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Amazing Job Offer at Coca-Cola Beverages Africa

Coca-Cola Beverages Africa is looking for a detail-oriented, self-motivated, and dynamic team player to occupy the vacant position below;

Position: Country Compliance Manager

Coca-Cola Beverages Africa (CCBA) presents an exciting opportunity for an experienced Country Compliance Manager. This is a specialist and a manager role, with direct responsibility for managing an in-country compliance team, and which will interact extensively with Leadership at all levels throughout a country.

A Country Compliance Manager (CCM) must have sound knowledge of all operational processes, specifically manufacturing, as well as audit-related activities, to enable a well-informed and knowledgeable approach to an in-country managing, monitoring and execution role. And in-depth of knowledge of the controls within The Coca-Cola Company (TCCC) Risk & Control Matrix (RACM) and Control Self-Assessments (CSAs).

CCBA is the largest Coca-Cola bottler in Africa, accounting for 40% of all Coca-Cola volumes on the continent. CCBA has an extensive footprint in Africa, employing over 17 000 employees, serving a combined population of over 300 million people across the continent.

The CCBA vision is to refresh Africa every day and make the continent a better place for all, growing successfully as a business and creating a better shared future for our people, customers, consumers, communities, planet and shareholders. We conduct ourselves with the utmost integrity for shared value and the greater good. We are a world class, customer-orientated, socially and environmentally conscious fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG) company that is driven by engaged, motivated and inspired employees.

The key purpose of the role is to:

· Manage the country’s operational compliance deliverables through providing sound leadership, direction, coordination, training and expert guidance to the country compliance team

· Manage all operational, financial and compliance audits and projects for the country

· Provide input to, and manage, the development and execution of the country’s annual governance calendar

Key Outputs and Accountabilities include, but not limited to:

1. Country Compliance Leadership Role:

  • Steer compliance operations to facilitate a more robust and proficient approach, reduce fraud and ensure control gaps are closed
  • Maintain and grow the leadership role for all compliance-related activities in-country
  • Partner with the CMT and MD on a daily basis or as required regarding compliance matters; provide recommendations at an operational level
  • Update and inform country senior leadership on an ongoing basis of changes to operational risk and the associated mitigation steps
  • Monitor and manage the implementation of country audit calendars; lead decisions on audits to be conducted by internal and/or external providers

2. Internal Controls and Reporting:

  • Maintain standard operating practices (SOPs) in-country, and ensure alignment of compliance-related policies, controls and processes; provide input to the development of SOPs as required
  • Manage country audit calendars and make decisions on internal and external providers for conducting audits
  • Monitor and manage performance against each RACM and CSA control, review audit findings and monitor actions implemented to close out gaps and correct deviations identified
  • Review, evaluate and optimize CSA tools, processes and reporting to drive efficiencies in assessing the effectiveness of controls
  • Implement and monitor changes and new controls introduced, and ensure changes are embedded into the operations
  • Assess the impact of changes and new controls of RACM and CSAs, to enable necessary adjustments to content and/or implementation processes
  • Update and review RACM narratives cross functionally to align these to business processes and RACM requirements
  • Design RACM Control Self-Assessments (RSAs), using a risk-based methodology to test processes and assess compliance across the country
  • Validate the testing methodology of internal controls with subject matter experts, to ensure alignment to business processes

3. Reporting:

  • Review all reporting data and information provided by the country compliance team as part of the process for compiling packs, presentation decks and required documented data and information
  • · Draft Board presentations, country audit committee packs and other high level review/meeting documentation in a timely and efficient manner
  • · Draft Business Continuity Plans (BCP) and policy, carry out annual testing of routines and report on results of testing
  • · Provide recommendations to the Regional Compliance Manager (RCM) on control testing processes
  • · Report to the Country Audit Committee on country compliance-related matters
  • · Provide feedback to the RCM and CMT on the status of action plans and deadline dates of assessments and audits being conducted
  • · Report to the RCM and CMT on applicable governance matters through reports such as Audit Committee Packs, RACM and CSA testing results, Issues Mitigation Tracker
  • · Share in-country best practices with CCMs and RCM, for enhancing internal controls and compliance across the region
  • · Compile country quarterly RACM and CSA results
  • · Highlight key governance, control and process deficiencies to the country compliance team and agree timelines to close out deviations
  • · Continually review governance processes and recommend improvements to practices

4. Internal and External Audit:

  • Review the applicability of country in-scope controls in collaboration with internal and external auditors, to ensure alignment to business processes
  • Facilitate the review of country audit requests and the allocation of information requests to applicable process owners; guide auditors, Country Compliance Officers and the operations to ensure the smooth running of audits within the allocated time period
  •  Collate and submit requested information to internal and external auditors to assess compliance to internal controls
  • Review, analyse and interpret key audit findings and associated action plans for the country to adequately mitigate the identified risk; investigate and escalate findings or issues as applicable
  • Drive closure of audit findings to mitigate further risk to the in-country business
  • Develop and ensure adherence to the country governance calendar and its fulfilment throughout the year
  • Implement routines for controls and processes as per required procedures

5. Risk and Governance Capability Improvement:

  • Provide input into the development of training content to improve internal control and governance capabilities across the country
  • Coach and train country compliance team on any changes and updates to RACM, related policies, information gathering and report writing
  • Promote and actively contribute to a knowledge-sharing culture within the country compliance team
  • Engage with other CCMs in sharing of best practices

6. Relationship Management:

  • Build and maintain collaborative relationships with multiple customers and stakeholders in-country; understand needs and operating contexts, and manage expectations
  • Provide specialised support as the key point of contact to the country compliance and operational teams
  • Communicate openly with the Compliance Community of Practice to share information
  • Apply effective problem-solving methods to find workable solutions to issues
  • Assist in external contractor/supplier selection for country audits as applicable
  • Interact at all levels (internal and external) to resolve issues constructively
  • Demonstrate an ability to handle conflict and to diffuse it effectively
  • Use learning gained from team successes and issues, to enhance performance and relationships in the team

7. Team Leadership and Management

  • Participate actively in the selection and appointment of Country Compliance Officers
  • Set team and individual goals aligned with country priorities and requirements; support the team with successful delivery of goals
  • Manage day-to-day staff activities
  • Coach direct reports and manage/guide performance of the team
  • Conduct PDR’s and IDP’s for each direct report
  • Lead the team in alignment with company values and ethics, in and outside of the workplace
  • Communicate with the team with a focus on good two-way communication
  • Respect and find value in diversity
  • Apply effective problem-solving methods to find workable solutions to issues
  • Manage conflict constructively and make every effort to achieve solutions acceptable to all parties
  • Use learning gained from team successes and issues, to enhance performance and relationships in the team

Qualifications and Experience:

Qualifications:

  • BCom Honours or equivalent
  • Associate General Accountant (AGA), Certified Internal Auditor (CIA), with relevant experience will be considered
  • Additional diplomas such as Policy Framing, Control Framework Design, Forensics Investigation, will be considered an advantage
  • Hands-on experience of SAP and/or Microsoft Dynamics essential
  • Previous governance and control experience in a manufacturing environment is preferred
  • Additional internal audit experience will be advantageous

Experience:

  • Minimum 5+ years operational financial experience
  • People-manager skills essential

HOW TO APPLY FOR THIS POSITION

Interested persons should submit their applications and resume via the company’s website Click Here To Apply Online

For More Jobs and Scholarship Opportunities CLICK HERE

Deadline: 17th March, 2023

 

Qwequ Jnr
Qwequ Jnrhttp://www.newsbitgh.com
A Content Developer, a freelance writer and a blogger at NewsBitGh.
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