Financial Manager

Location: Johannesburg, South Africa
Salary: Cost to company package offered
Recruiter: Pollock & Associates
Job Ref: 3796
Summary: Reporting to the Financial Controller the purpose of this role is to report complete, valid and timeous results; payroll management and accounting functions.



Job Description

Minimum Requirements

  • BCom Honours essential
  • Articles would be an advantage
  • CA would be an advantage
  • Solid experience in management and financial accounting
  • Advanced knowledge of Excel essential
  • Leadership experience
  • Knowledge of Accpac would be an advantage

Key Result Areas:

Asset Management

  • Monthly maintenance, verification and report on asset register.
  • Prepare, submit and track Capex workflows for the acquisition, transfer or disposal of fixed assets
  • Conduct regular audits on fixed assets to ensure correctness of fixed assets register

Capital Expenditure

  • Assist with compilation of Capital Budget
  • Oversee the financial aspects of the acquisition of fixed assets.
  • Account for any over expenditure on acquisition.
  • Process workflows for the updating of fixed assets register.

Financial Controls

  • Manage and monitor company accounting procedures, policies and internal controls; according to internal standards
  • Implement and communicate Corporate Governance charter to all management.
  • Consolidate budgets, plans and forecasts for departments with adherence to strict deadlines.
  • Manage expenditure to budgets.
  • Analyse and report on operational variances from budget on expenditure items
  • Monthly maintenance of ledger, and authorize timeous adjustments wherever necessary.
  • Address any discrepancies with creditor’s payments.
  • Ensure month end procedures are adhered to according to predetermined deadlines.
  • Working capital management and reporting.

Financial Reporting

  • Prepare monthly management accounts required by management
  • Report on Income Statement variances.
  • Review General Ledger transactions and report on budget vs. actual.
  • Report on irregular variances that have been investigated.


  • Handle internal & external audits.
  • Recommend and implement corrective action.


  • Overview of payroll administration, processing and payment – incl tax returns, workman’s’ comp, staff loans, leave accrual, SDL/ BEE reporting, EMP201/EMP501


  • Reviewing monthly creditors packs for payments
  • Reviewing cash book recons
  • VAT checking, submissions and management.
  • Management of insurance for the company.
  • Management of all statutory records (share certificates etc).
  • Management of finance leases.
  • Ad hoc assistance on various financial projects / investigations.

People Management

  • Recruit and retain appropriate quality staff.
  • Create an environment which is conducive to learning and development
  • Manage performance feedback process in accordance with set goals.
  • Create a team culture of commitment and delivery against predetermined objectives, values and business requirements.
  • Create and maintain a culture of accountability and responsibility.


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