Assistant Finance Manager

A shipping company based in Paarden Island is looking for an Assistant Finance Manager to join their company for a 3 month period. The role will entail control activates, monitoring and systems implementation as well as extensive analysis and detail orientated reporting. The essence of the role is to drive the transformation of the finance department into a proactive control arm of the company.


  • 5 years + experience ideally with Job costing or activity based costing exposure
  • Industry experience: Manufacturing / Industrial/Stock
  • Financial qualification with auditing experience.
  • Strong excel and analytical skills
  • Previous management experience


  • Monitoring costs booked to jobs and flagging queries for review
  • Continuously review accumulated costs against job budget/estimations
  • Monitor strict adherence to the procurement policy and procedures
  • Act as a secondary check on overtime authorization
  • Liaising with group accountant and performing AR capturing and other bookkeeping duties as required by central accounts department
  • Run point with the external auditors
  • Prepare and do preliminary vetting of supplier credit applications
  • Analyze debtors payment performance and create reference for pre job authorization procedure
  • Load new workers and update wage cost info on system
  • Prepare Job open and close out procedures for sign off by management
  • Assist in the development of and lead the implementation of improved financial policies, procedures, systems and internal controls