The key purpose of this role is to continuously drive Country costs to an optimal level through coordinating in a challenging fashion (“open and close the gap”) all financial and performance activities and at the same time being the control custodian of the Country.

Key outputs and responsibilities:

Monthly Actuals (reporting/analysis/review)

  • Coordinate the actuals reporting process together with ZHQ finance team, BBP and NoCC
  • Do control checks, review and adjust actuals if needed in alignment with control • Accurately report financial performance on a monthly basis (Full P&L)
  • Provide actuals review and analysis during monthly deep dive meetings
  • Deep dive in all new variance drivers, find root cause and work with the districts on identifying adequate gap closing action plans
  • Head up Country month results review with Financial Director, Country Director and Country Logistics Manager
  • Managing capex budget and spend
  • Work effectively with HQ Finance departments, including Finance NOCC, ZBB and Logistics to deliver enhanced value for the organization

Monthly Full Year Forecast outlook (LE)

  • Prepare Full Year Forecast outlook (LE) for the Country P&L for financial performance
  • Identify opportunities to continuously improve EBITDA results
  • Identify risks, respective route causes and identify gap closing action plans Consolidate and report LE ZHQ and NOCC team
  • Prepare monthly Deep Dive and review decks, respecting ZHQ guidelines, templates and timelines
  • Work closely with NOCC/BBP/HQ to ensure LE submissions accurate, complete Continuously challenge LE’s to drive value

Annual Plan

  • Define and lead the process for Country
  • Set and communicate annual plan calendar, milestones and targets to Country Monitor annual plan calendar implementation
  • Define departmental targets to deliver on 1YP and bottom up for different P&L lines
  • Provide the facts and figures for all relevant budget calculations
  • Ensure all initiatives are properly embedded in the budget, while avoiding double counting
  • Prepare management review presentations Country, respecting ZHQ guidelines, templates and timelines
  • Ensure final budget is properly uploaded in all relevant tools (Cognos, SCFD, ZBB, TM1, SAP)
  • Support Country with STI target setting and tracking

Corporate governance

  • Sign off and review of monthly stock packs
  • Attend 1 Quarterly stock count
  • Support Fixed Asset Management
  • Support NOCC/Internal Control team with annual CSA audits and
  • Lead action plan to close the gaps identified in Audits
  • Lead monthly Country Audit Committee meeting
  • Managing corporate governance and identifying risks, ensuring plans are in place to mitigate these risks and ensuring closure of all audit/risk/IFC findings.

Balance Sheet Management

  • Review Balance sheet on monthly basis
  • Ensure completeness and accuracy of reporting of Income Statement via Balance Sheet
  • Support Accounts Payable Team with Balance sheet management


  • Work with Nocc team on streamlining reporting and monthly business cycle Work with Country Logistics team on streamlining reporting and monthly business cycle
  • Support cash conversion initiatives
  • Manage and coordinate internal and external audits
  • Manage corporate tax planning and compliance

Key attributes and competencies:

  • Challenger of the status quo
  • Driven to implement change & transformation
  • Be a true partner with business owners
  • Working in a multi-cultural environment
  • High level of service mindset
  • Coordinating skills
  • High sense for accuracy
  • Communicative, team oriented and open for change
  • Ability to work in a well-organized, accurate and reliable manner
  • Excellent analytical and reporting skills & problem solver
  • Used to working with deadlines
  • Highly results focused
  • Leads by example, and lives the company’s values • Able to work on own initiative and prioritize workload effectively

Technical competencies

  • Solid knowledge of accounting and control activities
  • Good knowledge of audit, tax and treasury activities
  • Excellent technical financial and accounting skills.
  • Ability to analyse and interpret financial information.
  • Expertise in Project Management
  • Good communication skills
  • Excellent presentation skills, able to convey a clear message (storyline building), making complex matters easy for understanding
  • Masters Excel and PowerPoint
  • Strong business acumen, having a wide understanding of other key AB InBev business areas (Safety, Quality, Brewery operations, Logistics, Procurement, Sales,


Education And Experience:

  • BCom Hons. or CA(SA) or CIMA or MBA
  • Minimum of 3 years experience in financial management or similar management experience in FMCG or Beverage industry
  • Experience on supporting senior managers on decision making

Additional information:

Band: VI

AB InBev is an equal opportunity employer and all appointments will be made in-line with AB InBev employment equity plan and talent requirements. We are a company that promotes gender equality. Internal applicants require Line manager approval. Please note that only short-listed applicants will be contacted.

The advert has minimum requirements listed. Management reserves the right to use additional/relevant information as criteria for short-listing. Interested candidates who meet the above specifications may apply no later than closing date.