Financial Controller, Ghana

4 November
2020

Position: Financial Controller, Ghana

Job description

The Financial Controller, Ghana will be responsible for the planning, implementation, managing and running of all Ghana’s financial activities.

Other responsibilities include:

  • Develop and control Ghana’s annual budget to ensure all financial targets are met and financial and statutory regulations are complied with;
  • Manage the processes for financial forecasting and budgets, and oversee the preparation of all financial reporting for Ghana;
  • Coordinate and supervise annual third-party valuation of Rendeavour assets in Ghana;
  • Prepare and maintain comprehensive financial and Discounted Cash Flow (DCF) models of all Rendeavour Ghana projects;
  • Safeguard shareholder assets through appropriate internal controls and manage any financial risks;
  • Maintain relations with external auditors and investigate all findings and recommendations
  • Flag all potential risks raised by auditors to the Group CFO and CEO or Country Head, Ghana and explore all mitigation;
  • Prepare financial statements and oversee all audit processes through to completion;
  • Oversee the preparation of the company’s accounts to ensure these are presented accurately and as required;
  • Prepare reports to the Group CFO and CEO or Country Head, Ghana to be fed into country and Group reports;
  • Develop and implement an efficient tax strategy to maximize profits within the agreed tax laws of Ghana; ensure tax efficiency and compliance with all laws and tax aspects including but not limited to transfer pricing, withholding taxes, tax planning;
  • Overall control of corporate banking relationships and maintain an integrated platform of all bank accounts to ensure seamless operations at all times;
  • Responsibility for managing all investor relations through seeking investors and managing key relationships.
  • Control of all payment processes in line with the Corporate Governance Handbook and budgets;
  • Ensure statutory accounting is done properly and audited financial statement are submitted to the relevant authorities on time;
  • Perform variance analysis for cash flows including but not limited to budget vs annual and budget vs forecast on a monthly basis;
  • Monitor all procurement and land sale activities to ensure 100% compliance with CGHB;
  • Maintain and develop all necessary policies and procedures to ensure sound financial management and control of the business;
  • Provide results-focused leadership, direction and management for the Ghana finance team;
  • Provide strategic recommendations on all financial matters and correspondence and advise on long-term business and financial planning;
  • Establish and develop relations with other members of the senior management team; and
  • All other related duties and responsibilities as required and as assigned.

Skills and experience:

  • Chartered Accountant minimum with 7 – 10 years hands-on experience
  • Big 4 accounting training/experience preferential
  • Real Estate Investment experience preferential
  • Internationally educated
  • Ability to perform a complex Group consolidation
  • Good understanding of IFRS
  • Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Excel (complex formulae, sensitivity analysis etc.)
  • Overall responsibility for the management of a finance department
  • Excellent communication skills required for international Group and remote correspondence with finance team of 5+
  • Cash flow forecast and analysis, budgeting
  • KPI analysis and commentary of performance against budget, for quarterly board packs
  • Financial modelling, scenario analysis and due diligence
  • Lead correspondence with Auditors
  • Ability to implement new accounting and/or reporting systems and internal controls Software: Sage or similar
  • Very strong analytical skills;
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills, proven ability to present information clearly in a report or presentation to senior management;
  • Good understanding of and ability to apply basic concepts in finance and economics;
  • Excellent attention to detail;
  • Mature, pragmatic and flexible approach, good commercial judgment;

Personal characteristics:

  • Exceptional work ethic;
  • Self-driven;
  • Intelligent;
  • Resilient; and
  • Result-oriented.
  • Rigorous and organized.
  • Team player with good interpersonal skills.

How to apply

Interested candidates should send an up-to-date CV to quoting ‘Financial Controller, Ghana’ as the subject.