Chief Finance Officer – MTN Rwanda (Deadline : November 15,2018)

Position: Chief Finance Officer (CFO)

Company: MTN Rwanda

Deadline: Thursday 15th Nov 2018

MTN Rwanda seeks to recruit a highly competent and self-motivating individual to join Finance Department at the position of a Chief Finance Officer (CFO) Reporting to the Chief Executive Officer (CEO).

Mission/ Core purpose of the Job: (Short description)

  • To monitor and control financial risk through ensuring the availability of accurate current financial data, and the provision of financial reporting systems that conform to business and governance requirements.

Role Complexity:

  • Advise on financial implications in forums such as Board meetings, ExCom, Operational Review
  • Advising CEO re Financial decision making

Task Complexity:

  • Assist in formulating the company’s future direction and supporting tactical initiatives
  • Ensuring the provision of timeous, accurate and relevant financial information
  • Oversee the company’s transaction processing systems
  • Ensure conformance of company policy to regulations
  • Custodian of company assets (control, loss protection, internal controls)
  • Manage risk and return of company financial resources
  • Enforce corporate governance in company financial decision making
  • Provision of long-term financial plan for MTN funding
  • Direct company procurement function

Supervisory /Managerial/Leadership Complexity:

  • Management of direct reports, succession planning, performance management.

Creativities (improvement/innovation inherent):

  • Provision of financial modeling and scenario analysis that maximizes shareholder wealth
  • Creation of strategic relationships with key bankers
  • Implementation of financial best practices throughout organization


  • Incorrect financial information
  • Failure to secure beneficial funding terms and conditions
  • Uncertainty of interest rates
  • Failure to provide adequately for cash resources and protection of company assets

Responsibility towards:

  • Direct reports: Managers, Financial Planning and Control, Procurement, Accounting, Taxation, RA
  • Matrix reports: MTN Group
  • Key customers: Board, Audit committee, Board subcommittee
  • Key suppliers: Providers of financial services, banks
  • Relations, etc:

Independent thought and Judgement:

  • Setting of delegations of authority
  • Proposal of counter signatory system and thresholds
  • Proposals on funding to be approved
  • Disclosure of financial results and declaration of profit
  • Adoption of appropriate accounting practice for business environment and company context
  • Development of contingency plans for medium term funding

Job requirements & Qualifications:


  • B.Sc. or HND Accounting or related area of study.
  • Chartered accountant with articles


  • Senior management track record of 5 years or more; with at least 3 years’ experience in relevant sector/ industry as per relevant role (direct report to a CFO)
  • Experience working in a global/multinational enterprise (understanding emerging markets is advantageous)
  • Worked across diverse cultures and geographies
  • Financial Accounts management
  • Tax auditing


  • Financial and Accounting knowledge
  • Telecoms knowledge
  • International Accounting standards
  • Reserve Bank and local banking industry
  • Income Tax Act
  • Industry knowledge
  • Regulatory knowledge
  • Product and Services knowledge

Skills / physical competencies:

  • Conflict handling
  • Leadership
  • Influencing
  • Communication skills
  • Analytical skills
  • Strategic thinking
  • Presentation skills
  • People Management

Behavioural qualities:

  • Assertiveness
  • Integrity
  • Agility

How to apply:

All interested candidates are requested to send their application letters and updated curriculum vitae together with copies of their academic credentials not later than 15th November 2018.
Through jobs platform on: jobs2.RW[at] and on HRIS
MTN Rwandacell Ltd is an equal opportunity employer.

Note: Only qualified applicants will be contacted within fourteen (14) days after the submission deadline.

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