Commercial Finance Manager – West Africa

Job Title: Commercial Finance Manager – West Africa

Location: Tema, Ghana

Reports to : Commercial Finance Senior Manager - Africa


Want to make an impact where it matters?

At Upfield our purpose is clear: we make people healthier and happier with nutritious and delicious, natural, plant-based products that are good for you, our planet; and with packaging that’s free from plastic.

We are the largest plant-based company in the world, and we believe in doing what’s right for our people, our customers and the planet.

We’ve got iconic brands like Rama, Country Crock, Blue Band and Flora that people all over the world know and love. We’ve been a trusted category leader since 1871 and yet we feel like we’re only just getting started.

Performance, Passion and Care define who we are as a company, how we work every day, and the responsibility we feel toward our Associates, our consumers, our business partners and our world.

We have big ambitions to grow this business and we want to attract the right people – those that love what they do, thrive on responsibility and are looking for limitless career defining opportunities

You’ll have to enjoy working in a fast-paced environment and it will take hard work and determination; we will give you the ownership you need to make an impact. 

You’ll have to deliver on the commitments you make. And we’ll give you the freedom and flexibility to do your job and build your own career. 

About the Role!

You will sit at our Tema, Ghana office, reporting into the Commercial Finance Senior Manager - Africa. You will lead the Performance Finance Management by analyzing and interpreting financial results and trends, including margins, revenue, and costs for our West and East Africa market units.

Main Responsibilities

  • Lead the day-to-day operations of the performance management with emphasis on continuous improvement and ensuring all financial analysis and corresponding reports are accurate, timely and address the needs of the business.
  • Detailed analysis of customer & brand profitability, margin trends, trade and marketing expenses (including reconciliation) and interpretation of divisional financial results
  • Perform financial modeling to support decision making both for planning and value creation, leading to ROI, NPV, payback and other financial measurements.
  • Participate in month-end close meetings with Accounting, Operations, and senior management.
  • Lead the review/audit of monthly, quarterly, and annual reporting of corporate results.
  • Steer financial forecast and planning processes; S&OP, forecast and budget coordination and consolidation for the Africa BU’s; drive constant quality improvement and accuracy.
  • Coordinate and own management reporting for the region and markets like Month-end performance reporting (trend analysis, mission tracker), performance dashboards; drive automation as required.
  • Work with the Finance and Operations management to help implement policies related to establishing reliable and accurate cut-off and accrual procedures, expense approvals, etc.
  • Develop, analyze, and communicate ad hoc financial reports to the business.
  • Prepare materials and presentations for board meetings and senior management.


About you!

This position requires a highly motivated, hands on, detail oriented and organized individual with strong communication, inter-personal skills and the ability to work independently.

Minimum Requirements

  • Undergraduate degree and professional accounting designation required (or working toward completion).
  • Ability to consolidate, analyze and summarize large amounts of data from a variety of sources.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint with the ability to build complex formulas to support quantitative analysis, modelling, trend analysis and exception reporting.
  • Experience with SAP, BI products (Power BI, Tableau, etc.).
  • Strong communication, relationship building and problem-solving abilities.
  • Ability to effectively get ahead of deliverables and manage multiple priorities.
  • Self-starter with the ability to work independently.
  • FMCG experience an asset including working in multi-region reporting environment

You’ll have to enjoy working in a fast-paced environment and it will take hard work and determination; we will give you the ownership you need to make an impact.

If you want to make an impact where it matters apply now!

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