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Finance Manager

  • Location

    Mauritius

  • Sector:

    Financial Services

  • Contract Type:

    Permanent

  • Salary:

    Attractive

  • Contact:

    Salim Peer

  • Job Reference:

    4975

  • Published:

    15 days ago

  • Expiry:

    2019-05-03

  • Client Details:

    Castille

  • Consultant:

    Salim Peer

  • Skills tags:

    Accountancy

An investment company listed on the Development and Enterprise market of the Stock Exchange of Mauritius, specialised in investing in high-potential private enterprises under the private equity / venture capital business model is seeking to hire a proficient, versatile and dynamic Finance Manager who will report directly to the CEO.

The successful candidate will be in charge of the management and oversight of the accounting, reporting and financial functions of the Company and to actively participate in the private equity deal making process alongside the CEO and the Investment Manager.

Duties & Responsibilities

Financial reporting

  • Maintain the general accounting system and records of the Company, whilst continuously ensuring compliance with Company policies, relevant accounting standards and other regulatory requirements
  • Prepare monthly management accounts, dashboards, quarterly and annual financial statements
  • Overview internal and external audit and payroll processing
  • Undertake and/or oversee valuation of investments for accounting purposes
  • Conception of the annual report and project managing the overall process
  • Ensure proper and timely filling of financial statements to the FSC and the Stock Exchange of Mauritius
  • Liaise with media/press companies for the publishing of abridged and final accounts
  • Undertake all other statutory fillings including but not limited to tax fillings
  • Prepare budgets, forecasts and long-term financial plans and presentations to the Board of Directors
  • Design and maintain an efficient internal control system and oversee the internal audit function
  • Liaise with brokers and other financial institutions as and when required
  • Edit and update the Investor Relations section of the Company website

Investment monitoring

  • Develop tools, dashboards and systems to ensure relevant financial indicators/KPIs from portfolio companies are constantly available to the Management
  • Ensure comprehensive, relevant and timely reporting streams from portfolio companies (including subsidiaries and associates)
  • Analyse and flag investment portfolio financial performance issues and/or advise on remedial actions

Risk management

  • Maintain risk management tools/system and devise mitigating strategies for the Company
  • Develop risk management tools to monitor and flag issues with investee companies

Working capital and treasury management

  • Manage payments to creditors and cash balance, bank transfers and bank reconciliations Monitor
  • Undertake short and long-term cash flow planning taking into consideration the working capital requirements of the Company as well as anticipated cash disbursements for investments
  • Monitor and manage short term money market investments of the Company

Investment activities and participation in the private equity deal making process

  • Contribute to the deal pipeline through deal origination, networking and business development initiatives
  • Undertake financial feasibility studies for new investment projects
  • Develop comprehensive financial models
  • Conceive optimal investment structures / instruments for each investment opportunity
  • Conduct valuation of potential target companies or oversee financial due diligence of investment targets
  • Participate in, and coordinate legal advisors’ works on transactional documentation including: Term Sheets, Share Purchase Agreements, Shareholders Agreements, etc.
  • Advise on the accounting and reporting functions of investee companies to match investment requirements
  • Provide support on post-completion and integration matters and assist in portfolio management

Qualifications & Experience

  • Holder of a university degree
  • Qualified accountant (ACCA, ACA or CPA)
  • At least 5-year experience as Finance Manager/Controller within a medium-to-large organization or as Auditor in a leading accounting firm
  • In addition to the mandatory requirements above, the candidate should demonstrate complimentary skills and experience in one or more of the following fields: corporate finance; private equity/venture capital; corporate law; corporate & investment banking; project finance; investment management; treasury; entrepreneurship.
  • Proficient user of an accounting package
  • Knowledge of all statutory and legal requirements of listed companies
  • Advanced skills in Excel and other MS Office suite applications
  • Proficiency in devising financial models/financial engineering
  • Proven analytical skills and ability to think out of the box
  • Comfortable interacting with Senior Management
  • Demonstrated business acumen
  • Ability to work under pressure and within tight deadlines
  • Demonstrated organizational skills
  • Flexibility, resilience and adaptability
  • Detailed oriented and a having a ‘can do attitude’
  • Strong interpersonal, written and oral communication skills in both English and French

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