Technical Manager

Gaborone, Botswana

Are you a dynamic and highly qualified professional seeking a pivotal role in shaping the financial landscape of a leading organization?

We invite you to join our team as the Technical Manager in Gaborone. At Alpha Direct company, we are committed to innovation and excellence, and we are looking for an individual who shares our dedication to drive success through technology insights.

Position Overview: As the Technical Manager, reporting directly to the Chief Executive Officer, you will be a key player in providing cutting-edge financial management information and strategic advice to senior management and Heads of Departments. This role transcends traditional financial leadership, requiring a Finance Manager with a strong technical acumen to integrate technology and data insights into decision-making processes.

Key Responsibilities:

  1. Financial Management with Technology Insights:
  • Lead financial processes with technology-driven solutions for efficiency.
  • Utilize technology insights for variance analysis and trend identification.
  • Implement data-driven decision-making for day-to-day operations.

Business Analysis and Technology Integration:

  • Analyse the impact of process changes, incorporating technology solutions.
  • Contribute to Board Dashboards with numerical and graphical information, highlighting technological advancements.

Risk Management and Capital Raising:

  • Drive risk registers using technology tools and collaborate closely with the company risk coordinator.
  • Leverage technology for impactful communication in presentations to potential investors.

Stakeholder Management:

  • Develop a clear and consistent communication strategy to keep stakeholders informed about financial performance, strategic initiatives, and potential challenges.
  • Implement regular updates through newsletters, presentations, and meetings to ensure transparency and maintain a strong relationship with stakeholders.
  • Integrate Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) factors into financial reporting and strategy discussions.
  • Engage stakeholders in conversations about the organization's sustainability efforts and ensure transparency in reporting on ESG initiatives.

Key Performance Areas:

  • Financial Management (Budgeting, Monitoring & Tracking):
    • Lead financial processes with timely and accurate reporting.
    • Utilize technology for detailed management accounts and variance analysis.
  • Year End Financial Planning:
    • Support year-end financial reporting and assist in future year budget preparation.
    • Develop income plans with departmental Managers, leveraging technology for accurate forecasting.
  • Business Analysis:
    • Contribute numerical and graphical information for Board Dashboards.
    • Incorporate technology advancements into the development of financial policies and procedures.
  • Risk Management:
    • Drive risk registers using technology tools.
    • Ensure closure of audit findings and assist procurement with technology-driven supplier evaluation.
  • Capital Raising:
    • Collaborate with the CEO and Senior Management on presentations to potential investors.
    • Utilize technology in negotiating term sheets and deals with venture capital and private equity investors.

Core Competencies:

  • Excellent interpersonal skills with a customer-oriented approach.
  • Analytical thinking and problem-solving skills.
  • Planning and coordination skills, ability to work under pressure.
  • Stakeholder Management
  • People Management

Experience / Knowledge and Skills:

  • 10 years post-qualification experience, preferably in an insurance institution.
  • Minimum of 5 years' experience in a 'Big4' Audit Firm (PWC, KPMG, Deloitte or EY).
  • Mandatory Active Fellow Membership in BICA and ACCA
  • Full membership of any recognised professional accounting Body.
  • Exposure to a management accounting environment with advanced proficiency in Computer Applications (Word, Excel, Power BI, and PowerPoint).
  • Proven track record in implementing IFRS17