Job Opening at Mara Group : Financial Controller

Job Opening at Mara Group : Financial Controller

Deadline: March 14, 2014

Job Title: Financial Controller
Job Type: Full Time

Interested applicants are invited to apply for the post of a financial controller at Mara Group of Companies.


  • CA / CPA / MBA Finance with 5-8 years of broad experience in the finance and accounts function
  • Having worked in a multinational environment with adherence to processes and policies an advantage

Key responsibilities:

  • Support the CFO in leading the day to day financial operations of the business
  • Timely and accurate financial reporting for all corporate and business units including statutory accounts, tax returns and monthly management reporting
  • Manage all aspects of the finance function including general ledger, fixed assets, accounts payable, accounts receivable, petty cash, bank reconciliation and intercompany balances, Payroll etc.
  • Preparation of Budget, forecasts and cashflows
  • Cash management and treasury duties
  • Monitor and control budgeted expenses and disbursements, including detailed cost accounting and cost estimating
  • Implement an accounting package to ensure accuracy and timeliness of reporting across entities.
  • Ensuring that a full set of accounting policies and procedures are in place across the organization and manage compliance to accounting best practices
  • Develop a robust system of internal controls and corporate governance
  • Liaise with the auditors across entities and geographies to ensure timely and satisfactory completion of all statutory audits and tax filings
  • Ensure continued statutory and regulatory compliance across geographies
  • Prepare financial information (group and individual business units) for submission to any external financial institutions or investors when required
  • Provide financial support to the financing, due diligence reviews and integration of any new acquisitions
  • Manage the relationship with banks and financial institutions.
  • Work closely with the fund manager in providing information and sharing of reports

Key attributes

  • Autonomous, pro-active, hands on, resourceful, , ambitious, mature and results oriented
  • Experience and knowledge of best practices in financial ethics, independent audits, IFRS
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal, team working skills are a must
  • Ability to balance the controlling role with assisting role in a highly entrepreneurial style driven company
  • Demonstrated resourcefulness and good judgment
  • Ability to multi-task while maintaining vigilant attention to details
  • Integrity/ethics beyond reproach

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