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20 Aug 2020

Regional Financial Manager (West Africa) at Saint-Gobain

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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

  • 10 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
  • Teamwork

Method of Application

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Closing Date : 20 Sept, 2020

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