Financial Controller
Pernod Ricard
Accra
1d ago

JOB TITLE : Financial Controller West Africa

LINE MANAGER : Head of Finance West Africa

DEPARTMENT : Finance

DIRECT REPORTS : None

STAKEHOLDERS :

  • Finance West Africa
  • Supply Chain West Africa
  • Marketing West Africa
  • Ghana and West Africa Commercial Team
  • Regulatory Stakeholders
  • LOCATION : Head Office (Accra, Ghana) with occasional national and international travels

    POSITION SUMMARY

    Ensure accuracy of PR Ghana financial statements and Group reporting through in-depth control of figures produced by Accounting team and accruals management.

    Ensure PR Ghana compliance with legal and tax local obligations.

    Monitor and provide smart analyses of structure costs, distributions costs, import duties, other handling costs and capital expenditures and make recommendations to improve operational efficiency.

    Provide budget and estimates assumptions for each nature of cost.

    Monitor PR Ghana cash needs and provide CICO forecast as necessary. Monitor overdue receivables.

    Make recommendation to continuously improve PR Ghana Finance and other back-office processes and enforce Pernod Ricard Internal Control Principles in the company.

    MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES / ACCOUNTABILITIES

    Accuracy of financial statements and Group reporting

  • Monthly review of posting to General Ledger in order to ensure consistency and accuracy of accounts
  • Monthly preparation and posting of accruals (based on invoices received and committed expenses)
  • Preparation of monthly reporting in HFM (Prisma) includingReconciliation of local accounts (IFRS) with Prisma (P&L and balance sheet)Submission / review of Prisma appendicesClearing of blocking controlsOther Group reporting requirements (e.g. IFRS 16)
  • Monthly review of bank reconciliations for all bank accounts (quarterly validation by Head of Finance)
  • Compliance with Ghana legal and tax obligations

  • Compliance of accounts with IFRS accounting standards
  • Review of VAT and WHT returns produced by Accounting team
  • Preparation and on-time payment of Corporate Income Tax returns (to be paid quarterly)
  • Update of Transfer Pricing documentation, liaising with Tax consultants
  • Cooperation with External Auditors
  • Liaising with GRA Auditors and Tax consultants in case of general tax or transfer pricing audit
  • Financial analysis and budgeting

  • Monthly review of structure costs, distribution costs, import duties, other handling costs and capex to ensure proper allocation of expenses by nature and by market.
  • Working with Accounting on necessary reclassifications

  • Budget monitoring, including periodic update to Head of Finance
  • Monthly presentation of provisions and accruals summary to Head of Finance
  • Identification of cost saving opportunities and operational efficiency improvement areas and recommendation to Management
  • Computation of budget and estimates assumptions
  • Cash management

  • Quarterly update of PR Ghana cash-in cash-out forecast
  • Cash budget preparation based on budget P&L, using PR Ghana cash-in cash-out model
  • Cash estimates as per Group requirements and identification / reporting of risks and opportunities
  • Comments on actual and forecast cash performance for quarterly submission on BIS platform
  • Weekly monitoring of overdue receivables, including tight collaboration with Sales team to clear overdue issues
  • Process improvement and internal control

  • Update of all Internal Control policies and procedures (annually)
  • Periodic review of customer’s and supplier’s database and recommendation to delete old accounts
  • Follow-up of internal audit issues raised by Group auditors, ensuring on-time remediation
  • Yearly completion of LSF (French Security Law) questionnaire, through coordination with departments
  • Proposal and implementation of ongoing and ad hoc initiatives (e.g. fraud awareness) to increase efficiency and foster internal control within PR Ghana
  • Soft skills

  • Ability to work hard, under time pressure, in a demanding environment, while maintaining the highest professional standards
  • Ability to self-organise, prioritize tasks, take initiatives, make recommendation while seeking advice and final approval from Management
  • Top presentation skills to be able to convey clear and synthetic messages (verbally or on paper)
  • Willingness to add-value on a day-to-day basis to bring PR Ghana Finance function to the next level
  • Hard skills

  • Degree in Finance, Accounting or any other relevant degree
  • Perfect knowledge of local accounting and tax requirements (including IFRS)
  • Strong Excel and MS Office proficiency (including good knowledge of PowerPoint)
  • Good knowledge of ERP (e.g. Microsoft Navision) and financial reporting systems (e.g. HFM)
  • Ability to speak, read and understand French
  • Experience

  • 5 to 10 years in Financial Controlling / Financial Analysis roles
  • Experience(s) in multi-national companies much appreciated
  • This job description is a broad reflection of the role and does not attempt to capture all specifics of the position. There may be variations within the same roles due to seniority or regional differences

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