Finance Lead/ Assistant 1

Finance Lead/ Assistant

Puma Energy

Main Purpose:

Provide regular flow of information to Finance Manager in country to evaluate the financial performance of the affiliates.
Liaise with external counter-parties to ensure compliance with applicable laws.

Knowledge Skills and Abilities, Key Responsibilities:

1. (40%)

  • Manage and supervise the overall activities of the Finance & Accounting functions in the affiliate at an overall and Line of Business level.
  • Review the transactional accounting activities performed by the shared services team and approve all entries
  • Monitor and manage Capital expenditure within the approved budgets – reports anomalies and ensure projects are capitalized on time
  • Report on Operating expenses as compared to budget and forecast

2. (20%)

  • Provide timely reporting and ensure that it represents a true and fair statement of the operating activities
  • Ensure the bi-weekly Flash is reported on time and tracks the actual results ultimately reported
  • Ensure the month end reports are submitted within Group reporting timelines
  • Ensure the monthly business review pack is prepared accurately and completely

3. (20%)

  • Comply with all Group, Statutory and Regulatory requirements of the company, such as Financial Statements and Department of Energy Reports.
  • Liaise with tax team to ensure Tax reporting is correct.
  • Ensure that all requirements are submitted accurately and on time.

4. (20%)

  • Prepare the annual budget with the accounting and controlling teams.
  • Ensure the budget is robust, accurate and complete and prepared in time for deadlines.
  • Prepare the quarterly forecasts (PnL and Balance Sheet forecasts) are prepared accurately and completely

Key Relationships and Department Overview:

  • Internal –Malawi GM, Malawi leadership team, Puma Regional Finance, IT and Supply. Puma Global Reporting, Credit, Treasury; Business Line Managers.
  • External – External auditors, Local banks, Government

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