Job Description:

Head of Finance Department

As Head of Finance Department at Mars Overseas Baku LTD you will play a pivotal role in shaping and executing our financial strategies, ensuring the company’s financial health, and contributing to its growth and profitability. You will lead a team of finance professionals, providing strategic direction and operational guidance to achieve our financial objectives. This position reports directly to the Group Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and collaborates closely with the executive leadership team.
1. Financial Strategy and Planning:
–              Develop and implement financial strategies aligned with overall company goals;
–              Provide financial insights to support strategic decision-making and business planning;
–              Lead the annual budgeting, forecasting, and long-term financial planning processes.
2. Financial Reporting and Analysis:
–              Ensure accurate and timely preparation of financial statements and reports;
–              Communicate financial performance to the executive team;
–              Monitor key financial metrics and identify areas of concern or improvement;
–              Identify opportunities for cost optimization and revenue growth.
3. Risk Management and Compliance:
–              Mitigate financial risks by implementing robust internal controls and procedures;
–              Ensure compliance with financial regulations, laws, and standards;
–              Manage relationships with auditors and external stakeholders.
4. Team Leadership and Development:
–              Lead and mentor the finance team, fostering a culture of collaboration and excellence;
–              Set performance objectives, conduct performance reviews, and provide professional development opportunities;
–              Drive collaboration across departments to achieve cohesive financial strategies.
5. Treasury and Cash Management:
–              Manage cash flow and liquidity to ensure operational needs are met;
–              Develop strategies for optimizing working capital and minimizing financial risks;
–              Monitor and manage the company’s financing arrangements and debt structure.
6. Stakeholder Engagement:
–              Collaborate with internal stakeholders across departments to support cross-functional initiatives;
–              Build strong relationships with external partners, including major customers and financial institutions.
7. Business Insights and Decision Support:
–              Provide actionable financial insights to support business decisions and strategies;
–              Conduct scenario analysis and sensitivity modelling to assess potential impacts on financial performance.
–       Bachelor’s degree in Finance, Accounting, or a related field (Master’s/MBA preferred);
–       Professional accounting qualification (e.g., CPA, CMA, ACCA) is highly desirable;
–       Proven experience (5+ years) in a senior finance role, with a substantial portion in an FMCG or related industry;
–       Strong understanding of FMCG industry dynamics, trends, and challenges;
–       Comprehensive knowledge of financial management, accounting principles, and financial reporting;
–       Demonstrated experience in strategic financial planning, budgeting, and forecasting;
–       Exceptional leadership and team management skills;
–       Excellent analytical and problem-solving abilities;
–       Effective communication and presentation skills for both financial and non-financial audiences;
–       Proficiency in financial software and ERP systems;

–       Strong command of the English language;

–       Ability to thrive in a fast-paced, dynamic environment;
–       Sound understanding of risk management, compliance, and internal controls.
Join our team as the Head of Finance Department and contribute to driving the financial success and growth of our FMCG company. If you are a strategic thinker with a deep understanding of finance and a passion for leadership, we invite you to apply – [email protected]