As we say at Destination Botswana, “why paperwork when you can click a button?”
Location: Gaborone
Department: Accounting/Finance
Reference: DBCFO/001
Do you share Destination Botswana’s passion for providing amazing experiences? Join us if you are an enthusiastic team leader who thrives in a communication, creativity and cooperation-driven environment.
This is an opportunity to be involved in a company with a product in the market that solves a huge customer pain point with an innovative technology approach and business model. The business has existing customers and a pipeline of prospects. With the right execution, this is a startup that can ride a wave of disruption in its market, capture real market shares and can rank amongst some of the tremendous successes in Botswana internet business- commanding million Pula valuations, market leadership in a rapidly evolving market, and big technology disruption.
Brief Overview
This senior management position (CFO) is responsible for leadership and oversight of strategic and tactical execution of Destination Botswana’s finance, human resource and operations initiatives with a particular focus on accounting and financial systems. The CFO reports to the Chief Executive Officer and collaborates closely with General Managers and departmental heads.
Position specific roles, responsibilities and duties:
•Collaborate closely with the human resources department to establish training, mentorship and other personnel development programs throughout entire organization.
•Collaborate with the ICT team to develop, implement and monitor all IT systems that support financial reporting functions.
•Communicate financial targets, metrics and results to the company, ensuring all colleagues understand financial and operational goals and performance.
•Engage a proactive role in improving productivity by teaming with departmental GMs to achieve overall operational goals.
•Ensure integrity and timeliness of all financial processes across the company & business units.
•Lead key finance initiatives that support Destination Botswana’s strategic objectives.
•Take on a leadership role in the development and implementation of business intelligence platforms to improve overall organizational reporting & develop a more forward-looking approach to all financial models.
•Team with the Port finance teams to ensure the most suitable accounting practices are fully developed and implemented while adhering to all requisite regulatory requirements.
•Develop finance organizational strategies by contributing financial and accounting information, analysis and recommendations to strategic thinking and direction; establishing functional objectives in line with Destination Botswana’s objectives.
•Develops financial strategies by forecasting capital, facilities and staff requirements; identifying opportunities for cost-reduction, improvement and system enhancement; accumulating capital to fund expansion
Desired background:
•A minimum of 3 years’ post-qualification finance experience, with at least 18 months in senior management
•Bachelor’s degree in finance, accounting, business
•MBA and/or CIMA, ACCA or equivalent
•Experience in analysis & implementation of financial IT systems such as ACCPAC, ERP, SAP, etc.
•Strong track record successfully implementing a wide range of improvements in a prior accounting/finance position – POS, Central Accounting Practices, etc.
•Experience in a market share growth-oriented multinational organization with a complex operating structure will be an advantage
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, orientation or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.
Prospective candidates are to mail their cover letters, certificates of qualification, references and other supporting documents to:
The Director
Destination Botswana
P.O Box 794AAH
Gaborone Botswana
or hand deliver at :The Hub, Plot 54368, CBD iTowers, First Floor, office 109
For enquiries call: 3981943
Fax: 3981901
Closing date: 15 August 2016

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