Chief Financial Officer

Full time upOwa Cameroon

upOwa is recruiting an experienced Chief Financial Officer (CFO) to lead and execute their financial and investment strategy and to perform effective risk management.

Responsibilities

  • Advise on long-term business and financial planning
  • Establish, execute, and manage the capital investment plan and strategy
  • Perform a risk management and mitigation plan by analysing the organization’s liabilities and investments
  • Prepare (and improve if necessary) internal and external monthly financial reports including forecasts as per company financial policies and procedures
  • Set up in place a comprehensive dashboard to map all the duties to meet the expectations and obligations from current and future investors
  • Provide leadership, direction and management of the finance and accounting team
  • Provide strategic recommendations to the CEO and members of the executive management team
  • Establish and develop relations with banks, lenders, equity providers, donors and financial institutions
  • Control and evaluate the organization’s fundraising plans and capital structure
  • Prepare and lead the budgeting process
  • Ensure cash flow is appropriate for the company’s operations
  • Keep track of the company’s path to profitability milestones and ensure ongoing profitability of the business
  • Set up and oversee the company’s finance IT system
  • Ensure compliance with the law and company’s policies
  • Direct audit and compliance activities
  • Serve as a member of the Executive Committee and Board of Directors.

The CFO must be well-versed in all aspects of financial management ranging from simple accounting to broad investment and banking operations.

Requirements

  • Proven experience (2-3 years) as CFO, finance officer, finance director or other relevant role in a SME
  • BSc/BA in Accounting, Finance, business economics or other relevant field
  • In depth knowledge of corporate financial law and risk management practices
  • Excellent knowledge of data analysis and forecasting methods
  • Sound knowledge around business, its financial dynamics and regulatory requirements across tax/commercial/banking/exchange regulations
  • Proficient in the use of MS Office and financial management software (e.g. SAP, ERP)
  • Hands-on financial modelling
  • Excellent analytical, reasoning and problem-solving skills
  • Strong leadership and organizational skills
  • Excellent communication and people skills
  • An analytical mind, comfortable with numbers
  • Strong appeal to the Renewable Energy sector
  • Great deal of personal motivation to improve the living conditions of other men and women.
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