The Finance Manager will be leading the finance function in Costa Rica, which includes the following functions coordination : Accounting & Reporting, Purchasing, Finance IT, Payroll, Tax, Treasury, and Insurance & Risk Management.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities :
Day-to-day leadership and performance management of the finance team, processes, and activities (reliable, effective, efficient), including the development of strong team :
o Organization and Management
Organize and manage the different finance functions (Accounting & Controlling; Treasury, Tax & Legal; Credit & Collections;
Purchasing; Payroll and Finance IT)
Define and manage overall performance by target setting & monitoring, including the definition of corrective actions when & where needed.
Inspire, motivate, develop, and strengthen teams, including attracting Next Generation Leaders, in line with agreed targets & budget.
o Accounting & Reporting
Manage accounting & month-end closing processes, ensuring reliable & timely closing, and reporting of all Costa Rican Eurofins entities to local and Group management
Manage the relationship with Auditing and Accounting firms during interim and annual reviews (PROCOMER, AFC)
Ensure proper controls are put in place, supervise the application of the group manual of procedures
Implement reporting and controlling tools on revenue, margin, and operational expenses. Support and bring contribution to the Business Unit Managers in their business management role and when they set up their annual budgets.
Assist in the evaluation and implementation of National profitability.
o Treasury, Tax, Legal & Risk Management
Active management of Net Cash, Cash Flow and Net Working Capital (DXO). Propose, validate and implement corrective actions to keep these metrics in line with the levels of activity and agreed targets
Monitor and improve the national insurance policies, identify areas of over- and underinsurance
Provide legal advice to business managers on contractual matters & litigations (commercial, social & labour laws).
Ensure compliance to tax laws and regulations; including supporting tax planning, returns & reporting, contract management and archiving (Corporate Data Room) while acting as a point of contact to local / tax authorities.
o Purchasing / Procurement
Develop and implement sourcing strategies in close collaboration with Group Purchasing, to obtain significant cost savings and manage Total Cost of Ownership, while ensuring minimum quality and service levels
Manage and optimize the procurement processes, systems, and tools, to ensure effective and efficient procurement of goods and services
Ensure group wide reporting on purchase and the exact calculation of savings obtained (purchase database)
o Payroll administration
Manage the payroll administration, to ensure employees are properly administered and paid
Staying abreast with (changes to) social & labour laws and regulations, to ensure compliance
Driving the implementation of standard processes and systems, in close collaboration and alignment with the Business and Group Finance function :
Active contribution and validation of the design of standard Group-wide Finance & Purchasing processes, as proposed by Group Finance
Drive the implementation of these standard processes, KPI’s and controls across the different businesses and functions.
Required Professional Expertise :
High level of energy, drive and passion to succeed
Very structured with strong organisational skills
Very accurate and highly reliable
Pragmatic, proactive, flexible, and adaptable
Ability to work in an autonomous manner
Good communication skills
People Manager and motivator
Master’s degree in finance / Accounting / Engineering or equivalent
CPA certified desired.
English (fluent written and spoken); Costa Rican
Technical Skills :
5 to 10 years of experience, of which at least 3 years in a similar position
Technical Skills :
Excel advanced expertise.
Power BI desired working knowledge.
Coupa working knowledge.
Expert on general productivity tools related to the role such as : MS Outlook, PPT, Word.