Providing strategic guidance and managing the Finance team of Okavango Wilderness Safaris Pty Ltd and its related companies’.
Perform month-end, interim and year end procedures ensuring that deadlines are strictly adhered to.
General Ledger (GL) account reconciliations and analysis of key balance sheet and income statement account balance movements.
Lead annual budgeting, quarterly forecasting and strategic plan updates.
Ensure all accounting activities comply with International Financial Reporting Standards and existing controls.
Responsible for the statutory filing and tax reporting of all the relevant entities.
Management and administration of intercompany financial transactions among group entities.
Oversee and execute on the annual external financial audit process.
Coordinate and carry out the HRDC reimbursement process.
Prepare all the accounting reports and provide support for the non-profit wing of the business.
On time submission of monthly accounts, along which includes:
Working capital management including preparation and reviewing of cash available reports as well as preparation monthly cash flow forecasts.
Tax compliance including preparation and submission of all relevant tax returns (VAT, WHT, Income Tax, deferred tax calculations.)
Preparation and review of cash availability reports and monthly cash flows.
Management of the project accounting process and maintaining up to date fixed asset registers.
7-10 years’ relevant experience with at least 5 years’ experience at a managerial level with total responsibility for the complete financial reporting function.
Accounting degree plus professional accounting qualification (CA, ACCA, CIMA etc.)
A BICA member in good standing.
Advanced excel and financial modeling skills.
Previous experience with Microsoft Dynamics Great Plains (GP) and/or business intelligence software is strongly preferred.
Experience in the travel and tourism industry will be an added advantage.
Working/practical knowledge of Botswana Companies Act, Income Tax, VAT and other statutory deductions.
Ability to compute taxes per BURS requirements is compulsory.
Demonstrated ability to build trusted relationships with all stakeholders
SKILLS & ATTRIBUTES
•Leadership and supervisory skills
•Team player and ability to interact with non-financial staff
•Organized, methodical, analytical and with an eye for detail
•Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
•Excellent presentation skills
• Deadline and results orientated