Duties and responsibilities may be extended at management request; therefore, essential functions may include but are not limited to:
Reporting - to manage the following:
Monthly, half year and annual financial & tax reporting to Region and Group
Relationship with internal auditors, external auditors and other external bodies as appropriate
Preparation of Annual Financial Statements
Submission of annual tax returns and other SARS queries
Monthly responsibilities – to manage the following:
Accounts Receivable and Payable functions
Balance Sheet reconciliations – ensure that all balance sheet reconciliations are prepared, actioned and reviewed on a timely basis each month.
Hedging – in line with Group policies, ensure that risk to unexpected movements in foreign exchange fluctuations is managed/mitigated
Internal and external royalty processes – robust records are maintained
Submission of VAT and income tax returns
Submission of Statistical Returns
Inter-company process to ensure invoices are processed on a timely basis and that all mismatches with inter-company partners are understood and resolved on a timely basis
General ledger processes relating to prepayments, accruals and provisions.
Oversee and control Royalties reporting and audit inspection support.
Precious Group Metal (PGM) accounting – Manage a team to work in collaboration with the business to ensure that: All metal reconciliations (including customer and date-of dispatch accounts) are prepared on a timely basis, in conjunction with other business units as appropriate
Daily purchasing of Metals and all metal transfers take place on a timely basis
Financial controls and commercial dealings are processed and PGM Customer accounts are reconciled accordingly
Processes - to ensure that;
All processes are documented and reviewed on a regular basis
Current processes are challenged, and improvements implemented to standardise and simplify operations.
General Ledger maintenance takes place on a regular basis.
Regional/Group projects are implemented and adhered to as appropriate.
Add the organisational structure here (this can be done via the insert tab – SmartArt). This should show Job Titles (NOT the names of job holders). It can show reporting lines up/and or down.
Including (if relevant):
Working relationships (level of people the job holder will liaise with) – what discretion do they have in taking action i.e. decision-making authority (describe the major decisions typically taken by the job holder
Nature of impact on the organisation (do they provide information, advice, share control over decisions, have sole control over decisions). Think about the management breadth & scope of the role such as planning horizon, degree of complexity & diversity of planning, organising and controlling activities.
The magnitude of the role – quantifiable effect on business end result – the components of the role that have a financial impact and an indication of how the job holder usually influences these dimensions
This describes what is required to do the job, it may not describe the current job holder but should describe the typical attributes or traits needed for success in the position.
Qualifications/ knowledge/ experience
(Technical/ professional knowledge and skills competency)
Qualified Accountant (ACA/ACCA/CIMA or equivalent)
Previous work experience in a commercial/manufacturing environment would be advantageous
Effective English verbal and written communication skills essential
Flexibility to adapt to changes within the role
Computer literacy, especially with Microsoft packages.
Ability to identify weaknesses in a process and implement improvements
Maintain awareness of industry trends and developments
Knowledge of SAP
Personal skills and key competencies
(including Company behavioural competencies)
Managing Work (includes Time Management) – Effectively managing one's time and resources to ensure that work is completed efficiently.
Quality Orientation – Accomplishing tasks by considering all areas involved, no matter how small; showing concern for all aspects of the job; accurately checking processes and tasks; being watchful over a period of time.
Technical/Professional Knowledge and Skills – Having achieved a satisfactory level of technical and professional skill or knowledge in position-related areas; keeping up with current developments and trends in areas of expertise.
Communication – Clearly conveying information and ideas through a variety of media to individuals or groups in a manner that engages the audience and helps them understand and retain the message.
Continuous Improvement – Originating action to improve existing conditions and processes; using appropriate methods to identify opportunities, implement solutions, and measure impact.
Adaptability – Maintaining effectiveness when experiencing major changes in work tasks or the work environment; adjusting effectively to work within new work structures, processes, requirements, or cultures
Building Partnerships - Identifying opportunities and taking action to build strategic relationships between one's area and other areas, teams, departments, units, or organizations to help achieve business goals.
Initiating Action – taking prompt action to accomplish objectives; taking action to achieve goals beyond what is required; being proactive.
Work Standards - Setting high standards of performance for self and others; assuming responsibility and accountability for successfully completing assignments or tasks; self-imposing standards of excellence rather than having standards imposed.