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Finance manager West Africa

  1. Business Finance
  2. Abidjan
  3. Syngenta Crop Protection

Job description

  • To support short, medium and long term financial planning and monitoring, and facilitate the effective and efficient delivery of business goals with sound financial analysis and advice
  • To support in timely and robust reporting practices by the team (month-end, half-year; year-end)
  • To actively participate in commercial and financial decision making processes and focus the commercial organization on the key operational constraints (financial budget, resources and timelines)

 


    Company Description

    Syngenta Group is one of the world’s leading sustainable agriculture innovation companies, with roots going back more than 250 years. Our 53,000 people across more than 100 countries strive every day to transform agriculture through tailor-made solutions for the benefit of farmers, society and our planet – making us the world’s most local agricultural technology and innovation partner. Syngenta Group is committed to operating at the highest standards of ethics and integrity. This is a commitment that we are making to investors, customers, society and employees. Syngenta Group is also committed to maintaining a workplace environment free from discrimination and harassment


    Qualifications

     

    • Being accountable for all financial matters within the BA, encompassing areas such as Controlling, Accounting, adherence to Local statutory requirements, Treasury operations, compliance, and Taxation.
    • Acting as a Finance Business Partner to the WA BA Commercial team: offering strategic financial guidance and support to both the Commercial and Purchasing teams
      • To support short-, medium- and long-term financial planning and monitoring, and facilitate the effective and efficient delivery of business goals with sound financial analysis and advice.
      • To support in timely and robust reporting practices by the team (month-end, half-year, year-end)
      • To actively participate in commercial and financial decision-making processes and focus the commercial organization on the key operational constraints (financial budget, resources, and timelines)
      • Leading the management of working capital and capital expenditure (Capex) to optimize financial resources.
    • Directing and overseeing all financial and related activities of the business, ensuring the protection and proper utilization of company assets to promote profitable growth.
    • Coordinate Finance services with European Finance Operation center (Europe & India) and outside service provider.
    • Ensure integrity of the countries compliance program with corporate and local policies and procedures
    • Identifying and reporting any breaches or deviations from established standards, practices, codes of conduct, legal requirements, or other forms of misconduct to the appropriate management within Syngenta.

    Additional Information

    Experience required for the job*

    • Multiyear Finance Business Partnering
    • Experience in Finance Controlling (finance operations and BP)
    • Experience in business practice in West Africa

    Minimum education and critical knowledge required for the job

    • Finance certification (either as a degree at University or as a widely recognized qualification e.g. CIMA, ACCA)
    • Knowledge of languages is an important enabler in communicating with local countries (French & English)

    Experience to be gained in the job

    • Development of leadership skills. The role is located in a highly dynamic organization. That allows quick learning opportunities as well as participation in diverse projects. It is critical position for the SYT AME organization
    • Development of management skills by working with the North West Africa teams located in various countries.
    • The role is based in Ivory Coast

    Geographic Scope:

     • West Africa

    People:

    • Direct reports: none

    • Indirect reports: none

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