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Deputy CFO

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Date: Nov 24, 2021

Location: Kingston, JM, WI

Company: Digicel

About Digicel


As a Digital Operator, Digicel is in the business of delivering powerful digital experiences 1440 minutes of each day to customers – that’s every minute, all day, every day.


Through its world-class LTE and fibre networks, together with its suite of eight (8) apps spanning sports (SportsMax), music (D’Music), news (Loop), local radio and podcasts (GoLoud), TV streaming (PlayGo), enhanced messaging and marketplaces (BiP), cloud storage (Billo) and self-care (MyDigicel app), Digicel is the only operator in its markets that can deliver that.


Serving consumer and business customers in 32 markets in the Caribbean, Central America and Pacific, its investments of over US$7 billion and a commitment to its communities through its Digicel Foundations in Haiti, Jamaica, Papua New Guinea and Trinidad & Tobago have contributed to positive outcomes for over 3 million people to date.


With its Better Together brand, Digicel is making a promise of simply more to customers and communities and its 7,000 employees worldwide work together to make that a powerful reality day in, day out.


Visit www.digicelgroup.com for more.


Deputy CFO for Digicel Markets


As an integral part of the Group Finance Team, the Deputy CFO for Digicel Markets is responsible for; reporting performance, ensuring sound financial controls and understanding the key business metrics. He/she is also the key point of contact, providing leadership and direction, for the markets finance functions and a liaison between the markets and the shared services centre. The role provides an exciting, fast-paced and challenging career opportunity for an experienced finance professional with excellent financial and astute commercial skills. You must have demonstrated your proven ability to communicate effectively at all levels, including to a Board of Directors. 


Main Duties and Responsibilities: 


  • Develop, implement and monitor the financial controls and procedures of the company and ensure consistency of accounting policy and procedures. 
  • Recruit, train and develop the finance team worldwide to build out a world-class team. 
  • Provide monthly, quarterly and annual reporting of the key business metrics to the business stakeholders as required.
  • Actively participate in the company financial matters and maintain relationships with internal and external business stakeholders.  
  • Improve the day to day operational cash-flow management and balance sheet controls. 
  • Review and sign off of the markets monthly board report submissions. 
  • Prepare monthly performance metrics for the business to complement the current suite of reporting as needed for the Group CFO.
  • Preparation, review and presentation of business plans (large and small) for new projects to the Group CEO and Group CFO
  • Review annual budget for the markets and three year strategic plan to ensure aligned to our corporate goals
  • Ownership of finance cost centre budget across the business and ensure the delivery of the budget spend for the finance department 
  • Deliver quality monthly cost reporting for the group vertical functions across the business, to partner with the cost owners to bring an improved understanding of spend.
  • Prepare ad hoc reports for Group CFO & Group CEO
  • Have an understanding of international best practice tax principles and an ability to align accounting procedures to local laws 


Academic qualifications & experience: 


  • Qualified ACCA, CIMA, CPA with a minimum of 5 years’ experience in a similar position  
  • Experience working effectively in a matrix organisation
  • Telecommunications experience is highly desirable.  
  • Emerging markets experience is desirable.  
  • Staff management experience is essential
  • You must be willing and eager to contribute, as part of a senior management team, to the development of the markets in line with corporate objectives.  
  • The challenge will be to impose tight financial controls while ensuring the rapid growth of the company and work to tight timelines.  
  • Drive for results, sense of urgency, confidence, and passion for success are all attributes of the ideal candidate for this challenging and rewarding opportunity.  
  • Ability to make presentations of the financial results to the senior management team, Board of Directors and Shareholders.  
  • Previous/ Current international experience will be an advantage. 





This job description indicates the general nature and level of work expected of the incumbent.  It is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities required of the incumbent.  Incumbent may, and probably will be asked to perform other duties as required.  Each employee, regardless of classification, is required to maintain a safe, orderly and clean workplace, using safety precautions and observing safety rules at all times.

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