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Head of Finance

Job Title: Head of Finance
Department: Finance
Location: Brickfield Canvas, Woodstock Cape Town / We Work, Rosebank, Johannesburg
Reporting to: CFO

Our company is looking for a self-driven, growth-orientated person to manage the accounting portfolio of 4 companies. The ideal candidate for the position is change-driven, efficient, and loves problem-solving. The portfolio must deliver precise information under strict deadlines, driven by the Head of Finance. To excel in this role you should have an analytical mind and willingness to obtain a keen understanding of how our business works in the real world not just on paper.

Key Objectives and Duties:
1. A key member of the management team and will be required to give regular feedback and work closely with the rest of the management team;
2. Monitoring ongoing financial operations within the companies, such as payroll, cash flow and other transactions;
3. Ensure the accuracy of the organization’s financial results and reports, including sending out a monthly consolidated report of the group standings;
4. Ensuring excellent Finance reporting quality for all group companies by always finding ways to add value to the current reports and give relevant information for decision making;
5. Creating and evolving KPI reporting across the group together with the management team;
6. Produce the annual budget and predict budget forecasts;
7. Ensuring compliance with applicable laws and procedures, including accounting policies;
8. Developing external relationships with appropriate contacts, e.g. auditors, bankers, lawyers;
9. Coordinating the external reviews to ensure correct & accurate year-end financials within budget;
10. Publish complete and timely financial statements and any other calculations needed to company executives, shareholders, and the board;
11. Analyse the repayment of loans (including inter-group loans and amortisation tables) in line with cash flow;
12. Handle all supplier contract negotiations and pricing decisions
13. Managing the timeous completion of the monthly payroll as well as ensuring salary payments are loaded and authorised accordingly;
14. Managing the Human Resources function; including staying up to date with BCEA principles and procedures changes
15. Managing cash flow (including cash projections and currency control);
16. VAT Reconciliation and submission, Provisional Tax and other statutory return, while also taking ownership of calculating income tax for all subsidiaries for auditors;
17. Keeping the portfolio up to date with technological advances as well as changes with the accounting software;
18. Working with the COO in dealing with legal aspects regarding SLA customer contracts.

Inherent Requirements of the Job:
1. An appropriate Bachelor’s degree in Accounting
2. Articles or a post-graduate qualification – PA(SA)
3. Minimum 2 years’ management experience
4. Advanced Microsoft Excel experience
5. E-Filing experience
6. Strong management skills
7. Excellent reporting and communication skills
8. Ability to problem solve 9. High attention to detail 10. Presentation skills (ability to prepare and present financial data)
11. Willing to travel

To apply, simply click on this ‘Apply for position‘ link. (Make sure to add your Curriculum Vitae, which must not be longer than 2 pages, with a brief covering letter.)

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