Head of Finance – SHS – Dakar, Senegal
18 Nov 2022
West Africa

About the job

Who we are:

Bboxx is a super platform, transforming lives and unlocking potential by providing access to essential products and services across Africa.

Bboxx has built a fully integrated operating system Bboxx Pulse®, backed by an extensive on-the-ground network to provide goods, services and utilities across Africa. We offer African households, businesses and communities a highly convenient and affordable way to access life-changing solutions, through last mile logistics and data-powered innovative financing methods.

Bboxx is championing the economic development of Africa, accelerating the transition to the digital economy and creating new markets. We are connecting both underserved rural communities and aspiring urban ones with services including clean energy, clean cooking, smartphones, and loans, enabling African consumers to unlock their potential. Bboxx is positively impacting the lives of more than 2.5 million people in 11 markets, directly contributing to 11 of the 17 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.

Bboxx has over 3,000 staff across Africa and offices in the UK and China.

Role Brief:

The Head of Finance role is to direct and oversee all the financial activities, overall financial management and systems, to include the preparation of current financial reports and forecasts for future business growth and oversee accounting, costing, procurement, tax planning as well as develop strategies to maximize return on investment.

What you can expect to be doing:

Participate in the development of the corporate strategy and implement operational policies and corporate plans.

Develop annual budget and plans including forecasts and/or projections

Evaluate, utilize, and improve accounting system to enhance functionality of financial management and reporting

Review and implement accounting policies and procedures to ensure stronger internal controls;

Provide accurate and timely financial and management reports where appropriate;

Monitor and control the flow of cash receipts and disbursements to meet the business and investment needs of the company.

Oversee investments and income

Prepare audit schedule and liaise with external auditors for periodic audit and inspections

Manage the acquisition of capital assets and ensure that assets are properly tagged, amortized, and disposed of as appropriate

Establish rapport and communication with banks fund managers and other key stakeholders;

Ensure accurate reporting of inter-company transactions.

Oversee monthly stock audit, calculate and record inventory shrinkage & receivable write off

Develop P&L as well as monthly management accounts (P&L, balance sheet and cash flow)

Issue Board reports and perform tax filing and issue statutory reports

Ensuring full compliance with legal, tax and secretarial requirements

Timely preparation and submission of returns to regulatory and statutory authorities

Lead the accounting team to document and maintain complete and accurate supporting information for all financial transactions;

Implement and continuously update departmental workflows for Finance and client contracts in order to strengthen internal controls

Provide guidance and direction to staff in accordance with the company policies, procedures, processes and systems in place.

Review and submit financial records for receipts, payables and cash flows in a timely manner;

Conducting action oriented financial and operational related analysis.

Creating ongoing business intelligence reporting and evaluating organization through data driven metrics.

Identifying and implementing team-upskilling and training programs.

Management reporting, taxation, risk management, financial budgeting process, and special projects (e.g treasury management, fundraising and investor reporting).

Responsible for recruiting, managing, and developing the finance teams.

What we are looking for:

University degree Finance, Economics or Accounting or equivalent from a recognized institution. Master’s degree preferably MBA will be an added advantage

CPA/ACCA/ CA or equivalent;

Experience in OHADA reporting

Working knowledge of IFRS

MUST have at least five (5) years’ experience in a busy commercial environment, two (2) of which must be at senior management level.

Finance & Strategic Planning experience preferably in an FMCG company or Utility Company

Excellent knowledge and understanding of contemporary financial principles and practices and reporting

Experience in Financial Management Systems, Business/Department strategy formulation and execution

Demonstrated supervisory and leadership skills managing team/department performance and staff

Working knowledge of all statutory legislation and regulations.

Proficient user of finance software.

Skills and Attributes:

High attention to detail and excellent analytical skills

High integrity and ethical level;

Able to maintain utmost confidentiality of information in their possession

Excellent communication, interpersonal, negotiation and presentation skills

Self-motivated, confident and outgoing personality

Have great attention to detail and able to get things done to completion

Fluent in French and English

At Bboxx, we celebrate our differences, and recognize the strength in the diversity of our people. We are a global employer who believe in providing opportunities for all its employees to unlock their potential regardless of background, age, sex, race, religion, or personal beliefs.

We look to recruit individuals from all different backgrounds and encourage you to apply to roles you are passionate about, even if you need help from us to develop your skills. We strive to create an inclusive environment and regularly celebrate the diversity of our people through events arranged by our Culture Committee. Bboxx provides a workplace where you can be your authentic self and focus on our mission of transforming lives through access to energy!

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