Finance Manager – Durban

Introduction

We seek a dynamic and motivated individual to fill the position of Finance Manager with one of our really amazing clients.  Enjoy a very interesting and dynamic work environment.

The primary roles of this position are:

  1. To lead and manage the Finance Department (5 staff).
  2. To assist in producing and managing the client’s annual financial budget, carry out financial analyses and report on all financial transactions according to statutory requirements.
  3. To ensure all income is received and all payments are made according to the company’s and stakeholders’ policies.
  4. To manage the payroll, including provident fund and medical aid schemes.

Duties & Responsibilities

The Key Performance Areas (KPAs) for the position include strategic leadership, sustainability, service delivery and stakeholder enhancement. Key performance indicators include, but are not limited to:

Strategic leadership

  • Assist the Finance & Admin Executive to formulate, implement and track progress of the division’s annual operational plans.
  • Assist the CEO, Division Executives and Heads of Department in developing organisation’s annual budget and other budget projections, based on the strategic business plan.

Sustainability

  • Assist the Finance & Admin Executive to identify, assess, monitor, and manage all the organisation’s financial, payroll and procurement-related business risks.
  • Maintain the organisation’s current standing with all mandated local tax and benefits registrations and requirements, including submissions of payments and reports and ensure that the organisation conducts its financial, payroll and procurement activities lawfully, ethically and in a socially responsible manner, adhering to all statutory requirements for a Ring-fenced, Non-Profit, Public Benefit Company.
  • Assist the CEO and the Finance & Admin Executive in conducting regular reviews of the organisation’s financials and analyse all costs to ensure that the organisation is lean, whilst maintaining an acceptable level of quality.
  • Produce detailed financial reports as required by the organisation’s funders and prepare and submit invoices to funders.

Service delivery

  • Analyse all the organisation’s income and expenditure against forecasts in the annual budget; and monitor all the organisation’s departmental expenditure and overall company performance, timescales, cash flow and predict future trends.
  • Produce and distribute monthly management account reports to all departments within the agreed time scales and provide accurate financial reports and interpret financial information for the Division Executives and Heads of Department.
  • Monitor the organisation’s procurement processes and ensure that all procurement is carried out according to their policies.
  • Ensure that all balance sheet reconciliations are produced on an accurate and timely basis to include bank reconciliations, debtors, creditors, and inter-company accounts.
  • Manage the organisation’s financial accounting, monitoring, and reporting systems and develop financial management mechanisms that minimise financial risk; whilst ensuring that their finance policies, procedures and systems are adhered to across all departments.
  • Ensure that all Finance Department employees conform to and abide by the organisation’s occupational health and safety standards and policies and carry out regular evaluations of their performance.

Stakeholder enhancement

  • Ensure appropriate external audit arrangements are in place to monitor the organisation’s finances and governance systems, including the audit requirements of grant makers, associated trusts and other stakeholders.
  • Produce audited annual financial statements and associated financial reports to a standard that complies with all statutory requirements.
  • Manage the organisation’s payroll system, provident fund and medical aid scheme and ensure that all payments are made to individuals, the South African Revenue Service, the Provident Fund and medical aid providers according to the organisation’s policies and to set timetables.
  • Create a positive work environment in the finance department, conducive to attracting and retaining satisfied employees of the highest calibre.
  • Maintain and develop relationships with key stakeholders, e.g., auditors, bankers, funders, statutory organisations, etc.
  • Provide the Finance & Admin Executive with the financial information and support needed to allow the organisation’s Board Members to perform their duties as directors of the organisation.

Desired Experience & Qualification

  • Tertiary degree in accounting, finance, or related field ESSENTIAL
  • Professional accounting designation (CA, CMA or CPA) preferred.
  • At least five years’ experience in a senior financial managerial position, with NGO experience preferred.
  • Computer literate and well versed in using financial and accounting software.  Caseware essential and Sage 300 preferred.
  • Experience in the preparation and finalisation of accounts in South Africa and a working knowledge of all associated statutory legislation and regulations.
  • Experience in managing goods and services procurement processes.

Preference will be given to applicants from designated groups in line with the provisions of the Employment Equity Act, No. 55 of 1998,

Sales and Marketing Director – Durban / Cape Town

Dynamic engineering company is looking for a Sales Director to be based at either its Durban or Cape Town office, moving regularly between the two offices.  The overall responsibility of this position is to provide strategic leadership by developing and executing short- and long-term strategies to ensure that organisational objectives are met, as well as building and nurturing all the Company’s stakeholder relationships.  The successful incumbent will have comprehensive experience executing strategic marketing plans and will report directly to the Managing Director.

 

 

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Identify marketing opportunities
  • Monitor and analyse market conditions through relevant market research
  • Develop, establish, and maintain marketing strategies
  • Actively participate and contribute towards the responsibilities of the Executive Team
  • Ensure effective branded marketing throughout the industry using all media platforms
  • Develop and maintain ongoing liaison with key industry role players and clients
  • Identify and pursue potential new customers
  • Explore avenues of improving existing services to customers
  • Manage and co-ordinate sales & marketing teams

 

Desired Experience & Qualification

  • Post-graduate degree in Marketing, Communication, or related field.  An MBA will be a distinct advantage
  • 8 – 10 years’ proven experience at a senior management/executive level
  • A high level of critical reasoning is required with the ability to understand technical & business reports and draw accurate and logical conclusions
  • Strategic thinking with strong negotiation skills
  • Excellent persuasive & diplomatic skills with the ability to influence, establish and maintain internal and external business relationships
  • Excellent presentation skills with clear and fluent speech
  • Assertive and persuasive communicator with a strong grasp of business challenges
  • Ability to work independently as well as part of a team

Internal Auditor (Manufacturing) – CA Preferred (articles essential)

Dynamic manufacturing company based in Durban North is looking for an internal auditor to work under the Financial Manager (CA) to analyse, implement and manage systems.  Must have an analytical mind and be a proactive, interactive person who can fit into a dynamic work environment.  Although this roles focus is Internal Auditing, the company is a company where someone can develop and grow and not be boxed.  Enjoy being challenged and work with incredible people.

Duties & Responsibilities

Audit current finance systems

Audit of Operational systems

Ensure balance of intercompany transactions

Maintain and update BEE compliances

Perform analytical tasks on jobs recorded on Spidaweb

Assist with improving and or developing better control within and finance and operational systems

Desired Experience & Qualification

B.Compt / Bachelor of Accounting Degree

3 years completed articles ESSENTIAL

Qualified Chartered Accountant C.A. (SAICA) preferred

Advanced Excel Skills

An interest in internal auditing although this role is varied

Financial Manager CA SA

We have two dynamic clients looking for newly qualified Chartered Accountants CA (SA) SAICA in the Durban area.  The roles require candidates wanting to grow and develop and take ownerhship of their roles.

Duties & Responsibilities (summary)

  • Report to the General Manager – right hand to G.M.
  • Direct and oversee all aspects of the Finance & Accounting functions of the Company, ensuring healthy financial management
  • Responsible for the preparation of relevant and accurate documents for the MD
  • Prepare monthly management accounts
  • Ensure the effective management of processes for financial forecasting, budgets, consolidation and reporting
  • Manage and minimize the company’s financial risk exposure by developing and maintaining systems of internal controls
  • Manage and report on Stock
  • Be prepared to travel to other branches from time to time to ensure systems and protocols are being followed
  • Deal with auditors

Desired Experience & Qualification

Qualified Chartered Accountant CA (SA)

Completion of articles (essential)

Own transport