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Duties & Responsibilities
Oversee the strategic implementation of the financial functions of the company and provide leadership and focus to the accounting, finance and operational finance departments to ensure that they operate efficiently and comply with applicable laws and company policies.
Be an active role player in the strategic planning and management, with specific reference to the company’s financial performance.
Oversee all financial departments which are involved in purchasing, pricing, investments, tax, debt management, and accounts payable/receivable (16 staff members)
Oversee all such financial transactions and the recording of them in the financial systems.
Risk and compliance management as well as cash flow management as some of the primary responsibilities.
To present financial information in reports to senior management, including preparing, attending and presentation to the Board of Directors.
Building and maintaining relationships with service providers including financial institutions
Oversee annual budget planning and preparation
Ensure that effective internal control systems and financial reporting processes are in place
Tax and relevant regulatory compliance
Assist the audit committee fulfil duties of overseeing the external audit process
Conduct research and audits to ensure that all departments are following SARS and other South African Regulatory compliances and guidelines.
Basic managerial duties relating to recruitment, human resources, and employee direction and discipline in the Finance Department will also be part of the job.
Some travel may occasionally be necessary.
Desired Experience & Qualification
At least 10 years’ experience in a senior financial capacity (preferably Exco level), at a company with a turnover in excess of R100 million per annum.
Strong leadership qualities and experience
Strong public speaking and presentation skills are highly beneficial
Excellent verbal and communication skills
Strong interpersonal skills
Analytical and problem-solving (systems thinking) skills
Strong computer skills are important in this position in order to create calculations and reports, and advanced knowledge of accounting, budgeting, and finances is essential
Excellent time management and prioritisation skills; to balance multiple priorities
Ability to work under pressure and in a high-pressure environment