Job area
Cali, Colombia
Contract type
Permanent Contract
5 to 10 years

Job description

Job Main Contributions

  • Be a key strategic partner in driving financial performance and supporting the overall business objectives.
  • Support the local CODIR with the business analysis (Business Partnership)
  • Manages the Local Accountancy, Tax & Finance analysis that’s remain in their country (not supported by SSC)
  • Validates and control the process runed by SSC of LATAM,
  • Participate, support, and prepare local strategy and follow up.
  • Oversee financial planning, analysis, and strategic decision-making.

Key Accountabilities

  • Oversee treasury functions, including cash flow management, investment strategies, and financing decisions and ensure compliance with financial covenants and banking agreements
  • Lead the annual budgeting process, working closely with department heads to ensure financial plans support business initiatives.
  • Develop and monitor key performance indicators (KPIs) to measure and communicate financial performance. Establish metrics for evaluating the effectiveness of financial strategies and initiatives
  • Controlling and analyze monthly performance (comparison versus Budgets and previous years).
  • Support GM, Commercial staff with analysis required: prices, volumes, cogs, reports, account receivables, overdue, etc.
  • Act as a Business Partner, trusted advisor to executive leadership, providing financial insights and recommendations. Collaborate with business leaders to align financial goals with overall organizational strategy. Collaborate with accounting share service to monitor completeness of the financial books
  • Assist to External audit
  • Support to SSC in Accounting, financial and local tax
  • Provide accurate and timely financial forecasts, considering market trends and internal factors
  • Develop and implement financial strategies aligned with the organization’s goals and objectives.
  • Conduct in-depth financial analysis to provide insights into business performance, trends, and opportunities
  • Be key user in the country for regional and/or corporate transversal projects
  • Be part of the community in its country and region with tax or city hall authorities and financial markets (banks)

Key Factors of Success

  • Business Partnership, Finance analysis, Finacial KPIs analysis.
  • Autonomy, commitment to deadlines and group standards
  • Strong and clear communication
  • Confidentiality and reserve.
  • SAP: use ERP at main source of information




  • Degree in Accounting, Business Admistration or similar area


  • Minimum of 5 years in controlling or finance area
  • Deep understanding of Financials in accounting departments of companies
  • Business knowledge of Companies in where he/she worked


  • Knowledge of IFRS accounting announcements is referential.
  • Experience in commercial control appreciated.
  • Good English and Spanish communication skill and writing.
  • Knowledgeable of MS office (Excel, Word, Power Point, PDF)
  • Strong and clear communication skills, both listening and writing especially for presentations.
  • Project Management Skills
  • Experience in SAP: FI, CO Modules


Technical Skills:

  • Fluent in English and Spanish.
  • Negotiation skills.
  • Focus on delivering results, processes, and customer satisfaction.
  • Process and project management skills.


Soft Skills:

  • Conflict management skills.
  • Ability to influence people and implement changes.
  • Strong listening skills.
  • Good relationships across different levels of the company.
  • Ability to manage large teams with multicultural characteristics.


Company description

As a global key player in yeasts and fermentation, Lesaffre designs, manufactures and markets innovative solutions for Baking, Food taste & pleasure, Health care and Biotechnology.

Family group born in northern France in 1853, now a multi-national and a multicultural company, Lesaffre is committed to working with confidence to better nourish and protect the planet.

In close collaboration with its clients and partners, Lesaffre employs 11 000 people in nearly 80 subsidiaries based in +50 countries.

Lesaffre achieves a turnover of 2.2 billion euros.