Area Finance Manager


Development company

Full time
Greater Accra Region
Posted 4 years ago


Key Performance Areas 


Area Finance Manager

Job Holder:


Reports To: (Position)

Area Manager



Region/Business Unit/Group Support:




Prepared By:

Chris Groenewald


May 2006


Overall Purpose of the Job:

(State briefly why the job exists)

The Expro Group operates via a regional structure covering its target markets.  Each Region contains key functions and operational areas which are dedicated to developing and safely delivering the Group’s strategy for profit growth.


Each Region is headed by a Region Director who has overall responsibility for developing and delivering his region strategy against Group HSE and profit expectations.


The Area Finance manager is responsible for providing financial, commercial and administrative support to Area Management, and effective reporting to Region.


Principal Accountabilities:

(Describe the important end results of the job, i.e., what has to be achieved and why. Start with the most important and number each one separately))


Responsibility for the Area finance functions based in Remotes(South Africa ,Congo, Gabon, EG, IC, Mauritania, Ghana etc).


Provide financial/commercial support to the Area Manager and as required within the Area.


Financial reporting including monthly management accounts and monthly forecasts.


To develop the Area Budget and monitor/control delivery of this budget.


To effectively manage the processing of invoice receivables and payables in order to minimise working capital requirements


To ensure financial compliance consistent with Group and Region requirements.


To support Group/Region on any legal and tax compliance issues within the Area.


To effectively Implement and support any relevant Group/Region systems.


To provide base support/administration as required by Area Manager and Region Finance Manager.



(Show job titles and under c), indicate briefly the purpose of each job))

a)    Immediate Supervisor(s)


Area Manager



Region Finance Manager

b)   Other jobs reporting to the same supervisor:

Country Ops Manager, Logistics Coordinatior, HSEQC Coordinator, Area HR Manager

c)    Immediate Subordinates:

Accountants, Accounts Assistants to be specified



(Record any significant quantities on which job has some effect, e.g. budget or turnover, records processed, employees supervised. Where appropriate, express annual figures and indicate the year to which they relate.

To be specified




Job Context and Main Activities:

(Outline the context in which the job operates and record the types of activity involved in achieving principal accountabilities:

The position operates within the management structure of the xx Region.  The main activities involved in achieving objectives include management of direct reports, interaction with other departments, training, application of accounting experience and working with Group finance.


Direct supervision of finance department in South Africa

Functional supervision of Remotes finance personnel


The preparation and reporting of monthly regional Flash reports

The preparation and reporting of monthly regional Financial Forecasts

The reporting of monthly management accounts to Region Manager

Assist Area Manager and Region Finance Manager in the preparation of the annual budget


Recover invoice payments from clients

Interpretation and analysis of monthly results with the implementation of resultant required actions

Provide an interface with Region on financial and commercial matters

Provide commercially minded support for the Area Manager in bid evaluations, investment appraisal and contract performance, if required, to assist Region Business Development Manager

Decision making Authority/Level of Supervision Required:

Manage Finance team with minimal supervision.  Work to set financial authorities.


(Who are the job holder’s most important contacts and for what purpose? Consider both external and internal contacts, excluding immediate supervisor and subordinates, but including personnel at other locations , if appropriate)

Internal:   Region Director – reporting, Region team – information exchange, region Finance manager – reporting/advice

External:  Customers – credit control, suppliers – payment terms, auditors – year end audit.

Job Challenges:

(Identify the most complex or demanding aspects of the job)

Achieve reporting schedule targets, Support Region finance development, Support and promote Area finance team development, Reduce working capital requirements for Region

Job Knowledge and Experience:

(Indicate only the essential background qualifications, education, skills and aptitudes, specialist training and experience necessary to perform the job competently)

Supervisory Skills – experience managing groups

Health and Safety:

Please highlight if the role is a Safety Critical Position as per the following definition:

A role is defined as Safety Critical where Employees, through any improper use of substances (as defined by the Substance Abuse Policy) may affect the health and safety of themselves and/or their colleagues in their work area.


Job Features

Job CategoryBusiness
Job CategoryFeature description
Job TypeFeature description
Working Experience5 years relevant experience
Educational LevelDegree/HND in Mechanical/Electrical Engineering
Salary Rangenegotiable
Qualificationaccountancy, to  professional qualification level

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