Financial Manager (Polokwane/Tzaneen)

Location: Polokwane, Polokwane, South Africa
Date Posted: 17-07-2018
THE FOLLOWING VACANCY EXISTS IN THE POLOKWANE/TZANEEN AREA
(PLEASE TAKE NOTE, BEFORE APPLYING, THAT THE WORKPLACE IS SITUATED RATHER REMOTELY – MORE OR LESS 50KM FROM THE CLOSEST TOWN):
1 x FINANCIAL MANAGER

Minimum qualifications and requirements:
  • Proof of grade 12 school certificate;
  • BCom (Accounting) degree or similar accredited qualification;
  • Advanced knowledge and proficiency of Microsoft Office (Excel, Outlook and Word);
  • Proven experience and/or training on VIP Payroll;
  • Proven relevant computer system/IT courses’ training;
  • Proven experience and proficiency with large computerized accounting systems and data bases;
 
Additional requirements:
  • Fluency in English as official business language (Reading, writing and speaking);
  • Proven strong management skills;
  • Strong interpersonal relations along with strong communication skills;
  • Strong ability to prioritize and work well under pressure to meet established deadlines;
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills;
  • Attention to detail;
  • Self-driven and motivated individual who is hard working, hands-on, committed and willing to walk the extra mile;
  • Ability and/or responsibility to work on his/her own;
  • Proven experience with references essential (Minimum 5 years’ experience as financial manager and/or similar role with proof of completed articles);
  • Own transport is essential.
 
Responsibilities (successful candidate will be responsible for, but not limited to, the following):
  • Managing the financial function of the branch/Company;
  • Financial Reporting:
  • Ensuring quality of service delivery of the finance unit;
  • Ensuring completeness and accuracy of the financial information;
  • Prepare monthly and/or quarterly Management Accounts, as required, in compliance with required accounting processes and regulations;
  • Prepare and or review monthly ledger reconciliations.
  • Full financial reporting function up to audited accounts
 
  • Financial Planning:
  • Cash Flow Analysis and Management (Preparing monthly cash flow reports and projections);
  • Assisting with the financial budget and forecast processes (revenues, expenses, capital expenditure and cash flow) (amongst others assisting managers in completing their budgets by providing them with required information (e g cost of employment data, year to date expenses etc));
  • Completing budget for Finance department, CEO  and the CFO, by consolidating the budgets into a single Corporate Office budget and forwarding of approved budget to the Group Management Accountant;
  • Oversee the overall management of all financial functions;
  • Investigating variance/s from budget/s (under or over) by analysing expenditure in the general ledger/s;
  • Updating the individual budgets (revenue and expense) for all budgets (including Finance department);
  • Authorising of expenditure within this budget daily (overtime, consumables);
  • Managing the department’s expenses by comparing expenses versus budgets continuously and authorising all Purchasing Requisitions and Stores Issue Vouchers;
  • Internal Financial Controls Management:
  • Ensuring that high standards of financial accounting and reporting systems and procedures across the business are maintained (effective, reliable and efficient) or enhanced and advising the business on the impact of latest developments;
  • Ensuring compliance with all company policies and procedures (procurement, petty cash etc.).
  • Preparing accounts (e.g. accruals,  provisions, correcting miss-allocations) for trial balance and balancing of  accounts;
  • Ensuring accounts in financial statements balance and correcting any errors as well as completing schedules (e.g. fixed assets, manpower statistics) as necessary and as per standard accounting procedures;
  • Monitoring, measuring and reporting on financial issues, needs, opportunities and growth plans and/or achievements within agreed formats and timeframes;
  • Manage External Stakeholders:
  • Maintain existing relationships and develop additional relationship with banks, auditors and other traditional and non-traditional institutions as required;
  • In consultation with appointed external auditors, plan and co-ordinate external audit programs and timelines for annual external audits (including preparing of balance sheet file (with supporting documents) for auditors);
  • Planning and co-ordinating audits for Treasury, Finance department and Corporate office;
  • Alert executive management of any risks, irregularities, lack of compliance that may become evident from external and/or internal audits.
 
  • Manage Financial Regulatory Compliance
  • Compliance with all statutory requirements relating to financial control, financial management and accounting;
  • Managing provisional calculations of funds payable to SARS and associated return;
  • Developing and Institutionalising Financial Systems, Policies and Procedures.
 
Remuneration:
  • Package negotiable, but is market related and competitive.
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