The Chief Financial Officer will have overall responsibility for the strategic planning, implementation, managing and running of all the finance activities of a company, including but not restricted to, business planning, budgeting, forecasting, risk and governance as well as negotiations. The CFO will also be driving fund raising and M&A, obtaining and maintaining investor relations and partnership compliance.
duties and responsibilities
As the key member of the executive management team, the CFO interacts with senior stakeholders and other members of a company:
- Provide leadership, direction and management of the finance and accounting team
- Provide strategic recommendations to the CEO, Chairman and members of the executive management team
- Managing the processes for financial forecasting and budgets, and overseeing the preparation of all financial reporting, audit and compliance
- Advising on long-term business and financial planning
- Provide commercial insight and leadership across the business in order to exceed business plan targets
- Responsible for ensuring the risk and compliance management framework is embedded and operational for the Group
- implement ERP and financial system tools
- Establishing and developing relations with senior management and external partners and stakeholders
- Manage investments, joint ventures and capital raising, experience with listed companies preferred
- Reviewing all formal finance, HR and IT related procedures
qualifications and requirements
- At a minimum, a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance or Economics
- An MBA or CPA is also highly desirable.
- At least 10 years' experience in the finance industry and proven leadership and management experience is essential – with examples of when they have demonstrated excellence in the workplace, or experienced CFO of a large private or listed company.
The candidate must possess excellent interpersonal and communication skills with the executive presence to work with senior management, investors and external stakeholders. They must be able to engage with staff at all levels of the organisation and exercise sound judgement.