Finance and IT Director - CEWA job at Beiersdorf

Vacancy title:
Finance and IT Director - CEWA

[ Type: FULL TIME , Industry: Manufacturing , Category: Accounting & Finance ]

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Deadline of this Job:
Tuesday, June 13 2023 

Duty Station:
Within Kenya , Nairobi, East Africa

Date Posted: Thursday, June 01 2023, Base Salary: Not Disclosed

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• Driving transparent financial management in all 3 affiliates of CEWA, ensuring adherence to IFRS, local GAAP compliance, and Beiersdorf internal controls.
• Taking full direct ownership of Accounting, IT, Treasury, Audit and Tax in the affiliate of Kenya and the same through local finance teams in Nigeria and Ghana.
• Member of the Central, East and West Africa (CEWA) Leadership team, playing a key business partnering role to deliver the business strategy.

Commercial Controlling
• Leading all Management Unit (MU) planning, forecasting, and reporting processes together with the Financial Managers of the affiliates in the dedicated MU.
• Gathering, analyzing, and preparing relevant financial information as basis for planning, steering and decision making, to improve efficiency and profitability of the MU.
• Work with Cross-functional team to deliver efficiency and cost optimization programs.
• Work with Commercial team to identify value chain optimization and Business Model efficiencies to deliver Gross Margin % development.
• Work with Supply Chain and Customer Teams on ways to improve overall Working Capital as a measure of efficiency.

Financial Controlling & Accounting
Hands-on involvement with the local finance managers in Nigeria and Ghana and the direct team in Kenya, to have oversight of the following:
• Accounting processes as per IFRS and Local GAAP.
• Foreign exchange volatility impacts on balance sheet and profitability.
• Fixed costs management and identification of opportunities for efficiencies.
• Tax compliance and overseeing and guiding tax teams during tax audits.
• Internal and external audit compliance.

Legal & IT
• Act as the local compliance officer for CEWA, ensuring strict adherence to all internal governance framework.
• Responsible for compliance trainings in the three affiliates.
• First point of contact for all legal matters related to the three affiliates, in coordination with the legal team for South Africa/CEWA.
• Oversee IT demands and costs for CEWA in partnership with the IT Manager for CEWA.

• Identify and develop talents within the team to bigger roles.
• Create a succession plan in Finance for critical roles in the 3 affiliates.
• Ensure that the team knows exactly what is expected from them – clear roles and responsibilities (driving high performance).
• Build and sustain a strong, engaging, fit-for-purpose finance organization.

Education Requirement: No Requirements

Job Experience: No Requirements

Work Hours: 8

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Job Info
Job Category: Accounting/ Finance jobs in Kenya
Job Type: Full-time
Deadline of this Job: Tuesday, June 13 2023 
Duty Station: Nairobi
Posted: 01-06-2023
No of Jobs: 1
Start Publishing: 01-06-2023
Stop Publishing (Put date of 2030): 01-06-2065
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