JOB PURPOSE The incumbent is responsible for planning and directing financial accounting, budgeting, cost benefit analysis and other fiscal operations and functions. This includes maintaining, analysing and reporting financial and operational accounting data, developing appropriate accounting and operational systems, establishing necessary financial and operational controls and ensuring all activities conform to statutory legislation (incl IFRS, Taxation Regulations and other applicable legislation) and company policies and procedures
Reporting and Budgets:
Consolidation of Group Reporting. Preparation of group consolidated budgets and forecast. Assist with preparation of reports to the board. Assist with transfer pricing reporting. Work with auditors to complete interim and year end reporting as well as ad hoc projects.
Financial Management & Control:
Preparation of the interim and final financial statements. Review of operating company’s financial information (including monthly reporting pack, budgets and forecasts). Review of operating companies tax computations. Creation, maintaining and distribution of statutory packs. Statutory packs to be up to date with all latest IFRS, Companies Act, Tax Act, JSE requirements and other statutory requirements. Ensure reporting compliance with all statutory requirements (IFRS, Companies Act, JSE etc.) Assisting operating companies to achieve statutory reporting compliance (including income tax and VAT). Assisting operating companies with completion of all statutory submissions. Obtain a solid understanding of operating companies and results including variances to budget. Develop, implement and maintain internal financial controls where required by identifying and assessing risks in conjunction with the internal-and external auditors.
New initiatives, scenario planning, etc. where applicable.
Data Collection & Analysis:
Preparation of various monthly analysis schedules.
Due diligence on mergers and acquisitions if required.
Financial acumen Interprets and applies key financial indicators to make better business decisions. For example, takes anticipated returns and risks into account when determining investment decisions. Ensures that organisational performance is being measured by sound data, analyses, and insights.
Applies knowledge of business and the marketplace to advance the organisation's goals. For example, has a sophisticated grasp of business drivers, finds new ways to increase own contribution. Stays attuned to business and industry changes, ensures own activities remain aligned to key objectives.
Makes good and timely decisions that keep the organisation moving forward. For example, ensures that people's decisions comply with policies and standards.
Integrates analysis, experience, and other inputs to make effective decisions. Accepts workable decisions and also seeks better alternatives.
Makes sense of complex, high quantity, and sometimes contradictory information to effectively solve problems. For example, sees the systematic elements of issues' the major connections, linkages, and interdependencies. Ensures the organisation has reliable ways to gather needed information.
Holds self and others accountable to meet commitments. For example, measures and tracks team's and own performance, and helps the team learn from success, failure, and feedback. Adheres to, and enforces, goals, policies, and procedures.
Optimises work processes
Knows the most effective and efficient processes to get things done, with a focus on continuous improvement. For example, encourages and rewards continuous improvement and quality outcomes. Equips others to handle day-to-day tasks effectively on their own. Integrates systems to improve quality and service.
Manoeuvres comfortably through complex policy, process, and people-related organisational dynamics. For example, appreciates the main elements of the organisational culture and politics; gives others advice on how to operate effectively. Brings initiatives to the attention of those who can act as champions and advocates.
Anticipates and balances the needs of multiple stakeholders. For example, provides guidance so that others understand the needs of different stakeholders and can balance them appropriately. Makes sure people understand and adhere to ethical standards when working with stakeholders; models and ensures cross-cultural sensitivity.
Data Collection and analysis
Acts as the organisational authority and established expert on analysing data trends for use in reports to help guide decision making.
Applies expertise to serve as the organisational authority on achieving full compliance with applicable rules and regulations in management and/or operations.
Applies expertise to act as the organisational authority on analysing data from multiple sources to draw appropriate conclusions and make suitable recommendations.
Policy and procedures
Uses expertise to act as the organisational authority on developing, monitoring, interpreting and understanding policies and procedures, while making sure they match organisational strategies and objectives.
Acts as the organisation's authority and established expert on understanding and using standard office equipment and standard software packages to support business processes.
Acts as the organisational authority and established expert on acquiring, organising, protecting and processing data to fulfil business objectives.
Applies expertise to act as the organisational authority on developing financial and economic models for planning and monitoring purposes.
Policy and Regulation
Acts as the organisational authority and established expert on interpreting and applying knowledge of laws, regulations and policies in area of expertise.
General Education BCom with Articles with big 4 firm CA (SA) Strong technical skills
General Experience Experienced practitioner able to work unsupervised (13 months to 3 years)
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