REGIONAL FINANCIAL CONTROLLER - DAMCO, CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA
Based in either Dubai or Cape Town, the Regional Financial Controllers will be responsible for the financial reporting and controlling for the DAMCO Africa and Middle East Region.
The main responsibility is the monthly reporting, regional consolidation and performance assessment cycle in close coordination with the cluster and country finance managers.
The successful candidate is expected to be/become the HFM system and reporting process expert in the Region and apply her/his expertise towards taking financial reporting and controlling in the countries and region to the next level.
With day to day exposure to country/ clusters responsibilities and the direct involvement in tactical and strategic regional initiatives and priorities, this position represents a great development opportunity for aspiring country finance managers.
MAIN AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITY:
•Ensure timely, accurate and qualitative monthly/Quarterly/Year end reporting of the Region/clusters/ countries
•Assist with FYE and Operating plan
•Active driver in continued improvement of reporting quality and should be able to identify areas for improvement and follow up with relevant countries/ clusters
•Ensure Regional Office financial reporting is completed/signed off
•Provide HFM and reporting training to users within the Region/clusters
•P/L, BS and CF management
•Development and maintenance of key financial performance indicators and ratios
•Monthly financial analysis to provide support and feedback to key business stakeholders
•Assist in implementing competency mapping for the finance organization in the Region, including a full set of KPI’s for all finance positions.
•Develop financial policies, standard operation procedures and guidelines within area of responsibility, specifically including financial and management reporting
•Project handling and active adhoc assistance and to countries and Internal Stakeholders
•Acquire good and detailed knowledge of the Logistics business in Africa and DAMCO in general
•Exposure to different people, cultures and countries within the organization
•Exposure to regional, cluster and country management teams
•Develop a sound DAMCO financial management and product understanding
•Project management and execution
•Good platform to develop/ grow into a finance manager position in the future
•Build a network of skilled finance colleagues
•Working knowledge of Group (and/or logistics) financial systems
•Ability to initiate and drive process improvements
•Capacity to solve problems
•Good communication and interpersonal skills
•Keen to share experiences with others
•Ability to multitask and get things done
•Team orientated but with ability to work independently
•Result oriented with focus on quality
•Ability to understand and appreciate cultural differences
•Possess drive, initiative and creativity
•Relevant Finance Qualification
•Proven track record of getting things done
•At least 2-3 years of experience in consolidation and reporting preferred within (logistics) finance in the APMM group
•SAP and HFM experience is essential
•English must be commanded verbally and in writing. French/Portuguese as a second (or third) language is a distinct advantage.
•Willingness to travel (approximately 10%) and possibly on short notice
DUE DATE: 7/31/2012