Financial Controller
Dimension Data
Johannesburg, South Africa
2d ago

Are you looking for a company where you can make an impact? Do you want to work with a team of people who will challenge your ideas and give you the opportunity to grow?

If so, this is the role for you!

Financial Controller's primary objective is to execute on operational level management accounting functions for the Collaboration Business Unit of Dimension Data.

This includes but is not limited to the budgeting, forecasting, accounting and month-end closure for the Collaboration business unit for Dimension Data.

The role also requires the candidate to take responsibility for the balance sheet reconciliations, orders reporting and working capital management for the Collaboration business unit for Dimension Data South Africa.

The Financial Controller will also ensure that all accounting-related tasks are professionally executed according to company and legal requirements.

Requirements :

Prepare the budget and the forecast of the Collaboration Business Unit for Dimension Data :

The Financial Controller will be responsible for the compilation of the detailed budget for the Collaboration Business Unit for Dimension Data.

The detailed budget needs to be complied with input from the Practice Manager and the Finance Business partner.

To build out the budget for the Collaboration business, the following needs to be considered :

  • Annuity Base for Collaboration, split between managed services, support services and ITAAS
  • Product sales and margin history
  • Technical services sales and margin history
  • Employee costs
  • Recoveries
  • The Financial Controller will be responsible for the compilation of the detailed forecast for the Collaboration BU per month.

    The detailed forecast needs to be complied considering the following inputs to the forecast :

  • Backorder for product and technical services revenue and margin.
  • Annuity Base for Collaboration, split between managed services, support services and ITAAS.
  • Salesforce pipeline for new business not in the backorder.
  • Employee costs for employees allocated the to Collaboration cost centres.
  • Recoveries.
  • Monthly accounting function for the Collaboration Business Unit :

    The Financial Controller will be responsible for month end closure and monthly accounting for the Collaboration BU for Dimension Data.

    This activity will include the analysis of the accounting entries for the Collaboration profit and cost centres including the following :

    Review revenue and margin per category against forecast and investigate variations to the forecast.

  • Process the necessary cost and revenue accruals.
  • Process the necessary cost and revenue deferrals.
  • Analyse low margin or high contracts, projects and sales orders for correctness.
  • Financial analysis and reporting :

    The Financial Controller will be responsible for various reporting to facilitate the review of the performance of the various profit and cost centres that forms the Collaboration Business Unit.

    The reporting will include the variance analysis of actuals and forecast vs budget.

    Balance Sheet Recons :

    The Financial Controller will be responsible for the balance sheet reconciliations for all the balance sheet general ledger accounts for the Collaboration business for Dimension Data.

    Working Capital Management :

    The Financial Controller will be responsible for management of working capital as it pertains to the Collaboration business for Dimension Data.

    Orders reporting :

    The Financial Controller will be responsible to review and approve the orders reported for the Collaboration business and to make the necessary corrections if required.

    Commission reviews :

    The Financial Controller will be responsible to review and approve the commission calculations for the Collaboration Sales Specialists.

    Behavioural skills :

    The Financial Controller needs to be a process driven individual who is commercially astute, display good attention to detail, be able to work independently and produce work of high quality.

    The Financial Controller needs to be an assertive individual who display good negotiation and problem-solving ability. He or she needs to have good verbal and written communication skills and can work effectively in a team environment.

    Qualifications :

  • 4 - 5 years’ working experience
  • B Comm or similar qualification
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