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Financial Manager

Our client in the financial space is looking to add to their Cape Town team.

The Financial Manager works with Finance Director to ensure that the Finance function is managed and controlled in an appropriate manner to support the growth of the business. The Financial Manager will have responsibility for maintaining the accounting records, establishing, and overseeing accounting processes, preparing financial reports, statutory reporting (including a consolidation), overseeing the submission of tax returns and cashflow management.

 

Responsible for:
Accounting Records

  • Management of accounting systems including month end close procedures
  • Preparation and review of Balance Sheet reconciliations
  • Ensure compliance with the Groups accounting policies

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Accounting Processes

  • Facilitate and enable effective end-to-end process management within finance, making the most of automation
  • Develop and implement a Financial Control Framework
  • Monitoring the control environment & culture to ensure that controls are effective and efficient
  • Assisting to Administer the Group’s banking platform and performing administrative tasks across multi bank platform
  • Reviewing intercompany transactions and ensuring these are within the Group’s policies
  • Responsible for compiling exchange control applications in respect of foreign transactions affecting the Group

Financial Reporting

  • Provide accurate, timely and comprehensive financial reporting to the management team and Board
  • Provide insights to the monthly reporting including written commentary
  • Preparing adhoc reports as requested
  • Partner with the operational team leads to integrate financial metrics into monthly reporting

Statutory reporting

  • Prepare annual financial statements, tax returns and required regulatory returns in each jurisdiction
  • Oversee the external audit and effectively manage

Cash Flow Management

  • Responsible for managing and assisting Group companies with overall cash requirements

Budgets and Forecasts

  • Provide clear cash and profitability forecasts on a rolling basis and optimise the process for doing so
  • Assist in preparing the annual budget

Qualifications

  • Qualified chartered or certified accountant
  • Have at least 3 years relevant experience in a Financial Manager or Financial Control role
  • Experience in all aspects of multi-currency, multi-company, and multi-jurisdictional accounting
  • Strong working knowledge of financial processes

About You

  • Excellent commercial acumen
  • Sees the bigger picture and takes the time to understand wider business objectives before focusing activity to bring about the optimum outcome
  • Poise and confidence to operate at Senior level
  • Eye for detail and diligence to ensure accuracy of systems and processes
  • Proven ability to drive efficiency and process reviews across an international organisation
  • Excellent analytical, communication and influencing skills
  • Understanding of international tax regime preferred