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Finance Systems Coordinator


Leça do Balio, Matosinhos, Porto, PT

COFCO International is a global agri-business with a clear vision, strong values and a positive culture, focused on being a leader in the global grains, oilseeds and sugar supply chains. We provide the food the world needs in a responsible way. Headquartered is Geneva, Switzerland, we are ambitious, with the right structures and culture to meet the world's increasing and changing needs. With 11,000+ people in 35 countries, our global portfolio includes assets across the Americas, Europe, Africa, Middle East, and Asia-Pacific. We trade with over 50 nations, while providing farmers unique direct access to the growing Chinese market.

Job purpose

Support the Global Head of Internal Controls in the implementation of this function and manage the same on a day-to-day basis. 
Implement the oversight of the different finance systems from a finance perspective and line with COFCO group requirements. As well as contributing to the development and implementation of new systems and control frameworks.


•    Understand the several IT systems present at CIL and the links of the same with any finance process;
•    Access any impact in the finance process of changes in the IT systems and review the same with Global Head of Internal Controls and relevant stakeholders;
•    Access the impact of changes on the finance process in the CIL IT systems;
•    Developing and maintaining system processes and procedures to support the finance organization;
•    Standardizing processes and controls across the organization & implementing training;
•    Developing and maintaining system documentation and workflow processes;
•    Identifying system issues and implementing solutions;
•    Work in collaboration with CIL Internal Controls team on the user access and profile management to assure adequate SOD across CIL systems;
•    Work in collaboration with CIL Internal Controls team on the implementation of monitoring of financial controls particularly the ones system related;
•    Present in an understandable way finance information to IT team and system information to finance teams;
•    Acting as a key liaison with the IT department on system stability and maintenance;
•    Critically assessing and challenging current finance service delivery methods in order to identify improvements to processes.


•    Degree in IT Systems or Business administration or relevant Information System and/or CIA / CCSA or CISA type of qualification;

•    At least 6 years’ experience in a comparable role preferably in a global organisation;

•    Proven track record of implementation and or monitoring and developing of finance process across IT system (preferably in SAP environment);
•    Experience in operating and improving financial accounting systems;

•    Strong finance and accounting knowledge;
•    Good Understanding of finance system SAP S4/Hana, SAP BPC, SUN, Ariba, Concur among others;
•    Hands-on experience in process mapping and understanding;
•    Experience as business analyst;
•    Experience in COSO based systems of internal controls; ideally in SOX 404 compliant control systems;
•    Knowledge/ experience in monitoring/auditing SOX 404 based systems of internal controls;
•    Fluent in English and at least one of the following languages (Spanish, Portuguese, Russian, Ukrainian or Chinese).


Core Competencies
•    Analytical and structured;
•    Systematical and planned way of working, stress resistance;
•    Strong communicational skills (listening and explaining (training);
•    Ability to document process and procedures verbally and graphically;
•    Capability to handle several tasks / projects at the same time;
•    High level of ethical conduct;
•    Willingness to travel.


If you are interested in this opportunity, please send us your CV in English.


COFCO International is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.

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