HEAD OF FINANCE

Duties & Responsibilities

Management of full Finance Function: 

  • Operational and strategic management of the entire Finance Function. 

  • Ensure that record keeping meets the requirements of auditors and government agencies. 

  • Ownership of and accountability for the full Bookkeeping, Payroll and Statutory Tax Function. 

  • Establish well defined internal controls to ensure the accuracy and reliability of financial data. 

  • Keep abreast of new accounting standards and implement accordingly. 

  • Plan, direct, supervise and coordinate financial tasks of the team and department in relation to all aspects of Finance. 

  • Management of all aspects of Business Banking. 

  • Asset Management. 

Financial Reporting: 

  • To ensure the accurate and complete reporting of financials on a monthly basis. 

  • Review of monthly management accounts with a departmental view, complete with financial ratios and variance analysis 

  • Ensuring consistency, reliability, accuracy and completeness of financial reports. 

  • Review of monthly debit reconciliations. 

  • Compile and deliver presentations as required. 

 

Cashflow Management: 

  • Preparation and monitoring of monthly cashflows. 

  • Communicating any cash constraints to Executives. 

  • Communicating any unforeseen future expenditure to Executives. 

  • Managing Petty Cash. 

 

Budgeting: 

  • Responsible for an appropriate and relevant budgeting model. 

  • Communicate and actively manage these budgets against actual performance. 

  • Monitor cash balances and forecasts. 

  • Managing Conference Budgets and Reconciliations. 

  

Year end and Audit Management: 

  • Ensure relationships with auditors, tax advisers and other professional consultants are managed effectively and efficiently. 

  • Ensure year end audit deliverables are completed and submitted. 

  • Review of financial compliancy. 

  • Investigate and implement any new or proposed change in accounting policies and analyse its impact thereof. 

  • Ensure audit deadlines are met.,  

Management and Support of Breakthru’s Finance Department: 

  • Support Breakthru, the Finance Department and staff where applicable. 

  • Performance of strategic ad hoc work as and when the need arises. 

Qualification & Skills

  •  Tertiary Degree in Finance Management (BCom). 

  • Minimum 5 years experience in a financial role. 

  • Management experience. 

  • Strong business process knowledge. 

  • Advanced excel and spreadsheet knowledge. 

  • Quickbooks, Pastel or other accounting software experience 

  • Contactable references. 

Behavioural and Competency Requirements: 

  • Excellent professional communication skills including presentation skills 

  • Planning and organisational skills. 

  • Logical approach. 

  • Professionalism. 

  • Proactiveness.  

  • Collaborative approach. 

  • Able to grasp new concepts quickly and efficiently. 

  • Innovative thinking. 

  • Excellent time management skills. 

  • Analytical and detail orientated. 

  • Clear Criminal Record. 

  • Effective coach and facilitator. 

  • Attention to detail. 

  • Motivated by compliance objectives and efficient/effective processes. 

  • Able to deal flexibly with compliance requirements. 

  • Proven project management capability. 

  • Demonstrates sound decision-making skills. 

  • Prioritization skills. 

  • Effective influencing and negotiation skills.