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Freelance Finance & Operations Manager, Sierra Leone



We have an interim assignment available for a Freelance Finance & Operations Manager in Sierre Leone, West Africa. Start in July or August, duration 12-24 months (full time). Location Sierra Leone, West Africa. Our client is a global organization with their HQ in The Netherlands. 



In this role you are responsible for all finance related matters, as well as for HT, IT and logistics. In this role you are the right-hand man and sparring partner of the County Manager. The Country Manager is primarily concerned with the commercial activities of the organization. You will lead a team of 3-4 people. The local language is English.

The Finance Manager reports directly to the CFO, based in the Netherlands and works closely together with the financial controlling team and HR team in Amsterdam. Indirectly the Finance Manager reports to the Country Manager and is part of the local management team.


  • Responsible for (cost price) calculations, controlling the income, costs, and other expenses, daily financial (cash) management and regular inventory checking’s (both fixed assets and stocks)
  • Setting up an accurate and transparent financial reporting and budgeting / cash flow forecasting system
  • Responsible for multiple financial and compliance activities relating to company payroll & pensions functions. (This concerns timely and accurate processing and reporting of payroll & pensions data for the company employees.)
  • Responsible for setting up and maintaining comprehensive accounting procedures, documentation and reporting for Grants and subsidies
  • Coordinates and supervises the export and related supply chain of products to the Netherlands
  • In close cooperation with IT Amsterdam, organizes all IT related matters, including the financial applications
  • Executing the monthly financial IFRS reporting to Dutch headquarters
  • Comply with local statutory requirements, such as local statutory financial statements, tax return, etc.
  • Comparing and analyzing budgeted results and actual monthly results and discuss deviations with management team to support the business
  • Responsible for VAT refund procedures and keep the management team informed about results and possible future regulation changes
  • Tracing and staying up to date about national financial laws, import/export regulations and keep financial department informed
  • Contact person for auditors and tax advisors
  • Responsible for HR Administration conform local laws & regulations and corporate procedures

Functie eisen

  • Degree in Finance and/or Accounting
  • A minimum of 5 years of experience in a similar role
  • Excellent proficiency in both written and verbal English
  • Work experience in Africa
  • A track record and proven ability to coach, train and improve an accounting team
  • Excellent communication, collaboration, negotiation, conflict management and team player Highly conscientious, along with an energetic and mature approach to his or her work
  • Strong problem identification and problem resolution skills




This procedure with number 10333 is handled from our office in Rotterdam. Phone 010-2897666. If you have become enthusiastic and your profile matches the requirements for this assignment, we would like to see your current (mission-oriented) CV and motivation by e-mail. Of course, all reactions are treated strictly confidentially. You will receive a confirmation by email after responding to this assignment.

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