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Financial Manager

- Technology


Location: Durbanville, Northern Suburbs

Date Posted: 2018-05-16

Post Expire: 2018-05-25


Duties and responsibilities:
Management accounts to be done by the 10th working day of the month; Cash flow forecast for 1 year
*Track the team’s progress and ensure that they are on track, in order to meet the monthly deadline to produce the management accounts
*Bring any important information under their attention, for example large cash outflows
*Review and sign off monthly reconciliations
*Identify, analyse and escalate critical deviations between actual and budgeted figures between departments
Intercompany recharges
*Be actively involved in the calculations of the various departments' rates and recharges, to ascertain that they make accounting/financial sense
*Ensure that all the secretarial duties and the Company's legislative requirements are up to date and in place
*Ensure compliance with tax laws
*Ensure that VAT and EMP taxes are calculated, submitted and paid accurately and timeously every month
*Ensure Company taxes are paid—both final and provisional taxes. Check that the estimates are based on the budgeted/projected figures, to prevent penalties and interest charged on under-payments
Payment approvals
*Do the second review of the monthly payroll after the HR Manager has approved it, before the payment is loaded onto the bank
*Sign off the daily payments and ensure that all the necessary approvals are in place, per the approval policy for the group
Manage debtor accounts
*Monthly analysis of debtors ageing and identifying long overdue debtors
*Review financial reconciliations monthly—supplier recons, bank recons and credit card recons
*Compile budgets and quarterly financial projection of Business Units and projects, using the TaCOS budget templates
*Conduct monthly reviews on profit and loss per business unit, ensuring expenses are captured correctly in the applicable general ledger and against cost centres
*Reconciliation of VAT between the control account and VAT report, performing input VAT reasonability and output VAT reconciliations, as well as completion of the VAT201 return
*Facilitate monthly steering meetings with the directors to discuss financial matters and management reports
*Liaise with auditors
*Responsible for managing and supporting the finance team

Minimum requirements:
*Grade 12 or equivalent certificate essential
*Recently qualified Chartered Accountant (CA)
*Minimum 4 years’ experience in an audit environment
*Strong understanding of TAX principles
*Advanced skills in Microsoft applications, especially Word and Excel

Skills required:
*Meticulous with strong attention to detail and accuracy
*Strong analytical skills
*Methodical
*Good interpersonal skills
*Excellent communication skills (verbal and written)
*Ability to cope with pressure and deadlines in a fast-paced environment

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