Our client is a leading company in the travel sector, with a strong commitment to excellence, innovation, and customer satisfaction. They are looking for a Financial Manager to join their dynamic team and help drive the financial functions of their business to new heights.
As the Financial Manager, you will play a critical role in overseeing the entire financial function of the company. You will be responsible for the financial health and stability of the organization, working closely with senior management to make informed financial decisions. This role is ideal for a professional who is tech-savvy, possesses strong operational and IT skills, and is ready to take on the challenges of a rapidly growing company.
Financial Planning and Analysis:
- Develop and implement financial strategies to ensure the company’s financial health and stability.
- Prepare and analyze financial reports, budgets, and forecasts.
- Monitor financial performance against budget and make recommendations for improvements.
- Oversee day-to-day financial operations, including accounts payable, accounts receivable, and payroll.
- Forex banking
- Ensure tax compliance with all aspects (VAT, payroll and income taxes) including: Calculation, submission and payment of all provisional tax payments as well as annual returns and dividend withholding tax
- Ensure clean tax clearance certificates for the company are in place for all companies at all times
- Streamline financial processes to enhance efficiency and accuracy.
- Ensure compliance with financial regulations and internal policies.
IT and Systems Management:
- Leverage your IT skills to manage financial software and systems effectively.
- Identify and implement technology solutions to optimize financial processes.
- Collaborate with IT teams to ensure the integrity and security of financial data.
Cash Flow Management:
- Manage cash flow and liquidity to support business operations.
- Monitor and manage working capital and capital expenditure.
- Identify areas for cost reduction and efficient resource allocation.
- Prepare and present financial reports to senior management and stakeholders.
- Communicate financial results and provide insights to aid decision-making.
- Ensure accurate and timely financial reporting in compliance with accounting standards.
- Identify financial risks and develop strategies to mitigate them.
- Stay updated on economic trends and financial market conditions that may impact the company.
- Maintain insurance coverage and oversee risk assessment.
- Manage and mentor a team of finance professionals, providing guidance and support.
- Foster a culture of excellence, accountability, and teamwork within the finance department.
- Bachelor’s degree in Finance, Accounting, or a related field (SAICA, SAIPA).
- Proven experience as a Financial Manager or similar role.
- Strong operational and IT skills with proficiency in financial software and systems.
- Tech-savvy with the ability to leverage technology to streamline financial processes.
- Solid knowledge of financial regulations and accounting principles.
- Excellent analytical, problem-solving, and decision-making skills.
- Strong leadership and interpersonal abilities.
- Exceptional communication and presentation skills.
- Ability to work in a fast-paced, dynamic environment.
- High ethical standards and attention to detail.