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Global Financial Controller

Global Financial Controller

Job Title: Global Financial Controller
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Western Cape
Industry:
Reference: JN -042020-20581
Contact Name: Sadeekah Starenberg
Contact Email: sadeekah.starenberg@peoplesolved.com
Job Published: April 16, 2020 01:05

Job Description

SUMMARY 

The Global Financial Controller is responsible for overseeing accounting functions, integrating finance operations, all tax compliance matters, execution of year-end financial audits, preparing financial reports, and ensuring organizational financial stability.


RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES

  • Ensure compliance with internal control policies.
  • Coordinating and leading the annual audit process including liaising with external auditors and the Audit Committee of the Board.
  • Ensuring compliance with financial, taxation and regulatory requirements.
  • Accountable for developing and managing policies, procedures, and strategy for accounts receivable collections.
  • Lead the ongoing development and establishment of global accounting strategies, policies and procedures including the review and implementation of process and system changes.
  • Responsible for hierarchy and scalability in chart of accounts and accuracy in the general ledger and financial statements and has ultimate authority over classification and recording of all transactions.
  • Ensure correct application of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles across the organisation.
  • Approve detailed journal entries and account analyses.
  • Accountable for the global monthly financial close process, including ensuring all costs incurred are properly recorded, reviewing journal entries, account balance reconciliations and report preparation.
  • Interacts at all levels and with budget owners and other stakeholders to produce timely, efficient, and accurate month-end close and all internal management and financial reporting.
  • Analyse financial statements variances to budget at group level and for all regions.
  • Continued focus on improving system efficiencies and business practices.
  • Execution of strategic financial projects including implementation of ERP software.
  • Updating, documenting and implementing all necessary business policies and accounting practices to improve the finance department’s efficiency and financial controls.
  • Responsible for cash management, including performing international transfers, payments and maintaining lines of credit.
  • Accountable for managing accounting payroll activities.

 


KEY PERFORMANCE AREAS – KPA’S
1.    Monthly deadlines achieved.
2.    Annual reporting deadlines achieved.
3.    NetSuite Implementation completed in agreed timeframe.
4.    Compliance deadlines achieved.
5.    No material failures of control.

KEY PERFORMANCE INDICATORS – KPI’S
1.    Management Reports issued > deadline.                        - 90%
2.    Annual reports tabled at board meeting for sign off.        - 100%
3.    Blue Bridge sign off.                                                         - Per terms of reference.
4.    Compliance Matrix.                                                          - 95%
5.    Audit Management Report.                                              - Zero


QUALIFICATIONS 

Education Level
•    Degree in Commerce, Finance, Accounting, or related field required.
•    CA (SA) strongly preferred.
 

Experience
•    Minimum of 10 years of broad financial and operations experience required.
•    Ability to develop and establish financial policies and procedures.
•    Strong understanding of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles.
•    Experience in systems integration and implementation
•    An understanding of Legislative compliance in different countries 
 

Specific skills
•    Advanced English language skills. 
•    Exposure to cultural diversity and managing individuals remotely
•    Management of all external relationships including at Board & Exco level
 

Personal characteristics

  • Team player with highly developed interpersonal skills, who can engage with people at all levels inside and outside the company and involve and collaborate with key stakeholders. 
  • Analytical ability to analyse and improve current practices, performance and company processes.
  • Proactive and results driven. Takes needed action to meet targets.
  • Ability to think and communicate at a strategic level.
  • Presence and credibility to professionally present information to top management.
  • Ability to manage high performing, diverse teams.

 


REPORTING LEVELS

The following post report to the job holder
•    Accounting Manager
•    Project Accountants
•    Senior Accountants


KEY RELATIONSHIPS 
Manage all external relationships, EXCO, Board level
Responsible for managing 8 entities in 5 different countries    

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