Chief Financial Officer

Website ExpressCredit Zambia Limited

Money When You Need It

ExpressCredit is a global consumer finance company operating in Zambia and 3 surrounding countries, including Botswana, Namibia, and Lesotho. Our company helps individuals in a need of short-term and long-term financial solutions – all of which make a meaningful and lasting impact on the local communities.

Since 2018, ExpressCredit has more than tripled its global operations and grown significantly worldwide. If you want to work for a dynamic, forward-thinking and socially responsible financial services provider we are the right match for you!

To learn more about ExpressCredit, visit: www.expresscredit.co.zm

We are looking for a suitably qualified, competent, and highly motivated professional based in Lusaka to fill the position of Chief Financial Officer.

Job Summary

Managing the institution’s finance and administrative function and being responsible for the soundness of the organization’s financial controls and financial reporting. Tracking of the organization s strategic set goals and objectives and providing leadership to the Finance team.

Key Responsibilities

  • Developing the departmental and overall company’s strategic business plans and annual plans. Also monitor the company’s annual plans to ensure they are in line with the business plan;
  • preparation of compliance reports as required by the regulator, Bank of Zambia;
  • Management and review of internal control systems to ensure integrity of financial information;
  • Developing and ensuring the implementation of strategic business and/or operational plans, projects, programs and systems;
  • Interact with Heads of Business Units to provide consultative support to planning initiatives through financial and management information analysis, reports and recommendations;
  • Oversee the approval and processing of revenue, revenue expenditure, capital expenditure, departmental budgets, salary updates, ledger and account maintenance and data entry;
  • Identifying working capital and long-term financing requirements for the company and sourcing of funds for these requirements;
  • Coordinating the preparations of financial reports, special analysis and other reports;
  • Ensure financial records and systems are maintained in accordance with the Companies Act requirements, the Banking and Financial Services Act requirements and International Financial Reporting Standards;
  • Control of the Company’ s expenditure and identification and implementation of cost saving measures;
  • Board pack preparation and presentation; compliance and Tax planning; and Providing leadership to the finance and administration department

Qualifications and Requirements

  • Grade 12 School Certificate with 5 credits including English and Mathematics
  • Bachelor’s degree in accountancy/finance. Master will be an added advantage
  • ACCA/CIMA qualification and membership with ZICA
  • 2-3 years’ work experience in a financial sector as an accountant at managerial level
  • Experience in international company having tight monthly closing deadlines;
  • Experience in financial institution would be considered as advantage;
  • Knowledge of full-cycle accounting process;
  • Experience in preparation of IFRS annual reports;
  • Strong local tax knowledge, including WHT;
  • Experience in working with external auditors;
  • Knowledge of IFRS would be considered as advantage;
  • Proficient computer skills (especially Excel),;
  • Good English skills;
  • Experience working in international environment;
  • Accuracy, punctuality and detail orientation;
  • Fast learning skills. Ability to deal with deadlines.

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