18 May 2018

British American Tobacco Job Vacancy : Assistant Commercial Finance Manager

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The role provides financial evaluation, information and advice that enable East African Markets (EAM) management to develop and execute effective plans and make informed decisions.
The role is also responsible for financial accounting & reporting, tax & statutory compliance and facilitating internal & external audits for BAT entities in Tanzania, Djibouti, Ethiopia and Somalia.

Principal Accountabilities:

  • Preparation of monthly marketing investment reports for East African Markets and provide accurate and timely information to assist management with the monitoring of on-going performance.
  • Co-ordinate monthly Credit Committee meetings for East and Central Africa Area (preparation of inputs, facilitating meeting and follow up of actions)
  • Ensure financial transactions recorded accurately in enterprise systems (SAP, HansaWorld) (Tanzania, Djibouti, Somalia)
  • Ensure accounts reconciliations are performed monthly and outstanding items are resolved in a timely manner (Tanzania and Djibouti)
  • Preparation of monthly and annual financial reports and ensuring these are reported in Group financial systems (BPC) in a timely manner (Preparation & Reporting – Tanzania and Djibouti. Reporting – Eritrea and Ethiopia).
  • Maintain appropriate procedures to ensure that statutory payments & requirements are valid, complete and accurate and made in a timely manner (Tanzania and Djibouti).
  • Coordinate with external auditors to ensure timely completion of statutory audit (Tanzania and Djibouti).
  • Develop leadership skills for own career advancement

  • A graduate degree in Accounting or Professional Accounting Qualification would be required.
  • A minimum of 4 years relevant financial experience.
  • Working experience of an ERP (SAP, Oracle)
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office


  • 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 management.
  • Basic understanding of commercial business drivers

Key Success Factors:

  • Ability to deliver to deadlines and perform under pressure
  • Ability to work in changing environment
  • Ability to communicate and get buy in from colleagues and other stakeholders
  • Open mindedness and willingness to learn

Working Relationships:

  • Business unit managers –credible and strong working relationship. Act as trusted business advisor in order to challenge and support the business to improve overall performance
  • Financial control – collaborate to provide end to end finance delivery for regions / areas / end markets
  • Finance Shared Service Centre – Collaborate closely with Finance Shared Service centre to provide high quality, timely management information to the business
British American Tobacco is all about freedom of choice — whether it’s our people or our products. Combined with our entrepreneurial spirit, it’s what’s driven our phenomenal success.   We started trading tobacco over a hundred years ago. Today, we’re a multibillion dollar company with more than 200 brands in our portfolio. With robust positions in each


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