Director of Finance Job in Rwanda

Aug 28, 2016

Duma Works is recruiting a Director of Finance for our client in Rwanda. 

The company is a leading provider of innovative, high-tech products at affordable prices.
About the Position: The Director of Finance is accountable for the administrative, financial, and risk management operations of the company, to include the development of a financial and operational strategy, metrics tied to that strategy, and the ongoing development and monitoring of control systems designed to preserve company assets and report accurate financial results.

Key Responsibilities
  • Assist in formulating the company’s future direction and supporting tactical initiatives
  • Monitor and direct the implementation of strategic business plans
  • Develop financial and tax strategies
  • Manage the capital request and budgeting processes
  • Develop performance measures that support the company’s strategic direction
  • Participate in key decisions as a member of the executive management team
  • Maintain in-depth relations with all members of the management team
  • Manage the accounting, human resources, investor relations, legal, tax, and treasury departments
  • Oversee the financial operations of any future subsidiary companies and foreign operations
  • Manage any third parties to which functions have been outsourced
  • Oversee the company’s transaction processing systems
  • Implement operational best practices
  • Oversee employee benefit plans, with particular emphasis on maximizing a cost- effective benefits package
  • Supervise acquisition due diligence and negotiate acquisitions
Financial Information
  • Oversee the issuance of financial information, including the preparation of audited and unaudited statements
  • Report financial results to the board of directors
Risk Management
  • Understand and mitigate key elements of the company’s risk profile
  • Monitor all open legal issues involving the company and legal issues affecting the industry
  • Construct and monitor reliable control systems
  • Maintain appropriate insurance coverage
  • Ensure that the company complies with all legal and regulatory requirements
  • Ensure that record keeping meets the requirements of auditors and government agencies
  • Report risk issues to the audit committee of the board of directors
  • Maintain relations with external auditors and investigate their findings and recommendations.
  • Monitor cash balances and cash forecasts
  • Arrange for debt and equity financing
Third Parties
  • Participate in conference calls with the investment community
  • Maintain banking relationships
  • Represent the company with investment bankers and investors
Desired Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting, commerce or business administration, or equivalent business experience (Master’s degree preferred)
  • Certified Chartered/Public Accountant certifications
  • 7+ years of progressively responsible experience for a major company or division of a large corporation with at least 20 employees, most recently in a Finance Manager or Financial Controller position
  • Thorough knowledge of budgeting and auditing
  • Experience with implementing financial software and optimizing business processes
  • Knowledge of working with grant and/or government funding
  • Experience with the context of micro lending, consumer finance and development funding
  • Experience with consolidating multiple sets of books in multiple currencies
  • Strong analytical skills and experience interpreting a strategic vision into an operational model
  • Excellent record of leading teams, managing people, development, delegation, and coaching

Cover Letter and detailed CV are to be sent by email to marking the subject as “2360”, Your Full name &  Phone number e.g. 2360 Barack Obama, +2547xxxxxxxx. 

If you don’t follow these instructions, your application will not go through.

Deadline for receiving applications: 10th September 2016

N.B.* When applying to any job through Duma Works, you can expect that after you apply, you will receive a confirmation email, and then an alert asking you to take a basic screening test over SMS or online. The email with the test may not arrive immediately. Please be patient. The SMS test will typically be 5-8 questions to help us understand your background. Regular SMS rates apply to the test, and if you ever have any issues with the process, please reach out to +254702093793.

If you apply and don’t meet these minimum qualifications, we won’t be able to forward your application to the employer. This is to save both you and the employer time and make sure you both find the best match.


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