Manager-Finance & Administration (Based in Papua New Guinea) Email This Print This
Requirements: 
  • Possess professional accounting qualifications (e.g. MIA, ACCA, or CPA).
  • Minimum 8-10 years of relevant working experience, with 5 years’ experience in managerial positions with progressive responsibilities.
  • Experience working in the plantation industry is an advantage.
  • Familiar with IFRS, local financial & tax requirements.
  • Experience in operating ERP systems.   
  • Willing to work in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea.    
  • Must have extremely strong MS Excel skills.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English.
  • Strong leadership skills and a team player with a high integrity and sense of urgency, ability to work under pressure.
  • Ability to multi-task and work in a challenging and fast paced environment.
Responsibilities: 
  • Responsible for the overall Finance and Administration Department overseeing daily operational functions for the Company which includes Accounting, Human Resource & Administration and Store functions.
  • Responsible for the accounting functions for the company which includes preparation of finance and management reports, annual budget planning and budgetary control, costing reports, fixed assets register, bank accounts / accounts payable / accounts receivable / inventory reconciliations, stock and inventory recording, cash flow projection and taxation matters.
  • Responsible for overall Human Resource & Administration functions which include recruitment, compensation and benefits, training and development, performance management, employee relations, safety and general administration.
  • Check and verify payment for all accounts payable by cheques and petty cash to ensure that payments are in order and in compliance with SOP / the approved Limits of Authority.
  • Guide Directors and Senior Management on managing the Company’s expenditures, cost structures and tax payments by streamlining business processes, improving operational efficiency and cost effectiveness and achieving cost savings for the Company.
  • Determine financial status by comparing and analysing plans and forecasts with actual results. Periodically review budgeted performance against actual performance of the Company.|
  • Improve financial status by analysing results and variance, identifying trends and recommending actions.
  • Ensure the preparation and submission of relevant documents and reports are in line with statutory, accounting and taxation requirements.
  • Review and constantly enhance the internal controls of the financial and management accounting system for the Company including standard operation and accounting procedures, policies and guidelines in accordance with the statutory requirements and Group Policies & Procedures.
  • Analyse product cost, implement pricing policies, prepare budget / forecast, initiate business process improvement and cost control projects for the Company.
  • Conduct risk management and corporate governance assessments and recommend solutions or actions for Directors’ and Senior Management’s approval.
  • Handle all regulatory, legal matters and taxation compliance matters including tax computation, tax return submission, tax payments/refund, tax planning inclusive of VAT submissions and other tax matters for the Company.
  • Handle secretarial matters and liaise with external company secretary for the Company.
  • Liaise with auditors, tax agents, lawyers and regulatory bodies.
  • Liaise with Bankers and handle overall treasury functions which include trade finance and foreign exchange management.
  • Coach, guide and train team members to build a strong team.
  • Manage and perform any ad-hoc tasks/projects that may be assigned from time to time.