Financial Controller

Job Description


Africa50 LogoAbout the company

Leading independent infrastructure fund that focuses on high-impact African projects mostly in the energy and transport sectors. Currently require a Senior Investment Officer with 10 years experience of non-routine financing or development of private or PPP infrastructure projects.


Purpose of role

Reporting to the CFO, the Financial Controller will assist him/her in preparation of the statutory accounts, budget preparation and management, cost analysis, forecasting needs and financial reporting


Reports To: CFO
Location: Casablanca
Department: Finance




Principal responsibilities

  • Support the CFO and COO on managing relationship with shareholder; in particular following capital commitments and calls and answering questions from shareholders on these matters
  • Support CFO and coordinate with all key Senior Leadership and/or their teams in preparing annual Operating Budget and forecast (as required).
  • Make recommendations and implement the agreed IT solutions for Finance, Treasury and Procurement
  • Support CFO in creating the internal controls environment including coordinating with SeniorLeaders to the establishment and implementation of key policies including in IT, HR, Finance and Procurement
  • Analyze and communicate monthly financial results including per cost center
  • Coordinate General accounting with external accounting firm.
  • Coordinate with the HR Group for accurate calculation and timely processing of payroll.
  • Manage company cash flows and supplier payments
  • Manage the day to day relationship with banks
  • Support the CFO in preparing financials documents for Board Meetings and Annual Shareholders Meeting
  • Coordinate with auditors for the certification of annual financial statements
  • Manage the annual inventory of fixed assets
  • Assist the CFO in managing specific contracts such as insurances
  • Give financial analysis/budgeting support on specific investment or general projects from time to time
  • Perform more general tasks in his/her domain of competence, necessary to achieve the financial department’s mission
  • Manage some staff members if necessary and required by the CFO


Knowledge, Skill and Experience

  • A minimum of 10 years’ relevant experience in Finance in a large multinational company, of
    which at least four (4) years will be at a senior level with management experience.


Academic and professional qualification

  • At least a Master’s Degree in Finance, or any other related discipline


Technical competencies

  • Business Acumen:
  1. – Knowledge of accounting in accordance with IFRS and other standards
  2.  Strong experience of Preparing and Analyzing financial reports
  3. Ability to prepare and assess financial statements and budget documents
  4.  Ability to manage cash and relationship with banks
  5.  Ability to manage relationship with external interlocutors including high profile.


  • Analyzing and Controlling:
  1. Strong attention to details
  2. Excellent organisational skills
  3. Demonstrated capacity for handling several sensitive tasks at the same time while keeping risk under control.


  • Fluent English and French


Behavioural/interpersonal competencies

  • Personal Skills
  1. Autonomy    
  2. Ability to work under pressure
  3. Excellent interpersonal skills in a multicultural environment
  4. High degree of discretion, tact and sensitivity in dealing with high profile interlocutors and confidential matters
  5. Superior written and verbal communication skills in English and French