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  • Finance Controller at a Multinational FMCG Company

  • Posted on: 25 January, 2017 Deadline: 30 January, 2017
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  • A Multinational FMCG Company seeks to fill the below role

    Finance Controller


    Reporting to: The Country Finance Director.

    Core Responsibility

    • Responsible for the overall day to day operation of the treasury, statutory and tax, payroll and accounts payable functions.
    • Responsible for the successful achievement of all job requirements delivered to required timelines, budget and of the highest quality
    • Demonstrate strong strategic and entrepreneurial skills, in terms of innovation and problem solving, strong team working, motivation of team members and commitment.
    • Provision of a commercial and financial reporting service to the local organization, ensuring that reliable category, overhead and balance sheet information is produced, evaluated and communicated to facilitate planning and control and enable decision making.
    • Ensure compliance with all current direct and indirect tax legislation through systems evaluation, review, implementation, monitoring and liaison with external advisors.
    • Ensure compliance with all statutory requirements pertaining to financial statement reporting.
    • Ensure compliance with the Company’s global accounting and other standards
    • Management and control of the treasury function in line with the global policy.
    • Manage the administration of the company’s payroll obligations.
    • Implementation of necessary security and internal controls.
    • Drive process improvements within the finance department, to maximize reporting quality, integrity and turnaround times, including business & systems simplification and automation of processes.

    Other Responsibilities

    • Ensure highest level of security and internal control in all implemented business solutions.
    • To continually develop and maintain the accounting systems and of the local business in order to ensure availability, completeness, accuracy and validity of information upon which management will base their decisions. This will include reviewing current procedures and developing new procedures to ensure compliance with company policy, thereby ensuring effective internal controls.
    • Manage the potential tax exposures of the business by ensuring compliance with all tax legislation affecting the business
    • Preparation and submission of all relevant forms required by local revenue authorities, including Income tax returns, VAT, provisional taxes, PAYEE, etc.
    • Liaison and correspondence with the local revenue authorities
    • The investigation and identification of areas of potential savings
    • Remaining abreast of all changes to tax legislation and advising management on the potential impact thereof on the operations of the business
    • Preparation of quarterly tax pack and various other periodical submissions required.
    • Effectively manage the treasury function of the company and the administration of the company’s bank accounts, all the while ensuring adherence to the global treasury policy, minimizing currency exposure by ensuring that forward cover is taken out timeously and adequately and maximizing return on investment.
    • Manage the dividend process and ensure that the appropriate approvals are obtained and documentation completed. Focus on trying to declare dividends when these maximise return.
    • Responsible for fixed cost monitoring, evaluation and control. Monitoring actual overheads versus plan and review with departmental heads/budget holders. Reporting monthly on actual versus plan variances. Purpose of this task is to keep spending within the budgeted amounts, identify any areas of abuse, and consistently drive the fixed costs to net revenue ratio downwards.
    • Act as a liaison between the company and the external audit team at interim and final audits. Ensure that client deliverables are communicated internally and co-ordinate the collections of this information for presentation to the external audit team.
    • Annual preparation of Statutory Accounts and reconciliation of these accounts to final submitted Hyperion results
    • Develop and motivate subordinates, ensuring that they operate in line with the core values and vision of the business
    • Ensure people resources are efficiently utilised and developed in line with the Company’s culture.
    • Manage the company’s corporate travel card facility.
    • Manage the accounts receivable and payable team.


    • Post qualification experience of at least 7-9 years. Experience in FMCG industry is not mandatory but will be to the candidate’s advantage.
    • Chartered Accountant (ICAN) or Chartered Management Accountant (ACMA)
    • Strong track record of Financial management and delivery
    • Flexibility in thinking and pragmatic problem solving skills
    • Energetic with excellent interpersonal & leadership skills, able to influence people of all levels
    • Ability to review and identify issues and opportunities in business processes
    • Credible commercial and business awareness
    • Be able to cope under pressure and to deliver upon tight reporting deadline
    • Exposure/working knowledge with the Market leading ERP systems with good use of Microsoft Office packages.
    • Strong understanding of business processes and operations, particularly FMCG.
    • In depth understanding of respective Finance function processes.
    • Strong project management skills
    • Strong understanding of business processes and operations, particularly FMCG.
    • Strong people management skills
    • Plan and control activities under his/her responsibility to achieve them within challenging deadlines and also guide, assist, train and motivate personnel from other departments.

    Method of Application

    Applicants should send their CV's to: with the relevant position applied for as heading.

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