Finance Manager urgently wanted: APPLY HERE
MAIN PURPOSE OF THE JOB
To ensure accuracy of the monthly results, ensure ICS is fully in place, maintain the QMS, Group reporting in HFM (Actual, NOA, SBU, IFRS, Budgets, Forecasts), provide statistics/reports as requested from top management /Group and assist Regional Financial Controller with designated tasks.
§ Southern African entities (South Africa, DRC, Zambia, Angola, Zimbabwe, Namibia, Botswana)
§ Ensure that before the monthly management accounts are closed, that a review of balance sheet accounts and PL have been done and adjustments referred to GL Manager to process.
§ Review and sign off all direct reports reconciliations.
§ Prepare all reports required internally and by the Group on monthly basis as requested (details by cost centre of results by business for example).
§ Ensure that all the checklists for direct reports are signed off monthly.
§ Responsible for updating all procedures and registering thereof on Sharepoint or shared folder.
§ Ensure that ICS Matrices are up to date and walk through to ensure that they are being complied with.
§ Liaise with Training manager with all systems updates (interfaces, new applications) in order to ensure they are all aligned to the finance requirements.
§ Ensure all the Secretarial documentation for all companies are updated and filed.
§ Review all Treasury matters such as Forward Contracts and Loans.
§ Ensure all bank reconciliations are fully reconciled and up to date and that unprocessed items are cleared promptly.
§ Prepare and submit HFM reports (Financial, IFRS, NOA, Forecasts) as per deadlines set by Africa Regional Controller. This role is shared with the GL Manager.
§ Assist with providing analytical information to business and Group as required.
§ Performance management of direct reports and day to day management of the Finance department
§ Review and sign off Supplier contracts and vendor applications according to the levels of authority matrix.
§ Backup of the GL Manager to release/verify all payments daily on the Citibank platform.
§ In the procurement cycle, responsible to sign off the suppliers and bank details loaded into SUN.
§ Assist the Regional Financial Controller in finalizing and submitting budgets.
§ Perform first review of all capex investments received from region before Regional Financial Controller final review.
§ Sign off all Capex requisitions submitted by business.
§ Review capex approved and spend versus the budget for the year. Also here note tracking of LP, BD and BM.
§ Assisting Regional Financial Controller with the AFS preparation and ensure all updates/reviews are aligned to DTT adjustments before Regional Financial Controller and MD sign off.
§ Adhoc assignments
§ Report on sustainability for the group of companies.
§ Approval of credit limits and risk acceptance for existing and new clients.
§ Finance qualification
§ 5 years experience with financial management
§ Accounting qualification
§ Sun5 and Vision for accounting Sunsystems computer applications preferable.
§ Ability to administer new applications
§ Proficient on MS Office applications, especially Excel.
§ Ability to analyse financial systems requirements and provide recommendations.
§ Management and Managing Conflict skills
§ Fluent English
Required Skills and Attributes
Must be able to work independently and co-ordinate several activities simultaneously.
Must be able to work under pressure and meet the tight reporting deadlines.
Good communication, negotiation and interpersonal skills. A team player, who is able to address queries promptly and confidently from Local and Group management.
§ Acts quickly and decisively – able to make tough calls.
§ Acts ethically and with integrity
§ Must be fully conversant with the GFM (Group Financial Manual) as well as all local procedures and working instructions.
International Group experience would be a plus understanding complexities and managing multiple entities.
Able to prepare financial statements per IFRS as well as consolidations.
Innovative – avid player in finance transformation.
Business partner – collaboration between finance and the business (some operational exposure is essential and not purely number crunching)
Ability to work under pressure and able to put in a lot of extra hours for the tight deadlines
Previously managed a team
Good communication skills
Financial analytical former experience – interpretation of financial reports, not only accounting.
Experience in internal controls and risk assessment.
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