Finance Manager


Job Description

Job Purpose

The Finance Manager is responsible for providing financial leadership on all tactical and strategic matters related to financial planning, cost-benefit analysis, budget preparation and management for management decision-making and for meeting legal & regulatory requirements.

Job Responsibilities

  • Formulate financial strategy, policies, systems and procedures for the department and the company to ensure sound financial controls
  • Develop and supervise implementation of accounting policies and systems regarding risk management, investment management, funds management, liability and asset management
  • Prepare and manage the company’s financial plans and coordinate departmental budget towards the achievement of annual targets
  • Manage the Bank’s Tax affairs to ensure statutory compliance and optimization of tax liability
  • Develop and supervise implementation of internal financial control systems
  • Manage financial and regulatory reporting to both internal and external stakeholders
  • Provide financial reporting and accounting, including records for the preparation of quarterly and annual accounts in line with applicable accounting rules and industry accounting policies
  • Maintain the integrity of the bank’s financial information in order to address business needs
  • Ensure the bank’s financial viability and cost structure are regularly analyzed and appropriate measures undertaken to monitor and reduce costs in relation to the Banks operations and services provided
  • Monitor the bank’s financial and risk performance and make recommendations for improvement
  • Establish and maintain contingency plans for the Bank’s operations
  • Direct, manage, develop and supervise the finance team to achieve departmental goals and objectives
  • Oversee the preparation of the department’s annual budget and monitor its implementation

Required Skills or Experience

  • Excellent knowledge of the Rural Banking industry, Bank of Ghana regulations, and other statutory financial regulations relevant to the banking industry
  • Excellent knowledge of best practices in financial reporting and regulations including IFRS
  • Excellent knowledge of Funds Transfer Pricing and cost allocation methodologies for business segment performance reporting
  • Excellent knowledge of Ghana Tax Laws
  • Strong understanding of risk management relevant to the banking industry.
  • Excellent Cost Accounting skills is critical for the role
  • Excellent budgeting skills are critical to this role and good knowledge in treasury management is desirable.
  • Excellent Analytical Skills
  • Strong strategic planning skills
  • Outstanding communication skills –writing skills and strong verbal and listening skills is essential
  • Proficient computer skills (i.e. Word, Excel, and PowerPoint, MS Access) essential for effective service delivery
  • Minimum of a masters’ degree in Accounting or Finance from a recognized university
  • Membership of a relevant professional body (CA/ ACCA/ CIMA /CFA or equivalent)

How To Apply

All interested candidates to submit their applications and CVs to: [email protected]

Closing Date: 15th November, 2021


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