Finance Manager, Responsable des finances, Douala, MAX

Finance Manager, Responsable des finances, Douala, MAX

Role Responsibilities/ Responsabilités du rôle

We are looking for a FINANCE MANAGER who is an expert in analyzing every day financial activities and subsequently provide advice and guidance to upper management on current and future financial plans. A strong candidate combines a strong analytical mindset with technical ability and excellent people skills.. You will be a strategic thinker with strong organizational and problem-solving skills. You will be highly analytical, a self-starter, results-oriented and able to thrive in an entrepreneurial and fast-paced environment. This is a full time, permanent and long-term position reporting to the Finance Controller with access to MAX’s executive team.

We are committed to and encourage equal opportunity.

What You’ll Do:


Ensuring compliance with IFRS, local GAAP and fiscal obligations following standardized

formats that will pass an external audit

Review financial reports for quality

Directly work on financial reports and make the complex seem simple

Identifying all errors in account reconciliations, financial statements and reports

Documenting reasons for any Fails

Dive deep to identify the root cause of any quality failure

Develop simple solutions that fix the failure

Write clear coaching documents that ensure highest quality outputs

Planning and Analysis

Oversee operations of the finance department, set goals and objectives, and design a

framework for these to be met

Manage the preparation of the company’s budget

Manage, guide and lead employees to ensure appropriate financial processes are being


Participate in strategic data analysis, research, and modeling for senior company


Support project analysis, validation of plans, and ad-hoc requests

Advise on investment activities and provide strategies that the company should take

Analyze costs, pricing, variable contributions, sales results and the company’s actual

performance compared to the business plans

Develop trends and projections for the firm’s finances


To use your outstanding knowledge of IFRS and financial acumen to dig into the results our Accountants and Financial Analysts produce. You will write actionable coaching documents for them that are clear, simple, impactful and derived from insights you discovered personally. In your weekly 1:1s with your team members, you will ask probing questions to confirm that your feedback is being applied.


Degree in Finance, Accounting or Economics

5+ years in finance or a related area in a fast paced global organization

Extensive understanding of financial trends both within the company and general market patterns


Sage 300 experience or comparable finance system

General knowledge of accounting/financial/operational principles

Experience developing financial reports and metrics

Interpersonal and communication skills with the ability to interact with various management levels

Ability to manage multiple tasks and adapt to a changing, fast-paced environment

Strong Excel, Word, and PowerPoint skills

Superior attention to detail and ability to successfully manage multiple competing priorities while maintaining a view of the big picture

Experience in Mobility/Fintech/Gig-economy/eCommerce

Strong Project and Program management skills

Global leader and thinker with the ability to make quick strategic decisions

Highly energetic, self-motivated & proactive

What You’ll Learn:

The importance of deep dives to resolve problems in your team and other teams as well as the importance of driving yourself on a daily basis against quarterly set quantifiable goals which deliver real business value.

To measure and track output and results and how to automate everything that you do

How to overcome the challenges of working and collaborating with other high performing finance professionals

How to build the finance foundations of the relevant finance function area with your team members

Ultimately though you will learn to move fast, set the bar high, and learn from failures


Competitive pay & benefits

Flexible work and hybrid working model

Unrivaled Learning and Development

Location and Travel:

The candidate will be based in Africa.

The role would require frequent travel to operating countries.

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