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Mauritius - Group Financial Controller (#979,409,569) 

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Mauritius - Group Financial ControllerIntroductionRobert Walters AfricaDescriptionCritical Skills:Technical Accounting skills required for reporting and consolidationsAttention to detailGeneral managementPeople managementPractically analytical and creativeBusiness focused with high energy and persistenceLive and breathe the numbers! Overall Role in the Business:Setup and create consolidation and reporting process with reporting lines including staff, documents, systems and process flow. This will be done with full support from the Group CFO.Manage & control of all accounting & administrative functions in the Group & personally responsible for producing monthly consolidated management reporting packs, budgets and forecasts for the 30 group companiesBuild an efficient & motivated accounting teamSustain effective working relationships with Auditors, Bankers, Customs, Revenue & Reserve Bank authorities & financial people in client companies, OEM's & partners to build & protect the company's reputation in the business & financial communityReporting requirements to Banks and Creditors fulfilledTax planning and Statutory requirementsAnalytics on the numbers required monthly with variance identification and evaluation Key Performance Areas:Set up accounting systems and BI toolsReduce reporting lead time from 30 days to 10 working days including consolidationGroup financial targets are planned for and achievedFinancial reporting is accurate, on time and meets regulatory and legal requirementsBuild a competent accounting teamEnforce the QSMS and build a positive quality and safety cultureThe financial standing of the company is perceived as ethical, professional & sustainable in the business & financial community List of main job tasks & outcomes:Control financial reporting and accounting as per regulatory and legal requirements including taxation, dividends, annual report and accounts for 30 Group Companies in several juristictions including Ireland, South Africa and MauritiusAchieve accurate and on time financial reporting which meets all regulatory & legal requirements.Perform the consolidated management accounting function for all Companies, which includes preparing & reviewing the monthly management accounts and preparing commentaries for the annual accounts.Accurate consolidated management accounts produced on time on a monthly basis & signed off year-end accounts. Management & control of the Accounting Team in Mauritius & other jurisdictions and the motivation, training, recruitment and selection of accounting personnel. Manage and control departmental expenditure within agreed budgets.Create a competent and motivated accounting team with budgets under control in the Group.Closely work with the finance team to monitor the Group working capital requirements by managing both accounts receivable & payable functions including the management of all payments & completion of payment runs & escalating issues as and when requiredWorking Capital requirements are met, transactions are accurate & complete & all serious issues escalated in time to enable remedial action. Manage the execution of reconciliations for the completion of statutory returns. Perform balance sheet reconciliations for selected companies on a monthly basis which includes the asset registers, invoice sequence schedule, Bank on all accounts.Accurate reconciliations are presented within time lines set by the regulatory authority and company policies.Sustain effective working relationships with senior financial people in Client companies, OEM's, Partner service providers, Associated Companies, Banks, Aviation Regulatory Authorities, Auditors, Bankers, Customs, Revenue Authorities, Reserve Banks, FCC and other regulatory bodies.Group's financial standing in the business & financial community is perceived as professional, ethical & sustainable.Manage Bank Accounts for all Companies & manage forex transactions in line with best practice.Bank accounts reconciled & forex cover in line with market best practice at the time.Through the accounting team maintaining fix asset registersAccurate & complete fixed asset records.Coordinate the external audit process across all companies in all jurisdictionsAudit completed on time, in budget & unqualified.

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