Regional Financial Manager (West Africa)

Full TimeInternship Greater Accra Region Saint Gobain
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Regional Financial Manager

Manage the accounting and financial management processes including Business Control complianc within West Africa structure in order to provide management with accurate and useful information for decision making.




Overall management of the management/accounting/ business controlling department for Wes Africa finance functions.
Ensure compliance within Saint Gobain’s financial procedures (Group Doctrine)
Lead analysis of monthly costs to ensure alignment with Budget or RF.
Create, coordinate and evaluate the financial programs and supporting information systems of the entity to include budgeting, quarterly (Rolling Forecasting) and LRP
Approve and coordinate changes and improvements in automated financial and management information systems for the entity
Ensure compliance with local and statutory budgetary reporting requirements
Overall responsibility for the integrity of the West African entities, trial balances, including review and authorisation of general ledger reconciliations
Develop and implement finance, accounting billing and auditing procedures
Establish and maintain appropriate internal/business control environment
Interact with BU Head to provide consultative support to planning initiatives through financial and management information analyses, reports and recommendations
Analyse financial statements to identify potential opportunities and issues
Monthly Reporting
Challenge and understanding BU results,
Coaching and supporting team in reporting and analysis, synthesis of results
All such duties and/or activities assigned by management/board as and when required.

Regional Role:

Result analysis though extraction tool, then monthly review and elaborate 10 lines comments per businesses as well as the monthly CFO comments for Group.
Communication of the monthly flash result to CFO
Preparation of the monthly result presentation for the CFO about regional performance
Annual business review and B&S Review per businesses.
Guide, training and support on new acquisition on Group Reporting and tools.
Interface with Headoffice GIM regional financial controller.
Coordination of Budget and LRP with GIM businesses.

Business Control Compliance

Manage Compliance
Produce and implement policies
Provide training where necessary
Mitigate compliance risks
Provide legal and compliance risk management
Research and evaluate different risk factors regarding business decisions and operations
Apply effective risk management techniques and offer proactive advise on possible legal issues
Liaise with the relevant departments to ensure that where legal and compliance risks have been identified, appropriate courses of action have been taken
Provide assistance to business in managing reputational risk in relation to legal and compliance affairs


Qualified CA/ CIMA or Honours Degree (preferably B.Com Accounting)
MBA (added advantage)

Required skills

3- 5 Years experience in a manufacturing business would be a distinct advantage
Experience in an ERP system environment, preferably SAP-B1
Knowledge of finance, accounting, budgeting and cost control principles including IFRS
Knowledge of automated financial and reporting systems
Ability to analyse financial data and prepare financial reports, statements and projections
Computer Literacy (MS Office and SAP-B1)
Excellent communication (written and verbal) skills;
Structural planning skills
Resilience and stress management
Excellence / Quality Orientation
Drive and results oriented
Building strategic relationships / Networking
Business insight and Risk Awareness
Anticipating and managing Change
Problem Solving
Judgement and decision-making
Conceptual / big picture thinking

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