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The Republic of Côte d’Ivoire is located in Western Africa, bordering on the south by the Atlantic Ocean. The population is estimated at 20 million with the capital city residing in Abidjan. The country is regarded as having a high level of religious freedom and diversity, with the predominant religion being Christianity, Muslim and animist. 

Côte d’Ivoire boast lots of agricultural products like cocoa (1st worldwide producer), coffee, cotton, rubber, oil palm, cashew, and diverse natural resources natural gas, diamond, gold, timber, iron, etc. Côte d’Ivoire forms part of the Central Bank of West African States (of which it is the dominant economy), the West African Economic and Monetary Union and Economic Union of Central Africa (UEMOA) and the Organisation for the Harmonization of Business Law in Africa (OHADA). 

The Côte d’Ivoire Cluster, which includes offices in Côte d’Ivoire, Sierra Leone, Liberia and Burkina Faso is a fast changing and dynamic collection of markets. With its head office in Abidjan, Maersk Liner business has established a strong and expanding presence in the area with an expectation for continued growth and development in the future.

We are looking for a seasoned finance candidate to join as Cluster Finance Manager. In this role, you will provide leadership and guidance to the Cluster Finance function, be accountable for the quality of agency and liner books and related reporting, ensure compliance with local tax and statutory regulation under Maersk Group COMMIT framework, maintain a strong local focus on net working capital, partner with local customers as well as suppliers and ensure that the cluster’s result and performance measures are done on “one set of numbers.

Reporting to the Maersk Liner Cluster Top and being a core member of the cluster leadership team (fully accountable for the coaching and personal development of the individual staff members within the team) , you will play a key role in influencing the business priorities and overall direction of the cluster based on financial insights and expertise

We Offer

A significant, challenging, and strategic role in Côte d’Ivoire Cluster where you will utilise your finance expertise to help set the business agenda and achieve the overall organisational goals

Through your day-to-day leadership and work, you will gain an in-depth understanding of financial management from a leadership perspective, sharpen your commercial acumen and enhance your stakeholder management skills. In addition, you will have visibility and exposure in the cluster leadership and regional and global finance community for future career development within Maersk Line or the Maersk Group.

Key Responsibilities

  • Accountable towards HQ Finance for local statutory reporting requirements are met and filed in accordance with local accounting policies.
  • Manage local tax compliance for both local entities and liner companies operating in the cluster. Accountable for timely and accurate tax filing and settlements, as well as adherence with HQ instructions.
  • Maintain an efficient work relationship with the off-shore service centre.
  • Follow the control framework set by HQ Finance, ensure that control activities are properly executed in the agency processes (including fraud awareness) and provide feedback to HQ Finance on control deficiencies in the local environment.
  • Accountable for dunning and customer contact within Côte d’Ivoire Cluster. Ensure payments are made on time and per terms.
  • Lead and manage credit review and performance of clients to make recommendations to the leadership team.
  • Lead Business Finance team, control revenue leakage from waivers and write-offs and leverage team to provide customer yield analysis.
  • Validate financial impact of business decisions including, accounting impact, cash flow impact, profitability, financial risk and tax exposure.
  • Monitor agency cost and ensure adherence to people and administration cost budgets.
  • Sign off monthly cost reports and constructively challenge expenditure where necessary

Who we are looking for

  • A solid financial educational background as Chartered Accountant or equivalent master’s degree in Accounting and Finance.
  • Minimum 4 years’ related finance and accounting experience in an international organisation. Industry experience is preferred, but not a must.
  • Substantial people leadership experience with a proven track-record of selecting and coaching finance professionals.
  • Possess a high degree of analytical skills and is capable of combining strategy with financial insights.
  • Strong commercial acumen to understand and challenge numbers based on a business agenda.
  • Experienced in working closely with offshore teams in shared-service centres.
  • Excellent English proficiency and fluent in French

Last application date: 05 January 2015.

For further information, please contact: Gabriel Varango.

To apply, click here


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