R1581 - FINANCE MANAGER - AA OR EE ONLY

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Advertised By:Agency
Job Type:Full-Time
Employment Equity:EE/AA
Description
Our client is an academic institution offering leadership and management development programmes across Africa for both corporates and individuals. They have a career opportunity for a Finance Manager reporting to the Chief Financial Officer (CFO). The appointee will be part of a dynamic Finance team, delivering a high quality service to clients, the company and society.

PLEASE NOTE: CANDIDATES BASED IN THE WESTERN CAPE AND GAUTENG MAY BE CONSIDERED, AS THE ROLE MAY BE BASED IN EITHER PROVINCE






Responsibility:
The Finance Manager is responsible for the accurate preparation and provision of financial management information to aid informed decision making, including variance analysis and cash flow monitoring. Together with the CFO, the Finance Manager is responsible to provide a responsive, sound and enabling financial management environment within which the Company is able to function optimally.

Key performance areas and indicators including but not limited to:

Financial Accounting and Taxation which incorporates:

Management of all entities’ general ledgers & trial balances to ensure accurate and complete transaction processing
Ensure accuracy, validity and completeness of statutory and regulatory financial reporting for all entities
Monthly preparation of control account reconciliations
Review, analysis and improvement of finance processes and controls
Monthly and quarterly consolidated financial reporting and analysis
Financial year end processes including consolidated financial statement preparation and audit facilitation
Preparation and submission of all statutory tax returns on SARS efiling i.e. VAT, PAYE and Income Tax for all entities


Budget management including:
Budget preparation and monitoring for all entities
Maintenance of all entity budgets on ACCPAC
Working with the Channel Finance Controllers to ensure accurate forecasting and reporting on a monthly basis


Treasury function which incorporates:
Authorisation of online payments including Forex payments
Cash flow management including cash flow forecasting and analysis


Salary administration which includes:
Monthly salary payments to faculty and staff
Statutory payroll tax returns and payments
Third party payments and reconciliation e.g. Pension Fund, Medical Aid


General Financial administration:
Manage stakeholder financial related queries
ACCPAC & ACCPAC CRM super user and system support
Relationship management with key stakeholders

Desired Experience & Qualification
Qualifications required:

CA (SA) mandatory
Skills and experience required:

At least 6 years’ financial management experience (of which at least 3 years are post SAICA articles)
Completed SAICA articles mandatory
Processing accounting records up to trial balance experience essential
Preparation of complete, IFRS compliant consolidated annual financial statements and/ or annual report experience essential
Working knowledge of latest accounting standards and interpretations essential
Working knowledge of cross border (especially in Africa) financial transactions advantageous
Should have interacted with different management levels in the organisation
Experience in Higher Education advantageous
Competencies:

Working knowledge of budgets (including forecasting and variance reporting) essential
Working knowledge of financial reporting essential
Working knowledge of financial systems at super user level (preferably AccPac, VIP, CRM)
Working knowledge of VAT and Income Tax legislation essential
Advanced working knowledge of MS Excel essential
Good oral and written communication skills
Excellent organisational skills

Remuneration Package includes Provident Fund, Medical Aid, Group Life and Disability Cover

Salary: R700-800K PA CTC

Job Reference #: R1581


Consultant Name: Roslyn Schmidt
Id Subtitle 643319168
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