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Stresert Services Limited Recruiting For A Multinational Pharmaceuticals Company

Date Posted: 27/Mar/2014
Deadline: 10/Apr/2014
  • Specialization Admin / Finance
  • Industry
  • Experience 0 year(s)
  • Location Nigeria

Our Client is a Multinational Pharmaceuticals Company. There exists a senior Position in the Finance Department. Job Summary is given below.

Job Title: Head of Finance – English West Africa
Job Grade: 4
Department: Finance
Reports to (Job Title): Operationally to Country Group Head and functionally to Africa Cluster CFO

Job Purpose 

To be a business leader and operate as a partner to the Country Group Head; to drive business strategy and its implementation, monitor business performance, manage risk and compliance; to develop talent; to facilitate financial scenario planning and decision making, supporting strategy setting and implementation for all countries part of the English West Africa group.

Major Accountabilities 
• Leads the business in managing performance in Finance.
• Drives the business planning and forecasting process and alignment across the organization.
• Manages and integrates other functions (IT, Procurement, etc.).
• Sets stretch objectives based on external / competitor benchmark.
• Challenges and investigates results with the objective of identifying gaps, checking progress towards budget achievement and recommending Gap Closing Actions and assessing Risks and Opportunities.
• Engages proactively in external and commercial activities.
• Creates value for the business – drives growth, productivity and efficiency through strong project leadership.
• Provides transparency and assessment of trade-offs for strategic decisions.
• Develops strategic long-term financial and business plans.
• Drives discipline in executing the strategy; drives accountability for results.
• Manages and integrates services delivered to the organization (defines processes, agrees and tracks Service Level Agreements [SLAs])
• Is accountable for risk management, financial compliance and controls (Business Process Controls [BPC], Internal and External Audits).
• Supports business compliance, agrees  accountabilities with Compliance Manager.
• Provides leadership and guidance to the Finance & Administration associates and is committed to the development of the individuals.
• Grows talent across functions.
• Identify and lead ad-hoc projects
• Support Africa or AMAC Region projects
Integrity and Compliance
• Works within Integrity and Compliance policies and ensures those around him/her do the same.
• Works to ensure a diverse and inclusive environment free from all forms of discrimination and harassment.
Key Performance Indicators

Financial and Business Results:
• Successfully meets finance objectives
• Successfully completed tax returns and statutory financial statements
• Ensure compliance with IFRS/NAM/NPhS standards/guidelines
• Successful in personal and/or functional leadership responsibilities
Strategy/Market Focus:
• Delivery and quality of Country business plan: timeliness, detail, insight, innovation
• Internal customer satisfaction with quality, appropriateness, and timeliness of financial analyses provided by the Finance group
• Cluster coordination: alignment with Cluster strategies, best-practice import/export
People, Capabilities, and Management:
• Finance, Admin and IT group satisfaction and retention
• Associate acquisition and development: succession planning, talent export

Potential qualifications 

- University degree or comparable qualification
- Professional/advanced qualification such as CA, ICAN, ACCA, CPA, MBA preferred
English

Job Dimensions 

Number of associates:
Direct 3-4
Financial responsibility:
Country Revenue $25 – $50m
Impact on the organisation: Essential contribution for improvement of overall effectiveness of the business. English West Africa is among the fastest growing regions in Africa

Ideal Background 
Experience: • Extensive experience (8 years plus) in financial administration roles (both BPA and FRA), with record of increasing responsibility scopes, and successful and effective financial planning, control, and audits
• Strong and proactive business results-focus, and proven ability to provide insights that increase business volume and profit
• Excellent financial modeling and control process design abilities
• Thorough understanding of relevant tax and governance codes, and ability to ensure compliance across a complex and geographically-dispersed organization
• Thorough understanding of Pharma/FMCG business cycle and financial issues, including its regulatory environment
• Strong grasp of IT, and willingness and ability to consistently expand IT knowledge base to account for emerging support technologies
• Excellent communication and leadership skills, with proven ability to manage and develop other financial professionals

Salary: Very Attractive!!!

Qualified candidates with work experience in the FMCG, Pharmaceutical & health care sectors should please forward CVs to [email protected]’ using ‘Head of Finance-EWA’ as the subject of mail.

Only experienced candidates with over eight year experience will be contacted for an interview.

 







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