Finance Operations Lead Maghreb & West Africa
Syngenta
Rabat, MAR
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Accountabilities

Operational responsibility

  • Take accountability and ownership for financial matters of the legal entities in the area.
  • Full accountability of local statutory, group reporting, and tax books : - Sustain high standards on verification of assets and liabilities in the balance sheets, review and approve financial tax & statutory accounting schedules, ensure compliance to standardised accounting, reporting, and financial systems as well as policies and procedures.
  • First point of contact for senior stakeholders regarding Finance operations matters.

  • To ensure governance models are working and related processes are fully compliant with the group and local policies / regulations.
  • Financial Compliance, ensuring a good internal control framework & ultimately accountable for following through on all relevant compliance issues (from internal audit, Sox, Letter of Assurance) including Letter of Assurance.
  • Play key-role in the activation of the new operating model : Transformation of the Finance function and establishment of new Finance Services organization (incl activation of country Finance Leadership Team)
  • Accountable to coordinate Tax audits and external audits. Facilitating role for internal audits
  • Ensure operational management of legal entity is fully updated on legal entity financials.
  • Provide functional expertise in key projects within BAs or specific regional projects
  • Lead financial processes across P&L scope connecting with various stakeholders : Lead the annual budget preparation process
  • In collaboration with the Finance Operations team, act as Company assets custodian, ensure proper accounting policies, effective process governance, and Control Framework maintained in the area of responsibility
  • Be a sound and responsive face to local legal, tax, and external audit bodies, including facilitating tax audits.
  • Lead / participate in projects either from a license to operate or operational excellence perspective
  • Critical success factors & key challenges .

  • Meet all local statutory ans tax requirements
  • No significant external and tax audit issues
  • Delivery of Finance operations according to defined quality & service levels
  • Effective governance model in place facilitating effective group and local compliance
  • Strong communication and relation with local management and other stakeholders
  • Assure timely and accurate implementation of the target operating model
  • Assures good working relationships and process alignment between country teams, EFO team, local business partner organisation, procurement and external services providers and suppliers
  • Collaboration and agility mindset
  • Qualifications

    Knowledge, experience & capabilities

    Critical knowledge

  • Good understanding of local Generally Accepted Accounting Policies
  • Good understanding of legal entity governance framework (roles / accountabilities of BOD, LELT)
  • Good understanding of business end to end processes and internal controls necessary to safeguard the Company’s assets.
  • Local tax rules
  • Experience in working in multi national organizations (ideally with matrix structure) with emphasis on communicating and decision making with demonstrated ability to work under pressure
  • Critical experience

  • A finance professional with 10+ years of experience in different areas of business finance and controlling, Stat & Tax and Finance Operations activities
  • Experience in working with cross functional teams and ability to work with all levels of the organisation
  • Experience in influencing key stakeholders towards adopting and aligning to relevant procedures and tools
  • Experience in working with multi-cultural and virtual teams; coordination of work of others without a direct reporting line
  • Critical technical, professional and personal capabilities

  • Wide knowledge of finance (financial analysis, investment analysis, valuation analysis, risk management, budgeting / planning).
  • Influencing, teamwork skills
  • High focus and energy with a pragmatic mindset and solution-oriented approach
  • Strong collaboration mindset and ability to work in a matrix organization
  • Technology savvy, drive for digitalization
  • Keen demonstrated strengths in unquestionable integrity and trustworthiness.
  • Experience in working in multinational organizations with emphasis on communicating and decision making with demonstrated ability to work under pressure.
  • Must be motivated by interdependency.

  • Appreciates cultural differences.
  • Can manage teams in a virtual environment
  • Critical leadership capabilities

  • Manages Performance to ensure high standards
  • Service Mindset
  • Ability to communicate with diverse senior stakeholder groups
  • Interested? We look forward to receiving your online application including all relevant documents (cover letter, CV).

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