Main Purpose of Position :
The General Manager - Finance shall be responsible for the administrative, financial and risk management operations of the company to include the development of a financial and operational strategy, and the ongoing development and monitoring of control systems designed to preserve company assets and report accurate financial results.
Key Responsibilities :
The work and responsibilities will cover a range of activities, including inter alia the following duties :
Cash flow management.
Management of budget.
Management of Audit requirements.
Ensure Tax Returns meets the deadline.
Assist in formulating the companys future direction and support strategic initiatives.
Monitor and direct the implementation of strategic business plans.
Develop financial and tax strategies.
Manage the capital request and budgeting processes.
Develop performance measures that support the companys strategic direction.
Participate in key decisions as a member of the executive management team.
Maintain in-depth relations with all members of the management team.
Manage the entire Accounting department.
Oversee the financial operations of subsidiary companies
Financial Information and Administration
Oversee the issuance of financial information.
Personally compile, review and approve monthly Board packs, As and Ds returns to the company, which include current month results and 5 month forward forecasts.
Report financial results to the Board of Directors.
Oversee cash management with RFCL.
Data and profitability analysis.
Annual External Audit
Ensure the audit is completed within the stipulated deadline.
Review the annual audit pack.
Annual Budget Preparation
Plan the budget process.
Collate the departmental budgets.
Consolidate and review reasonableness of budgets.
Understand and mitigate key elements of the companys risk profile.
Construct and monitor reliable control systems.
Maintain appropriate insurance coverage.
Ensure that the company complies with all legal and regulatory requirements, i.e. (Good Governance, IFRS).
Ensure that record keeping meets the requirements of auditors all relevant agencies.
Report risk issues to the Managing Director and Risk Committee of the Board of Directors.
Responsible for supporting the development and implementation of the EE plan.
Drive the B-BBEE strategy to ensure targets set out are achieved.
B.Com (Accounting) plus completed articles.
Practical exposure to Accounting, Reconciliations Trial Balance and thereon.
Must have knowledge and working experience of MS-Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Accpac.
Strong technical accounting knowledge.
Excellent communication skills.
Financial analysis and forecasting.
Ability to work under pressure and plan / prioritise workload.
Attention to detail.
Ability to use own initiative.
Proactive & innovative approach to problem solving.
Change management skills.
Persuasion & influencing skills.
Excellent team leader.
This description is a general statement of required major duties and responsibilities performed on a regular and continuous basis.
It does not exclude other duties as assigned.