Country Head of Finance

AB InBev Africa

The Key Purpose of this role is to continuously drive Country costs to an optimal level through coordinating in a challenging fashion (“open and close the gap”)all financial and performance activities and at the same time being the control custodian of the Country.

Key Roles and Responsibilities:

Monthly Actuals (reporting/analysis/review):

  • Coordinate the actuals reporting process together with ZHQ finance team, BBP and NoCC
  • Do control checks, review and adjust actuals if needed in alignment with control
  • Accurately report financial performance on a monthly basis (Full P&L)
  • Provide actuals review and analysis during monthly deep dive meetings
  • Deep dive in all new variance drivers, find root cause and work with the districts on identifying adequate gap closing action plans
  • Head up Country month results review with Financial Director, Country Director and Country Logistics Manager
  • Managing capex budget and spend
  • Work effectively with HQ Finance departments, including Finance NOCC, ZBB and Logistics to deliver enhanced value for the organisation.


Monthly Full Year Forecast outlook (LE):
  • Prepare Full Year Forecast outlook (LE) for the Country P&L for financial performance
  • Identify opportunities to continuously improve EBITDA results
  • Identify risks, respective route causes and identify gap closing action plans
  • Consolidate and report LE ZHQ and NOCC team
  • Prepare monthly Deep Dive and review decks, respecting ZHQ guidelines, templates and timelines
  • Work closely with NOCC/BBP/HQ to ensure LE submissions accurate, complete
  • Continuously challenge LE’s to drive value


Annual Plan:

  • Define and lead the process for Country
  • Set and communicate annual plan calendar, milestones and targets to Country
  • Monitor annual plan calendar implementation
  • Define departmental targets to deliver on 1YP and bottom up for different P&L lines
  • Provide the facts and figures for all relevant budget calculations
  • Ensure all initiatives are properly embedded in the budget, while avoiding double counting
  • Prepare management review presentations Country, respecting ZHQ guidelines, templates and timelines
  • Ensure final budget is properly uploaded in all relevant tools (Cognos, SCFD, ZBB, TM1, SAP)
  • Support Country with STI target setting and tracking
Corporate governance:
  • Sign off and review of monthly stock packs
  • Attend 1 Quarterly stock count
  • Support Fixed Asset Management
  • Support NOCC/Internal Control team with annual CSA audits
  • Lead action plan to close the gaps identified in Audits
  • Lead monthly Country Audit Committee meeting
  • Managing corporate governance and identifying risks, ensuring plans are in place to mitigate these risks and ensuring closure of all audit/risk/IFC findings ​


Balance Sheet Management:

  • Review Balance sheet on monthly basis
  • Ensure completeness and accuracy of reporting of Income Statement via Balance Sheet
  • Support Accounts Payable Team with Balance sheet management



  • Work with Nocc team on streamlining reporting and monthly business cycle
  • Work with Country Logistics team on streamlining reporting and monthly business cycle
  • Support cash conversion initiatives
  • Manage and coordinate internal and external audits
  • Manage corporate tax planning and compliance
Key Competencies and Attributes:
  • Solid knowledge of accounting and control activities
  • Good knowledge of audit, tax and treasury activities
  • Excellent technical financial and accounting skills.
  • Ability to analyse and interpret financial information.
  • Expertise in Project Management
Minimum Requirements:
  • BCom Hons. or CA(SA) or CIMA or MBA Experience
  • Minimum of 3 years experience in financial management or similar management experience in FMCG or Beverage industry
  • Experience on supporting senior managers on decision making

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