Chief Financial Officer

Job Description

A reputable company is seeking a Chief Financial Officer (CFO) to oversee its financial operations and to provider leadership to the organization.
Several banks in Ghana depend on the reputable company every day for processing and settlement of electronic payments for various industries throughout the country.

Our customers benefit from innovative and easy to use payment solutions for collecting money directly into their business bank accounts. They use our technology to manage in real time the electronic flow of payments, settlement and reconciliation of transaction, and troubleshooting issues at points of sale.

The CFO will be responsible for all aspects of financial operations including planning, analysis, accounting, treasury and corporate administration. The
CFO will be a member of the Senior Leadership team and will be expected to drive business results.
Success in this role will be measured by the extent to which the company achieves its business objectives including revenue trajectory, cash generation and market penetration. Consistent, reliable and accurate financial information is expected.

This position reports to the CEO of the reputable company and will be located primarily in the company Headquarters, Accra.

Responsibilities:
Leadership and development in the company’s Finance and Operations team, including:
• Engaging the team in the company’s vision and strategic plan
• Enabling the finance team to deliver accurate results in an efficient and timely manner to ensure sound business decisions and compliant reporting.
• Act as a strong business partner to the CEO to drive growth and profit
• Drive and communicate the company’s business strategy and results to internal and external stakeholders including employees, investors and analysts.
• Maintain a financial forecast with detailed plans for 4 forward quarters and 2 additional years. Provide timely measurement against the forecast and continually revise as required.
• Oversee preparation of relevant financial information and results to be used to operate the business and comply with reporting requirements.
• Manage and control the organization s financial processes, making the necessary changes to enhance and improve processes, policies, or procedures.
• Ensure the proper maintenance of the company s financial plans and policies, its accounting practices, the conduct of its relationships with the financial community, the maintenance of its fiscal records, the preparation of financial reports, and ensuring proper financial controls are in place and functioning.
• properly and are in accordance with all legal, accounting, regulatory, and the
• ethics codes of the company.
• Accountable for enabling the efficient and effective governance of significant
• risks and related opportunities.
• Ensure that the Finance reviews monthly performance to provide insight and
• engage with the business in driving necessary changes.
• Establish financial strategic vision, objectives, policies and procedures in support
• of the overall strategic plan.
• Continually identify and implement efficiency improvement initiatives across the
• organization.

Ideal Capabilities, Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
• Financial designation, CPA preferred
• Minimum 10-plus years of relevant experience
• Proven leadership experience
• Demonstrated business acumen and decisiveness
• High level of competency in the following areas: business insight, management,
• communication, relationship building/management, influencing and teamwork
• Information technology and/or telecommunications experience preferred, but
• not required
• An entrepreneurial own it disposition
• A willingness to work in a highlight entrepreneurial SME
• Big 4 accounting experience is a must.

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