Chief Financial Officer
NIMA Recruitment
Umhlanga, ZA
1d ago

An Overview :

Our client is comprised of a Mauritius holding company with active subsidiaries in RSA, Mozambique, the DRC, Lesotho, Namibia, Seychelles, Zimbabwe and Zambia.

The multi-national nature of the Business adds a particular complexity regarding cash management, taxation and legal and governance compliance and as a services company with monthly billings, excellent working capital management is always critical.

The incumbent will be a Board member of the holding company and subsidiaries.

Key Responsibility Areas :

  • Strategy operationalisation including supporting the CEO in strategic execution (developing, executing
  • and measuring strategy implementation)

  • Group financial reporting
  • Preparation and review of individual annual financial statements (AFS), country consolidations and the Group consolidation
  • Complex technical accounting (various IFRS and IAS interpretations)
  • Budgeting and forecasting management based on agreed parameters
  • Mergers and acquisitions and new business commercials
  • Corporate governance and control frameworks (SOP’s, LOA, system controls)
  • Insurance and captive arrangements
  • Complete working capital management (debtors, creditors, capex, ad hoc)
  • Group treasury, funding and transactional banking
  • Exchange control and transfer pricing
  • Financial control systems management
  • Statutory and secretarial compliance
  • Legislative compliance (country-specific frameworks e.g. OHADA, local charts of accounts)
  • Group IT (ERP, hardware, networks, systems and development)
  • Group direct and indirect taxation management (including working knowledge of country by country tax legislation and ensuring compliance)
  • Group assurance (internal / external auditing)
  • Commercial licencing
  • Financial risk register maintenance with mitigating controls
  • People management (managing, leading and developing a strong finance team of professionals)
  • Investor reporting in accordance with PE requirements and compliance with investor regulations (FCPA, UKBA, AML, etc.)
  • JV partner and minority shareholder management
  • Preparation of all board and sub-committee packs.
  • Personal Attributes :

  • Able to strategically advise, influence and constructively engage with executive management and Board particularly related to strategic financial execution
  • Highly analytical with a focus on margin and cost management and able to provide proactive input on areas of concern to the CEO and together drive corrective action
  • Assertive with an ability to defend positions within the Business and with external investors, JV partners and tax authorities / regulators
  • Able to multi-task and operate under pressure
  • Exceptional at planning and prioritising
  • Highly organisationally aware
  • Detail oriented in all aspects of work, particularly numerical accuracy
  • Innovative, constantly challenging and questioning, an entrepreneurial spirit and strategic mindset
  • Highly technically competent with a desire to constantly learn and stay abreast of new developments
  • Demonstrates a broader global mindset and knowledge
  • Prepared to get hands dirty’ in the detail but at the same time able to review and assess information at a high level adding strategic value / direction
  • Demonstrates an understanding of the importance of Culture and Values
  • Highly ethical
  • Enthusiastic, passionate and energetic
  • Performance-driven and team-orientated
  • Able to deal with conflict and to confront people on issues
  • Very good written and spoken communication skills and confidence in interacting and dealing with diverse personalities and nationalities
  • Disciplined and able to work well under pressure and outside of normal office hours to achieve deadlines
  • Confident, very market aware and able to interact with shareholders / analysts / financial institutions.
  • Qualifications / Specific Experience :

  • CA(SA) with significant post qualifying experience in senior financial management roles and CFO / Financial Director experience
  • International taxation, financial structuring and mergers and acquisitions
  • Group integrated financial reporting using multiple currencies
  • Treasury management and debt / capital raising
  • Board and related committee exposure and interaction
  • Exchange controls and interaction with the SARB
  • Demonstrated leadership and staff management capabilities
  • Complex financial business dealing with multiple countries and multiple currencies.
  • Specific Proficiencies :

  • Proactive budget forecasting
  • Must be well versed with cross border Forex
  • Demonstrated competence in the implementation of financial systems especially related to working capital and managing cross border taxation
  • Skilled and knowledgeable on leveraging technology to augment the financial management function
  • Knowledgeable regarding the content and structure of Annual Integrated and Interim reports
  • Current up to date knowledge of :

  • IFRS and IIRC initiatives
  • Companies Act and related SA Legislation
  • VAT and Income Tax Acts
  • Transfer Pricing / BEPS
  • South African Foreign Exchange Regulations / SARB
  • King IV
  • Systems / IT capability including advanced Excel and SAP Business 1 and practical exposure to costing and stock management packages.
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