Head of Finance

FreezeLink - Ghana
12 Mar 2021

Overview

As reported by The New York Times, Global Dispatches and others, FreezeLink is Ghana’s leading logistics company focused on temperature-sensitive food, beverage and pharmaceuticals. We are currently seeking a Head of Finance to spearhead expansion. The successful candidate will be a business development manager who is also a qualified accountant. For her/him, this opportunity will mean:

  • Joining a fast-growing consumer goods distributor where employees will be rewarded on merit.
  • Receiving world class management – standards are set by FreezeLink-leadership’s experience with companies like Nestle, Procter and Gamble and Unilever.
  • Leadership - the Head of Finance should look forward to the highlight of their career. The successful candidate will be a commercially-astute team builder who will find intrinsic reward in improving how/what consumers across West Africa eat.

What You’ll Do

Strategy:

  • Set FreezeLink’s finance strategies and objectives.
  • Play a pivotal role in proposals and business-model development for FreezeLink’s trailblazing service lines.
  • Lead in the timely preparation of the budgets and secure board of directors’ approval.

Reporting & Analysis:

  • Ensure all internal and external reporting requirements are met on time - including preparation of monthly and quarterly accounts and Statutory Annual Financial Statements.
  • Prepare monthly projects / service line profitability reports.
  • Ensure timely, accurate and comprehensive board reports for quarterly meetings.
  • Generate weekly, monthly, quarterly and annually liquidity reports and associated mismatches.
  • Prepare a monthly revenue maximisation and cost minimisation measures reports to assist in decision making.

Finance administration:

  • Facilitate timely discussion and raising of debts and other funding to support projects executions to avoid delays.
  • Manage taxation process for the Company.
  • Serve as custodian of the General Ledger, Chart of Accounts, and the central repository for all Financial and Management information for the Company.
  • Manage the liquidity of the company to ensure optimal use of funds sourcing and utilisation
  • Manage the processing, payment and reconciliation of all suppliers. o Lead in the timely preparation of the budgets and secure board approval for implementation.
  • Monitor Balance sheet and Income Statement account movements and turn these into actionable insight.

Who are you

Qualified:

  • BSc (Accounting/ Finance) or B. Com
  • ICA, ACCA, CIMA or similar qualification

Knowledgeable and experience:

  • Demonstrable track record in business development
  • Knowledge of business practices in the logistics or retail sectors. Knowledge of agriculture, food, beverage and pharmaceutical sectors are also a bonus.
  • Experience in/with the private equity sector is a bonus.
  • Sound experience budgeting and forecasting
  • Good communication and presentation skills at a senior level
  • Strategic planning and management experience
  • Willingness to get involved in detail

Commercial acumen: if you have a good sense of commercial risk and innovative busines models and are thrilled by fast business growth, this is an ideal role for you.

What You’ll Need To Succeed

  • 8 years of work experience.
  • 4 years’ post qualification experience.
  • In-depth understanding of International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS).
  • Strategic planning and management experience.
  • Experience building a team.
  • Commercial acumen, with an eye for business opportunity.

To apply email CV and Cover Letter to: hello@deepfreezelink.com