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Job Title:  Lead Finance Manager

Job Number:  35876

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To achieve the ambition, we have set for ourselves, we are looking for colleagues who are ready to live our ethos every day. Come be a part of this journey!




JOB TITLE: Lead Finance Manager


SALARY RANGE: Competitive Salary + excellent benefits + market leading bonus.

CITY & COUNTRY: Heredia, Costa Rica


What are the key objectives and expectations from this role?  


The R2R Finance manager leads the team ensuring timely closing of each period end in SAP in accordance with IFRS and /or US GAAP requirements. With a thorough understanding of core controllership (Record to Report) processes, the R2R Manager is responsible for the identification of areas for continuous improvement to drive productivity and strengthen the control environment across the R2R function. The role will combine good accounting knowledge with communication skills and managerial capabilities.


Reports to: Senior Finance Manager

Geographic Scope: Region



  • Period End Reporting
  • Lead the team through the month end, quarter end and year end process meeting all deadlines.
  • Ensure that all tasks are completed accurately and on a timely basis in line with internal SLA's by supporting the team and providing guidance, good working relationships with key stakeholders.
  • Actively search out areas for process improvement, identify the gaps in efficiency and effectiveness and recommend the actions. Provide support to continuous improvement projects.
  • Responsible to ensure all SOX / operational and internal controls
  • First point of contact within transactional finance teams.
  • Deliver processes as per SLAs agreed timings.
  • Participate and lead projects or any ad hoc requirement.
  • Prioritize and give visibility on the workload in each time – any coordination to distribute tasks within the team must be reviewed with your team leader.




Experience Required

  • Performing appropriate audit tests over the controls identified for testing.
  • Experience in internal or external audit (Big 4, KPMG, Deloitte, PwC)
  • Strong knowledge of IFRS or US GAAP
  • Strong experience with accounting firm and/or corporate industry experience, 5+ years of experience.
  • Strong accounting knowledge, ability to prepare Statutory, Management and other relevant reporting.
  • Must be flexible and adaptable in order to work with various levels of employees and leaders (up to and including executives).


Technical / Functional / Leadership Skills Required

  • Good knowledge of SAP preferred
  • Strong analytical and reporting skills
  • Working knowledge of MS Word, Outlook, Excel, and PowerPoint
  • BPC acknowledge is very desirable
  • Strong customer focus


Education / Qualifications / Certifications Required

  • CPA designation
  • University degree (Accounting, Economic of Finance).
  • Bilingual (Spanish and English level 95%+)



  • Experience working with other cultures
  • Planning and Reporting is desirable
  • Experience in the Shared Services environment and Business Partner




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Collaboration, diversity, and teamwork underpin everything we do here at BAT. We know that collaborating with colleagues from different backgrounds is what makes us stronger and best prepared to meet our business goals. Come bring your difference!

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