Finance Manager Mauritania

  • Manage the accounting sections with the aim of achieving the finance department objectives as stipulated by the Cluster Manager throughout the Cluster. Structure tasks and goals, establish efficient courses of action, set priorities, organize information, efficiently execute daily tasks
  • Monitor general ledger postings, ensuring that accounting records are accurate and established standards, both local and APMM GAP, are adhered to. This specifically includes for all entities throughout the Cluster
  • Execute the development and implementation of IT-financial systems, with a focus on using all relevant functionalities of the IT-financial systems. Strive towards reduction of section workload through implementation of IT solution is close co-operation with the Cluster Manager.
  • Develop financial and accounting policies, standard operation procedures and guidelines within area of responsibility including accounting and other major areas throughout the Cluster.
  • Oversee the preparation of statutory reporting in direct liaison with company auditors. Co-ordinates auditing of company accounts with external auditors in accordance with guidelines stipulated by the Cluster Manager throughout the Cluster.
  • Continuous development of own knowledge to ensure full awareness of the budgeting and reporting section as well as a solid background in finance industry business in general.
  • Maintain and enhance relationships between departments.
  • The position will be responsible for setting and achieving the financial objectives, within the strategy and business plans of the Cluster.
  • The position is required to continuously analyze complex issues and work towards enhancements on existing practices & procedures and find means to better cost management for Cluster.
  • Establish and enforces procedures to improve working routines, provide high quality and valuable information and analyses to aid decision making, achieve efficiencies in terms of costs and ensure that all subjects relating to the financials of the Cluster are dealt with in the most efficient manner.
  • Leads and co-ordinates the risk management strategy of  the Cluster and makes recommendations to  the Cluster Manager and management team in the risk assessment and management process.
  • Financial supervision of projects including but not limited to investment contracts throughout the Cluster.
  • Ensures that matters within scope of responsibility comply with local Law, Local Regulations and APMT’s Strategy and Culture throughout the Cluster.
  • Ensures and establishes of proper internal controls and manage financial issues relating to shareholders and the Cluster Manager.
  • Manages key suppliers to ensure that cost effective solutions are provided for the Cluster.
  • Ensures that a proper inventory management system is in place throughout the Cluster.
  • Manages, motivates, coaches and instructs departmental staff and fosters interdepartmental communication and co-operation throughout the Cluster.

CRITICAL QUALIFICATIONS/SKILLS/EXPERIENCE

  • The position requires a professional standard of knowledge to lead teams through functional/general expertise in the finance and associated functions.
  • Completed post-graduate studies in Accountancy or Finance management or related business studies.
  • Minimum 5 years in finance roles including management experience.
  • Extensive knowledge of setting of budgets, reporting, inventory control systems and accounting.
  • Understanding of the container shipping industry and an ability to relate with shipping company and other associated industry managers.
  • Able to provide vision and empowers others to take action by effectively delegating.
  • Ability to provide leadership, obtain cooperation and assistance to meet objectives, and promote a team environment.
  • Requires good verbal and written communications skills, in addition to effective interpersonal skills.
  • Requires excellent analytical skills, including the ability to extract, compile and analyze data.
  • Must be able to exercise discretion and good judgment
  • Must be able to handle company information with confidentiality and discretion.
  • Have the ability to develop according to the business & management needs, but also to initiate change.
  • Demonstrates cost consciousness in all areas of work; strives to improve terminal’s cost position.
  • Requires ability to communicate in English, both verbally and written.

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