Accounting and Finance Lead-AMM00004
Cargill provides food, agriculture, financial and industrial products and services to the world. Together with farmers, customers, governments and communities, we help people thrive by applying our insights and over 150 years of experience. We have 150,000 employees in 70 countries who are committed to feeding the world in a responsible way, reducing environmental impact and improving the communities where we live and work.
Job location: Amman, Jordan
Apply an extensive understanding of principles and techniques to evaluate and analyze financial statements. Keeps pace with changing relevant regulations and standards.
Lead the team to complete financial accounting activities which include record to report (RTR), precure to pay (PRTP), order to settle cash (OTSC), financial reporting, profit and loss (P&L), sales and general admin (SG&A) expenses, allocations, reconciliations, general ledger maintenance, financial close, full balance sheet review, CRP preparation, tax accounting and filing and budget coordination
Work closely with global process owners and ensure all financial accounting activities including RTR, OTSC and PRTP are executed effectively and efficiently with appropriate controls and end to end view
Work in close partnership with Tax, Treasury, Corporate financial reporting (CFR) Minneapolis, decision support, financial risk management, internal and external auditors
Hold self and team accountable for delivering results, and driving the continuous improvement of finance activities; collaborating across businesses and functions, to ensure financial regulatory compliance.
Align with internal control systems that provide effective and efficient operations; reliable financial reporting and compliance with laws, regulations and corporate policies
Responsible for completing the statutory/external audits and will be the primarily contact point for external auditors in guidance of Country Controller.
Responsible for ensuring the compliance with all financial regulatory compliances, both locally and required for US GAAP.
Champion efforts to ensure controls and compliance measures are in place for all reported financial information
Manage engagements with internal and external auditors, and ensure issues are resolved. Partner with other accounting and finance leads to ensure alignment of processes and strategies
Deploy internal control framework, assess/identify/report risk, monitor and improve controls
Partner with Control COE and sub- region A&F Lead to design, implement and monitor the control framework
In coordination with Control COE, perform risk assessments to identify risk areas and develop monitoring plans
Partner with Control COE & audit teams to understand and address financial risk areas
Partner with businesses to leverage and share best practices and comply with Cargill governance
Develop ongoing financial control validation, monitoring, and sustained processes
Identify opportunities for control efficiencies in processes
Ensure financial controls are consistently monitored; ICRs, CRP preparation and audits are executed according to pre-defined schedules. Partner with necessary teams involved to ensure compliance for new business transactions and new controls identified are implemented.
Change leadership through process optimisation and technology driven decision making
Participates in the creation of accounting and finance strategy & approach which aligns with the strategy of the Region/sub-region/country and finance job family.
Actively collaborates in driving process optimisation and improving the efficiency of finance operations.
Ensure planning processes are streamlined to reduce non-value added activities
Data accuracy and E2E framework will be in consistent alignment with global RTR process owner, with a key focus on continuous improvement.
Choose and develop talent:
Identify, develop and coach direct reports to ensure we have high performing teams.
Develop sustainable training program for execution of various financial accounting and control processes and ensure team is well trained.
Empower team to initiate change and drive results.
Create a culture of intellectual curiosity and continuous learning to meet individual development goals.
Bachelor’s or equivalent Degree in Finance or Accounting.
Minimum 5 years of accounting or finance experience, preferably with at least 2 years’ experience of controls/ compliance experience
Strong accounting experience with very good technical knowledge in US and Local GAAP.
Demonstrated change agility and ability to navigate a team through ambiguity and uncertainty.
Highly effective people leadership skills which motivates for high performance
Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
Ability to communicate, influence and build trust across multiple stakeholder groups
Ability to partner and engage with centers of expertise (like Tax, CFR Mpls, Audit, HR, IT)
Demonstrated ability to understand and use technology to improve process and control
Demonstrated flexibility and ability to deal with ambiguity
Professional accounting designation
Understanding and experience working with SAP (preferred)
JDE system (preferred)
Experience with multiple businesses, CFR and/or international business experience
Demonstrated ability to create a team culture of continuous improvement, process optimisation, and intellectual curiosity.
In return for your expertise and commitment, we will provide a fast paced stimulating international environment, which will stretch your abilities and channel your talents. We also offer competitive salary and benefits combined with outstanding career development opportunities in one of the largest and most solid private companies in the world.
Interested? Then make sure to send us your CV and cover letter in English today
Respectfully please note if you have previously applied for this position in the last 6 months and were unsuccessful there is no need to apply again.