Finance Business Partner Analyst – East and Southern Africa (EASA) job at Syngenta
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Finance Business Partner Analyst – East and Southern Africa (EASA)

[ Type: FULL TIME , Industry: Business Management and Administration , Category: Accounting & Finance ]

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Deadline of this Job:
Monday, May 06 2024 

Duty Station:
Within Zambia , Lusaka, South - Central Africa

Date Posted: Monday, April 22 2024, Base Salary: Not Disclosed

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Job Description
Role Purpose
• Performing Financial Planning & Analysis activities for BA EASA
• Be a trusted partner to the CP Commercial Finance Lead EASA and Finance BP EASA to provide insightful analysis and recommendations on the respective financials
• Driving improvements and technology adaptations in Financial Planning & Analysis processes and contribution to regional Continuous Improvement agenda

• Be a trusted finance business partner, supporting all activities in scope, on recurring and ad hoc finance topics.
• Seamless engaging and interacting with finance communities and stakeholders.
• Add value to organization through providing business insight, understanding the numbers and challenging the status quo.
• Provide finance skillset in project / ad hoc assignments.
• Build relationships across multiple finance functional teams to share and align best practices.
• Develop understanding of Syngenta’s business and interaction between the different business units and functional reporting lines.

• Actuals: Month end closing:
• Analyse monthly sales and function costs, and provide relevant commentaries and insights to finance and business stakeholders.
• Based on discussions with business stakeholders and in collaboration with Accounting-to-Reporting teams, ensure accruals for sales deductions and function cost are properly reflected in reported monthly results.
• Participate in month-end closing processes.
• Financial analysis:
• Provide timely and insightful financial analysis to support business decisions, understanding business performance on a monthly / annual basis.
• Leverage technology (SAC) to further develop (SAC stories) and fully utilize available reports to meet the needs of the various business owners, on time, with high quality.
• Full accountability for the analysis and commentaries to business stakeholders for variance analysis of function cost reports.
• Master data management:
• Ensure proper master data maintenance (cost centre structure, delegation of authorities, headcount reporting).
• Budgeting and Rolling Forecast processes:
• Provide reliable and timely budgets and latest outlooks for P&L in scope.
• Provide support and guidance to business managers and function cost owners on achieving budget targets.
• Participate in strategic business planning and business processes by preparing financial budgets and rolling forecasts.
• Business review process: Support the MBR process
• Prepare and collect insightful commentaries for robust reporting and analysis of variances.
• Focus on reliable full year outlooks and risk/opportunity assessments.
• Digital capabilities:
• Contribute to development and use of business intelligence tools, data visualisation and predictive analysis techniques.

Knowledge, Experience & Capabilities
Critical Knowledge
• Bachelor/Master/Business School in Economics or Finance
• Understanding of IFRS accounting, budgeting, forecasting and planning processes
• Excel & SAP knowledge are a must, business intelligence systems an advantage
• Understanding of Syngenta business, processes and industry drivers
Critical Experience
• 2+ years in Finance and Controlling is a must.

Critical technical, professional and personal capabilities
• Analytical skills.
• Financial and accounting acumen.
• Communication and presentation skills.
• English is a must, other languages are a plus.
• Ability to prioritise, especially to work under pressure and tight deadlines.
• Ability to work independently as well as within (cross-) functional teams.
• High focus and energy, with a pragmatic mindset and solution-oriented approach.

Critical success factors & key challenges
• Ability to apply professional knowledge of accounting and financial reporting in supporting the business
• Ability to handle multiple stakeholders, priorities and deadlines
• Working in virtual teams
• Sound professional judgement and effective influencing skills

Work Hours: 8

Experience in Months: 24

Level of Education:
Bachelor Degree

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Job Info
Job Category: Accounting/ Finance jobs in Zambia
Job Type: Full-time
Deadline of this Job: Monday, May 06 2024
Duty Station: Lusaka
Posted: 22-04-2024
No of Jobs: 1
Start Publishing: 22-04-2024
Stop Publishing (Put date of 2030): 22-04-2066
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