Assistant Financial Manager

Location: Cape Town

Ref: LRF21033

Type: Permanent

Industry: Financial

Fantastic opportunity for an Assistant Financial Manager to join an international consulting, digital services and software business based in Cape Town.

The company help millions of people, by delivering innovative solutions to transform and simplify the connections between businesses and customers, governments and citizens. They operate in the UK, Europe, India and South Africa – and across six divisions – Software, IT & Networks, People Solutions, Customer Management, Government Services and Specialist Services.

The successful candidate will work closely with a business unit creating a real and active partnership with operational areas.  You will provide 'real time' support and analysis, to be a trusted adviser and to add value that will assist in decision making.

Key Performance Areas

Operational Client Contract Support

  • Improving the impact, and understanding, of financial reporting on business performance
  • Providing analysis and delivering insight that links financial reports to business strategies
  • Providing effective commercial procedures, or initiating change, to ensure key operational, commercial and financial targets are delivered
  • Building partnerships and maintaining strong relationships with all senior managers and their teams

SA Reporting

  • Responsible for reporting to internal and external stakeholders
  • Monthly input to SAP and Axiom financial systems
  • Management of the invoicing and cash cycle for external clients

Implementation of Guidance and Policy

  • Implements, maintains and manages the cascading of all relevant policies & procedures to team members
  • Reports all health & safety incidents to the Occupational Health and Safety Officer on site
  • Ensure safe working practices are adopted by themselves and other employees in their work areas to maintain a safe working environment for employees and clients -  these are defined in the staff handbook
  • Work in compliance with the code of conduct and its commitment to equal opportunities

Minimum Requirements

Qualifications

  • BCom (Accounting, Finance or Management accounting) (Complete)
  • Qualified Accountant or related NQF Level 8 qualification is preferred but not essential

Minimum Experience

  • At least 5 years’ experience of which 2 years has been gained within a similar role
  • SAP
  • Advanced practical experience in Excel
  • Excellent organizational and leadership abilities
  • Outstanding communication and people skills

Minimum Knowledge

  • General Ledgers
  • Vat Returns
  • Financial Integrity and Control
  • New systems transitioning
  • Procurement/Supplier management
  • CAPEX

Key Competencies

Skills and Abilities (what must I be able to do / display):

  • Improving the impact, and understanding, of financial reporting on business performance
  • Providing analysis and delivering insight that links financial reports to business strategies
  • Providing effective commercial procedures, or initiating change, to ensure key operational, commercial and financial targets are delivered
  • Building partnerships and maintaining strong relationships with all senior managers and their teams
  • Managing several short turnaround requests, high workload and often conflicting priorities.
  • Excellent time management is essential
  • Excellent communicator
  • Reporting, analysis and presentations

Salary

  • R360,000 – R600,000 pa, depending on experience and qualification

 

HOW TO APPLY 

  • Ensure you meet all the requirements
  • Complete all the requested information below
  • Remember to attach your CV
  • Once your application has been made, you will receive a generic e-mail to confirm the receipt of your application
  • Only short-listed  candidates will be contacted
  • Should you not be contacted by a consultant within 2 weeks, please consider your application as unsuccessful.