The company is an established medium sized firm based in Cape Town in the retail industry. They sell products both locally and internationally. They are a global company with offices in South Africa, Mauritius and the US and are looking for a young and hungry CA (SA) or ACCA who will step into a FD/CFO role within a couple of years.
- Consolidate Financial Information: Regularly consolidate the financial data of the Group, ensuring accuracy and completeness.
- Financial Analysis: Interpret financial submissions, analyze Income Statements, Balance Sheets, and Cashflow reports to gain insights into the company’s financial performance.
- Review Submissions: Review financial submissions for accuracy and completeness, identifying any discrepancies or issues.
- Monthly Management Accounts: Prepare monthly management accounts with commentary for review by the Board of Directors.
- Budget Variances: Collaborate with the FP&A (Financial Planning & Analysis) team to understand and explain variances to the budget.
- Opportunity and Issue Highlighting: Identify opportunities and issues in the financial data and collaborate with the CEO to implement processes to mitigate risks and capitalize on opportunities.
- Reporting Enhancement: Evaluate the current reporting process and recommend/implement steps to enhance it. This may involve introducing more efficient reporting tools or methodologies.
- Lease and Contract Review: Review new Group leases and contracts to ensure they align with the company’s financial goals and standards.
- Sales Planning: Likely involves contributing to sales planning strategies, which may include sales forecasting and analysis.
- Supplier Negotiation: Participate in negotiations with suppliers to secure favourable terms and pricing.
- Risk Management: Contribute to the company’s risk management efforts, which may involve identifying financial risks and implementing strategies to mitigate them.
- Forex (Foreign Exchange): Manage and analyse foreign exchange transactions, as the company operates internationally.
- CA (SA) or ACCA
- 3 to 5 years’ relevant experience
- Experience in a similar role in the retail industry
Core Behavioural Competencies:
- Ability to lead a small team
- Able to works well in a team but also independently
- Ability to work with minimum supervision
- Good communication and listening skills
- Self-motivated and enthusiastic
- Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines
- Attention to detail