Business Manager (Finance Manager / AGRI / IT) – Ethiopia

Location: Addis Ababa, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Date Posted: 02-07-2018
Reference Number: LUL3
Job Description:
This role is responsible for all Finance/Control & IT matters of the 3 joint ventures in Ethiopia and is based in Addis Ababa.
The Finance Manager reports directly to the CFO, based in Amsterdam (the Netherlands) and works closely together with the controlling team in Amsterdam. Indirectly the Finance Manager Ethiopia reports to the Country Manager of joint ventures and is part of the management team. Next to that the Finance Manager supports the Local operations.
  • Managing the local Finance department.
  • Manage IT environment in accordance with the clients’ IT policies.
  • Responsible for (cost price) calculations, controlling the income, costs and other expenses, daily financial (cash) management and regular inventory checking’s (both fixed assets and stocks)
  • Carefully controlling CAPEX and OPEX expenses in the start-up phase of the JV and the construction of the factory.
  • Project management for implementing a new ERP system in Ethiopia.
  • Setting up an accurate and transparent financial reporting and budgeting / cash flow forecasting system.
  • Responsible for multiple financial and compliance activities relating to company payroll (This concerns timely and accurate processing and reporting of payroll data for the company employees.)
  • Executing the financial US GAAP reporting towards Dutch headquarters.
  • Comply with Ethiopian statutory requirements, such as local statutory accounts, tax return, etc.
  • Financially manage and account for grants given by social investors in accordance with the agreed economic and social plans.
  • Analyze costs and expenses based on financial and processing data. Identify cost bottlenecks and present these to management team
  • Comparing and analyzing budgeted results and actual monthly results and discuss deviations with management team to support the business.
  • Responsible for VAT refund procedures and keep the management team informed about results and possible future regulation changes.
  • Tracing and staying up-to-date about national financial laws, import/export regulations and keep financial department informed.
  • Contact person for auditors and tax advisors.
  • IT: Contact person for Ethiopian IT suppliers.
  • IT: Keep track of IT expenses -> report to IT Director.
  • IT: Keep track of IT (factory) assets in corporate asset system .
  • IT: Keep track of service level agreements (SLA) -> Report to IT Director NL.
  • IT: Informs employees about corporate IT changes, support procedures and important policies.
  • IT: Governance of GDPR rules.
  • IT: Project management and tracking.
Requirements: Qualification and Skill
  • Degree in economics and finance.
  • Relevant experience in a finance and control function in an international organization.
  • Knowledge of ERP systems (Axapta) and/or accounting systems (peachtree).
  • Computer skills such as MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Oracle, etc.
  • Ability to manage the local finance- and management team and communicate with the HQ in Amsterdam.
  • Demonstrate excellent organizational skills with a high level of initiative, urgency, and flexibility.
  • Analyze problems and ability to find solutions in a local setting.
  • Communicate effectively verbally and in writing.
  • Foster a team environment.
  • Prioritize a heavy workload.
  • Highest integrity.
  • Strong work ethic and positive team attitude.
  • Pro-activity.
  • Accurate and well organized.
  • Excellent communication, collaboration, negotiation, conflict management and team playe.r
  • Highly conscientious, along with an energetic and mature approach to his or her work.
  • Strong problem identification and problem resolution skills.
Benefits and Contractual information:
  • Permanent position.
  • Market Related Salary.
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Lukas Louw
Recruitment Associate
The CA Global Group
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