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Manager, Accounting & External Reporting SACEA

Employer
Mondelez International, Inc.
Location
Johannesburg Johannesburg, Gauteng Gauteng, South Africa
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
Jun 3, 2024

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Job Role
Manager
Sector
Finance
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Are You Ready to Make It Happen at Mondelēz International?

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You will manage all accounting and external reporting matters for your assigned country. You will also effectively partner with an external auditor to address complex accounting topics and to ensure the timely and accurate reporting of results. In addition, you will work with our Mondelēz International Digital Services organization to drive accurate and timely reporting and to ensure proper reconciliations for all accounts in the market. In this role, you will foster a strong connection with the regional team and when appropriate, with the corporate controlling team to ensure full compliance with Mondelēz International's Accounting and External Reporting (AER) policies and to ensure that we are adopting U.S. GAAP accounting standards in a timely manner. You will also ensure that we comply with all local accounting standards, see to the timely filing of financial statements and of indirect tax returns/payments (e.g. VAT, excise tax, sales tax).

How you will contribute

You will:
  • Manage all accounting and external reporting matters for your assigned country, including ensuring accurate and timely U.S. GAAP reporting and the timeliness and integrity of statutory financial reporting, balance sheet reconciliations and KPIs. You will also provide insights into balance sheet movements and cash flow and ensure account reconciliations, intercompany charges, fixed assets, and restructuring are signed off for your assigned country
  • Contribute to a strong controls and compliance environment in the country and ensure full compliance with our AER policies. You will act as our primary contact with our external auditor for the country
  • Address complex accounting topics in coordination with the Business Unit or Region Controller and ensure timely adoption of all U.S. GAAP Accounting Standards in the country. You will also support the business on policy interpretation for changes in process or M&A activity
  • Drive for harmonization, efficiencies and improvements to ways of working on AER processes and systems such as SAP and build a mindset of continuous improvement in the country team
  • Build a high-performing Accounting and External Reporting (AER) team (Mondelēz International employees and actively manage the relationship with Mondelēz International Digital Services/third party providers). Recruit and develop talent and drive our AER talent agenda in the country

What you will bring

A desire to drive your future and accelerate your career. You will bring experience and knowledge in:
  • TECHNICAL EXPERTISE in accounting and external reporting (AER) including a deep understanding of U.S. GAAP, IFRS, close processes and financial reporting systems. General knowledge in complex technical accounting such as treatment of FX, derivatives, employee compensation and pension plans. Expertise in policy, controls and compliance design including SOX reporting. General knowledge of tax laws and indirect and direct tax
  • BUSINESS ACUMEN and understanding of our business and finance beyond the AER scope. Big Four accounting firm experience preferred
  • LEADERSHIP SKILLS including proven business partnering and communication skills across a large global, public company. Experience working as a global finance leader managing global, cross-functional and business partner teams to drive timely and accurate results
  • GROWTH/DIGITAL MINDSET and the ability to identify strategic opportunities and leverage technology to improve operational efficiency and effectiveness
  • INTEGRITY and sound judgement in all decisions and interactions aligned with Mondelēz International values and policies and external regulations.

What you need to know about this position:
  • Manage all accounting and external reporting matters for your assigned country, including ensuring accurate and timely U.S. GAAP reporting and the timeliness and integrity of statutory financial reporting, balance sheet reconciliations and KPIs. You will also provide insights into balance sheet movements and cash flow and ensure account reconciliations, intercompany charges, fixed assets, and restructuring are signed off for your assigned country.
  • Contribute to a strong controls and compliance environment in the country and ensure full compliance with our AER policies.
  • You will act as our primary contact with our external auditor for the country
  • Address complex accounting topics in coordination with the Business Unit or Region Controller and ensure timely adoption of all U.S. GAAP Accounting Standards in the country.
  • You will also support the business on policy interpretation for changes in process or M&A activity.
  • Drive for harmonization, efficiencies and improvements to ways of working on AER processes and systems such as SAP and build a mindset of continuous improvement in the country team.
  • Build a high-performing Accounting and External Reporting (AER) team (Mondelēz International employees and actively manage the relationship with Mondelēz International Digital Services/third party providers).
  • Recruit and develop talent and drive our AER talent agenda in the country

Education / Certifications:
  • University degree in Finance, Accounting or Economics
  • CPA/ ACCA

Job specific requirements:
  • Minimum 5-7 years' experience in accounting and controlling having worked in a similar environment / role for at least 12 months
  • FMCG Experience advantageous
  • SAP Experience preferred
  • Proven ability to manage / lead and collaborate with cross functional teams

Work schedule:

Hybrid

No Relocation support available

Business Unit Summary

Mondelēz International's Sub Saharan Africa Business Unit is made up of three key focus areas namely Southern Africa, West Africa and the Rest of Africa Markets. The Business Unit is home to approximately 1000 Makers and Bakers who strive to bring only the best quality and loved brands to our consumers. Mondelēz International in Sub Saharan Africa is proud to house global legacy brands including Cadbury Dairy Milk, Oreo, Halls and Bournvita, together with local jewels such as Cadbury LunchBar, Chappies, TomTom and Dentyne. The Business Unit's Markets have consistently been awarded Top Employer certification, and has been recognised as a Top Employer in Africa.

Mondelēz International is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation or preference, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Job Type

Regular

Accounting & External Reporting

Finance

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