Logistics Regional Controller - South African Breweries

eg. Accountant or Accounting or Kempinski

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Logistics Regional Controller - South African Breweries

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The key purpose of this role is to guarantee Logistics financial excellence in Region, implement stringent controls, foster accountability. Ensure the reliability of cost accounting key figures and/or P/L reporting for the Logistics Function. Additionally, prioritize operational discipline.

Primary responsibilities:

Cost Leadership

  • Ensure all DC costs are complete and accurate.
  • Manage Balance Sheet entries
  • Ensuring the accuracy and reliability of the results
  • Ensure first time right postings, Avoid accounting errors and postings of manual journals.
  • Assume responsibility for managing DC inventory and capital expenditure (CAPEX). This involves ensuring compliance with booking procedures, onsite management, and reviewing internal process compliance. The primary goal is to ensure that asset bookings conform to PRC and IFRS standards, asset management processes align with internal control policies, and relevant processes operate as efficiently as possible.

Controls and Compliance

  • Serve as the first line of defense and oversee the execution of controls as defined by Internal Control.
  • Ensuring that DC assigned controls accurately reflect the reality of the processes. This includes reviewing the PR-GR cycle and returnable package management.



Cost Management:

  • Analyze costs, Benchmark of DC costs and make sure posted accurately for Region
  • Reasonability/accuracy of accruals
  • GRN Compliance (Open PO Management, UOM receipting accuracy)
  • Driver (Own and OD) Recon’s
  • POD Recons and Claims – Ensuring that its accurately accounted for (Invoicing completeness, sundry debtor aging))
  • Returnable packaging – Accurate Accounting + Controls
  • MBFU recharge reconciliation (Missing, broken, foreign, unwashable glass)

Inventory Management:

  • Ensure Inventory management compliance of FG’s, RM and Empties for Region
  • Stock count controls (Quarterly stock count review, reconciliation and ensure that differences are posted) Monthly Review & Quarterly attendance
  • Stock movements analysis and investigate anomalies
  • Ensure Inventory Controls are adhered to in all DC’s Conduct CSA audits and support in training DC’s on inventory controls.
  • Adhoc stock counts at high risk sites based on DC risk score card, Stock Count Variances and Stock Pack Reviews
  • Reports to DC’s and DM’s on obsolete stock to reduce the risks of write offs
  • Daily Control Check non adherence to be highlighted and flagged and supported to be closed.

Capex Management:

  • Ensuring capitalization is captured correctly
  • Validation of Capitalization in DC’s
  • Physical verification of assets – support DC Managers with process
  • Impairments (identify, and request bookings)
  • ZBB and VLC and SCO policy compliance

Experience & Qualification Criteria

  • Degree or Finance Qualification / 2 to 3 + years, in industry context
  • Knowledge of SAP/Syspro, Business Warehouse, Anaplan is a plus
  • Previous controlling experience ( preferably site manufacturing )
  • Working knowledge of Accounting
  • Strong leadership skills
  • Good communicator and the ability to work with financial and non-financial collaborators
  • Good analytical skills
  • Ability to synthesize complex issues into actionable activities
  • Capacity to anticipate future trends and developments



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