Executive: Finance (Group) – Parktown North Johannesburg

Gauteng, Full Time Deadline: Aug 8, 2023

Job Advert Summary

Responsible for the accounting function of a group of companies. Formulates and maintains group accounting and financial practices. Responsible for the controls and documentation
The role is responsible for co-ordination all aspects of the financial function including preparing financial reports and budgets for the executive to support the financial decision-making process.
The role is also responsibility for the financial management of PPS in accordance with IFRS.

Minimum Requirements

CA (SA) .
Additional postgraduate is an advantage.


Minimum of 10 years in a senior financial and/or accounting role within financial services/asset management environment or as a Head of Finance in a large Group of companies.
Experience in leading hybrid teams.
Proven experience in the continued enhancement of financial/business systems and procedures
IFRS17 exposure would be an advantage.

Knowledge and Skills:

Proficient in MS Office Suite, with advanced MS Excel skills.
Knowledge and experience with financial accounting tools and systems.
Knowledge and experience in establishing best practice in terms of financial modelling techniques and methodologies.
An in depth, experiential understanding of more advanced analyses and the way in which financial ratios, trends, business and value drivers interact.
Advance knowledge in applying tax laws to the financial situation for the business. Creates tax efficient structures and business deals.
Knowledge of financial accounting principles, classifying, measuring, and recording transactions.


Strategic thinker.
Business Acumen.
Knowledge of business and management principles and processes.
Sound and proven financial accounting skills
Exceptional analytical ability.
Sound judgment and decision-making skills.
Exceptional attention to detail.
Strong problem-solving skills.
Ability to communicate effectively at all levels.
People management and leadership skills.
Results Focused

Duties and Responsibilities

Formulate and successfully implement financial strategies, policies and procedures for the Company supporting the overall company objectives.
Direct and oversee all aspects of the Finance ’ Accounting functions.
Manage and minimize the company’s financial risk exposure by developing, implementing, and maintaining internal controls for accounting functions.
Continuously monitor, evaluate, and enhance internal financial policies, procedures, and reporting systems to ensure that the financial and accounting functions are operating effectively and comply with corporate governance.
Provide consultative support and recommendations on financial implications to the Group Chief Financial Officer to support decision- making and management processes.
Contribute as a subject matter expert to effective operational plans and initiatives. ]
Manage the integrity of all financial data, ensuring information is accurate and timely.
Identify opportunities and implement procedures for increased efficiencies and service improvements.
Coordinate the monthly, quarterly, and annual financial data reporting process (including preparation of quarterly and annual financial reports).
Co-ordinate and manage budgets and forecasts providing recommendations to Group Chief Financial Offer to maximize profitability.
Review the preparation of statutory annual financial statements and tax returns.
Ensure compliance with statutory and Group budgetary reporting requirements.
Liaise with internal and external auditor partners, to discuss and resolve audit findings and accounting issues.
Manage the working capital requirements.
Lead, develop and motivate the finance team to achieve the department and PPS strategic goals.
Manage the tax exposures and opportunities.

Closing Date