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  • Posted: May 9, 2023
    Deadline: Not specified
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    Few companies founded in 1902 are still going from strength to strength. Fewer still are leaders in more than 55 markets. And with one billion adult smokers around the world, we manufacture the cigarettes chosen by around one in eight of them. We take our business and our impact very seriously. We know the tobacco industry is a controversial one, and so i...
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    Corporate Finance Manager - Compliance


    The role leads the review of processes and systems across BAT East & Southern Africa (22 countries) for compliance with BAT Group and local corporate governance requirements. It leads the preparation for:

    • Bi-annual review of the risk and controls framework for BAT East & Southern Africa
    • Audit committee papers for the BAT Kenya plc and BAT Uganda Limited Audit Committee’s which occur at least 3 times annually to review business risks and the status of compliance to approved business processes and controls
    • The East & Southern Africa cluster Risk and Controls Committee which meets 2 times in a year to review risks and results of compliance and audit reviews carried out by the compliance manager and internal audit manager.
    • Monthly monitoring of internal controls as per Controls Excellence Dashboard that reviews effectiveness of system-based controls and tracks status of action plans.


    • Perform compliance reviews on pre-identified high-risk processes and prepare written reports for Board of Directors and Senior Leadership Team that clearly and accurately explain the findings and action plans for improvement.
    • Conduct independent risk-based operational process reviews to help ensure that the systems and procedures support the achievement of business goals and objectives.
    • Drive review of risk & control framework and lead cross-functional teams in self-assessment of internal controls (annual control navigator assessment) and monitor implementation of remedial action plans.
    • Perform ad-hoc reviews and investigations into suspected irregularities and report the same to the Board of Directors and Senior Leadership Team.
    • Provide formal training for the operating companies' management and staff to raise the awareness of risk and control.
    • Provide administrative support to the Audit & Risk Committees of BAT Kenya plc & BAT Uganda.
    • Develop and drive process efficiency improvements, based on best practice and in line with Group standardisation.
    • Monthly monitoring and reporting of internal controls as per Controls Excellence Dashboard that reviews effectiveness of system-based controls and tracks status of action plans
    • Develop leadership skills for own career advancement.


    Knowledge / Qualifications

    • Financial or audit background with a professional accountancy qualification (such as ACCA, CPA) and a relevant university degree.
    • Minimum of 7 years relevant finance/audit experience of which at least 3 years should have been in a controlling or audit related field.
    • Working knowledge of SAP is an added advantage.
    • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint.


    • Effective communication and interpersonal skills as well as the ability to manage relationships and work with managers across all levels within the company and externally.
    • Good influencing skills with ability to interact with all levels of senior management and Board of Directors.
    • An ability to work effectively with all levels of staff within the company and externally – this should be demonstrated by successful experience in business partnership and decision support.
    • Basic understanding of commercial business drivers.
    • Pro-active, persuasive, and creative as the jobholder will be introducing new rules and changing standards of practice.
    • Project management skills – able to work independently and maintain level of independence whilst working in partnership with the Head Office Finance team.

    Method of Application

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