iDE Ghana Recruits Staffs (Dec. 2016) - Jobs in Ghana

iDE Ghana Recruits Staffs (Dec. 2016)

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19 Dec, 2016

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iDE’s approach is creating demand for household sanitation and hand washing solutions and encouraging local businesses to invest their own resources to serve the demand. The WASH program’s four-pronged approach:

· Deepens households’ initial sanitation demand using a marketing approach that engenders behaviour change;

· Designs and builds the capacity of local businesses to produce and sell affordable and sustainable sanitation solutions;

· Supports the establishment of local financial mechanisms to facilitate households’ access to sanitation and hygiene solutions;

· Engages with local government authorities to sensitize them on the importance for enforcing regulations and creating an enabling business environment for the success of entrepreneurs providing a market-based sanitation and hand hygiene solution.

Job Description

Job Title: Social Enterprise Financial Manager

  • Project Or Division:    Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene (WASH)
  • Reports To:    WASH Director
  • Location:    Based in Tamale, with frequent day and/or overnight travel to rural areas across the Northern, Upper East & Upper West Regions

Reporting Relationships: Reports directly to the WASH Director

Purpose:

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  • Social Enterprise Financial Manager (SEFM) produces and delivers meaningful, accurate, actionable, and timely financial analysis to Managers at all levels of the Sama Sama organisation.
  • The Financial Manager will act as a conduit between customers, iDE operations and all teams within IDE GH’s WASH team producing social enterprise management reports, establishing effective planning and processes for an in-house financing unit.
  • The manager will be responsible for enhanced customer and economic value through synchronized management of income generating revenues.

Core Responsibilites – Modifications may be made at any time

Management

  • Maintain a documented system of social enterprise accounting policies, procedures and process maps
  • Produce monthly, quarterly, annually and ad hoc, financial management reports regarding trends, variances, profitability and performance measurement
  • Enhance customer profitability (new data feeds, new products, new methodology)
  • Review company bottlenecks and recommend changes to improve the overall level of company throughput
  • Participate in target costing activities to create products that meet predetermined price goals
  • Build inter-departmental relationships, streamline processes and procedures, communicate new initiatives.

Funds Management

  • Liase with the Organisation’s Operations for continuous engagement on social enterprise financing requirements
  • Forecast cash flow positions, related borrowing needs, and available funds for investment
  • Ensure that sufficient funds are available to meet ongoing operational and capital investment requirements
  • Assist in determining the company’s proper capital structure
  • Work with Amplify Market (Strategic advisory Consultant) to arrange for equity and debt financing.

Budgeting

  • Manage the preparation of the company’s budget, graphing and reporting.
  • Report to Sama Sama management on variances from the established budget, and the reasons for those variances
  • Assist financial modeling in the formulation of its overall strategic direction.

Accounts Receivables & Cash Collections Management:

  • Establish appropriate payment channels for Sama Sama customers to make payments
  • Manage and report on accounts receivables balances for a specific customer account base
  • Set up robust processes for collections of overdue balances
  • Ensure adherence to payment terms, while limiting bad debt, maximizing sales, and building customer relationships
  • Manage relationships with third  party financiers and external collection agencies
  • Support Commercial Ops credit review and approvals for new accounts
  • Review incoming requests to ensure that all required information is received
  • Follow up with Commercial Ops team on obtaining any missing information
  • Obtain and review available credit reports, third party/bank references, financials, and other relevant information
  • Approve/deny credit terms and limit, assign appropriate risk codes, and/or follow-up with management or Risk Group as applicable.

Required Skills or Experience

  • Graduated from university with degree in Finance, or an MBA preferable
  • At least 7 years work experience in management accounting, planning and non-banking lending
  • Knowledge of WASH is an asset
  • Excellent spoken and written English
  • Holds a valid drivers license

How to Apply

Applicants should post their Covering Letter and CV to email address [email protected]

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