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Finance Controller

Date:  21-Feb-2021
Country:  Cameroon
Function:  Finance
Sub-Function:  Product Finance


About Us

Olam International is a leading food and agri-business supplying food, ingredients, feed and fibre to over 19,800 customers worldwide. Our value chain spans over 60 countries and includes farming, processing and distribution operations, as well as a sourcing network of 4.8 million farmers. Through our purpose to 'Re-imagine Global Agriculture and Food Systems', Olam aims to address the many challenges involved in meeting the needs of a growing global population, while achieving positive impact for farming communities, our planet and all our stakeholders. Headquartered and listed in Singapore, Olam currently ranks among the top 30 largest primary listed companies in terms of market capitalisation on SGX-ST.


Product Information


Grains is one of the 6 prioritized platforms in Olam The Grains business consists of 4 verticals: Wheat Milling (in sub-Saharan Africa), Origination & Trading (Origination in the Black Sea and Latin America, Destination in the Middle East & North Africa, Prop trading in Wheat/Corn/Soy), Animal Feeds & Proteins (starting in Nigeria, but plan to expand to 4-5 countries in Africa, Asia & MENA by 2020) and Ocean Freight (vessel charter, Prop trading). 
Our manufacturing facilities in Nigeria, Ghana, Cameroon, and Senegal helping these countries to reduce import costs of refined wheat. With an unrelenting focus on food safety, innovation and cost efficiencies, we produce a range of quality flours for bread, baguettes, pasta noodles, biscuits, semolina, and confectionery.

Key Deliverables


  • Controllership: You are a controller that ensures accurate, efficient and timely delivery of relevant reports.
  • Performance Officer: You help us to be on track with robust and timely performance tracking. You will ensure budgetary process improvements and achieve better predictability on outcomes
  • Value Manager: You also ensure & support value maximization initiatives (interest, Trade Finance etc.)
  • Co-Strategist: You are our strategist, you help in dept value-added decision support through superior data analytics and help us drive special projects to growth. Ensure and support value maximization initiatives (Interest, Trade Finance etc.)
  • Business Financial Insights:Your in-depth knowledge on financial/management accounting principles will help us to accurately reflect the business performance.
    • Financial & Management Accounting
    • Financial Impact on Strategy Execution
    • Business/ Country Economics & Regulations  

Key Deliverables


  • Controls, Compliance & Assurance – Your ability to evaluate risks and determining their impact on the management audit, developing and/or modifying audit procedures as required. You ensure compliances to legal and secretarial requirements as well as functioning within the norms of statutory audit regulations respective to country/ business.
    • Internal Controls
    • Compliance Measures
    • Measure & Assurance
  • Reporting & process efficiencies – The finance controller demonstrates conceptual ability to ideate and implement robust systems & processes suited to business/ country. You also display accuracy and efficiency in MIS reporting, budgeting.
  • Capability Building: Build capability in finance function, growing finance leadership pipeline and ensuring effective knowledge & expertise transfer for effective execution of finance strategies
    • Personal Credibility & Thought Leadership
    • Building Functional Capability
  • Working capital management: Arrange working capital funding at competitive rates and monitor their efficient utilization


  • Professional degree: CA, ACCA , CIMA , CFA or equivalent Financial/ Accounting Degree.
  • Having prior work experience of 10-15 years handling both manufacturing and trading operations, future traded products, multiple legal entities and businesses
  • Strong Interpersonal & team management skills
  • Excellent command of English & French Language: Reading, Writing, Speaking

Olam is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, nationality, disability, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Applicants are requested to complete all required steps in the application process including providing a resume/CV in order to be considered for open roles.

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