Job summary

Cape Town, South Africa, Africa
Career Level:
Senior (5+ years of experience)
Bachelor's Degree
Job type:
Full time

Head: Financial Management (Ref 117)

About this job

UNFORTUNATELY, THIS POSITION HAS BEEN FILLED. Great career opportunity in a great working environment with one of SA’s leading retail consumer credit providers. The main purpose of your role will be to maintain the core financial management disciplines within the client’s Finance Department.

The incumbent will:

·         Oversee operational management of local and international, direct and indirect taxes. 

·         Ensure regulatory and shareholder reporting requirements are met through timeous, accurate and compliant submissions.

·         Prescribe best practice accounting policies and operational accounting implementation to enforce the adequacy and compliance of accounting provisions in terms of IFRS and relevant legislation.

·         Assume full control of group financial accounting and reporting requirements and delivery of external audit without material misstatement.


Key Responsibilities:

Operational management of direct and indirect taxes

·         Set policies to ensure the accurate and timeous submission of VAT and Tax returns

·         Zero interest & penalties due by the company with regards to direct and indirect tax

·         Reconciliation of VAT and Tax accounts to statements received from regulatory bodies

·         Liaise with external parties regarding optimal management of direct and indirect taxes

·         Set and maintain transfer pricing policy

·         Best practice Vat ruling in place


Month end management

·         Responsible for the overall completion of the month end process and ensuring that all deadlines and deliverables are met accordingly

·         Responsible for management of adherence to all accounting reconciliations deadlines and completion of all controls for the group


Delivery of external audit without material queries

·         Manage and deliver audit on time

·         External audit report with no material queries

·         Enforce accounting policies that comply with IFRS

·         Preparation and approval of IFRS position papers for internal and external purposes


Annual financial statements and shareholder / regulatory reporting

·         Responsible for timeous delivery of group annual financial statements

·         Shareholder reporting in line with shareholder requirements

·         Regulatory financial compliance reporting (local and international)



Internal Finance reporting

·         Responsible for the review and submission of the monthly and quarterly reporting requirements for the Group

·         Responsible for submission of presentations for all key internal management meetings relating to financial performance and reporting requirements


Competent and independent Finance structure

·         Contribute to ensuring best practice finance structure in place

·         Ensure career development, engagement & succession for team

·         Independent G/L system

·         Develop & maintain Group Finance Policies that are aligned to Shareholder requirements



·         Support provided to Deputy of Finance on ad hoc projects

·         Maintain external relationships with key suppliers and shareholders and ensure that all key deliverables are adhered too

·         Team management to ensure career development, engagement & succession


Minimum Requirements:

·         CA (SA) or equivalent

·         Specialist knowledge of IFRS, Tax & regulatory environment

·         Minimum of 3 - 5 years as a Financial Manager of a gr oup of companies with foreign exposure - highly advantageous

·         People management experience

·         Financial Services or Retail experience

Key Competencies:

·         Strong analytical, strategic and creative problem solving skills

·         Solution-orientated

·         Excellent communication skills and ability to interact at all levels

·         Ability to deliver accurate outputs

Job keywords/tags:  Ensure regulatory and shareholder reporting requirements , Assume full control of group financial accounting and reporting requirements and delivery of external audit without material misstatement.
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