Area Management Accountant WACA

Job Description

To act as a key team member in the WACA Finance team, providing financial support and analysis to the Area Finance Manager of WACA, as well as the Africa Head of Finance. Owning delivery of financial targets, offering insight on operational and financial performance, finance and procurement process compliance and statutory reporting. Together with the Area Finance Manager, the role holder will assist a team of country finance managers ensuring a high standard of reporting, compliance and control requirements are in place.

Key Responsibilities: 

1. Monthly reporting and forecasting:

• Ensure the timely production of accurate management reports and variance analysis for key projects – including working capital, headcount and other operational KPIs

• Assist with the monthly forecasting process for WACA, liaising with the regional management team (incl. Head of Sales, Head of Operations & Contract Managers) to ensure the accuracy of P&Ls and BS across all projects

• Assist in the delivery of the WACA overhead budget, including actuals reporting and forecast

• Weekly cashflows forecasts

2. Financial and other ad hoc analysis:

• Assist in Providing financial support & analysis across all existing and prospective projects – including reporting on project returns including comparisons to Commercial P&Ls

• Assist in the preparation of Sales Incentive Scheme (SIS) calculations for the region

• Assist in the preparation of commercial P&L’s prepared by the WACA pricing manager

• Identify and drive delivery of cost saving opportunities and also inventory reduction initiatives

• Assist in ensuring the company is tax compliant in the regions we are operating

3. Annual budget:

• Assist with the WACA region annual budget process in conjunction with the Area Finance Manager

• Support the AFM for the WACA region in developing the overhead budget for the region

4. Internal control and statutory compliance:

• Support the WACA region in adeherence to all internal finance related processes, including adherence to the Procure to Pay (P2P) processes and the Delegation of Authority

• Assist in the implementation of financial systems within the WACA region, including supporting the roll-out of M3

• Provide assistance, training & support to the in-country finance managers as required

• Ensure that statuory accounts are completed and filled for all relevant entities in the WACA region

• Assist in the completion of the Financial Control Checklist (FCC) for wACA, as well as developing improvement plans were required

• Support the WACA region in closing internal audit recommendations

• Assist in ERP System implementation

• Assist in driving process improvement and efficiencies

Personal Specification

• Bachelor Degree in Finance or equivalent qualifications, i.e. ACA, CPA, ACCA, ICAS

• Minimum 3 years of experience in senior Finance/Business Analyst/Financial Controller role

• Bilingual French English

• Availability to travel as and when required

• Office based job and requires light physical effort


Desired Skills

• Well-developed interpersonal and communication skills

• Fluent command of English, spoken and written

• Analytical thinker and numerate

• Effective planning organizational and time management skills

• Experience in an ERP system is desired

• Excellent keyboard skills, computer literate and experienced in spreadsheet packages

• Quality oriented with attention to details and capable of working to deadlines

• Commercial awareness and strong organisational and leadership skills

• Capable of working on his/her own initiative



Energy & Utilities




Job Level

Mid-Senior Level