Latest Jobs at Coca-Cola Nigeria

The Coca-Cola Company (Coca-Cola Hellenic Bottling Company) is the world’s largest beverage company, refreshing consumers with more than 500 sparkling and still brands.

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Job Description:
  • As Legal Entity Controller you will be responsible for managing accounting and tax compliance of the legal entities in Nigeria and other entities within West Africa and working as the key local Controllership business partner with the Franchise and Africa Operating Unit (OU) Leadership Team to proactively identify and mitigate strategic and transactional accounting and tax risks.
  • Additionally, you will be overseeing compliance with US GAAP, IFRS and/or other local accounting regulations as well as Company accounting policies, and be safeguarding the resources of the Company by ensuring compliance with Statutory requirements (no fines/penalties), enforcing internal controls and Company policies, and continuously improving them to ensure smooth operations of the business.

What You will Do For Us
Accounting and Reporting:

  • Manage non-financial reporting to headquarters in Atlanta, including impairment surveys, legal reserves, payments to government officials, etc.
  • Review monthly computation of service fees and fees & commission.
  • Review monthly legal entity Profit and Loss´ (P&Ls), balance sheet and narratives and quarterly legal entity balance sheets and narratives.
  • Co-ordinate the completion, review and sign-off of the Annual Financial Statements with Lead LEC, Finance Director, Statutory Reporting Centre of Excellence Team, Corporate Tax Counsel and external auditors.
  • Ensure items highlighted at monthly Balance Sheet Risk and Opportunities meetings are addressed and acted upon within agreed timelines.
  • Review and approve purchasing contracts as controller approver for countries covered.
  • Plan for annual functional OPEX budget & track against actuals using rolling estimates.
  • Manage relations and request from local banking team as may be required from time to time.
  • Responsible for interacting as needed with other areas, i.e. Genpact Service team, Accounting Research, Corporate Treasury, Corporate Tax, Controllers Group, etc.
  • Review Accountant in Charge Memoranda (AICs), Standard Practices and Procedures (SPPs), etc. that impact Coca-Cola business in order to ensure that the financial statements are being properly reported.

Tax Planning, Mitigation and Compliance:

  • Proactively work with the Operating Unit/Franchise functions to mitigate all tax risks and support Commercial Finance and Franchise teams in resolving indirect tax issues (excise, customs, VAT, withholding tax, corporate income tax and PAYE) affecting the system.
  • Review & approve significant contracts, agreements and business processes for compliance and tax efficiency.
  • Maintain tax tracker and engage the OU and Atlanta corporate tax department on all tax issues arising and progress in resolving them. Advice on risks and opportunities arising from tax audits.
  • Review of the monthly VAT, withholding tax; quarterly deferred tax and corporation tax computations and related journal vouchers for posting into the ledger and prepare/review monthly tax returns and follow up for timely filing with, payment to and reconciliation with Self-Assessment Returns (SARS).
  • Approval of monthly/quarterly general ledger (GL) tax account reconciliations.
  • In liaison with Regional Controller, engage senior tax counsel, external tax advisers and tax authorities and coordinate responses to all tax audits and queries within timelines agreed with or demanded by tax authorities.
  • Collaborate with Legal and Company secretarial service providers to ensure compliance with Companies’ Act and other local/secretarial requirements.
  • Monthly/periodic review of tax authorities´ statement of accounts for all taxes to ensure payments are correctly allocated, receipt of withholding tax credit notes on bottler invoices and any tax refunds are confirmed by treasury.
  • Proactively manage work assigned to external advisor to ensure that agreed timelines are met and quality standards are adhered to within the approved budget.

Operational Control and Compliance:

  • Support the quarterly Securities Exchange Commission (SEC) certification process for the Africa OU
  • Work with Franchise Finance to ensure proper documentation, communication and implementation of all relevant Company policies and procedures.
  • Support internal and external audit process conducted by the Corporate Audit Department.
Qualifications and Requirements:
  • University Degree preferably in Finance, Accounting or related and registered qualified professional Accountant (CA, CPA, ACCA, CIMA, or equivalent).
  • 5-10 years’ experience in applied Accounting, preferably gained in a multinational environment (Big 4 or FMCG Multinational).
  • Tax Planning and Compliance.
  • Strategic Financial Consulting.
  • Risk Management, Internal Controls (e.g. SOX, Segregation of Duties, etc.) and Auditing.
  • US GAAP, IFRS and local GAAP.
  • Advanced SAP and Excel skills.
  • Treasury appreciation.
  • Analytical skills.
  • Systems thinking.

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Franchise Strategy Director - North Africa and Nigeria

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Job Description:
  • This leadership role is responsible for supporting and challenging the Franchise Units in implementing the System’s growth strategy and developing actionable insights at franchise level.

What You’ll Do for Us

  • Lead the development / coordination of Long-Range Plan (LRP) and Annual Business Plan (ABP) with Coca-Cola Hellenic (CCH) and Equatorial Coca-Cola Bottling Company (ECCBC) Group, and facilitate the collaboration between The Bottling Group head offices and our OU function heads (leading to a Long-Term Relationship Model (LTRM) with those 2 Bottling Groups).
  • Lead the development and alignment of a performance management system with CCH/ECCBC Group/Countries to ensure timely delivery of strategic and tactical plans.
  • Partner with Franchise Unit and Operating Unit (OU) resources to lead system end-to-end alignment process with Bottling Partners at Group level (CCH and ECCBC).
  • Co-ordinate with local strategy leads to localize the franchise LRP and ABP.
  • Serve as the point of contact on strategy development and performance management between CCH/ECCBC and the OU focused on developing stage/gate for work (macro-economics, industry estimates, competitive insights, LRP, ABP, innovation) + align Country teams during the process.
  • Serve as the PMO for LRP initiatives to ensure delivery on time and in full, including business case development, etc.
  • Pull relevant data and insights from Insights Network (Strategy Insights + Human Insights + Platform Services) across the Operating Unit and beyond to identify granular opportunities and create actionable initiatives at franchise level, in collaboration with country strategy leads.
  • Collaborate with Franchise Unit and Operating Unit Commercial & Customer Leadership to crystallize cross-franchise commercial strategies.
  • Co-lead end-to-end alignment process at Bottling Partner Regional Level around overall strategy and business planning (in coordination with Finance).
  • Work closely with VP of Operations for the Franchise to orchestrate routines such as Monthly Business Reviews (MBRs), Top to Top (T2Ts). The successful candidate will define agendas & topics to escalate / establish templates and consolidate materials, share pre-reads, pre-align/prewire bottling partners and other key stakeholders.
  • Connect the dots and share best practices, import and export good ideas both locally in the Operating Unit and globally.
  • Role model the “Leadership in the Network” definition.
  • Manage uncertainty and multiple stakeholders.

Communication Focus:

  • Multiple top-level interactions and negotiations with senior management team members of the System (Group resources at CCH and ECCBC)
  • Strong negotiation, influence, and communication skills to align strategies as well as build value-based relationships through numerous sensitive situations (directly with Bottling Partners at Group level).
  • Strong presentation skills with an ability to adjust messages to fit specific audiences
  • Comfortable with indirect influencing and indirect managing/coordinating.
Qualifications and Requirements:
  • Bachelor’s Degree essential. Master’s or MBA a bonus
  • +12 years of Business and/or functional experience in Operation/Strategy/Marketing/Business Development/Consultancy related areas
  • Ex-consulting experience a plus
  • Proven leadership trajectory and influencing a senior leadership team

Functional Skills:
Mastery of:

  • Solid business acumen skills: to translate data and insights to help inform key business decisions
  • Strategic thinking: integrate diverse business insights and connecting the dots to develop holistic approach
  • Stakeholder leadership/negotiation: to drive better conversations into practical applications
  • Problem framing and problem-solving: ability to structure and coordinate / lead cross functional complex analysis, initiatives, or efforts
  • Systemic thinking: Experience with large-scale organizational change efforts and global capabilities implementation. Being comfortable with ambiguity and willingness to challenge the status quo.

Broad expertise in:

  • Synthesis and storytelling: Communicate, influence and convince stakeholders through a structured, fact base and action oriented storytelling
  • Innovation and taking different approach
  • Adaptability/flexibility: Comfortable with ambiguity
  • Organization and focus: prioritize through a pragmatic fact-based approach, handling trade-offs, balancing immediate and long-term priorities

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Deadline: June 16, 2023

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