KEY PERFORMANCE AREAS (DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES):
The key responsibilities of the position are as follows, but not limited to:
General Accounting: Management and oversight of all aspects of accounting, incl. Cashbooks, Accounts Receivable, Accounts Payable, General Ledger, Fixed Assets. Treasury: Management of Cash flow, Foreign Exchange & Working Capital. Sales Deal & Project Review. Reporting: Monthly Management Accounts (incl. Cash flow calculations and rolling forecast). Monthly group reporting; Quarterly forecasts; Variance Analysis; Budgets. Tax: Submissions for all relevant taxes (completion, compliance and reconciliations). Compliance Topics: Management of Internal and External Audit interventions, oversight of BBBEE planning and decision making. Management Reporting Ensure deadlines are achieved on time in full. Ensure comprehensive analysis and control of business results monthly, comparison to Budget and previous Forecast for revenues, margins and costs . Cash-flow forecasts. Preparation and presentation of financial data and KPI’s to management. Intercompany reporting for YTD actuals, forecasts and budget. Preparation of ad hoc reports requested by business units. Planning and Budgeting: Actively contribute with analysis and data input during the annual Budget and strategic planning exercise and all Forecasts as required. Develop Financial Processes & Systems during changing financial conditions to ensure processes are correctly followed. Seek for constant process improvements and harmonisation within and outside the finance function, define new processes and issue guidelines, directives or Work Instructions if necessary. Ensure proper implementation and monitoring of finance related processes and initiatives Review and report Risks and Opportunities on Key Performance Indicator’s in Business’ Forecast and Budgets.
Cost Control Challenge the Business cost base and act as main driver in cost saving initiatives. Communication: Develop and define the Controlling community within the Business. Support the Business Units in all financial aspects; act as mentor. Best practice experience. Ensure all required accounting and reporting information is accessible and communicated to Management.
ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS: B Com Accounting (Hons) or equivalent. CA (SA) preferred.
EXPERIENCE: 3 years’ experience in Financial Accounting to Financial Statements. 2 years managing a financial team. Risk Management incl. credit control. Sound accounting knowledge and experience (Minimum articles or 5 years commercial experience). Experience in Controlling activities (e.g. Calculation of recovery rates, Cost Centre accounting, Cash Flow Management) Experience in Management accounting and analysis.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILL & ABILITIES: Detailed knowledge of IFRS. Microsoft Office Suite. Sage Evolution. SARS e-Filing. SAP (advantage). Understanding of accounting and reporting systems. Principles of Internal Controls. Integrity, Communication, Active team player, Rigorous, Deadline driven, Transparent, Business Partner, pro-active, process driven, result oriented. Ability to influence, nurture, develop, but ability to be critical. People management skills in selecting, hiring and managing people.