Head Of Finance – Zambia FiberCo

Reference Number:
Head Of Finance – Zambia FiberCo
Organisation Name:
MTN GlobalConnect
GlobalConnect Zambia
MTN Level:
Level 3

The Head of Finance acts as a chief financial advisor and strategic finance business partner, providing financial support to the CEO & senior management while overseeing the financial operations of the company and making decisions to improve the overall financial health of the company.

The role ensures the financial profitability and viability of the organisation through appropriate administration of the business, effective working capital management, and proactively managing the financial performance of the company.

The role entails working under the guidance of CFO: GlobalConnect, and works in collaboration with the GlobalConnect Finance team

The Head Of Finance will be accountable to achieve the following objectives:

Operational Delivery

Functional Leadership:

  • As the functional leader of the Finance vertical, the role is accountable to:
  • Monitor and align the direction, strategy and results of the Finance vertical, collectively and as individual work areas in the OpCo, ensuring that the Group guidelines are duly complied with
  • Lead and deploy an integrated solution development and problem-solving philosophy across the function
  • Serve on the executive committee to align Finance goals to other departmental and organizational objectives

Delivery Leadership:

  • As the delivery leader of the Finance vertical, the role is accountable for the following work area outcomes:
  • Advise and provide support for the resolution of issues in forums such as Board meetings, Operational Review, etc
  • Representation and management of specific Opco related committees – Risk & Audit Committee, Capex committee
  • Implement and oversee execution of policies, procedures and guidelines set forth by group Finance team and ensure the team complies with the same
  • Implement governance to manage the consolidated OpCo Finance, budgets and financials, with guidance from OpCo CEO/MD
  • Manage finance operations and activities including accounts payables, accounts receivables, budgeting and control, financial planning
  • Deliver results under the guidance of the GlobalConnect CFO, abiding by all the set directives and regularly reporting compliance
  • Manage cash flow of the company ensuring generation of sufficient funds for day to day operations and CAPEX spend; monitor actual spending and ensure financial compliance with all business transactions
  • Monitor maintenance of integrity of the financial data, financial processes, procedures and financial controls in line with established accounting processes, regulations governing the business and internal control policies
  • Implement the Forecasting, budgeting and financial planning process for the OpCo to ensure all budgets adequately reflect periodic resource requirements and revenue estimates for the business, communicate the same to the Group
  • Responsible for the review, approval and/or update of business plans, budgets and forecasts of the function
  • Ensure accuracy of financial data in GL accounts by implementing appropriate accounting principles and standards for all transactions
  • Ensure timely and regular reporting of the company’s financial performance and cash flow statement
  • Implement tax risk management plans and review all computations and submissions in line with Group guidance
  • Oversee accounts receivable reconciliation and differed revenue reconciliation activities ensuring accurate reporting of month-end account reconciliations (including cash, accrual and prepaid accounts)
  • Oversee preparation of transfer pricing documents for all intra-group transactions and receive sign-off from group team
  • Handle all transfer pricing controversies and disputes, resolving/escalating issues, as required.
  • Oversee local procurement activities and resolve issues, if any. In case of business-critical challenges, escalate to Group Finance team

Job Requirements


  • Minimum CPA / CIMA /ACCA
  • Minimum 4-year degree in Finance or Business
  • Master’s degree in Finance is preferred


  • Minimum of 6 to 8 years of post-qualification experience in accounting and finance operations with at least 3 to 4 years in a managerial role
  • Successful track record as a senior management professional in delivering exceptional financial performance for the company
  • Experience in wholesale/infrastructure/B2B Telecommunications sector/ industry will be advantageous
  • Experience working in a global/multinational enterprise with a good understanding emerging market