Finance Administrative Manager
Ecolab
Cape Town, Western Cape
1d ago

Job Description

Join Ecolab’s Finance team as SSA P&A Manager in Johannesburg, South Africa and help make the world cleaner, safer and healthier.

We’re growing and need talented people like you to help us continue to protect the world’s most vital resources.

In this role, you will be responsible for financial planning, reporting and analysis including but not limited to annual budgeting, mid-year business reviews, monthly forecasting, gross margin analysis.

This is a key leadership position within the division finance team and plays a critical role in monitoring and assessing business performance and making recommendations for improvement.

What’s in it For You :

  • The opportunity to take on some of the world’s most meaningful challenges, helping customers achieve clean water, safe food, abundant energy and healthy environments
  • The ability to make an impact and shape your career with a company that is passionate about growth
  • The support of an organization that believes it is vital to include and engage diverse people, perspectives and ideas to achieve our best
  • What You Will Do :

  • Lead and coordinate all aspects of the annual plan process for the SSA Market, working closely with the Regional finance team
  • Manage all aspects of divisional budgeting, mid-year business reviews, monthly forecasting, and all related analysis and communication.
  • Manage all aspects of gross margin and supply chain analysis, including key business segments, customers, product lines and key programs.
  • Identify and execute margin improvement strategies and initiatives.

  • Provide financial management for the business, working closely with VP and team to enhance reporting, analysis and business support.
  • Perform special projects to support the business as required.
  • Coordinate the monthly reporting providing insight around key metrics and P&L review. Deliver high quality reporting and business reviews on a monthly basis (Market / Country Decks) Analyze / review the P&L line items to understand and communicate business performance and drivers.
  • Promote financial awareness & understanding across Finance Provides effectiveness analytics and timely reporting

  • Business Finance Partner to Food & Bev. and Institutional Divisions
  • Routinely communicate to the business leaders and country GM’s the operational performance trends, historical and forecasted, using appropriate metrics.
  • Suggest trends, resulting implications, key actions, and strategic implications.

  • Coordinate timely delivery of all Adhoc reports
  • Partner with accounting, treasury, tax as appropriate
  • Participate as a key thought leader of the Regional finance team, influencing decision making, identifying finance priorities, managing directly and indirectly finance staff in multiple locations.
  • Strong people management skills to train and develop the team
  • Minimum Qualifications :

  • Requires a bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Finance, with preference for CA / CIMA.
  • Five or more years of accounting and finance experience.
  • Strong PC and systems skills (Syspro / Iscala / Oracle / SAP / MS Office).
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Strong financial, analytical, and problem-solving skills.
  • Preferred Qualifications :

  • Integrated ERP experience with excellent MS Excel and MS Power point skills.
  • Strong knowledge of US GAAP and technical pronouncements
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