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Financial Manager

Our client is looking to hire a Financial Manager to work at their office in the CBD. The role will ideally start off part time before becoming permanent. The ideal candidate will be in possession of a BCom degree, have at least five years’ experience, as well as forex and travel industry experience.

REQUIREMENTS:
– Managing accounting function for all TAS bank accounts, credit card accounts, petty cash monthly
– Translating and posting of TAS foreign accounts
– VAT Return analysis and compilation for on time submission – bi monthly
– Monitoring & improve internal cash flow systems
– Prepare profit & cash flow forecast and budgeting
– Prepare monthly management account reports and interpretation to owners
– Depreciation analysis monthly
– Monthly traveller control reconciliation (client file recons)
– Posting of traveller commission income
– Monthly travel manager commission summary and reporting
– Review creditors for payment (airlines, hotels, safari operators etc). Ensure rates charged are aligned with quotes. Check that these have been onbilled to customers. Ensure cancellations are accounted for as per policy. Prepare payment schedule for approval and ensure payments made within credit terms.
– Review bookings to ensure all customers are invoiced for trips booked and that all invoices reflect the full itinerary. Put processes in place to ensure changes to bookings are invoiced accordingly. Review debtors listing weekly to ensure that clients pay as per agreed timelines.
– Monthly payroll, salary payment and leave management
– Prepare and submit bi annual EMP501
– Monthly preparation of EMP201 PAYE/UIF as well as submission and payment
– Managing full Human Resources and disciplinary function
– Liaising with external auditors
– Compiling and analysis of financial year end audits in conjunction with external auditors
– Liaising directly with owner and management staff on accounting, tax and operational matters
– Various ad hoc finance duties as needed from time to time based on company requirements
– Preparing financial forecasts
– Improving profitability
– Participate in strategic data analysis, research, and modelling
– Forward looking budget planning and income analysis and projection
– Analysing, reporting and presenting detailed information on individual travel consultant’s performances with regards to earnings, GPs, conversion rates.

OPERATIONAL REQUIREMENTS:
– Managing IT function in office – liaising with external IT supplier on this
– Managing, training and appraising admin and finance staff were needed
– Analyse and managing of office supplier contracts and functions

CANDIDATE PROFILE:
• Experience in setting up and maintaining accounting records
• Experience in working with SARS and managing the full suite of taxes
• People person who can interact with the rest of staff
• Attention to detail and ability to work quickly and accurately
• Somebody who “walks the floor” and understands the business. Must be more than just an accountant
• Good all round IT skills
• Experience in the accounting package used by TAS (Pastel)
• Ideally minimum 5 years’ experience in the travel industry as a Financial Manager
• Relevant tertiary education

SOFT SKILLS REQUIRED FOR POSITION:
– Well-groomed and presentable
– High level of attention to detail
– Consistent
– Be responsible & accountable
– Courteous and respectful of others
– Confident
– Able to work under pressure to meet deadlines
– Be driven by reaching and exceeding targets
– A team player who can work well in conjunction with the rest of the management team

INHERENT REQUIREMENTS:
– Computer literacy
– Ability to manage large volumes of information
– Good numeracy skills
– Ability to prioritize
– General knowledge and understanding of inbound/outbound tourism market
– Good administration skills
– Excellent multi tasking skills
– Good (written and verbal) communication skills
– Good command of English