King Recruitment Solutions
A concern within the FMCG industry is seeking a Divisional Financial Manager to manage and oversee the financial activities of the Agriculture Division through driving down costs, highlighting variances to standard as well as identifying potential areas of improvement across the Eastern Cape Agriculture division.
Open position : Divisional Financial Manager (Agriculture)
Location : Port Elizabeth
Type : Permanent
Reporting to : Senior Divisional Financial Manager
Job requirements :
BCom plus CIMA, ACCA or equivalent
7 Years financial management, budget processes and cost control experience at a senior level, including experience in managing a team
Strong leadership and financial managerial competencies.
Excellent knowledge of all aspects of poultry finance methods.
Good analytical skills and able to take corrective action.
Contribute to / implement cost cutting methods.
Excellent communication skills
High degree of Computer competence (Excel, Word, Access, Syspro)
Must have a passion to succeed
Leader who energizes those around him / her
Driven to achieve results and produce quality
Do it right first time mind set
Assertive but approachable
Duties include :
Review and approve all purchase orders daily, to monitor expenses against budget and highlight over expenditure before it is approved by the Production Managers
Communicate costs by farm per cycle to farm / area managers in monthly one-on-one meetings
Consolidate costs in conjuction with the responsible financial persons from the various Agriculture departments
Prepare monthly forecasts and manage the budgeting process for the Agriculture divisions
Interrogate and sign off weekly Cashbook payments
Review and evaluate financial viability of supplier payment terms in terms of discount offerings
Review and analyse daily usage reports on utilities and production costs (Highlight and action corrective measures where deemed necessary)
Produce monthly consolidated accounts by the third working day of each month and send out cost report, highlighting items over budget to the responsible persons in order to address (Propose corrective measures for re-alignment of annual costs)
Review all key production results on a daily basis and highlight emerging trends
Optimise and streamline all reports
Manage and coordinate monthly stock takes, ultimately achieving zero variance on every stock take
Perform two random Syspro audits per month on all transfers, issues and receipts, including non-conforming materials (Establish causes of any inconsistencies and address accordingly)
Manage, coordinate and analyse weekly cycle counts and resolve any variances immediately
Sign off monthly stock count variance report and confirm closing stock value for the month
Continuously review finance SOPs to ensure they are up to date and all staff understand and adhere to them (Make recommendations on opportunities for improved efficiencies)
Facilitate continuous two-way communication with your team and evaluation of individual morale and engagement, evaluate the validity of any concerns, thus encouraging better performance
Set S.M.A.R.T KPIs and objectives
Assess performance as and when required
Plan and implement staff training
Review work performed on a regular basis providing guidance and feedback