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  • Posted: Mar 28, 2023
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    Cellulant is a digital payments business. We run an ecosystem of consumers, merchants and banks in which we facilitate payments and build value through the value-added services we layer on top. In building this ecosystem we serve different types of customers with different products, in a range that includes mobile banking products, mobile credit products, US...
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    Head of Finance: Controllership


    You will be responsible for providing and interpreting financial information to the business at different levels. You will be responsible for cash flow management and interpreting future trends and advising the business accordingly. You will oversee AR & AP management and manage current and future financing facilities and develop financial management mechanisms that minimize financial risks.

    You will be responsible for annual budget preparation and budgetary compliance, annual financial audits, tax/governance compliance, fixed asset register management, people management, and other duties as may be assigned by your supervisor. You will ensure that the company delivers on its promise of Accelerating Economic Growth for Africa through Payments by consistently meeting and exceeding its objectives both financial and non-financial.


    Finance & Reporting.

    • Ensure accuracy in accounting and monthly financial review and reporting to the group reporting team.
    • Monthly business unit & cost center review and reporting to the country managers and various heads of business units.
    • Quarterly transfer pricing billing review.
    • Custodian of the reporting systems– ensures that the ERP & the BI tool meets the financial needs within business timelines.

    Finance & Treasury.

    • Manage the monthly cash flow to determine business funding needs.
    • Approval of all payments as need be.
    • Manage current and future facilities with the financial institutions.
    • Manage existing bank relationships and develop new relationships as may be required.

    Strategy & Planning.

    • Annual Budget preparation; liaising with various departments for the annual budgeting cycle and carrying out reviews with the department heads on budget utilization.
    • Ensure budgetary compliance and zero deviation from budgets.
    • Ensure rolling forecasts for the business are implemented and updated.
    • Partner with the commercial teams to support strategy execution around business objectives.
    • Provide strategic financial input in decision-making and play a key management and leadership role in executing efficient processes across the organization.
    • Work with General Manager to identify business success drivers (KPIs), monitor and report progress against KPI targets, identify gaps, and recommend corrective actions.

    Audit & Compliance.

    • Ensure the close of the statutory audits by 31st March each year.
    • Ensure compliance with all taxes per relevant regulations.
    • Ensure company assets are insured and any other company insurance required as they fall due and as of when they are acquired.
    • Ensuring the fixed asset register is accurately maintained on monthly basis.
    • Ensure business operating licenses are in place as per the guidelines of the various government bodies and that reporting to these regulators is done on time.
    • Identify and implement processes to improve governance and compliance in the organization.

    HR & People.

    • Assist with staff insurance as and when they fall due in collaboration with the HR function.
    • Where required assist the HR officer on people matters.
    • Develop and upskill the team skills and experience through the identification of gaps to be filled and required training.


    Must-Have Experience;

    • 10+ years’ experience in finance & accounting with 3 of those years in senior management.
    • Experience with accounting systems and CRM systems.
    • Experience in a senior financial management role working closely with executive staff and a board of directors is preferred.
    • Broad business background working at a senior level across multiple functional areas.
    • Experience streamlining, refining, and automating financial processes,
    • Track record of working with technology leaders to manage critical financial management and reporting systems.
    • Experience leading and managing the financial operations and strategy for a Company with hyper-growth and complex challenges across a broad scope of work.
    • Strong background in financial management (systems) with a thorough understanding of financial regulations.

    Experience that will count in your favor;

    • Experience working with remote finance operations - shared services is an added advantage.
    • Success operating in environments with a high risk of fraud and leakage.
    • Ability to manage multiple tasks and projects simultaneously, be comfortable in a fast-paced environment, and adapt to change and growth.

    Nice To Have Experience;

    • Experience in a payments company.


    • Bachelor's degree (commerce/accounting/other relevant fields) CPA or ACCA.
    • Excellent knowledge of accounting and financial processes (budgeting, financial closure, reporting, etc.).
    • Assets & Liabilities Management.
    • Performance management.
    • Regulatory Reporting & Compliance (IFRS/GAAPS/Tax).
    • Financial Control & Reporting.
    • Team Leadership & Development.
    • Exceptional communication and excellent Interpersonal Skills.
    • Self motivated and critical thinker.
    • A proactive and creative problem solver.
    • Exceptional judgment & professionalism, and discretion in handling confidential and sensitive situations and matters.

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