Finance Manager-Johannesburg
Zimmer Biomet
Johannesburg, GP, South Africa
1d ago

Job Summary

  • Business support and co-piloting Business partner to General Manager South Africa and Regional Leader for Africa
  • Statutory and US GAAP - Accounting Books and related reporting for ZB South Africa; US GAAP reporting for Africa region
  • Financial planning and analysis - Africa
  • Tax filings
  • Ensuring Internal controls and SOX compliance
  • Credit management, close communication with sales agents / distributors
  • Legal matters
  • Principal Duties and Responsibilities

  • To manage the month end / year-end financial reporting function.
  • Preparation of Income tax computation. Provision of information on tax issues to corporate tax / treasury group.
  • Long Range / Strategic Plans
  • Regular monthly management reports identifying areas of variance to budget / projection and where necessary take appropriate action to correct.
  • Preparation of Income tax computation. Provision of information on tax issues to corporate tax / treasury group.
  • To ensure that the accounts are closed in accordance with :
  • Local accounting procedures
  • Company accounting procedures
  • Timely and accurate monthly financial reporting to Zimmer Biomet Head Office, including P&L, Balance Sheet, DSO and MOH.
  • Cash Flow reporting and forecasting.
  • Preparation of annual financing plan.
  • Ensure that all Tax Returns are completed on a timely basis.
  • Internal Controls

  • To ensure that the effective controls are in place as well as systems monitoring against the requirements of :
  • Internal controls standards
  • Zimmer Biomet Accounting Procedures
  • Statutory requirements
  • Other Zimmer Biomet Operating Procedures)
  • To report on any deviations from the above and recommend corrective action where appropriate.
  • Ensure that all-financial procedures are updated to reflect current practice and internal control standards.
  • Costing / Inventory / Safeguarding of Assets

  • To maintain the integrity of all inventory accounting, assist with inventory reconciliations.
  • Organise and reconcile physical inventory counts according to policies.
  • Maintain up to date registers of the company assets (mainly instruments) and ensure regular controls and counts
  • Credit Control

  • To ensure that all debts are collected on a timely basis, that effective controls are maintained, and that outstanding receivable balances are minimized.
  • Close contact and good communication with sales agents.


  • Drive profitability improvements in Africa.
  • Provide leadership in the Johannesburg office and South Africa business when the General Manager is not present.
  • To manage all systems development within the finance function.
  • To co-ordinate all requests from ZB Regional / Europe / Corporate.
  • Co-ordination of insurance policies.
  • To coordinate legal matters
  • Expected Areas of Competence

  • Operating Profit
  • Cash flow
  • Working capital statistics
  • Audit ratings
  • Planning accuracy
  • Education / Experience Requirements

  • Recognised Professional Accountancy Qualification
  • 10+ Years’ experience Post Qualification
  • US multinationals working experience (International and within the country)
  • Management Accounting
  • Technical Skills

  • Team player, good inter-personal skills
  • Problem solving / decision making
  • Work on own initiative
  • Leadership.
  • Multinational Organization
  • Financial Accounting
  • Fluent English
  • Good Communicator Oral / Written
  • Strong Technical Accounting (IFRS / US GAAP)
  • Auditing experience, would be an advantage
  • Familiarization with SAP, would be an advantage
  • Core Competencies

  • Good cross-functional team worker
  • Customer focus
  • Industry knowledge
  • Driving results
  • Managing projects and processes
  • Leading with Vision
  • Strategic thinking
  • Interpersonal / intercultural skills
  • Analytical
  • Continuous learning
  • Overview

    Zimmer Biomet has been based in Warsaw since it was founded in 1927.

    Today, Zimmer Biomet has operations in more than 25 countries around the world and sells products in more than 100 countries.

    Our global team designs, manufactures and markets effective, innovative solutions that support orthopaedic surgeons and clinicians in alleviating pain and improving the quality of life for people around the world.

    Our musculoskeletal technologies and a wide range of related products and services make us partners to healthcare providers in more than 100 countries.

    We 're building on a strong history of success to enhance the value we provide to healthcare providers and their patients.

    Zimmer Biomet maintains world-class scientific facilities and resources and collaborates with leading clinicians and researchers around the world.

    We share a commitment with healthcare providers to find the best technologies, treatments and solutions to deliver high quality, cost-effective patient care.

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    2019 Fortune 500 Company by Fortune

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