SA Finance Director

Job location:
Campinas, Brazil
Created moment:
February 1, 2023
Job reference:
REQ - 06849

The Company

The world leader in mineral-based specialty solutions for industry, with over 16,000 employees and over 200 sites worldwide, Imerys delivers high value-added, functional solutions to diversified set of industrial sectors, from processing industries to consumer goods. The Group draws on its knowledge of applications, technological expertise and its material science know-how to deliver solutions based on beneficiation of its mineral resources, synthetic minerals and formulations. These contribute essential properties to customers’ products and performance, including refractoriness, hardness, conductivity, opacity, durability, purity, lightness, filtration, absorption and repellency. Imerys is determined to develop responsibly, in particular by fostering the emergence of environmentally-friendly products and processes.

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The Position

SA Finance Director

Job Summary

In September 2022, Imerys Group ( published a press release confirming to start an exclusive negotiations with Syntagma Capital ( for the potential sale of certain assets producing kaolin, ground calcium carbonate (“GCC”), precipitated calcium carbonate (“PCC”), and talc, which primarily serve the paper markets in North Americas, South America, Asia and Europe.

This new company formed by all these industrial sites, kaolin mine, port access and Hubs is foreseen to start its operation under a new brand on March 31th, 2023. The revenue in 2021 was 400 million euros. It will offer mineral solutions for industries worldwide. All the sites are already working and producing. About 950 employees total.

Besides serving lots of the paper and board markets nowadays, this new company will use its global footprint, unique assets and longstanding know-how to develop new business opportunities and foster innovation. Sustainability is a core value of this Company.

Regarding employment, the Company needs to reinforce existing teams to operate as a standalone organization but also to meet its ambitious development plans. Branding and name of the Company are currently defined and will be communicated largely very soon.

Role overview:

Ensure fiscal and accounting integrity and documentation based on local GAAP and IFRS
Supervise month-end close and manage interactions with BA Controlling and SSC when applicable
Ensure all financial reporting for his/her perimeter / organization
Ensure quality of Internal Control of financial processe

Responsibilities and Duties:
Supervise month-end closing activities
Check accuracy of deliverables within his/her scope within allocated time
Validate provisions and accruals
Responsible for statutory filings
Reconcile statutory and management books
Supervise tax filing and tax returns
Monitor Regulatory changes of accounting and taxes
Responsible for local annual audit
Solve internal audit points related to finance
Ensure management procedures are put into practice
Identify problem areas in the processes and work with team to generate solutions
Drive and supervise the implementation of new solutions
Set priorities, alert management of any identified risk

Qualifications & Experience

10 years experience in a leading finance position as a Senior Accountant with an experience in managing and developing a Finance / accountant team
A bachelor’s degree in accounting is the minimum requested but profile who also has earned a master’s degree in accounting / finance or certification such as certified public accountant (CPA) or certified management accountant (CMA) are preferred and further finance qualifications such as ACA, ACCA/FCCA.

Skills & Person Specification

Deep knowledge of accounting principles (GAAP, IFRS), practices, standards, laws and regulations, tax computations
Design and implementation of process improvements and controls.
Ability to handle complex financial information and financial risk
Ability to create a strong bonds with other people, inspires trust and confidence in both his peers, senior, and external partners
Demonstrate good communication skills to convey information and instructions down the line,.
Have a keen eye for details, ability to manage multi tasks / project and meet tight deadlines, is analytical and highly organized
Work comfortably in a highly collaborative setting, have a confident and outgoing personality,
Proficient in English
Proficient in financial software as SAP, database and Google suite package

Typical profile

Sr Accountant Manager - Chief accounting of a large perimeter - Country controller


Accountable for all country(ies)’ financial deliverables

Position Type

Full time



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