Head of Finance, Paraguay

  • Post Date:November 14, 2017
  • Apply Before: February 14, 2018
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  • Salary up to $120,000 + benefits
    Qualification ACA, ACCA, CIMA, CPA, Qualified
Asuncion, Paraguay
Job Description

As a global leader within the Digital Media marketplace, this dynamic, entrepreneurial and rapidly growing business supports a broad portfolio of sporting clients in the development of global audiences and revenue generation across digital platforms. Operating within content distribution, advertising and sponsorship and subscription platforms, the group has enjoyed exponential growth through innovative design, leading edge technology and new channels to market. As the result of a strategic expansion programme, a high-profile opportunity exists for a Head of Finance to join a newly created Joint Venture based in Paraguay, delivering global sales of media rights, sponsorship and consultancy services. With a remit to set up new operations across South America and business partner the Joint Venture CEO, your brief includes:

•Driving the annual budgeting cycle & production of monthly re-forecast & management accounts
•Ownership of financial accounting & compliance including book-keeping, accounts payable/receivable, banking, payroll, balance sheet reconciliations & compliance including financial statements & tax returns
•Reporting on financial results for the joint venture & its subsidiaries
•Consolidation of results & overseeing business performance to report to the CEO, Board of Directors & Group Finance
•Providing support & analysis on commercial & operational matters undertaken by the SMT
•Implementation & roll-out of a new finance system for regional operations including development of robust financial controls
•Creating & owning relationships with local advisors including auditors & tax advisors
•Corporate governance including acting as company secretary
•Day to day management & development of finance staff

As an experienced accountant with a minimum of 5-years’ experience in financial leadership roles, you will demonstrate a thorough understanding of Paraguayan compliance requirements and local accounting standards, alongside similar requirements in other South American markets including Brazil and Argentina. The role demands a track record of financial analysis and monthly financial reporting, the ability to influence key stakeholders and outstanding interpersonal skills. A passion for sports would be advantageous. Fluency in English and Spanish/Portuguese is prerequisite. Relocation support will also be available to an outstanding candidate. The role can be based anywhere in South America as long as 50% of your time is spent in Asunción.

Harcourt Matthews is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy. Our divisions include Accounting & Finance; HR – Human Resources & Personnel; IT – Information Technology; Pfi/PPP & FM; Procurement & Purchasing; Project Management & PMO; Sales & Marketing.