Construction Finance Manager

Kigali, Rwanda

MASS Design Group is looking to expand our impact in the built environment.  After more than 10 years of professional practice in design, supervision, and construction management, MASS is launching a construction arm. MASS seeks to leverage the investment of our partners to fully realize the impact of construction and infrastructure development for the benefit of the client, rather than the contractor’s profit.

MASS is seeking a Construction Finance Manager to assist with the development of the MASS construction arm and to support construction teams in achieving successful outcomes for our clients by delivering projects within agreed timeline and budget as well as capturing and sharing knowledge across projects.

This person will oversee the finance and accounting functions in MASS’s construction projects and help establish workflow and internal processes for MASS. We want someone who executes tasks accurately and reliably while also bringing a systems-approach, innovation, and sound judgment to his or her work. This person should have a knack for problem-solving and prioritization and have a desire to support MASS to research, build, and advocate for architecture that promotes justice and human dignity.

Responsibilities:

  • Prepare and issue detailed invoices to Clients with supporting documentation including payroll, expenses, and subcontractor invoices
  • Manage subcontractor/vendor invoicing, payments, and expense projections
  • Manage payroll and benefits for up to 100 employees
  • Prepare weekly and monthly reports showing status and progress of project budgets
  • Oversee all accounts, ledgers, and reporting systems ensuring compliance with regulatory requirements
  • Manage project cash flow forecasting in coordination with procurement planning and expense projections
  • Maintain internal control and safeguards for receipt of revenue, costs, and program budgets and actual expenditures
  • Coordinate local audit annually
  • Consistently analyze financial data and present financial reports in an accurate and timely manner
  • Oversee invoicing, accounts payable and accounts receivable processes
  • Review project operations expense budget and prepare quarterly financial reports to leadership
  • Work with Project Managers and Quantity Surveyors to maintain an up to date forecasting model

Competencies:

  • Expertise in managing and coordinating budgets and finances for construction projects and ensuring on-budget outcomes
  • Experience managing payroll, expenses, invoicing, and cash flow
  • Have a basic knowledge of the technical aspects of construction
  • Trained in commonly used industry software (MS Excel, Quickbooks, etc.)
  • A team player, well-organised, diligent, proactive, assertive, well-disciplined and commercially astute
  • Work with the client and internal teams to set milestones and monitoring progress
  • Mentor and supervise less experienced Finance professionals to build their capacity, confidence and knowledge
  • Entrepreneurial, independent and proactive worker, able to multi-task under pressure
  • Experience with design professionals (design-build) is a plus
  • Value MASS’s mission and demonstrate commitment to ensuring social impact goals are met on each project, with a focus on training women in construction

Qualifications:

  • Minimum of a Bachelor's degree in Accounting or Finance
  • Minimum five (5) years relevant experience in finance/accounting position at General Contracting company
  • Minimum three (3) years experience in a managerial position
  • Solid experience coordinating audit activities and managing reporting, budget development and analysis, accounts payable and receivable, general ledger, payroll, and accounting for investments
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills; experience in effectively communicating key data, including presentations to senior management, board or other outside partners

Application deadline: April 1, 2019

Anticipated start date: May-June  2019

 

 

 

 

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