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Cluster Finance Manager

 

  • Main Purpose:

    General Purpose of Position:

    – Manage the finance team.

    – Manage annual budget process, control costs, Capex, debtors, cash flow, Fixed asset register and archiving.

    – Ensures that all internal and external reporting requirements are met.

    – Responsible for ensuring compliance with local laws and regulations.

    – Responsible for effective execution of financial policies and internal controls.

    Knowledge Skills and Abilities, Key Responsibilities:

    Business and Financial Results Management:

    • Management of in-country finance function including management of Foreign Exchange, investment and the borrowing funds and relationships with the banks in conjunction with the Regional Treasury team
    • Provide accurate, complete and timely financial reports to all stakeholders
    • Provide input into each country’s budgets  and monitor budgets to meet company goals
    • Seek cost effective ways of achieving company goals
    • Review and monitor the vendor service delivery agreements in conjunction with Procurement to ensure the company’s receives value from such contracts
    • Proactively participate in Opex and Capex costing tender committees in order to contribute to meeting company objectives in a cost effective manner
    • Monitor capital projects to ensure delivery within timelines and without overspend
    • Lead the process to find the cost effective and most efficient way to produce a set of financial results through optimum coordination of multi-disciplinary efforts (external audits, internal audits, publishers, IT etc.)
    • Ensure that working capital and fixed assets management  are recorded, maintained, reconciled and reported upon accurately  through effective resource management and monitoring
    • Provide thought leadership and input into the development of strategy and structure of the company
    • Responsible for sound internal controls and compliance with respect to treasury, credit and procurement processes
    • Ensure compliance to all corporate taxes applicable to each company

    Stakeholder Relationship Management:

    • Interact with direct reports and manager/s and other internal stakeholders  in a way that promotes openness and trust and gives them confidence in one’s intentions
    • Ensure a customer focused service to internal stakeholders by implementing a system for determining and managing customer needs
    • Represent each company to external stakeholders in a way that promotes openness, trust and integrity
    • Manage relationships with external stakeholders (eg banks, audit firms) in order to build trust and a conducive environment for negotiating better service rate and terms.
    • Deliver annual financial statements on time and at the required level of quality.
    • Provide input as respective committees from an Accounting (IFRS), Tax, IFRS and Regulatory perspective.
    • Ensure Group performance reporting deadlines and requirements are met.
    • Providing financial reports to the business.

    Process Management:

    • Provide insight into financial performance within validity, accuracy and completeness  through implementation of a strong controls environment
    • Compile relevant elements of the business review packs by providing the supporting information
    • Produce auditable financial statements for the respective reporting periods by developing project plans to achieve the reporting deadlines in compliance with IFRS
    • Develop and implement relevant accounting policies in order to produce accurate and complete management accounts on a monthly basis
    • Ensure compliance to all the regulatory requirements by keeping abreast of changing regulations and adapting the accounting process within the department accordingly

    Team Management:

    • Ensure team members understand and support the company’s vision and strategy
    • Take accountability for building management expertise in others (management foundation) for team performance and success
    • Lead senior recruitment processes to ensure selection contributing to success of team
    • Utilise talent management practices to identify and develop future leaders and retain current talent to ensure a pipeline of future leaders and ensure business sustainability
    • Ensure self and team members have required skill and professional/ technical expertise by assessing gaps and development areas and creating development plans
    • Ensure each direct report has a job profile that with a view of full performance in the job
    • Engage and empower direct reports and hold them accountable for business and people management results
    • Create performance agreement for direct reports with measurable goals and objectives so that they understand how their performance will be viewed, recognised and rewarded
    • Conduct performance review sessions with team members to review performance and progress against targets and agree on appropriate action required to meet targets or standards
    • Hold direct reports accountable for performance management in their teams
    • Engage with reports in such a way that they feel motivated to achieve better performance and respect for diversity  in their teams
    • Energise the organisation through effective communication, involvement, engagement, learning and best practice sharing

    Requirements:

    Mandatory Education:

    • Professional Accounting qualification – CA with 7 – 10 years post articles or BCom (Masters) with 10 years relevant financial leadership experience

    Experience: 

    • Seasoned professional with extensive knowledge of financial systems and local legislation.
    • Industry experience is an advantage

    Skills: 

    • Technical IFRS knowledge and application
    • Knowledge of applicable tax legislation
    • IT Efficiency
    • Leadership Skills
    • Numeric & Analytical skills

    Competencies:

    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
    • Excellent computer skills – Microsoft office
    • Experience working with Dynamics NAV, Hyperion Financial Management is an advantage
    • Ability to work under pressure and under minimal supervision.
    • Strong work ethic and ability to effectively communicate financial information to Business leaders as well as to Senior management.
    • Hands-on and detail oriented.
    • Must be a team player with initiative and demonstrated capability to work in a challenging environment.
    • Ability to multi-task.
    • Must be deadline driven

    Key Relationships and Department Overview:

    • Internal – Puma Generals. Puma Regional Finance, IT and Supply. Puma Global Reporting, Credit, Treasury; Business Line Managers.
    • External – External auditors, Local banks, Government, Tax authorities, Lawyers,

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