The role holder is responsible for managing all accounting and financial reporting matters for the country. He/She is responsible for ensuring timely and accurate reporting of financial results and other group and statutory reporting requirements. He/She will collaborate with the rest of FSSC team to ensure proper reconciliations are done for all ledgers and that proper books are kept.
In this role, He/She will foster a strong connection with the Group Accounting, Reporting & Consolidation Team (ARC) team to ensure full and timely local compliance with Holcimâs Accounting & Reporting Policy (HARP). He/She will also coordinate external audits with the companyâs auditors and manage audit requests efficiently and in a timely manner.
Internal and External Financial Reporting
Audit and Internal ControlsCoordinate and manage the external audit process in collaboration with auditors, ensuring smooth and efficient audit engagements. Coordinate the preparation of audit schedules, documentation, and supporting materials to facilitate the audit process. Act as Internal Control Over Financial Reporting (ICFR) champion for the country and ensure ICFR documentation is in place and properly kept for record purposes.
Fixed Assets Accounting
General Ledger SupervisionOversee the maintenance of the general ledger, including chart of accounts. Ensure accurate and complete recording of financial transactions in the general ledger. Review and approve journal entries, account reconciliations, and intercompany transactions. Lead the monthly balance sheet reconciliation process, ensuring all reported numbers are substantiated with schedules and back-up documentations and these are centrally stored on drives.
Bank ReconciliationsOversee the bank reconciliation process, ensuring timely and accurate reconciliation of bank accounts. Investigate and resolve discrepancies between bank statements and general ledger records. Monitor and reconcile other related accounts, such as credit card transactions and cash clearing accounts.
Process ImprovementPerform continuous assessment of the close process and lead process improvement or implement feedback to reduce the time required to close the financial period. Continuously evaluate existing accounting and financial reporting processes, identifying opportunities for improvement in efficiency, accuracy, and effectiveness. Lead or participate in projects to streamline workflows, automate processes, and enhance the quality of financial reporting. Collaborate with cross-functional teams, such as IT and finance, to implement system enhancements and optimize data integrity. Drive the standardization and process improvement with areas of responsibility within financial reporting and accounting.
Team Management and DevelopmentLead and supervise a team of accounting professionals, providing guidance, coaching, and performance feedback. Foster a collaborative and supportive work environment, encouraging professional growth and development of team members. Conduct performance evaluations, set goals, and identify training needs to enhance the skills and knowledge of the team.
ExternalInternal & External Auditors
Direct Reports:Financial Reporting Analyst General Ledger Team Fixed Asset Accounting Team Bank Reconciliation Accountant
KEY PERFORMANCE INDICATORS (KPIs)Timeliness of Financial Reporting: Measures the ability to prepare and submit financial statements and reports within established deadlines. Accuracy of Financial Reporting: Evaluates the accuracy and reliability of financial statements and reports, ensuring adherence to accounting standards and internal controls. General Ledger Integrity: Measures the maintenance of a reliable and accurate general ledger, reflected in minimal variances and proper segregation of duties. Reconciliation Accuracy and Timeliness: Evaluates the accuracy and timeliness of bank reconciliations and fixed asset accounting, demonstrating control over financial transactions and assets. Audit Performance and Findings: Assesses the effectiveness in managing external audits,including timely completion, satisfactory ratings, and minimal audit adjustments.
Level of education/qualifications normally required : Degree in Accounting. Finance, Economics, or any other relevant degree. ICAN or ACCA qualification is a pre-requisite for this role.
Specific Work experience : 7 to 10 years experience with at least 4 years in similar role, with people management responsibilities. Experience in multi-national companies with group reporting structure is an added advantage.
Technical / Functional Skills:Strong knowledge of accounting principles, regulations, and standards (IFRS). Experience with ERP systems and advanced proficiency in Microsoft Excel. Excellent analytical skills and attention to detail. Strong problem-solving and decision-making abilities.
Behavioral competence:Ability to work effectively under time pressure, in a demanding environment, while maintaining the highest professional standards. Effective communication and interpersonal skills to collaborate with stakeholders at various levels.
Leadership and Managerial Abilities:Ability to self-organize, drive consistency and high standards in teamâs way of working, and take ownership of team output. Leadership skills with the ability to motivate and develop a team.
Mobility Requirements : Working conditions are normal for an office environment with occasional stretches to meet strict timelines.Â
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