Financial Controller

GLAV-213257Harare, Harare, ZimbabweCategoryFinance and ControllingPosted Date11/14/2023ProfessionalsFull-timePermanentHours/week 40Global Forwarding, FreightDHL Global Forwarding Zimbabwe Ltd

Financial Controller

Would you like to be part of the most international company in the world? A company operating in more than 220 countries worldwide and has been pioneering cross-border express shipping since 1969.  Would you like to be part of a business that connects people across the globe and want to make a difference? Then waste no time and join our amazing team at DHL Group. DHL Global Forwarding, Freight (DGFF) is the Group’s air, ocean, and road freight specialist. We offer standardized transport as well as highly specialized end-to-end solutions to customers in a wide range of industries globally.

DHL Global Forwarding Zimbabwe has an opening for a Financial Controller where you will implement controlling plans and processes for financial or non-financial (e.g. ESG) planning, analysis and management advising the management team in line with business objectives, Group standard principles and regulations. Join us now in connecting people and improving lives.

In this Financial Controller position

  • You will implement Controlling objectives, plans and processes for a specific business area(s) of small/ medium scale complexity.
  • You will deliver Controlling projects and activities to provide financial risk and opportunity analysis of operations, investment reviews and control.
  • You will conduct analysis of complex data and prepare forecasts, reports and recommendations to provide information for management decision making.
  • You will provide accurate and timely financial analysis, performance related reporting and relevant financial and / or non-financial information to management.
  • You will implement Controlling and Budgeting policies, procedures, and methods for reporting, forecasting, and preparing planning information.
  • You will execute policies related to financial area, budgets, and general costs for preparation of statements necessary for budget control.
  • You will co-ordinate cost allocation and profitability analysis in relevant systems.
  • You will prepare and submit monthly reporting and financial presentations to management and coordinate with countries and accounting for the same.
  • You will act as financial advisor and provide advice on regulatory, tax and financial planning decisions, coordinating and consolidating annual budgets, potential measures to improve profitability, etc.
  • You will support business owners in preparation and analysis of business cases.
  • You will analyze issues and suggest enhancements in existing Controlling processes, systems, techniques and methods to enhance transparency and efficiency, e.g. through digitalization and automation.
  • You will where applicable (e.g. for ESG Controlling), administer building up reporting processes, collection of data and definition of KPIs.
  • You will guide business managers to better interpret financial information and draw conclusions.
  • You will convince other subject matter experts to accept new concepts, practices, and approaches.
  • You may cooperate with and coordinate 3rd parties e.g. external service providers.
  • You will build strong, trusting cross-functional relationships with DHL managers.
  • You will understand customer and key stakeholders interests and concerns and advise direct reports, customers, and key stakeholders.
  • You will provide technical guidance to line managers and employees.
  • You will be an individual contributor who may manage two or fewer employees.
  • You may direct the work of other lower-level professionals or manage processes and programs.
  • You will coach, review and delegate work to lower-level professionals.

Now, here’s what we need from you

  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent experience/qualification
  • 6 years’ experiences or more

We offer:

  • Opportunities in a global company where you can contribute your ideas and skills to move towards our shared goals.
  • Possible further career development
  • Competitive salary

Why join DHL Global Forwarding?

We are part of Deutsche Post DHL, the world’s leading logistics provider with operations in over 220 countries. Visit our career site on the web at

Our TOP EMPLOYER prestigious certification attests to our best-in-class efforts to attract and retain talent by fostering a positive work environment and encouraging personal and professional development among employees. The development of talented women in our organization will be a focus for us and an important part of our DGF Strategy 2025. 

We aspire to become the undisputed leader in our industry, when people think of forwarding; we want them to think DGF because we have:

  • The largest global network with more than ~30,000 passionate employees
  • The most efficient processes and fastest response times
  • The best solutions and best customer service

Our Vision: The Logistics Company for the World.

Our Mission: Excellence. Simply Delivered.
Our Purpose: Connecting People, improving lives.
Our Values: Respect & Results
Our Goals: Employer, Provider, and Investment of Choice, Living Responsibility

DHL Global Forwarding is an equal opportunity employer.  We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, and other legally protected characteristics. 

Work Authorization

DHL Global Forwarding will only employ those who are legally authorized to work in Zimbabwe. This is not a position for which visa sponsorship will be provided. Individuals who need sponsorship for work authorization, now or in the future, are not eligible for hire for this role.

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