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Job Ref:
BEE Position:
East Rand, South Africa, Africa
Job type:
Full time

Financial Controller(FD)

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About this job

As a senior member of management, the financial controller provides critical support to the senior management team, divisional head office and managing director.

  • Alongside the numbers you should be people-focused, managing the finance department.
  • Staff performance, development and insuring both the structure and competencies are developed to facilitate the effective interaction with the local as well the extended group of international divisional and corporate stakeholders.
  • Require a self- starter with good energy levels who is confident, industrious and resilient and is eager to join the company in their pursuit of growth and increased profitability in a challenging and rapidly changing industry.
  • You would need to be able to work at a detailed level with the ability to maintain sight of the bigger picture at all times.
  • You need to be a team player with excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • An enthusiastic, creative and analytical person, who will actively support and contribute to the strategic development and profitability of the business, is required.

Duties and Responsibilities

Overall responsibility of the finance department of the business including:

  • Financial accounts
  • Banking / Treasury
  • General ledger
  • Sales Ledger
  • Purchase Ledger
  • Payroll
  • Manufacturing Costing
  • Internal Audits (SARBOX)


Skills Required


  • CA(SA) ideally but will consider a CIMA


Minimum Experience and Skills

  • Experience at financial controller level including leading a team with a strong commercial orientation is required.
  • Manufacturing background with a sound knowledge of the costing environment is preferred.
  • Previous exposure to Sarbanes Oxley would be an advantage.
  • Strong Excel and presentation skills are considered a given.
  • A further advantage would be past experience working with ERP systems and or Business Intelligence systems.
  • The ability to work quickly between tasks and be deadline orientated is an essential requirement.
  • Weekend workaround period end and year-end will be required.
  • May be required to travel between the company South African sites.
  • Occasional international travel will be required.


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