Latest Axis Human Capital Jobs 2012 (3 Vacancies)

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13 Jan, 2012

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Vacancies in Ghana

1. Head of Finance – Africa

A leading media organization is seeking to hire an outstanding, structured and dynamic individual with a wide portfolio of skills and a desire to successfully participate in the growth of the operations in Africa as the Head of Finance-Africa. He/ She will report to the Business Area Controller for Africa.

The Head of Finance – Africa will lead, direct, structure and control the organisation’s financial resources in Africa to maintain the short -and long-term financial health of the business and focus on controlling the group financial resources,ensuring that all financial transactions, systems and procedures comply with local and group regulations, accounting principles, and standards.

Key Responsibilities:
Acting CFO: 
Act as CFO for the newly-launched company, located in Accra – Ghana. The overall objective is to ensure that the financial department function is running well.

Management:  Supervise all local corporate financial functions so that financial transactions, policies, and procedures meet the Group’s short and long-term business objectives and are conducted in accordance with local and Group’s regulations, accounting principles, and standards. Activities may include: financial analysis and reporting, taxation, insurance, credit control, accounting, inventory and costs control, budgeting and forecasting, investment management, internal audit and foreign exchange

Reporting: Ensure that all the organization’s reporting documents are delivered in a timely and accurate manner, including among others: CEO reporting, Monthly and Annual Financial statements, Long and short Cash flow actuals and forecast, Group Cognos reporting, budget and quarterly forecast reporting, and any other ad-hoc reporting.

Accounting: Ensure that the group accounting principles are applied and adapted to local financial books and practices

Systems: Monitor the accounting and financial systems and to ensure they are properly set-up and maintained

Processes: Audit and implement the Group Financial Rules, Processes and Controls in all African businesses.

Audit: Responsible for the preparation of the external year-end audit as well as of the internal audit and quarterly follow-up of the African companies.

Other Responsibilities:

  • Advise and support the senior management of the organisation’s Africa Research & Development team on financial, legal or administrative matters when launching new ventures and businesses in Africa
  • Provide technical expertise and advice on financial issues to senior management, to prepare and present findings and recommendations to the top executive group.
  • Establish and maintain positive relationships with banks, external consultants and advisors, customers and suppliers as well as other financial institutions
  • Lead, direct, evaluate, and develop local financial staff to ensure that all finance and accounting activities are conducted accurately, ethically, consistently and according to relevant local and group regulations, rules & laws, and standards
  • Analyse accounting information and financial results in terms of profitability and performance against budget and forecast


Required Skills or Experience



  • Five (5) years minimum experience in managing/contributing to a financial department, i-e strong experience in monthly financial routine
  • Must be a qualified accountant
  • Relevant university education
  • ACCA or CIMA will be considered as an advantage
  • Experience in bookkeeping/ accounting using a project system is a must (most preferable SUN system)
  • International experience/ exposure in an international group
  • Experience in group processes, procedures, controls, and practices
  • Payroll experience
  • Proficient with financial systems and good Excel skills
  • Good knowledge of all aspects of financial department = monthly routine / audit / accounting / balance sheet reconciliations / risk management


2. Medical Supervisor


A pioneer and leading company in import & distribution of premium brands of food and  beverages is seeking to recruit an exceptional  Medical Supervisor who will secure the roll out of the Medical strategic plan in Ghana and facilitate the communication of DANONE Baby Nutrition’s nutritional and scientific excellence via the medical channel and ultimately to consumers.
The Medical Supervisor will report to the Medical Director and will play a leading role in fulfilling the strategic objective of making DBN in Ghana a leader in baby and toddler nutrition and drive the medical agenda in Ghana and report the progress.

He/She will coordinate with the medical director in Nairobi on proper product propositions and to relate medical priorities in supporting business objectives and achieve excellence in execution in the medical channel and lead, manage, train and improve a team of medical representatives in Ghana to cover the relevant Health Care Professionals across the country

Responsibilities and Duties

Team Management

  • Recruit, support, manage and develop a team of medical representatives in Ghana
  • Secure roll out of medical training & reporting programmes in Ghana
  • Regular on the job training/auditing of Medical Representatives on medical message delivery, medical knowledge and detailing strategy
  • Secure succession planning of own role and within the Medical team

Resource Management & Reporting

  • Align with medical director on allocation of resources in Ghana
  • Manage the medical budget and spends in the market
  • Secure harmonized monitoring and reporting of Medical Sales KPI’s

Contribution to Strategy

  • Execute the medical marketing plan in Ghana
  • Secure market relevant information is escalated to enable relevant product development
  • Responsible for escalating required supporting tools and proper usage of all medical materials
  • Play a pivotal role in advising management team on competitor issues (new introductions etc)

KOL Management

  • Create and participate actively in relevant congresses, seminars and symposia
  • Lobby with and influence key opinion leaders on product related scientific issues
  • Establish strong relationship with the paediatric and government organizations in Ghana
  • Maintain and establish (key) KOL’s relationships



Required Skills or Experience


  • Degree in medicine / nutrition or any health related areas/allied sciences
  • Minimum 3 years experience in management role
  • Intensive travel required, mainly within Ghana


  • Professionalism in nutrition / medical
  • Intercultural communication and diplomacy skills
  • Influential and motivational skills
  • Decisiveness
  • Commercial awareness
  • Marketing skills
  • Planning, organization and coaching skills
  • Fluent in English


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