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Senior Manager Finance, Africa Job 7 views

AGCO - Johannesburg, Gauteng - Job Summary: The position will work with the Finance Director for FP&A and Africa , Sales and Marketing VP for Africa, Sales and Marketing Director for Africa, various other sales and marketing heads , Parts Manager as well as various other functions within the company. The Senior Manager, Finance, will oversee all financial aspects of business and drive the Africa Region's financial strategy and planning. The incumbent will be responsible for assessing the financial performance of the Region as well as possible risks and investments. A reliable professional with broad knowledge of all accounting, financial and business principles. The ideal candidate will be a strategic thinker and effective leader who can make decisions that will positively impact the bottom line of the business. Business partnering and influencing leadership level decision making proactively is crucial. The goal is to guide the Region towards profitability and long-term success. It would be an added advantage if the incumbent has worked outside of finance, in a strategic/sales and marketing role, or has worked on projects requiring the application of business acumen and or strategic thinking and direction. Job Responsibilities: - Drive the financial planning of the sub-region by analyzing its performance and risks - Retain constant awareness of the sub-region's financial position and act to prevent problems - Oversee all audit and internal control operations - Prepare timely and detailed reports on financial performance on a quarterly and annual basis - Proactively conduct analysis to make forecasts and report to upper executives, derive conclusions for opportunities and risks and communicate them accordingly - Ensure adherence to financial laws and guidelines - Building and maintaining a first-class finance department focused on adding value to the wider business. - Day to day management of the Africa finance function including monthly closing activities in coordination with the shared service center. - Work closely with the Africa business leadership to develop strategy and commercial success - Work closely with the Group finance team to implement Group accounting policies and procedures - Managing cash-flows and banking for the company's forecasting ahead to ensure funds are managed effectively - Recommend changes that will improve the Region's financial performance, efficiency and controls working with local teams and IT to enhance reporting and provide more efficient ways of working for all - Assist with development of new systems when required, leading the provision of accounting advice to ensure they are developed in line with Company's policies and procedures Minimum Qualifications: - Demonstrable experience at a Senior Manager or Group Manager level in capacity of business partner - In-depth knowledge of corporate finance and accounting principles, laws and best practices - Proven line management experience with teams across multiple locations - ACA, ACCA, CIMA qualification desirable - Strong academics, including an undergraduate degree - Proven experience and knowledge of financial analysis and forecasting - Excellent organizational and leadership skills - Outstanding communication and interpersonal abilities...




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