Financial Manager

Wednesday, 8 May, 2019
Margot Julies     +27218630830


 Our client is a niche agri-processing company with its head office based in Gouda. They supply local and international markets with quality natural, health and lifestyle products. They are seeking a suitably qualified and experienced individual to join their team as the Financial Manager. The Financial Manager will be responsible for developing, managing and improving the financial budgeting, forecasting and reporting process of the organization.

Key responsibilities:

  • Maintain the financial health of the organization by overseeing operations of the finance department, set goals and objectives, and design a framework for these to be met
  • Provide financial reports and interpret financial information to the group headquarter
  • Analyze costs, pricing, variable contributions, sales results and the company’s actual performance compared to the business plans.
  • Investigate the variances vs Budget and vs Previous year
  • Creating monthly reports for reporting to the group headquarters
  • Liaise with auditors to ensure appropriate monitoring of company finances is maintained
  • Ensure debtors are valid and accurate, within payment terms, aged appropriately
  • Ensure creditors are complete and accurate
  • Ensure bank accounts are reconciled
  • Ensure asset register is up to date, with correct allocations, projects and depreciation.
  • Keep lease and loans records up to date
  • Monthly updates on financial system to all assets and liabilities held in foreign currency
  • Ensure that all Statutory and SARS returns are submitted, reconciled and paid on time
  • Report actual costs against budgeted costs
  • Ensure internal controls are up to date, improved and implemented and trained
  • Manage the preparation of the company’s budget
  • Ensure that budgets are consistent/in line with actual sale/cost development, market conditions, strategic and operational actions plan
  • Develop internal reports and dashboards to track performance for each division
  • Prepare annual financial statements according to IFRS


  • Qualified and registered Chartered Accountant
  • At least 2 years post SAICA Articles experience
  • Experience in agriculture, manufacturing, and / or processing sector will count in the candidate's favour
  • Good computer skills (Microsoft Office)
  • Excellent negotiation skills
  • Leadership qualities
  • Strong interpersonal and organizational skills 

   Please ENSURE that your application includes the following: 

  • a comprehensive Curriculum Vitae, inclusive of contact and email information
  • a covering letter motivating the application
  • an indication of current and expected remuneration
  • availability
  • contactable referees

 If you have not heard from us within 3 weeks of the closing date, please accept that your application was not successful. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.