Analyze the performance of competitors and market trends in the Data/Records Management Business and advise management on cost related changes and adjustments to be made
  • Analyze the market trends in pricing of services offered by Manage Africa. Formulate a Pricing schedule that offers profitable yet competitive rates
  • Develop key processes for purposes of minimizing financial risks
  • Review and evaluate cost reduction opportunities open to the firm; monitor the use of petty cash and advise on budgetary queries and requests made by different departments
  • Support Auditors in their auditing functions by giving them the required information and support
  • Develop good working relationships with professionals such as bankers, auditors or statutory organizations for the benefit of the firm
  • Update the company regarding changes in legislation or regulations that may affect the firm’s business operations
Person Specification
  • Excellent communication, client service and report writing skills
  • Excellent organization and problem solving skills
  • Attention to detail with a high analytical ability
  • Must be able to work without supervision
  • A high level of integrity
  • Proven debt collection experience
Qualifications and experience
  • A graduate in a Bachelor of Commerce or a related degree
  • At least CPA III Qualifications
  • 3 + years experience in a busy work environment
  • Proven experience in handling the Finance Docket
  • Ability to work with accounting packages especially QuickBooks
If this position is of interest to you, please send an e-mail to hr@emanageafrica.com by close of business on 8th February 2012.

Attach a cover letter with compensation history and expectations and give us three reasons we should short list you for this position.

In addition please attach a brief statement of interest expounding on your abilities. 

We will not accept hard copy applications.

Remuneration: An attractive package with annual bonus, medical and other benefits 

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