Chief Operating Officer
The Unlimited
Durban, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa
6d ago

Purpose of the Role

Responsible for overseeing the business financial goals, objectives and forecasts.

Provide useful financial insights to help make better decisions about formulating and executing business strategy.

Accountable for the financial and collections management of the company, including the development of a financial and collections strategy

Roles and Responsibilities :

  • Responsible to deliver on agreed Net Profit
  • Lead Collections.
  • Responsible for forecasting over a current +3-year period.
  • Fulfils treasury function through cash forecasting and ensuring sufficient cash resources are available to support the business strategy.
  • Holds all Commercial Relationships.
  • Responsible for month Board Pack.
  • Improve profitability of the business.
  • Analyzing the customer base and making recommendations accordingly to protect the bottom line (net profit forecasts).
  • Overseeing of HR and IT Executives.
  • Knowledge, Experience & Skills :

  • CA (SA) preferable
  • 10 years working experience (post articles commercial experience)
  • Demonstrated excellence in managing finance, accounting, budgeting, control and reporting.
  • Strong analytical skills and experience interpreting a strategic vision into an operational model.
  • Ability to assess complex situations and use creativity to solve problems.
  • High level of business acumen.
  • Sound analytical and decision-making skills.
  • Deep understanding of business and financial literacy.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Presentation and negotiation.
  • Strong attention to detail combined with strategic thinking ability.
  • Ability to debate in a constructive manner and challenge conventional wisdom.
  • Ability to grow and develop a senior team.
  • Ability to prioritize and handle multiple tasks within strict timeframes within a fast-paced environment.
  • Personal Characteristics :

  • Forward thinking
  • Commercially focused
  • Leadership style inspirational with a balance of strategic skills and strong people’ orientation
  • Well rounded, resilient and self-aware individual who is open to change and personal development
  • Entrepreneurial, free thinker who will challenge the status quo and push boundaries
  • Must have the capacity to grow their strategic ability
  • Confident someone who can hold their own with shareholders and be resilient in a demanding environment
  • Hands-on approach
  • Self-motivated
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