Financial Director

Reference: 5918 MLR
Consultant: Michelle le Roux

Job Description:

  • Lead, build, strengthen and mentor an established finance team comprising 20 people.
  • Provide planning and leadership to all the group’s finance and accounting activities, to optimise and drive our financial performance.
  • Deliver robust, timely, accurate and actionable financial reporting for all our divisions.
  • Contribute fully to the development of our strategy across all areas of the business, challenging assumptions and decision-making as appropriate and providing financial analysis of operational parameters to provide guidance on all activities, plans, targets and business drivers to drive change and profitability.
  • Work with senior management teams to grow the business, formulating strategies and plans.
  • Manage and deliver to the complete financial calendar including monthly and quarterly reporting, all board reporting and meeting, budgeting processes, reviews and amendments.
  • Manage and optimise our all our day to day treasury operations including working capital.
  • Develop business processes and structures to centralise core financial operations in Mauritius for each business unit.
  • Oversee the procurement function to deliver robust process and leverage strategic procurement to deliver material savings to group operations.
  • Lead and drive development and maintenance of our financial and administrative IT strategies and infrastructure in support of all administrative functions.
  • Ensure consistent and effective regulatory compliance including planning and overseeing complete audit.
  • Manage our policies, strategies and execution around
    • planning our investment program,
    • funding our capital requirements,
    • lead, plan and manage all banking relationships to deliver timely funding to operations
    • taxation planning,
    • disposals and acquisitions,
    • establish a high level of credibility and manage strong working relationships with external parties including suppliers, customers, banks and regulatory authorities.

Qualifications:

  • 10-15 years’ experience in a professional and dynamic financial environment, with a preference for agriculture, FMCG, manufacturing, or distribution ideally with some international exposure.
  • Proven leadership ability with building a disciplined, effective and dynamic growth oriented team
  • Strong attention to detail at a systems and process level
  • Commercially astute, articulate, hands on, technically strong, dynamic, insightful and influential leader with the ability to operate at both strategic and operational levels.
  • Strong communication skills at all levels.
  • Strong IT skills with a good understanding of changes and opportunities to lever IT to optimise the business and drive growth.
  • Integrity, openness and a commitment to good governance.
  • Energetic, highly motivated, with an enquiring mind and passion for excellence and attention to detail.

How to Apply:

  • Email your comprehensive CV to exceedhr@exceed.co.za.
  • 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.

To apply for this job email your details to exceedhr@exceed.co.za