Financial Systems Manager
MECS Africa
Pretoria, South Africa
4d ago
source : Executive Placements

Qualifications, skills and experience :

  • A bachelors degree in Accounting or Finance with post graduate certificates in project management, database design, database implementation, ERP specific administration or
  • A bachelors degree in Information Systems or IT related degree with post graduate certificates in Financial Management and Project Management.
  • Internal / External Audit experience and 15 years post-article experience including :
  • 3 years'' management level experience in a financial department
  • 2 years'' working experience as domain specialist or system administrator of financial ERP, imaging, workflow and reporting applications
  • Working experience on Oracle and PeopleSoft will be advantageous
  • 2 years'' working experience on advanced level of Microsoft suite
  • 2 years experience managing financial system projects or similar projects
  • Very good knowledge of relational database design principals.
  • Good programming knowledge i.e., VBA, HTML, SQL.
  • Excellent knowledge of how policies, business processes and practices impact system and control environment.
  • Advanced knowledge of the functionality of the systems, the interdependencies and the interfaces.
  • Knowledge and understanding of legislation requirements that might have an impact on financial applications.
  • Key responsibilities :

  • Provide financial systems advice to support strategic decision making.
  • Establish best practices for financial systems use, ensure that these practices are used throughout the organization and provide training on financial systems for all users.
  • Represent the Finance portfolio at company Executive and Operational committee meetings and present monthly company and Finance portfolio results and performance relevant to matters of financial systems.
  • Identify new administration tasks required when systems are implemented or upgraded and ensure direct reports are trained in new tasks.
  • Ensure all interfaces between financial systems and other systems are appropriate and optimal and run as intended.
  • Manage relationships with users and technical support staff and external consultants.
  • Develop policies and procedures that govern financial system support, administration, enhancements and reporting.
  • Lead and drive business requirement analysis, project management and financial systems testing.
  • Lead and mentor finance systems team to build a high performing culture.
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