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Financial Controller

Reference: 5110 CM
Consultant: Christa Mostert

Job Description:

  • Financial Controller will be responsible for all internal and external financial controls and day to day managing of the accounting function including all tax matters. They will oversee the audit process and reviewing of all the accounts for accuracy and to ensure the reports produced by the department is delivered in a timely manner. They will work very closely with the CFO to help deliver strategic goals set by the business.
  • Ensure all accounts are reviewed and reconciled on a timely basis
  • Put in place appropriate internal controls to ensure accurate accounts
  • Develop accounting procedures and Accounting Standards
  • Review and maintain accounting procedures and processes
  • Ensure the reporting of group monthly financial results to the CFO is timely, accurate and relevant.
  • Review of these reports for both accuracy and compliance to Group policies
  • Preparation and review of various quarterly and year-end reporting deliverables
  • Analyze variances from forecasts and the interpretations thereof
  • Preparation and review of various quarterly and year-end reporting deliverables
  • Analyse variances from forecasts and the interpretations thereof
  • Coordinating internal and external auditors
  • Preparation of statutory financial reports in line with current regulatory requirements
  • Preparation of underlying supporting schedules for tax returns (VAT, PAYE, Income Tax, STATS SA, SARB)
  • Act as Company Secretary – support Company directors to ensure compliance with fiduciary obligations
  • Maintain external banking relationships
  • Work closely with the management of treasury group requirements
  • Manage the relationship with external legal counsel in areas of contract, specific legal matters as they arise, etc.
  • The caretaker of all Company policy relating to financial controls, procurement and other applicable areas
  • Review of contracts
  • Liaising with both the internal and external auditors to ensure all relevant group audit issues are addressed and internal controls monitored
  • Liaison between the finance function and Internal audit
  • Ensure that audit files are prepared on time and accurately and interact with external auditors during the audit;
  • Ensure the costs of the department remain within budget for existing operations, with any unbudgeted costs pre-approved by senior management
  • Maintain the integrity of the Fixed Asset Register
  • Manage credit risk and working capital;
  • Ensuring the monthly payroll is completed by the necessary deadlines and that the payroll register is maintained and kept up to date with the necessary information(leave balances, employee deductions and other).
  • Ensuring business is adequately insured against all risks at all times during the year and that renewals happen before the required deadline.
  • Full responsibility and oversight of outsourced functions, including payroll
  • Full responsibility and accountability for accounts receivable, credit management, accounts payable and procurement functions


  • CA(SA) qualification essential
  • SAICA accredited
  • Working knowledge of IFRS (International Financial Reporting Standards)
  • Minimum 7 years’ experience required – Financial Service Industry experience advantageous (Money Transfer / Payments / Transactional Banking)
  • Minimum 3 year line manager experience
  • Excellent accounting software user and administration skills, preferably Xero
  • Exceptional numerical ability with strong financial, analytical and organizational skills
  • Extensive knowledge and use of Microsoft Excel and other Microsoft Office applications

How to Apply:

  • Email your comprehensive CV to
  • If you are already registered, please forward your CV and the relevant reference number to the consultant with whom you are currently registered in order to avoid duplicity on our system.
  • We reserve the right to only conduct interviews with candidates of choice.
  • Applicants who have not received feedback within 30 days from the closing date must please accept their application as unsuccessful.

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