Zambia Financial Controller Job: Monsanto Company

Monsanto works to help farmers produce food in a sustainable way. In Monsanto we think holistically about how our food is grown so farmers have the tools they need to have better harvests – to make a plate of meats, grains, fruits and vegetables within reach for every family.

Job Summary:

Based in Lusaka Zambia, the role will oversee all accounting, reporting and compliance activities with support from regional, global and SSC teams. The responsibilities include working as a single point of contact (SPOC) for all local finance activities as well as providing sound leadership as part of the Zambia Leadership Team.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Ensure Compliance to Corporate Controllership Policies (CCP’s) and FCPA (vendor approvals)
  • Preparation and submission of quarterly controllership and tax certifications
  • Preparation of monthly tax provisions; US and statutory tax reporting
  • Review of quarterly tax submissions / tax forecasts to USA/annual SEC and GDX packs
  • Preparation of annual and provisional income tax returns
  • Internal audits, USGAAP/external audits and statutory returns
  • Prepare annual financial statements and drive IFRS conversions when necessary
  • Approval of all balance sheet reconciliations
  • Preparation of legal entity cashflow forecasts and cash management
  • Month end closing activities – TB review (P&L and Balance Sheet)
  • Calculation and payment of provisional taxes in liaison with tax coordinator
  • Approval of electronic vendor payments (account signatory)
  • Maintain relationships with 3rd parties ie vendors, bank, tax authorities, auditors etc
  • Providing support to business and finance projects
  • Cost centre; Balance sheet and Tax reviews
  • Provide support to costing team on stock counts and controls.
  • Manage local entity SLA’s with SSC
  • Drive local annual budget process
  • Drive annual fixed assets verifications
  • Business partnering and site visits for training, expense reporting, CCP’s

Desired Qualifications, Experience and Skills:

  • Undergraduate degree in business or related field
  • Professional qualification in accounting or finance (CPA/Chartered Accountant)
  • 8 – 10 years’ experience within finance; of which 2 years at managerial level.
  • Good working knowledge of local statutory compliance requirements
  • Thorough understanding of USGAAP and IFRS concepts
  • Excellent analytical skills and good working knowledge of ERP eg SAP, SUN, Oracle etc.
  • Manufacturing or agricultural sector experience is an added advantage
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Good relationship management and networking skills.
  • Demonstrate courage and candor in negotiating and influencing
  • Strong results orientation
To apply for this job email your details to [email protected]

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