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Job Reference: G4S/TP/3620871/127962
Number of Positions: 1
Job Category: Accounting/Finance/Insurance/Commercial
Contract Type: Full Time
Salary: Market Related
Location: Gaborone
G4S Region: Africa

G4S Business Unit:Botswana
Closing Date: October 29, 2018
Package Description: Remuneration and benefits will be commensurate with the seniority of the role and in compliance with company remuneration policy and practice.

Job Introduction:

Reporting to the Managing Director, the Financial Director coordinates the provision of effective financial support services within the business, in compliance with legislation and Company policies and procedures.

Role Responsibility:

1. Ensure business compliance with Company Financial policies in respect of budget processes  :

  • Preparation and timeous submission of the region’s annual budget for Head Office approval, conforming to defined budget guidelines and principles.
  • Maintenance of expenditure within approved levels by ensuring compliance with budgetary control procedures. 


2 .  Ensure business compliance with Company accounting and administrative practices, in conformance with legislation and generally accepted accounting practice:

  • Timeous and accurate processing of decentralized accounting transactions on the G4S ERP system, maintaining accurate and detailed records with supporting source documentation.
  • Management of the regional Accounts Receivable function, implementing effective credit control measures to ensure that cash flow is maximised.
  • Oversight of Easyroster export to payroll, ensuring scheduled and actual hours worked does not exceed contractual manpower requirements.
  • Preparation and timeous submission of accurate forecasts of monthly results, facilitating implementation of proactive  measures to obviate unacceptable outcomes.
  •  Analysis and evaluation of monthly accounts, reviewing actual performance against budget, identifying trends and highlighting variances, providing accurate management information to the Managing Director
  • Effective coordination of litigation, insurance and other claims. 


3.    Development of the business’ Financial department personnel:

  • Effective management of subordinate personnel in terms of:

              - Performance Assessment

              - Skills Development

              - Career path planning 



The Ideal Candidate:

Minimum qualification & experience

  • Relevant B degree in Financial Management or Accounting (postgraduate degree highly advantageous)
  • Qualified Chartered Accountant
  • Minimum 5 years’ Senior management experience in Accounting and or Finance
  • Experience in a Listed Entity





  • Company law
  • Security industry legislation
  • G4S Finance Policy and procedures
  • Knowledge of Botswana tax law 



  • Leading People
  • Managing Professionally
  • Managing Conflict
  • Communication (Written and Verbal)
  •  Computer literacy
  • Accounting and auditing skills 



  • Customer Thinking
  • Collaborating and Co-operating
  • Relationship Building
  • Innovation

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