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  • Posted: Feb 24, 2023
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    Coca-Cola Beverages Africa (CCBA) is the eighth largest Coca-Cola bottling partner worldwide and the biggest on the African continent. We serve 12 countries in sub-Saharan Africa including South Africa, Kenya, Ethiopia, Mozambique, Tanzania, Uganda, Namibia, Mayotte, Comoros, Botswana and Zambia. We boast a diverse pan-African footprint with more than 30 ...
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    Country Compliance Manager - Ghana

    Coca-Cola Beverages Africa (CCBA) presents an exciting opportunity for an experienced Country Compliance Manager. This is a specialist and a manager role, with direct responsibility for managing an in-country compliance team, and which will interact extensively with Leadership at all levels throughout a country.

    A Country Compliance Manager (CCM) must have sound knowledge of all operational processes, specifically manufacturing, as well as audit-related activities, to enable a well-informed and knowledgeable approach to an in-country managing, monitoring and execution role. And in-depth of knowledge of the controls within The Coca-Cola Company (TCCC) Risk & Control Matrix (RACM) and Control Self-Assessments (CSAs).

    CCBA is the largest Coca-Cola bottler in Africa, accounting for 40% of all Coca-Cola volumes on the continent. CCBA has an extensive footprint in Africa, employing over 17 000 employees, serving a combined population of over 300 million people across the continent.

    The CCBA vision is to refresh Africa every day and make the continent a better place for all, growing successfully as a business and creating a better shared future for our people, customers, consumers, communities, planet and shareholders. We conduct ourselves with the utmost integrity for shared value and the greater good. We are a world class, customer-orientated, socially and environmentally conscious fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG) company that is driven by engaged, motivated and inspired employees.

    The key purpose of the role is to:

    • Manage the country’s operational compliance deliverables through providing sound leadership, direction, coordination, training and expert guidance to the country compliance team
    • Manage all operational, financial and compliance audits and projects for the country
    • Provide input to, and manage, the development and execution of the country’s annual governance calendar

    Key Outputs and Accountabilities include, but not limited to:

    • Country Compliance Leadership Role:
      • Steer compliance operations to facilitate a more robust and proficient approach, reduce fraud and ensure control gaps are closed
      • Maintain and grow the leadership role for all compliance-related activities in-country
      • Partner with the CMT and MD on a daily basis or as required regarding compliance matters; provide recommendations at an operational level
      • Update and inform country senior leadership on an ongoing basis of changes to operational risk and the associated mitigation steps
      • Monitor and manage the implementation of country audit calendars; lead decisions on audits to be conducted by internal and/or external providers
    • Internal Controls and Reporting:
      • Maintain standard operating practices (SOPs) in-country, and ensure alignment of compliance-related policies, controls and processes; provide input to the development of SOPs as required
      • Manage country audit calendars and make decisions on internal and external providers for conducting audits
      • Monitor and manage performance against each RACM and CSA control, review audit findings and monitor actions implemented to close out gaps and correct deviations identified
      • Review, evaluate and optimize CSA tools, processes and reporting to drive efficiencies in assessing the effectiveness of controls
      • Implement and monitor changes and new controls introduced, and ensure changes are embedded into the operations
      • Assess the impact of changes and new controls of RACM and CSAs, to enable necessary adjustments to content and/or implementation processes
      • Update and review RACM narratives cross functionally to align these to business processes and RACM requirements
      • Design RACM Control Self-Assessments (RSAs), using a risk-based methodology to test processes and assess compliance across the country
      • Validate the testing methodology of internal controls with subject matter experts, to ensure alignment to business processes
    • Reporting:
      • Review all reporting data and information provided by the country compliance team as part of the process for compiling packs, presentation decks and required documented data and information
      • Draft Board presentations, country audit committee packs and other high level review/meeting documentation in a timely and efficient manner
      • Draft Business Continuity Plans (BCP) and policy, carry out annual testing of routines and report on results of testing
      • Provide recommendations to the Regional Compliance Manager (RCM) on control testing processes
      • Report to the Country Audit Committee on country compliance-related matters
      • Provide feedback to the RCM and CMT on the status of action plans and deadline dates of assessments and audits being conducted
      • Report to the RCM and CMT on applicable governance matters through reports such as Audit Committee Packs, RACM and CSA testing results, Issues Mitigation Tracker
      • Share in-country best practices with CCMs and RCM, for enhancing internal controls and compliance across the region
      • Compile country quarterly RACM and CSA results
      • Highlight key governance, control and process deficiencies to the country compliance team and agree timelines to close out deviations
      • Continually review governance processes and recommend improvements to practices
    • Internal and External Audit:
      • Review the applicability of country in-scope controls in collaboration with internal and external auditors, to ensure alignment to business processes
      • Facilitate the review of country audit requests and the allocation of information requests to applicable process owners; guide auditors, Country Compliance Officers and the operations to ensure the smooth running of audits within the allocated time period
      • Collate and submit requested information to internal and external auditors to assess compliance to internal controls
      • Review, analyse and interpret key audit findings and associated action plans for the country to adequately mitigate the identified risk; investigate and escalate findings or issues as applicable
      • Drive closure of audit findings to mitigate further risk to the in-country business
      • Develop and ensure adherence to the country governance calendar and its fulfilment throughout the year
      • Implement routines for controls and processes as per required procedures
      • 5. Risk and Governance Capability Improvement:
      • Provide input into the development of training content to improve internal control and governance capabilities across the country
      • Coach and train country compliance team on any changes and updates to RACM, related policies, information gathering and report writing
      • Promote and actively contribute to a knowledge-sharing culture within the country compliance team
      • Engage with other CCMs in sharing of best practices
    • Relationship Management:
      • Build and maintain collaborative relationships with multiple customers and stakeholders in-country; understand needs and operating contexts, and manage expectations
      • Provide specialised support as the key point of contact to the country compliance and operational teams
      • Communicate openly with the Compliance Community of Practice to share information
      • Apply effective problem-solving methods to find workable solutions to issues
      • Assist in external contractor/supplier selection for country audits as applicable
      • Interact at all levels (internal and external) to resolve issues constructively
      • Demonstrate an ability to handle conflict and to diffuse it effectively
      • Use learning gained from team successes and issues, to enhance performance and relationships in the team
    • Team Leadership and Management
      • Participate actively in the selection and appointment of Country Compliance Officers
      • Set team and individual goals aligned with country priorities and requirements; support the team with successful delivery of goals
      • Manage day-to-day staff activities
      • Coach direct reports and manage/guide performance of the team
      • Conduct PDR’s and IDP’s for each direct report
      • Lead the team in alignment with company values and ethics, in and outside of the workplace
      • Communicate with the team with a focus on good two-way communication
      • Respect and find value in diversity
      • Apply effective problem-solving methods to find workable solutions to issues
      • Manage conflict constructively and make every effort to achieve solutions acceptable to all parties
      • Use learning gained from team successes and issues, to enhance performance and relationships in the team

    Qualifications and Experience:


    • BCom Honours or equivalent
    • Associate General Accountant (AGA), Certified Internal Auditor (CIA), with relevant experience will be considered
    • Additional diplomas such as Policy Framing, Control Framework Design, Forensics Investigation, will be considered an advantage
    • Hands-on experience of SAP and/or Microsoft Dynamics essential
    • Previous governance and control experience in a manufacturing environment is preferred
    • Additional internal audit experience will be advantageous


    • Minimum 5+ years operational financial experience
    • People-manager skills essential

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