Financial Controller

Posted 21 July 2020
Job type Permanent
DisciplineLeadership & General Management

Job Description

  • One of the largest commodities firms in the world
  • Internal mobility
  • Competitive salary package

Our client, a global MNC is one of the largest Agri businesses in the world with presence in more than 50 countries.


Key Responsibilities 

  • Ensure accurate and timely preparation of financial reports, monthly and yearly.
  • Preparation and presentation of budgets, forecasts and actuals reports.  Analysis report presentation and ensure it reflects the business activities and results thereof. 
  • Monitor and direct the implementation of strategic business plans and develop finance strategies and KPIs aligned to these plans and ensure the finance team delivers on the KPIs.
  • Responsible for driving continuous forecasting accuracy; assuring the integrity of financial reporting (internal and external) through control functions; providing analyses and insights on business performance to inform decision-making and strategy
  • Ensure timely identification of variances to budget to be able to drive the correct behaviours to achieve financial objectives
  • Develop and implement cost savings initiatives.
  • Externally, comply and adhere to all regulatory compliance; take primary responsibility for all local tax and statutory compliance. 

Key Requirements 

  • CA / CPA (essential)
  • Master’s degree in Finance or any relevant degree
  • 8-10 years proven professional and leadership experience in a senior finance function supervising a team of staff.
  • Sound financial reporting skills, including solid experience and exposure to IFRS and auditing standards
  • Comprehensive risk management and compliance skills, including knowledge of relevant legislation (e.g. Companies Act and exchange control legislation)
  • Solid knowledge of local and international taxation practices
  • ERP system and systems implementation knowledge (SAP knowledge advantageous)
  • Commodity trading, processing and/or manufacturing experience (preferred)
  • Experience of working in developing countries (preferred)


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