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Latest Recruitment At Philips

Date Posted: 08/Jul/2014
Deadline: Not Specified
Philips is a leading multinational company that is recognized worldwide for the quality of its financial management. It operates in some of the world’s fastest moving and highest growth rate markets - in healthcare, lighting and lifestyle - where financial agility and out-of-the-box thinking are key to staying ahead of the competition. That makes it one of the most challenging and exciting places in which to exercise your financial thinking and entrepreneurial skills. 
If you are only interested in the figures, finance jobs at Philips won’t be of interest to you. However, if you are interested in the figures because they tell you about the people and processes that lie behind them, then you’re the kind of finance professional we are a looking for. Finance careers at Philips offer you the opportunity to drive business performance, improve business processes and implement innovative strategies, making the results of your efforts both tangible and meaningful.
About Philips Africa
Philips Africa comprises all 54 countries of Africa, from the Cape to Cairo, and from the Atlantic to the Indian Ocean. Philips Africa is headquartered in Johannesburg, South Africa and it has presence in seven other African countries, in the cities of Accra, Algiers, Casablanca, Cairo, Lagos, Nairobi and Tunis. Philips Africa is definitely one of the growth drivers for Philips.  
Job Function
We challenge you to join Philips as a Sr Finance Manager and lead the finance & accounting function in the startup Philips Nigeria organisation, with focus on securing and driving an efficient and effective finance infrastructure in your scope (compliance to IFRS, statutory & fiscal reporting, SOX compliance, Cash flow management, manage and develop the finance community in your scope).
Job placement in the organisation
Reports to the Finance Director West Africa
Job Objectives

  • Assists the country manager in defining, maintaining and executing country policies & procedures 
  • Assists in driving financially sound business decision making by meaningful analysis 
  • Accountable the financial planning & reporting processes for the Nigerian country organisation 
  • Accountable for cash flow management of the Nigerian country organisation 
  • Ensures compliance in all aspects, from Sox Compliance to regulatory compliance and from adhering to general business principles to correct and timely IFRS, management, statutory and fiscal reporting 
  • Drive the financial integration into Philips standard ways of working by implementing ERP and leverage the use of the Philips standard financial processes 
  • Ensures efficient cross-sector infrastructure and processes are in place while leveraging the Philips Competence centers in all area’s Real Estate, Accounting, Procurement, Facilities etc.
Job Knowledge 

  • Solid basis and experience in Accounting & Internal Controls in the Nigerian regulatory environment 
  • Ability to prioritise in a startup environment 
  • Ability to influence and work with people residing in central shared service centres 
  • Familiar and comfortable with large, international, multi-matrix environment
Education and critical Experience 

  • B-Commerce Postgraduate in finance, accounting, actuary, economics or similar 
  • ICAN certified 
  • ACCA, CPA, CIMA certified 
  • MBA is an advantage 
  • Solid basis and experience in Accounting & Internal Controls and Nigerian regulatory environment by means of e.g. 4-8 years post articles experience in commerce with completion of articles with the Big 4 
  • Experience in ERP and preferably implementation 
  • Experience in financial and business information analysis and/or reporting 
  • Experience in the definition of standard processes befitting the type of organisation 
  • Strong analytical skills 
  • Knowledge of the industry 
  • Compelling communication skills 
  • Solid and demonstrable commercial acumen

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