By | March 22, 2023

Senior Finance Manager (Planning & Control) Job Position Available at Debswana Diamond Company – Gaborone

Title:  Senior Finance Manager – Planning & Control

Closing Date:  31 March 2023

Senior Finance Manager – Planning & Control

Location:  Gaborone, BW


Debswana Diamond Company would like to invite suitably qualified innovative, results oriented and self-driven individuals to apply for the position listed and described below and join a professional team driven by service excellence, where the demands of the business are met by encouraging team work and addressing the needs of the individual.

Purpose of the Role

To provide strategic leadership for the Finance Department, translating Corporate strategy and statutory requirements to ensure optimal functioning of the operation.

Key Job Responsibilities

  • Interprets operational requirements and integrates with discipline base financial needs to ensure availability of financial resources to meet business objectives
  • Responsible for, approves and monitors the utilisation of allocated funds to enable the attainment of departmental goals and objectives
  • Provides input towards the development of the Mine-wide Strategic Business Plan (SBP) in line with the long-term corporate strategy
  • Formulates the department’s medium and long term strategic plan to meet the organisational business objectives
  • Identifies, develops and institutionalizes organizational capabilities that will enable sustainable competitive advantage
  • Interprets and integrates financial needs across the operation to develop the financial framework aligned to the attainment of organizational/business units objectives /business plan
  • Manages the operation’s Financial and Accounting strategy to facilitate optimal functioning of and alignment to Debswana Operations and Strategy
  • Reviews and approves Policies and Procedures developed within the Department to ensure a sound internal control environment
  • Identifies and manages the implementation of and adherence to legal and corporate governance
  • Facilitates the final decision making process at Senior Management Level by interpreting and integrating information with organizational needs and operational strategic objectives
  • Facilitates effective cash flow management to ensure the sufficient funds to meet the current needs of the organization
  • Directs the implementation of financial systems and processes to optimize accountability, effectiveness and efficiency’.e.g. IAS GAAP/Legislation
  • Initiates, monitors and controls short term sectional projects to ensure attainment of desired results
  • Reviews and approves Year End Financial Reports
  • Supports the service management framework for Finance and ensure standardization of services delivered to the business
  • Develops processes, measures and procedures to ensure world class quality Finance service delivery
  • Develops financial management mechanisms that minimize business risks
  • Advises on financial best practice principles and parameters supporting the strategic business plan
  • Manages subordinates’ key effectiveness areas by setting, monitoring and reviewing performance and taking remedial action as necessary
  • Directs departmental employees to achieve individual and team objectives by ensuring the right competence and effectiveness of manpower (capacity building)
  • Provides the framework for application of knowledge management principles to ensure effective knowledge capture, exchange and adaptation
  • Provides the framework for identification and implementation of creative and innovative ideas and processes to ensure continuous business improvement
  • Establishes and maintains effective relationships with all key stakeholders and partners for achievement of business objectives

Other Job Responsibilities

  • Responsible for and manages the overall departmental safety, health and environmental programme in line with operational strategy and objectives


  • Bachelors Degree with Honours in FCCA/FCMA or Equivalent


10 years post graduate experience, with 5 years managing a full Finance function

Legal Certification/Professional Registration

Technical Competencies

  • Financial planning and analysis
  • Corporate and statutory compliance
  • Controlling
  • Reporting
  • Budgeting
  • Process design and service delivery
  • Project management and execution
  • Systems configuration and application
  • Tax planning and compliance
  • Treasury management

Behavioral Competencies

  • Achievement Orientation
  • Business Acumen
  • Managing Performance and Holding People Accountable
  • Impact and Influence
  • Strategic Orientation
  • Concern for Safety, Health and the Environment

Debswana is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. Please note that we only contact shortlisted candidates.

Permanent Contract

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