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Finance Manager – Gauteng

Finance Manager

Our client a wholesale and distribution group based in Gauteng is looking for a candidate to head up their Finance Department.

Reporting structure
Incumbent reports to (position): COO

Summary of job function / responsibilities
End to end management of the Accounting and Finance function for the Group of companies

Relationships
Internal: CEO, COO, Board Chairman, Head of Operations, Head of IT, Branch Managers, Finance Team
External: Customers, Suppliers, Service Providers, Auditors, Regulatory Bodies

Key Performance Areas

Leadership
Ability to manage and grow a young team
Provide guidance and direction to the team and to management where applicable
Able to motivate and mobilise the team to achieve goals and targets
Demonstrate strong planning capability
Ability to have a knowledgeable voice at Boardroom level A self-starter and driven individual

Technical Knowledge
Proven experience in both accounting and financial management
Strong balance sheet management experience
Management of multiple company portfolio and group account consolidation
Strong understanding of legislative and compliance tax requirements
Strong liquidity and cash flow experience
Experience in FMCG sector with strong stock management
Experience in providing audit file and interface with external auditors to meet statutory audit requirements

Planning and Coordination
Development of Financial calendar
Meeting of all deadlines stated in the financial calendar
Interfacing with external auditors to prepare for annual audit and proving supporting audit file
Interfacing with BEE agency to meet legislative certification requirements and deadlines
Interfacing with Liquor license agents for annual renewals
Preparation of annual budgets
Preparation of monthly board packs
Definition of controls and compliance thereof by team members and other stakeholders

Communication
Strong written and oral communication skills in English
Good presentation skills in particular in the compilation of monthly board report and supporting Commentary

Qualifications and Experience
BCom Accounting from a reputable SA university preferably with articles
10 Years’ Experience in Accounting or Finance
Management experience: 3-5 years over and above for a team of 6-10 people
Experience in FMCG

Team Leader – Private Equity and Real Estate

Team Leader – Fund Accounting (Private Equity and Real Estate)  
   
Fund Services  
The successful applicant’s primary responsibility will be to oversee and manage the delivery of the accounting requirements of our PERE clients in line with the relevant service level agreements. This includes the management and oversight of a small team of accountants, taking responsibility for client service management and providing assistance to the on-boarding team.  
Minimum Requirements • A fully qualified CA (SA) , SAIPA or equivalent with at least 2 years post qualified experience; • A minimum of one years’ experience as team leader / managing an accounting team.
  • A fully qualified CA (SA), SAIPA or equivalent with at least 2 years post qualified experience;
  • A minimum of one years’ experience as team leader / managing an accounting team.

 
ACCOUNTING

  • Act as the accounting specialist within the PERE business
  • Supervise and control the accurate, efficient and timely delivery of all net asset valuations, consolidated partner capital accounts, quarterly statements, financial statements and any other reports together with supporting schedules
  • Manage the preparation of performance fee, internal Rate of Return (IRR) and equalization calculations as required by Fund documents;

 

STAFF AND TRAINING

  • The Team Leader will play a pivotal role in the on-going development and training of his/her direct reports
  • Take responsibility for setting KPI’s for his/her direct reports and manage their performance, both formally through the performance management process but also informally on a day-to-day basis
  • Train, manage and supervise direct reports

 

 TEAM MANAGEMENT

  • Manage the preparation and delivery of deliverables and accounting services, as required by the fund documentation and the service level agreement, to our clients
  • Review the work performed by the accounting team
  • Manage resources to ensure adequate staffing to meet client requirements in a timely manner

 

CLIENT MANAGEMENT

  • Perform, at least, quarterly, client service review calls for an allocated portfolio of clients and provide client feedback to management and the rest of the team CLIENT ONBOARDING
  • Provide feedback to the onboarding team and PERE management, together with the Team Leader – Administration, regarding the operational requirements set out in the fund documentation vs the operational capability of the system and help to identify any gaps
  • Provide input into the SLA timeframes agreed with the clients

 

PROCESSES AND SYSTEM UPDATES

  • Assist with the on-going development of the Private Equity IT platform, including the maintenance of reporting templates
  • Ensuring compliance with the PERE processes, as defined, and identifying possible efficiencies

 

REGULATORY

  • Assistance with any other regulatory and/or reporting requirements that may arise OTHER TASKS
  • Act as authorized signatory on the bank accounts of our clients
  • Liaise and build relationships with other relevant internal teams to ensure a seamless delivery of services to our clients
  • Any other ad hoc tasks

Finance Associate

Our client is looking to hire a newly-qualified Chartered Accountant or a candidate with a Business Science degree and a CFA.

The ideal candidate will have experience in the financial services space and be proficient in Excel, Word, Powerpoint and Sage Online.

Core Responsibilities of the role include :

  • Prep of monthly management accounts and annual financial statements for project companies.
  • Prep of all tax submissions;
  • Assistance with the annual valuation of the portfolio
  • Preparation of deal presentations
  • All research required re the preparation of Project Information Memorandums;
  • Drafting of term sheets (both debt and equity);
  • Financial model assistance (new builds and client adaptions); and
  • Assistance with the review of all legal documentation.

The ideal candidate will be a team player, a critical thinker, a problem solver. They will be able to run multiple deliverables simultaneously; interact with clients (bottom to top); and be willing to present certain sections of a client presentation. They will have a Work hard, play hard attitude, be results driven; Ambitious; and committed to the end goal.

Asset Management – Sales Associate

Purpose of the role: To assist sales managers in driving flow into both the SA unit trusts and offshore funds. The role involves engaging with internal teams as well as clients.

Responsibilities:

  • Assist a team of external sales managers to sell funds by providing technical information on markets, funds, positioning of core funds, & opportunities in the marketplace
  • Responding to client enquiries, including follow ups after client meetings
  • Perform quantitative analysis on funds and competitor funds (Infront & Morningstar)
  • Compiling analytical packs for client report backs
  • Assist in developing marketing packs for the team
  • Compiling monthly sales and management reports (net flows, AUM, industry statistics)
  • Facilitating report-backs, due diligences, workshops and portfolio manager meetings as required

Risk & Compliance Responsibilities:

  • Adhering to the Code of Ethics and related policies, including personal account dealing, gifts, market abuse, etc.
  • Ensuring Compliance training, declarations and relevant forms are completed on a timely basis
  • Ensuring that firm and client data and property, including IT data, are properly protected
  • Reporting any possible and actual breaches, errors, complaints or conduct issues.
  • Reporting any suspicion that a client, investor, or employee may be involved in money laundering, fraud or other crime such as market abuse

Candidate Requirements:

  • B Comm or equivalent tertiary education in either Economics or Finance
  • CFA an advantage
  • Unit Trust related qualifications
  • 2-3 years industry related experience
  • Knowledge of financial markets and instruments (equities, bonds)
  • Experience in portfolio construction will be an advantage

System Skills:
– System knowledge (MS, Infront) an advantage

Personal Attributes:

  • Strong multi-tasking skills (including organizational skills, attention to detail and prioritisation)
  • Creative, innovative, pro-active
  • Outgoing, motivated, hardworking
  • Willing to be assessed against performance targets
  • Strong personality, self-assured, assertive
  • Able to work in a team with limited supervision
  • Confident, self-starter
  • People’s person, enjoy regular contact with clients / brokers on various levels

Portfolio Sales Specialist – Asset Management

If you are an internal salesperson in the financial services sector, ideally asset management, and strongly believe that you could do a lot more to advance in your career, then this position is for you. With this role you will create qualified meetings, close new business and grow client relationships and existing revenue base for a US-Based company, dealing with US-Based clients.

The candidate will interact with clients in multiple channels with primary emphasis on Registered Investment Advisor and Independent Broker Dealer channels. The candidate will be required to have an intimate knowledge of both our investment products and our portfolio construction tools and be able to explain in detail to potential clients how the investment process works to generate returns – Training will be provided.

The compensation structure will consist of a salary in Rands and commissions paid in US dollars.

Job Function and Responsibilities

  • Identify and profile clients through calling efforts, email campaigns, social media and referrals
  • Work with marketing to qualify leads and assess fit
  • Run the whole sales process; discovery, demos, solution creation, contract and negotiation
  • Manage and nurture a pipeline of leads
  • Increase assets through upselling, cross selling and managing churn
  • Articulate product offering
  • Deliver value-add services via the company’s tools offering

Qualifications

  • Ability to build and expand relationships with opportunistic list of prospects
  • Understanding of Exchange Traded Funds and Seperately Managed Accounts
  • Ability to learn and demonstrate industry and product knowledge by understanding the competition, the client and marketplace
  • Excellent written, telephone and presentation skills
  • Strong experience with social media
  • Licenses: Minimum requirement Series 7 and 63 – training and exams to be completed through the company.
  • Ideally, candidates should already be in possession of their RE1 and RE5 qaulifications.

Please note that this role has working hours of 1pm to 9pm!

Bookkeeper

Our client, a non-profit organisation is looking to hire a Bookkeeper to join their small team in the CBD.

The ideal candidate will have experience in running the full bookkeeping function as well putting plans, systems and procedures in place.

The role requires a candidate who can work independently and who is organised and analytical.

 

Financial Analyst

An opportunity has arisen for a Financial Analyst to join a Fund Services Finance team with one of our clients.

The responsibilities for this position involves meeting deliverables related to a broad set of financial analysis in support of the firm’s decisions and strategic direction. Analysis could relate to client, division, and / or service profitability, assessment of business cases, new business assessments, analysis of corporate related initiatives as well as financial planning across the Fund Services business unit. The successful candidate will be required to support and deliver analytical assessed outputs with related metrics, financial models and relevant reporting of evaluations.

The successful candidate will have some or all of the following:

• A B.Com Honours, B.Bus.Sc (Finance/Accounting), CIMA or similar tertiary qualification;
• Seven years or more financial services experience including;
• Previous experience in engaging with senior stakeholders and act as liaison for finance;
• Previous experience within operations and / or the sales process;
• Previous experience working with financial models, management accounts, databases and analysis;
• Previous experience with engaging across a wide network of business areas.

The successful candidate will be expected to:
• Using existing and new models, analyze past results, perform variance analysis, identify trends, and make recommendations for improvements across the Fund Services business unit;
• Maintain a strong financial analysis foundation in creating forecasts and models by documenting the design, development and delivery of the various frameworks, processes and models across business;
• Assist with establishing the data structures and management information reporting that will require working closely with IT teams to design web based (AI/PowerBI) innovative reporting systems that enable effective decision-making regarding client, division and service analysis;
• Support and collaborate with Business Management as a Finance team member through budgeting, financial management, forecasting, ad- hoc analysis and the assessment, review and communication of business performance; • Evaluate financial performance by comparing and analysing actual results with plans, budgets and forecasts to present results to management teams. Understand and evaluate the key Finance reports, management accounts, legal entity reports and processes in order to enable the accurate incorporation of financial information to produce variance analysis and management commentary that is underpinned by appropriate financial metrics and drivers;
• Support Business Management, Client Management and Business Development with detailed costing models and analysis to be utilized in the establishment and / or review of new and existing rate cards and manage the process to attain sign-off of results;
• Analyze financial data and create financial models and other reports as management may require for decision support which includes understanding the key Operational business line models, services and processes in order to interpret the commercial impacts, themes and trends driving costs within the relevant models and frameworks;
• Provide analysis of trends and forecasts and recommend actions for optimization. Aid in the form of process management, reviews and comprehensive documentation of outputs within supporting all key current and future business initiatives across the firm;
• Assist with analysis of corporate activities and initiatives in support of Maitland’s strategic goals;
• Work closely with the accounting team to ensure accurate and aligned financial reporting and support the finance team with the year end audit process annual report submissions as well as drafting of financial statements.
An understanding of the following is considered essential:
• Asset management industry and key regulatory bodies;
• Administration service offerings and product knowledge within Fund Services;
• Solid understanding of the end to end financial accounting lifecycle including accounting standards, practices, general ledger and trial balance structures and finance processes;

The following attributes are required;
• Solution orientated and strong problem solving skills;
• An aptitude for working with systems;
• Highly numerate and detail orientated;
• Excellent communication skills;
• Strong interpersonal skills;
• Confident, enthusiastic and self-motivated;
• Excellent co-ordination and planning skills to achieve set timelines;
• CaseWare knowledge;
• A track record of achievement.

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

Estimator – Pricing & Procurement

The estimator will compile detailed estimates for project costing prior to tender submission, and will price and procure project requirements as per project plan.

The successful applicant will be responsible for the following:

Duties and responsibilities
• Analysis of tender, drawings, and compilation of a Bill of Quantities for each project
• Analysis of Terms and conditions of tenders
• Breakdown drawings into requirements
• Formulate Bill of Quantities
• Price all required materials, services and equipment
• Obtain quotations from subcontractors
• Place orders for all project requirements
• Ensure that all requirements are available for use as per the project plan

Qualifications, experience and competencies required
• Engineering training with N6 or S3 Mechanical Engineering or a Procurement / Logistics Diploma.
• More than five years’ experience in Marine Engineering procurement environment.
• Computer literacy.
• Valid driver’s license.
• Ability to work in a highly pressurised environment
• Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, percentages, area, circumference, and volume.
• Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry.

Fund Accountant

Our client, a UK and Cape Town based group of skilled finance professionals working in the growth and asset-based lending and accounts receivable space, is looking to hire a Fund Accountant.

The role will cover all aspects of fund accounting, including income and bank reconciliations, proactive cash forecasting, investor yields and drawdowns, compliance oversight and assisting with investor and statutory reporting.

The company is undergoing an expansion and this role will play a key part in ensuring that deals are funded, tracked and reported properly.

The ideal candidate will be self-motivated and a keen learner.  In addition, educated to degree level with at least one role on your CV. You will be productive from day one but on the job training will also be provided.