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Job Opportunity at Corteva Agriscience Company – Tanzania and Ethiopia

Job Opportunity at Corteva Agriscience Company - Country Controller in Tanzania and Ethiopia

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GROWING WHAT MATTERS STARTS WITH YOU

Corteva Agriscience™, the world’s first dedicated agriculture start-up, serves to enrich the lives of those who produce and those who consume, ensuring progress for generations to come. Our employees fulfill this purpose everyday by building/participating in an inclusive culture where we encourage each other to stay curious, think differently, act boldly and do what’s right for our customers, our co-workers, our partners and our planet. With over 20,000 team members from 130 countries, innovating in 140 world class R&D facilities, we have the resources, leadership heritage and partner ecosystem to make a meaningful impact now and into the future.

#GrowWhatMatters

We’re hiring for Country Controller – Tanzania and Ethiopia

EMPLOYEE STATUS

Regular

SCHEDULE

FullTime

JOB TYPE

Experienced

EDUCATION

Bachelor’s Degree


Learn how you can be our voice in the conversation about the future of agriculture.

As Country Controller – Tanzania and Ethiopiayou will be responsible for the delivery of all controllership activities relative to the legal entity in Tanzania and Ethiopia. This includes Financial Accounting, Reporting and Internal Controls.

The Controller is the Controllership interface into the Country Leader, Commercial Finance and Tax Leads, and various External Authorities and Auditors.

As an integral part of this role, the Country Controller works directly with the local functional organizations on all matters relative to the financial statements of the entities in the country, and acts as the steward of internal controls in all areas.

Your Challenge

  • Ensure that the financial accounting and reporting of all legal entities in the country is in compliance with statutory and corporate policies:
  • Compliance with Local and US Accounting Standards (USGAAP, Local GAAP)
  • Timely closing and reporting for both local and group accounts.
  • Ensure that an effective and efficient control environment is in place for all legal entities in the country, in line with Sarbanes-Oxley 404 as well as Corteva Internal Control Standards Manual.
  • Managing relationships with external auditors and internal audit for finance and internal control related matters.
  • Responsible for the direct supervision of local controllership team and provide required functional guidance.
  • Provide indirect oversight and act as liaison between the local organizations and the Accounting Service Centers for all the Record-to-Report processes.
  • Review and manage compliance to accounting processes and continuously identifying improvement opportunities.
  • Maintain sound understanding of local entities´ underlying business and external regulatory environment to ensure continued adequacy of accounting treatments and effectiveness of control environment.
  • Represent Finance in all matters related to Country Financials, Internal Controls, and governance and, for this, link as appropriate with all other Finance Competencies operating remotely.
  • Coordinate and provide necessary support in case of external tax audits. In absence of an established Internal Tax function in the country, this may entail engaging and representing the Company with Tax Authorities.
  • Financial review of the key contracts engaging the legal entities;
  • In the absence of an established internal Legal function in the country, coordinate with internal legal counsel in the review of legal cases and connect with external counsel, when required, to secure the legal position of the legal entities.
  • Work in close collaboration with Local Leadership to establish, steer and review the critical aspects of the overall site and country strategy, to enhance internal and external competitiveness and visibility.
  • Provide, together with Local Leadership, ongoing tone at the top within local organization on Core Values and Internal Controls and ensure that appropriate governance structure is in place to allow an adequate control environment.

Key Stakeholders And Interactions

  • Commercial Leaders Ethiopia and Tanzania
  • Commercial Finance Manager East Africa
  • AME Controllership team
  • EMEA Tax Leader
  • External Auditors
  • Internal Auditors
  • Various External Authorities

Location:

Arusha, Tanzania

Qualifications

To Grow What Matters, You Will Need

  • 7+ years of finance experience including relevant accounting experience
  • Knowledge of US GAAP and IFRS;
  • Prior Assignment in at least one of the following areas: Internal or External Audit, Business Finance, Controllership
  • Degree in Accounting or equivalent;
  • CPA (T)
  • Fluent in English
  • Availability to travelas per requirements of the role.

Who Are We Looking For?

  • Curious, bold thinkers who want to grow their careers and be part of a winning team
  • Market shaping individuals who want to transform the agriculture industry to meet the world’s growing need for food
  • Collaborators who thrive in a diverse, inclusive work environment
  • Innovators who bring initiative and fresh ideas that drive our business into the future and make us an industry leader

Growing What Matters Starts With You… What We Can Offer To Help You Grow?

  • Opportunity to be part of a global industry leader working to discover solutions to the most pressing
  • agricultural challenges of our time
  • Challenging work assignments that grow your skills, capabilities and experiences
  • Opportunities for international rotations and relocation that will expand your global view and cultural experience
  • Diverse, inclusive work environment where employees bring their whole selves to work and feel heard, valued and empowered
  • Dedicated and customized resources to help grow your professional skills, industry expertise and personal perspectives. 
  • Joining us is a natural opportunity to strengthen your professional network through valuable relationships.
  • Support the health and well-being of every employee by offering world-class benefits, meaningful work and competitive salary
  • Performance driven culture with a strong focus on speed, efficiency and agility
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