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  • Posted: Mar 28, 2024
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    The company opened its first manufacturing facility in Mombasa, Kenya, in 1962, rapidly widening its reach to include further countries in East Africa, and then Southern Africa. In 2003, all operating companies were reversed into the current holding company called Safal Investments Mauritius Limited and conduct its business across Africa as the Safal Grou...
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    Plant Controller

    Main purpose of the position:

    Responsible for the accounting and internal controls in the plant and overseeing the various financial transactions, accounting controls, and accounting functions. Also responsible for administering the plant's cost control function, including coordinating the plant's forecasting and budgeting. The position is central point of contact between the plant and other business operation.


    Key responsibilities:

    • Monitor, analyse, and report monthly actual Plant performance results against the budget and communicate explanations to management with recommended actions.
    • Prepare and circulate monthly Flash Reports as per timelines.
    • Support accounting operations at the plant.
    • Manage month-end closing and prepare operational reports for the plant.
    • Support the plant and operation team to achieve efficiency in production.
    •  Prepare forecasts of income statement and statement of fund requirements for the plant.
    • Work across organization boundaries and all levels of the organisation to achieve plant and organisation objectives.
    • Oversee and manage the daily operations of the plant Accounting/Finance
    • Support Operations to meet or exceed all annual financial and operational metrics.
    • Work closely with manufacturing and plant leadership to ensure that all financial transactions and reporting are complete, accurate and timely.
    • Support internal and external financial and operational audits and assist to address any audit findings within the plant.
    • Perform frequent walk-throughs of manufacturing operations with Plant manager/ Leadership to address production and costing issues.
    • Assist to establish and implement short- and long-range department goals, objectives, policies, and operating procedures.
    • Support and offer advisory in cost reduction in procurement process.
    • Maintain integrity of financial reports prepared by the plant/at the plant level.
    • Monitor and report purchase commitments and spending for CAPEX.
    • Support the deployment of cost saving and other programs to provide operating economies and improve profitability.
    • Monitor and provide opportunities to support continuous improvement of Plant Productivity / Gross Utilization. Support other Operations initiatives.
    • Provide support to ensure adequate cost accounting processes are in place, including standard cost updates, physical inventory verification, periodic cycle counts, etc.
    • Ensure proper inventory valuation in SAP system.
    • Preparation of Board pack presentations and Quarterly Management review packs.
    • Refine and maintain the integrity of the plant’s standard cost system.  

    Budgetary responsibility:

    • Assist in timely and accurate preparation of annual budget.
    • Ensure implementation of plant budget parameters

    Qualifications required:

    • Minimum academic qualification: Bachelor’s degree in Commerce, Finance, Accounting or Equivalent
    • Qualifications as an added advantage: MBA or CPA (K), CFA, ACCA, CA, or equivalent
    • Professional registration: ICPAK

    Experience required:

    • General work experience (years): 12 years
    • Specific to the position (level/discipline/years): 5 years
    • Industry: Manufacturing

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified? Go to Safal Group on to apply

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