Distribution, Commerce
Immeuble D, Résidence Sun City, Rue Al Bortokal, Rabat, , Maroc


Distribution, Commerce Immeuble D, Résidence Sun City, Rue Al Bortokal, Rabat, , Maroc

Finance Operations Lead Maghreb & West Africa

  • Lieu de travail Maroc| Rabat et région, Maroc
  • Date d'expiration 26 Octobre
  • Niveau de poste Responsable d'équipe
  • Secteur d'activité Distribution, Commerce
  • Nombre de postes 01


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Finance operations lead Maghreb & West Africa

  • Manage timely and accurate financial group, statutory and tax accounting processes , and financial compliance for countries connected to the area.

  • Represent Syngenta to key tax, legal, and audit stakeholders.

  • For countries connected to the area: represent Syngenta Finance towards internal clients

  • Manage Finance staff working in the area including remote management of staff working with external service providers.

  • Implement an effective governance model in countries driving full compliance of activities and processes for group and local purpose

  • Ensure implementation of and alignment with global and regional finance initiatives

Location :

  • This role will be based in Rabat – Morocco


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

  • C ollaboration and agility mindset


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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