Group Finance Manager

An exciting opportunity exists for an energetic, highly motivated and fully qualified finance professional to join our team as Group Finance Manager (“GFM”), reporting to the newly appointed Group Financial Controller (“GFC”). The role is responsible for overall delivery of valid, accurate and complete financial reporting for all the operating entities across the Group. The role will also directly manage a team of Senior Financial Accountants but also indirectly a larger team of financial accountants and bookkeepers.

This is a key hire which will play a critical role in the transformation of the finance function including the implementation of an ERP system and building the finance structures required to support rapid geographic and product expansion. The successful candidate will also be responsible for driving significant improvements in the quality and timeliness of our monthly, quarterly and annual reporting, and play a key role in the delivery of a challenging audit process.

Internal Liaison will be required across all other business functions to increase the value finance adds across the organisation. The GFM will also need to work closely with external parties including 3rd party consultants tax authorities, auditors and regulatory bodies across the regions in which Mukuru trades. The GFM will also have significant exposure to the Group CFO and other senior management.

Duties and Responsibilities

Overall responsibility to the Group Financial Controller for the timely delivery of valid, accurate and complete monthly, quarterly and annual financial reporting of the Group, including production of certain sections of the board packsCommitment to improving the quality of our reporting across the balance sheet, including introducing best practices in our month end reconciliations and related reconciling items as well as working capital analysis and efficiency improvements. Drive efficiencies in process design and controls to assist in building a “World Class” finance function Design and implementation of effective controls over the timely preparation and review of balance sheet reconciliations and intercompany recharges in line with our Group Transfer Pricing policyManagement of at least 4 direct reports, including regular reviews and feedback as well mentoring individual training plans. Indirect management of over 20 other Corporate Finance staffWorking with the Technical accounting department to practically implement Group accounting policies including any amendments to relevant IFRS standardsOverall responsibility for delivering successful Group and local statutory audits including the preparation of financial statementsWorking with the FP&A department and Business Partners to deliver value-add monthly reporting (including clear and insightful variance analyses and commentary), and providing key input into the compilation of budgets and reforecastsOverall finance systems administrator covering core accounting controls and set-up for our ERP system – Netsuite, including assisting the Finance Systems Manager to effectively implement during Q2 2023Timely and accurate review of relevant tax submissions in conjunction with the Group tax department for the GroupSubmission of various other statutory or regulatory obligations for the entities under your remitInvolvement in various finance improvement projects, including system implementations, month end process efficiencies, new market expansion and business maturity workstreamsInternal liaison with other departments, and working closely with Business Partnering team to assist in solving commercial issues as they ariseDesigning and implementing effective controls over the processes under your control and the wider business processes

Key requirements

CA(SA) or equivalent qualificationProven track record and experience from a strong corporate training background with Big 4 (or another leading audit firm), with the ability to combine this with an entrepreneurial mind-set6-10 years post article experienceExperience of multi-national Groups structures, preferably across the African continent and/or the UKFinance business systems experience across ERP platforms, preferably NetsuiteExperience in preparing/reviewing and submitting VAT and Corporate tax returnsExperience of Financial Services is strongly preferred, but candidates with multi-site/jurisdiction experience in Retail, Consumer Services, Telecommunications and Technology in general, will also be considered.Experience working in high growth/fast-moving organisationsAdvanced time management and organisational skillsDeveloped team management skills to ensure an engaged, high functioning teamAdvanced MS Office skills

Additional skills

Open, transparent, and adaptable with previous mixed experience of blue-chip and high growth entrepreneurial organisations with the ability to implement best practice, drive change and thrive within less structured and fast-changing environments.Exceptional leader: high energy, results oriented, and knows how to influence people in a constructive manner, being capable of building and developing a high performing team.Shares a passion for Mukuru’s purpose and enjoys working in a fast-paced, informal but highly ambitious company.Hands-on self-starter, who knows what to do without being told, with a no-nonsense ‘get it done attitude’, quickly diagnosing issues, proposing and executing solutions in a short timeframe.Deep understanding of the African context, but at the same time, this must be a someone with a global mindset.Ability to work under pressure, commercial acumen, and capable of linking the role to shareholder value creation / profitability.Keen to be part of a multi-cultural organisation that is committed to excellence, inclusion, diversity, community development and the environmentShould you be appointed in a remote/work from home role at Mukuru, it is your responsibility to ensure that you have uninterrupted internet connectivity and a ‘work-like’ environment at your home location, in order to deliver your best in terms of performance, productivity and service to our customers.

If you do not receive any response after two weeks please consider your application unsuccessful.


Job Type
Full Time
72 days ago

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