Financial Director-Expatriate opportunity, French speaking

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Job #: 15010
Status: Inactive / Filled
Title: Financial Director-Expatriate opportunity, French speaking
Job Location: - Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo, Africa
Base Compensation: $110,000 — $140,000
Total Compensation: $135,000 — $160,000
Benefits: Excellent
Is Employer Willing to Relocate?: Yes
Other Relocation Information: Company pays for all housing, transportation, and other costs
Employment Type: Full Time / Direct Hire
Job Categories: Accounting
Industries: Manufacturing / Distribution


$4B global manufacturer has a unique and exciting opportunity for a Financial Director. This is an expatriate role for one of the largest food producers in the world!


1) Generally responsible for all facets of general ledgers for companies.
2) Ensure staff accountant properly codes input sheets for daily cash transitions and period end journals.
3) Supervision of accounting staff.
4) Issuance of financial statements that are in accordance with GAAP.
5) Development and maintenance of all aspects of internal control environment (credit, disbursements, receipts, etc.).
6) Produce financial statements and commentary on timely basis.
7) Responsible for all voyage and commodity accounting.
8) Preparation of year end audit support schedules and primary contact for audit staff during fieldwork.
9) Designing and implementing any revisions to comprehensive financial accounting and internal control system.
10) Responsibility to ascertain accounting transactions are properly consummated and recorded.
11) Develop and implement adequate internal control environment.
12) Ensure internal control environment integrity maintained by accounting staff and operational personnel.
13) Maintain budgetary accounting records and produce comparison of actual to budget each period.
14) Responsible for financial accounting filing system.
15) Supervision of staff accountant and accounting assistant, including assuring they complete all designated functions and performing annual performance review.
16) Development and maintenance of accounting policies and procedures manual.
17) Primary contact for inter-company accounting issues.
18) Follow up on collectability of accounts receivable including outstanding demurrage bills, cargo claims, commodity claims and payments, recharges, port disbursements, etc.

  • 1) Attend weekly company operational meeting to identify financial and insurance issues that may impact the integrity of the company's assets. 2) Review financial results of transactions to identify inconsistencies with facts based upon knowledge of operations.

  • 1) Responsible for completing documentation for opening and closing of accounts. 2) Ensure internal control environment with respect to banking transactions is adequate. 3) Resolve day-to-day problems arising on bank accounts. 4) Approval of daily banking transactions

  • 1) Regularly communicate with management team 2) Effectively work through obstacles through sound business practices


    CPA or CA required Experience reporting financials in accordance with US GAAP 10+ years of Accounting Experience required Fluency in French and English required Excellent communication skills Excellent organizational skills

    Preferred Qualifications:
    2+ years of Big 4 Public Accounting Experience preferred


    Total Years of Experience:

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