Group Financial Manager

Bloubergstrand, Western Cape 7441, South Africa

Job Description


Group Financial Manager Cape Town - remote R60000 - R65000 per month If your next step is management, this is an exciting opportunity for you to take the next step in your financial management career. Our Client: A global organisation headquartered in Cape Town, with operations in all major regions – so you can be a truly global citizen working closely with global corporates in the USA, Europe, and China, while at the same time being able to enjoy the best of what the Western Cape has to offer. They help clients in 75 countries around the world transform their operations and supply chain to be world class. You will work on challenging assignments to help unlock greatness in their people and their clients and to build competitive capability through their digital applications. Although they are small, they compete with major global consulting companies and have a long track record (more than 35 years!) of exceptional service and impact, which has earned them international acclaim and awards. They currently have a new and exciting vacancy available for a Group Financial Manager, reporting to the Global Financial Controller. The Role: The Group Financial Manager is responsible for all areas relating to historic financial accounting principles. This position will be responsible for maintaining and applying accounting principles, practices, and procedures in compliance with IFRS and corporate policies to ensure accurate and timely financial statements. The Group Financial Manager is responsible for managing the global accounting team to ensure that work is properly allocated and completed in a timely and accurate manner. The position addresses tight deadlines and a multitude of accounting activities including general ledger preparation, year-end audit preparation and the support of budget, forecasting and cashflow. What’s in it for you? Not only do you get to help make great companies even better, they offer competitive compensation plus the ability to grow your career through their extensive investment in formal training and development. Because they are a small company you will be given loads of opportunity to build a wide skill set and you will be encouraged to innovate and consistently improve. They also offer flexible hours and the opportunity to work remotely, as well as from their offices in Century City. They are proud to be part of the South Africa’s nation building and they are committed to equity, fairness, and a sustainable environment. Role Description:

  • Ensure compliance with internal control policies.
  • Ensure the business adheres to relevant tax compliance guidelines in all regions.
  • Management of the global insurance contracts
  • Ensure accurate and timely capturing of Accounts receivable and the collections in all entities.
  • Ensure accurate and timely capturing of Accounts payable within all entities.
  • Reviewing all intercompany account balances monthly and at year end to ensure appropriate eliminations at a group level.
  • Responsible for maintaining and applying policies, procedures, and strategy for cashflow management
  • Analyse the effect of statutory accounting practices and studies regulations and guidance to ensure appropriate application of IFRS.
  • Manage the monthly financial close process, including ensuring all costs incurred are properly recorded, reviewing journal entries, account balance reconciliations and report preparation.
  • Ensure continued focus on improving system efficiencies and business practices.
  • Manage fixed assets, leases, and other contracts.
  • Make recommendations for changes as needed and ensure that company policies and procedures are followed and establishes the proper techniques to discover and prevent fraud.
  • Accountable for managing accounting payroll activities within every entity.
  • Review of statutory financial statements.
  • Support the Global Financial Controller in financial audits of group consolidated financials, statutory accounting practices and regulations relevant to all entities.
  • Produce timely, efficient, and accurate month-end close and all statutory reporting for month-end and year end with the Global Financial Controller.
  • Responsible for the management of the Financial Accounting team across the Group including KPIs, priorities and goals
  • Active involvement in improvement projects and system implementations.
QUALIFICATIONS / EXPERIENCE:
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Finance, Financial Accounting, Management Accounting or related field required.
  • SAICA is advantageous.
  • Minimum of 7 years of broad financial and operations experience required.
  • Ability to develop and establish internal financial policies and procedures.
  • Strong understanding of IFRS
  • Understanding of US GAAP would be advantageous
  • Advanced English language skills.
PERSONAL ATTRIBUTES
  • Team player with highly developed interpersonal skills, who can engage with people at all levels inside and outside the company and involve and collaborate with key stakeholders.
  • Analytical ability to analyse and improve current practices, performance and company processes.
  • Proactive and drives hard for results. Takes needed action to meet targets.
  • Ability to think and communicate at a strategic level.
  • Presence and credibility to professionally present information to top management.
  • Ability to build and manage high performing, diverse teams.

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  • Job Id
    JD858815
  • Industry
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  • Total Positions
    1
  • Job Type:
    Full Time
  • Salary:
    Not mentioned
  • Employment Status
    Permanent
  • Job Location
    Bloubergstrand, Western Cape 7441, South Africa
  • Education
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