Job Description/RequirementsSGS is the world’s leading inspection, verification, testing and certification company. SGS is recognized as the global benchmark for quality and integrity. With more than 93‘000 employees, SGS operates a network of over 2‘600 offices and laboratories around the world.VACANCY :We are looking to fill the position ofFinance Operations Manager, based in Nairobi.Reporting to the Regional Operations Controller, incumbent will be leading the company’s Finance accounting operations function in its captive SGS country cluster located in Nairobi, Kenya that will provide Africa affiliates with services in the Purchase to Pay(P2P), Order to Cash(O2C), Record to Report (R2R) and Master Data Management areas. His/her primary responsibilities will include the day to day leadership and direction of the finance team, that serves the Finance Country Cluster customers and ensuring performance that meets or exceeds service level agreements. The Finance Operations Manager will additionally participate in the financial support of the country cluster organization, manage and control costs.Main duties and responsibilities:• Management and Control of all activities included in the O2C/P2P/R2R/MDM streams to ensure completeness, accuracy, and timeliness.• O2C activities include Credit Management, Revenue Recognition, Cash Allocation, Month End Closing and Collections.• P2P activities include Invoice Processing, Payments, Travel &Expenses, Purchase Order Processing and Month End Closing• Collaborate closely with peers to contribute to achievement of all KPI´s for the 3 streams: P2P and O2C and R2R.• R2R activities include fixed asset accounting, intercompany accounting, Inventories management, and Management Reporting and General Ledger management.• MDM activities include Data Quality, Enrichment, Governance and Cleansing of the data of different streams: P2P / O2C / R2R.• Control costs related to Country Cluster Finance Team by managing the overall budget, monitoring savings objectives, reviewing financial analysis of all initiatives and investigating variances in forecasted expenses or usage.• Ensure internal controls are in place and maintained.• At all times strictly adhere to OI procedures.• Coordinate audit and compliance activities.• Collaborate with country, regional and Corporate Accounting and Controlling functions.• Maintain strong relationships with internal and external stakeholders to ensure the immediate resolution of problems as well as being responsive to future needs.• Coordinate improvement programs with outsource service providers• Ensure effective employment/deployment of motivated and competent individuals and teams.• Monitor and action to ensure that all KPI´s agreed with the countries in SLAs meet the targets defined.• Strong collaboration with the GPOs and regional finance transformation teams during country migrations and other improvement initiatives led by GPOs• Work closely with finance transformation team to improve processes and systems as needed.• Work closely when finance transformation to on board future countries into the finance cluster.• Comply, at all times, with SGS Code of Integrity and Professional Conduct.• Any other duties and responsibilities assigned to by the Finance Hub Manager from time to time.• Ensure that work carried meets the requirements of the SGS Code of Group Integrity, Professional Conduct and Confidentiality standards and procedures.Qualifications, Experience and Competencies• University Degree in finance, business Administration or accounting; MBA in Finance an added advantage;• Chartered Accountant with wide experience in accounting and financial systems.• 10+ years of practical accounting experience• Experience in working in a large multi-national organization/multi-cultural and/or Country Cluster environment preferable• Working knowledge in internal controls in Country Cluster environment and with genuine interest in finance best practices• Experience with budgeting processes• Experience in process improvements and system implementations• Experience in managing teams, developing self and others and building high performing teams.• Be willing to collaborate effectively and to embraces change while translating strategy into actions;• Able to examine and interpret financial data• Ability to work with financial information systems, Oracle E-Business Suite experience is a plus• Able to assess financial systems requirements and provide recommendations• Perform high quality work and makes decisions under time pressure• Excellent communications skills• Experience with executive level presentations• Interpersonal skills and assertiveness• Willingness to travel up to 25% of the time in the first year to get know the company and to build the relationships with the key stakeholdersInterested candidates who meet the above qualifications and experience should send their application letter and CV by10th September 2021.
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