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Cummins Inc. Financial Controller - Botswana in Gaborone, Botswana

Financial Controller - Botswana


Responsible for all accounting, budgeting, financial controls, and costs for an entity or organization. Works with the Business Unit/Line of Business/Functional Controller to apply consistent accounting practices at the operations level. Participates in the leadership team for the operation.

Manages all accounting practices for the entity; conducts the Annual Operating Plan (AOP) and forecast processes.

Works with the business unit/line of business/functional controller to apply consistent accounting practices.

Participates in the business as a member of the leadership team.

Ensures processes are efficient and that the product/operation maintains cost effectiveness.

Partners with business leaders to provide input into development of business strategies.

Leads finance communications across the operation.

Manages the monthly and quarterly financial reporting process, including general ledger and subsidiary financial ledgers.

Maintains a strong control environment across the key business cycles, including account reconciliations and systems implementations.

Provides appropriate resources for internal and external financial and process audits.

Implements recommended changes to accounting practices.

Coordinates financial modeling of quotation packages.

Develops and presents reports and analyses to the business leader.

Leads efforts to comply with any governmental or regulatory organization financial requirements.

Provides business support, in terms of accounts receivable, accounts payable, inventory control, shipping/receiving and payroll.

Forecasts logistics costs and inventory; provides leadership to business to meet logistics and working capital targets.

Leads financial analysis on capital projects and overall capital management process at the entity level.

Coaches and mentors all entity finance staff; assigns work according to availability, skills, and developmental needs; assesses performance and provides feedback to direct reports.



Financial Regulations Acumen - Evaluates applicable regulations for the financial area of focus, such as tax, banking, pension, local accounting to ensure underlying transactions are recorded in compliance with applicable regulations; explains key requirements and purpose of regulations and implications to the business to inform and educate relevant stakeholders.

Business Partnering - Collaborates with stakeholders and develops partnerships to drive performance that aligns to organizational goals and strategies; influences the organization by demonstrating knowledge of the business to provide guidance to support the decision making process and guiding the business towards positive results and organizational alignment; evaluates business environment using measures to mitigate risk and capitalize on opportunities.

Financial Planning and Forecasting - Utilizes financial forecast data to provide forward looking projections to facilitate decision making; partners with stakeholders to analyze trends and validate assumptions to provide a forecast that aligns to the organization's goals and strategies.

Financial Analysis - Interprets financial data by analyzing trends, variances, opportunities and risks to provide insight to stakeholders regarding financial impact to drive business improvement; evaluates financial results against targets to communicate conclusions to all stakeholders; ensures integrity of financial data by investigating variances and determining corrective actions to resolve identified issues.

Ensures accountability - Holding self and others accountable to meet commitments.

Business insight - Applying knowledge of business and the marketplace to advance the organization’s goals.

Communicates effectively - Developing and delivering multi-mode communications that convey a clear understanding of the unique needs of different audiences.

Manages conflict - Handling conflict situations effectively, with a minimum of noise.

Develops talent - Developing people to meet both their career goals and the organization’s goals.

Directs work - Providing direction, delegating, and removing obstacles to get work done.

Plans and aligns - Planning and prioritizing work to meet commitments aligned with organizational goals.

Situational adaptability - Adapting approach and demeanor in real time to match the shifting demands of different situations.

Education, Licenses, Certifications

College, university, or equivalent degree in Accounting, Finance or related field required. Certified Public Accountant, Certified Management Accountant, Chartered Accountant or similar certification required.


Significant experience required, including managerial and budgetary experience in a small-operations manufacturing or distribution center environment.

Implements processes and procedures that properly capture, track, and report revenue and expenditures.

Preparation, Consolidation and ensuring AFS for Cummins Botswana are signed off and finalized in accordance to country timelines, ,

Reviews account reconciliations prepared by accountants and accounting clerks and the Preparation of (all Botswana Tax Recons for Review by Controller).

Tax Computation (Quarterly including Journal Preparation) and Submission,

VAT Monthly computation and submission for Botswana,

Liaise with outside stakeholders: EY, PWC, Tax,

Reviews and interprets balance sheet and profit and loss statements, consolidated financial statements, and other accounting schedules and reports.

Identifies control weaknesses, communications to management, and operates in a lead capacity in making remedial changes to tighten and enhance controls and mitigate risk.

Designs, modifies, installs, and/or maintains accounting systems to ensure adequate recognition of financial transactions.


Primary Location Botswana-South-East-Gaborone-Botswana, Gaborone, DBU

Job Type Experienced - Exempt / Office

Recruitment Job Type Exempt - Experienced

Job Posting Feb 13, 2020, 2:33:19 PM

Unposting Date Ongoing

Req ID: 200000AO