Panalpina is recruiting a Country Financial Controller, to be based in Luanda, Angola.

Country Financial Controller


Panalpina is recruiting a Country Financial Controller, to be based in Luanda, Angola.

Planning, Steering, and Controlling:

Participation in the Business Plan development and definition of objectives short/mid-term
Analysis of investment plans
Steer the short-term planning (budget/forecast) process
Analyze results, report findings to country management and ensure/supervise the implementation of action plans
Ensure compliance with the Internal Control System (ICS)
Proactively drive the value creation program and value creating initiatives for the corresponding country
Special local assignments to support country management in finance related matters
Makes adjustments to ICA/ECA rates based on a review
Reviews P&L actual against Budget for gross profit, costs, and investments
Provides supplemental management reporting information
Approves and distributes reports for review by management
Reports and analyzes period end results initiate improvement activities
Works with Finance Management on initiatives to achieve EBIT targets


Monthly, quarterly and yearly reporting to Head Quarters as per Reporting and Administration Manual (RAM)
Ensure correct set up of profit and cost centers in accordance with RAM
Treasury and Foreign Exchange Management:
Cash planning and management
Foreign currency management in line with group standards


Develop proposals to realize synergies and efficiency improvements on country level
Support country management in all finance related issues/projects
Special tasks as per country management
Review customer profitability
Quality, Health, Safety & Environment:
Perform assigned tasks to support Panalpina meets its objectives and targets regarding quality, health, safety and environment as documented in IMS and follow all requirements as set out in the QHSE policy
It is the responsibility of all staff to ensure that their day to day activities embrace sustainability/Health and safety, therefore, reducing the impact upon the environment, supporting the communities we work in and reducing incidents in the workplace
Timely/accurate closing of controlling ledger
Timely/accurate FC and Budget reports
Complete 99% of tasks for period closing as per agreed timeline
Decision Making Authority:
Signing power according to Contract & Signing Powers
Process ownership


Basic knowledge in freight forwarding and logistics
Good understanding of processes and SSC concepts
Profound Knowledge of IFRS and Controlling
High controlling minded and with the drive to proactively challenge and improve “status quo” of corporate standards
Ability to understand and analyze complex financial information
A high level of analytical skills, accountability, credibility, and assertiveness
Project management skills
Ability to prepare and work with reports
Cost optimization oriented
Ability to work under pressure (tight deadlines)
Organizational skills (prioritize, plan, assign & control)
Ability to work with different cultures and to manage cross functional interfaces
Good communication and interpersonal skills
Team player
University degree in business administration or similar qualification
Professional experience in Controlling
Qualification to prepare to report (e.g. CIMA, etc.)
Professional exposure to accounting/financial processes
English fluent in written and spoken
Local language: Fluent in written and spoken preferred
Profound knowledge of MS-Office products (Word, Excel and Outlook)
Profound knowledge of SAP, especially SAP – CO
Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted
How to Apply
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