Financial Manager
The Recruitment Council
Johannesburg, South Africa
3d ago
source : Job Placements

The purpose of this role is to :

Partner with operational heads, to ensure that financial information is reported in line with IFRS standards, company policy and business requirements.

Provide commercial and financial oversight in supporting the operational heads, while monitoring performance to approved budgets.

Maintain appropriate communication channels between finance and business.


Financial Management & Control

Work within established systems to deliver prescribed outcomes for a designated

area of financial control. Able to monitor and control expenditure. Able to

interpret the impact of unusual figures identified by analytical review. Able to

prepare budgets and forecasts in cooperation with senior managers.

Data Collection & Analysis

Anomalies are identified and then investigated together with financial

accountants to ensure processing is complete and accurate. If the investigation does not yield

satisfactory results, the management accountant proceeds to investigate the

source of data Analyse financialdata, extracts and define relevant information.

Interpret data for the purpose of determining past financial

performance and forecast preparation by business unit and consolidation into

Cost Accounting

Conduct complex analyses of costs for a significant part of the business to

identify variances, suggest efficiencies, and increase profitability. Perform ratio

analysis as well as the interpretation of variances eg. surplus ratio, claims ratio,

expenses ratio, and other cost accounting metrics.

Budgeting & Costing

Deliver a budget for an area of the organisation or conduct complex analyses on

budget progress in other areas of the organisation. Running staff lists to ensure

each business unit / cost centres have the correct allocation. Budget system

management. Assist heads with population of templates.

Liaise between key stakeholders in order to ensure that the budget is accurate

and follows logic.

Provide instruction and answer questions relating to budget procedures.

Identifies budget issues, provide alternative solutions, and resolve problems.

Manage the various budget iterations between heads and exco expectations.

Operational Compliance

Follow a range of mandatory procedures to ensure that work is carried out to the

required quality standards and / or to ensure adherence to external regulatory

codes and internal codes of conduct.

Insights and Reporting

Prepare and coordinate the completion of various financial reports.

Personal Capability Building

Keep abreast of laws and regulations that apply to this particular function or field

of professional expertise, maintain up to date compliance.


Financial Accounting

Work and provide technical guidance when required to classify, measure and

record corporate transactions using financial accounting principles.

Data Collection and analysis

Works and provide technical guidance when required to analyse data trends for

use in reports to help guide decision making.


Work and provide technical guidance when required to achieve full compliance

with applicable rules and regulations in management and / or operations.

Costing and Budgeting

Works and provides technical guidance when required on costing, budgeting and

Numerical Skills

Use an understanding of numerical concepts to perform mathematical

operations such as report analysis and provide technical guidance when

Computer skills

Support business processes by understanding and effectively using standard

office equipment and standard software packages, while providing technical

guidance as needed.

Office suite software (Advanced).; Accounting software..

Policy and Regulation

Work and provide technical guidance when required to interpret and apply

knowledge of laws, regulations and policies in area of expertise.

TAX Act.; IFRS.; Insurance Regulations.; Vat Act..


Work and provide technical guidance when required to analyse data from

multiple sources to draw appropriate conclusions and make suitable

Verbal Communication

Use clear and effective verbal communication skills and provide technical

guidance when required to express ideas, request actions and formulate plans or policies.

Review and Reporting

Work and provide technical guidance when required to review and create

relevant, lucid and effective reports.

Planning and Organizing

Work and provide technical guidance when required to plan, organise, prioritise

and oversee activities to efficiently meet business objectives.


General Education

Bachelor of Commerce Degree (Essential); Bachelor of Commerce

Management Accounting) or CIMA Qualification (Advantageous)

General Experience

Minimum 2 years Financial Management Accounting experience

2 years Financial Services background (Advantageous)

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