Chief Financial Officer at Outresource Business Support Z. Ltd

Outresource Business Support Z. Ltd

Job Description

Position Overview:

The Chief Financial Officer (CFO) will play a pivotal role in overseeing the financial operations of the Organization. The CFO will be responsible for managing the organization’s financial strategy, budgeting, financial analysis, and reporting while managing a team of accountants and related staff from multiple offices across three provinces. This role also involves overseeing the financial aspects of our manufacturing and distribution division, ensuring compliance with government regulations, and maintaining strong relationships with donors, government partners, and stakeholders.

Key Responsibilities:

1. Financial Strategy: Develop and execute financial strategies aligned with the organization’s mission, goals, and values. Drive financial planning, budgeting, forecasting, and analysis processes to optimize resource allocation and maximize financial performance.

2. Financial Management: Oversee all aspects of financial management, including accounting, budgeting, cash flow management, and financial reporting. Ensure accuracy, transparency, and compliance with regulatory requirements and donor restrictions.

3. Risk Management: Identify, assess, and mitigate financial risks and opportunities. Implement robust internal controls, policies, and procedures to safeguard assets and mitigate financial and operational risks.

4. Donor Funding Management: Manage donor funding and grants effectively, ensuring compliance with grant agreements, reporting requirements, and donor expectations. Provide strategic guidance on resource allocation and utilization to maximize impact and accountability.

5. Manufacturing and Distribution Division Support: Collaborate with divisional leaders to understand and address financial needs, challenges, and opportunities within the manufacturing and distribution division. Provide financial analysis, guidance, and support to optimize divisional performance and profitability.

6. Governmental Relations: Liaise with governmental bodies and regulatory authorities to ensure compliance with relevant laws, regulations, and standards. Advocate for policies and practices that promote environmental sustainability and align with the organization’s mission and objectives.

7. Strategic Planning: Contribute to strategic decision-making processes by providing financial insights, analysis, and recommendations. Collaborate with senior leadership to identify growth opportunities, diversify revenue streams, and drive long-term organizational success.

8. Team Leadership: Build and lead a high-performing finance team, fostering a culture of collaboration, innovation, and excellence. Provide mentorship, guidance, and professional development opportunities to enhance team capabilities and effectiveness.

Requirements
  • MBA or CPA degree in Finance, Accounting, Business Administration, or related field;
  • Proven experience at least 8 years in senior financial leadership roles, preferably within the non-profit sector or environmental conservation industry.
  • Strong understanding of non-profit financial management, donor funding mechanisms, and grant compliance requirements.
  • Experience in manufacturing and distribution finance, including cost accounting, inventory management, and supply chain optimization.
  • Knowledge of governmental regulations, policies, and procedures related to environmental conservation and sustainability.
  • Strategic thinker with exceptional analytical, problem-solving, and decision-making skills.
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal, and negotiation skills, with the ability to influence and collaborate effectively across all levels of the organization.
  • Demonstrated leadership ability, with a track record of building and motivating high-performing teams.​

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