Chief Financial Officer ( CFO / Mining / Expat / Commercial / CA ) – Harare, Zimbabwe
Reference Number: GAS0110
We are looking for a strategic commercially minded individual who, preferably based in Zimbabwe (or willing to work five days a week in country, if fly in/fly out), will play a ‘leader of leaders’ role in heading the financial management of a group of mines that has interests in chrome, nickel and gold assets. This person will report into the CEO, and the Board with a dotted line to the Head of Finance and Treasury of the holding company.
The successful incumbent will provide visionary leadership in the development and execution of the business and financial strategy for the Corporation as well have accountability for its financial health and governance. The CFO is ultimately accountable for accounting practices, overall financial management and budgeting, forecasting and financial reporting within the Corporation.
Provides input into company, vision, direction and strategy in terms of commercial and regulatory environment
Develop and implement the Corporation’s financial plans, policies and procedures in alignment with the approved business strategy
Develop and maintain healthy relationships with various banks as well as RBZ (Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe)
Ensure the existence of robust financial risk management strategies and policies to mitigate against risks that face the Corporation
Implement continuous financial auditing and control systems to evaluate and monitor business performance
Implement and ensure compliance with accounting standards and policies as well as best practices that are sustainable to the Corporation
Drive, control and evaluate the Corporation’s fundraising initiatives and capital structures
Implementation, ongoing development and monitoring of internal control ERP systems (Microsoft Dynamics) designed to preserve assets and to report accurate financial results in accordance with group reporting standards and deadlines.
Manage and maintain the IT assets within the business, ensuring procurement under company policies as well as mitigating risk through insurance on these and all other business assets
Provide to the Board assurance that the proper systems and actions are in place to identify and manage business risks and that such risks are within the guidelines established by the Board of directors
Ensure the Corporation has a sustainable balance sheet structure focusing on funding, capital management, and asset quality
All financial aspects, including treasury, tax and audit
You will be required to deep dive in the business and get to know the assets first-hand, as a result you will be required to travel to the areas within Zimbabwe where the assets are kept. A trip to the mines will take about 3 – 4 days. It is important to note that the expectations are that you will be based and available to travel locally within Zimbabwe from Mondays to Fridays.
The successful candidate will be responsible for setting up the business head office in Harare in Zimbabwe, he/she will have to find suitable commercial space, oversee any renovations (under an approved budget) and setup a workable space for the mine group’s head office staff and exco team.
Requirements: Qualification and Skill
The successful candidate will be a qualified CA(SA) with a minimum of 10 -15 years proven senior management experience, as well as experience in the setup, implementation and maintenance of an ERP system, S/he will be a/ will demonstrate the following:
Reserve Bank exposure and knowledge (non-negotiable)
Multinational experience essential
Transfer pricing exposure
Strong IFRS and tax knowledge within different (tax) regions, experience in Zimbabwean tax – an advantage. Must have exposure to withholdings tax and complex international tax setups and regulations.
Knowledge, insight and experience in facilitating the effective management of the full Finance function. Preference will be given to individuals that have setup finance teams and departments.
A strong people leader with experience guiding, driving, connecting and inspiring people
High level of integrity and dependability with a strong sense of urgency and results-driven
Ability to facilitate collaboration and interaction with individuals and groups including contractors, suppliers and vendors
Excellent oral and written communication skills
Effective and analytical skills
Ability to understand and interpret complex and ever-changing regulations with regards to exchange rates and controls in a complex and fast passed environment
Proven ability to distil complicated technical topics into messages for all audiences
Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work with all levels of the business
Highly effective organizational skills
Ability to take initiative and work independently in a results-oriented environment
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