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Latest Job Vacancy At The Coca-Cola Company

Date Posted: 19/Dec/2013
Deadline: 31/Dec/2013


Country Finance Manager

Position Overview:

The closing date for this position is 31st December 2013

Overall responsibility for the financial management and financial target delivery for the Nigeria region. Acts as the key business partner in the region and for the region General Manager This includes proactively delivering  business related services to region management in an accurate, timely manner through the effective management and coordination of the  finance teams supporting the region in order to ensure optimal allocation of company resources in the planning and implementation of the business’ strategy. Directs the  finance teams and proactively provides advice to  grow and create  and protect value (through revenue growth, managing different business models, optimising cost, and managing risk for instance).


Key Duties and Responsibilities

Responsible for providing pro-active System Economic/Bottler, Customer, and Marketing Financial Insights , input, and leadership to region management (through the use of value chain analysis, bottler profitability, cash flow analysis and financial strategy for instance) to ensure optimal allocation of resources and to identify opportunities to create additional value on a continuous basis (20%)

Responsible for delivering all revenues and expenditures targets during the year and for reporting back to the management any variances to budget or any non-compliance with the Chart of Authority (20%)

Responsible for developing and providing on schedule all financial management routines, including the monthly Rolling Estimate, the Annual Business Plan and the year-end financial statements (15%)

Responsible for monitoring adherence to the Company’s Code of Business Conduct and reporting to the BU Finance Director any activities which appear to be non-compliant (5%)

Responsible, with the prior approval of the General Manager and BU Finance Director, for managing the region’s relationship with external constituents (Business unit, Group, Bottlers, Atlanta) as it relates to financial matters (10%)

Responsible for managing the finance team relating to recruiting, coaching, developing and motivating the staff to meet the requirements of the plan (10%)

Responsible for developing and executing financial strategies for the largest region in the Business unit to meet annual and long term targets (20%)

Financial/Job Scope

Volume +220m uc
revenues $174m
Expense budgets total $100m
Profit before tax $74m
1 bottler
Inflation 9%

Organization Impact/ Influence


Extensive Interaction with: General Manager for region; region General Manager direct reports (function heads and management team); Business unit finance director and BU team; other BU Finance Managers; RFC, Tax, Treasury, M&A and Legal departments; external service providers (Ernst & Young, tax advisors); extensive contact with bottler CFO and management team. Contact with government on taxation and policy matters. Participate in external forums for FMCG’s in Nigeria.

Nature and Purpose of the Interaction: Decision making and influencing which would have significant impact on the region’s financial performance and reputation (regulatory and code of conduct issues)

Supervisory Responsibilities

Overall direct responsibility for a region finance team of 2 full time associates and secondary responsibility for the effectiveness and delivery of services from other finance Teams from the Group, RFC, AP, etc. Responsible for the adherence to standard processes  and activities within the Region, objective setting and follow up, performance evaluations, coaching & feedback, developmental plans, hiring and terminations of direct reports.

Direct Reports ( Position Titles, not names): 2 financial analysts


Related Job Requirements/Qualifications

Technical Skills:
Internal controls
Accounting (Local & US GAAP)
Planning and Analysis such as forecasting financial results
System and Bottler economics such as Value-based management
Customer and Commercial Analysis and insights such as Revenue Management/RGM, Competitor analysis
Marketing Productivity, analysis, and insights
Tax & Treasury

Generic Competencies: Refer to Competency Directory  and Provide between 3 – 7 of the highest priority competencies
Driving consumer & customer value
Achieving greater results
Instilling confidence & trust
Sustaining operational excellence
Optimizing strategic relationships
Mobilizing and growing org talent
Demonstrating judgment in decision-making

Required Experience
8-10 years experience (preferably international) in financial planning/budgeting/accounting ideally gained within a multinational FMCG companyRequired Experience
8-10 years experience (preferably
international) in financial planning/budgeting/accounting ideally gained within
a multinational FMCG company


Educational Requirements


Recognized professional accounting qualification, MBA or equivalent financial business degree.


Cultural Diversity

Responsibility and Interaction with:
Multiple ethnic and cultural exposure both internally and externally. Fluency in English essential



The following is a list of EXAMPLES only – please adapt to suit the requirements of the job you are profiling

Significant corporate governance issues with complex problems requiring innovative solutions

Implementing and driving Chart of Authority and ensuring compliance in an increasingly sophisticated and fast-changing regulatory environment

Constant collaboration on process improvement and for providing increasingly more sophisticated financial and management information

Bottlers issues: deep understanding of bottler financials & economics

Pricing and Packaging growth in a fast developing market

Expansion to new ventures, M&A  and revenue management, new categories like juice, tea and dairy

Financial impact/evaluation for complex business planning and strategies

Judgement and Decision Making

The following is a list of EXAMPLES only -  please adapt to suit the requirements of the job you are profiling

Accountable for all decisions relating to the financial input to region General Manager and Business Unit Finance director/team (including value chain analysis, bottler profitability, cash flow analysis and financial strategy) to ensure optimal allocation of resources which impacts at the region level

Decisions typically relate to recommendations to the region General Manager in areas such as Code of Business Conduct and Business planning and Financial Reporting that have the highest impact/risk attached with them


Working Conditions

The following is a list of EXAMPLES only - please adapt to suit the requirements of the job you are profiling

Based in Lagos, Nigeria

Vulnerable business with potential exposure to unethical practices


Travel Requirements


Some travel required; up to 20% at times of the year


At The Coca-Cola Company you can cultivate your career in a challenging and dynamic environment. We are the largest manufacturer and distributor of nonalcoholic drinks in the world-selling more than 1 billion drinks a day. Unlock your full potential with a future-focused company that is known and respected throughout the world.

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