Effective member of the management team in the division, driving strategy and growth priorities.
Drive growth (organic and acquisitive) and maximising profitability in the division.
Drive, quantify and track margin enhancement and savings projects and evaluate risk and opportunities on margin, challenging inefficiencies.
Responsible for complete and accurate financial and management accounts reporting for all entities within the sector which includes budgeting, forecasting, month end reporting, consolidation, interim and year end processes.
Responsible for applicable statutory and regulatory requirements, including IFRS, tax planning and structuring.
Responsible for preparing tax, vat, deferred tax computations and submissions, as applicable.
Working capital management, including daily monitoring of cashflows, timely collection of debtors, with focus on reducing inventory and debtors’ days and managing creditors payments and associated reconciliations.
With focus on cost control.
Managing, implementing and monitoring physical stock and ensuring adequate controls.
Approval of online release of local payment and foreign payments and receipts, with the review of contracts for commercial terms where applicable.
Including the reconciliation and balance sheet control of all bank accounts.
Understanding the Capex requirements, budgeting and fixed assets register management.
Responsible for implementing and continuous monitoring of internal controls and an appropriate financial reporting system, and ensure alignment with group at all times.
Management of an effective finance team structure, including coaching and mentoring to direct reports, such as accounts payable team manager, Debtors team, etc.
Responsible for the implementation and maintenance of the risk governance process, ensuring business risk owners formulate and maintain required controls to reduce risk.
Develop a risk based internal audit plan with group and Internal Auditors and drive the internal audit process, including timely implementation of management actions.
Response for facilitating the external audit completion with no significant findings.
Strategically manage B-BBEE for the region.
Any other responsibilities as and when required.
Professional accounting certification - CA(SA)
Postgrad qualification in business (MBA or equivalent) will be an advantage
Written and spoken English
Minimum 4 years relevant finance / accounting experience preferably in an ICT environment
Strong influencing, communication and presentation skills, with high accuracy and attention to detail
Minimum Qualification and Experience Requirements
Desired Skills, Experience and Qualities
Integrating Finance with the business
Actively engaging Finance with other functions and roles (external and internal) using effective communication methods
Explaining relevant financial issues in an understandable and persuasive manner
Using effective communication to build trust and relationships
Exercising judgment and creativity in making decisions
Business focused financial analysis
Utilizing financial analysis skills to optimize business decisions
Assisting in linking value drivers to operational and financial performance to evaluate alternatives
Identifying and interpreting trends and following up anomalies
Providing the analytical detail to the level that fits the purpose
Challenging business assumptions and proposals with financial analysis tools
Effectively utilising of IT solutions
Actively seeking and implementing opportunities to maximize value in any aspect of the business.
Setting a culture of finance continuously striving for better performance
Challenging the current state in order to seek real improvements
Embedding control, compliance, and segregation requirements in process and system design
Motivating and developing people to deliver superior results in a responsible manner.
Building and maintaining effective culture with Finance
Creating a climate in which individuals and teams develop their potential and contribute their best
Managing accountabilities and providing timely and constructive feedback
Coaching and providing development opportunities that enable high performance