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Head of Financial Management

Remuneration:Basic salary 
Location:Cape Town, Mowbray
Type: Permanent
Company:Datafin Recruitment

An innovative financial services company in Cape Town seeks a strong analytical and strategic Head of Financial Management to provide oversight of operational management of local, international, direct and indirect taxes. The ideal candidate must be qualified as a CA (SA) or equivalent, have specialist knowledge of IFRS, tax and regulatory environment and between three to five years’ experience as a financial manager - if this experience included working for a group of companies with foreign exposure it will prove hugely beneficial.


Operational management of direct and indirect taxes -
  • Set policies to ensure the accurate and timeous submission of VAT and tax returns.
  • Zero interest and penalties due by the company with regards to direct and indirect tax.
  • Accurate reconciliation of VAT and Tax accounts to statements received from regulatory bodies.
  • Liaise with external parties regarding optimal management of direct and indirect taxes.
  • Set and maintain transfer pricing policy.
  • Best practice Vat ruling in place.
Month-end management -
  • Responsible for the overall completion of the month end process and ensuring that all deadlines and deliverables are met accordingly.
  • Responsible for management of adherence to all accounting reconciliations deadlines and completion of all controls for the group.
Delivery of external audit without material queries -
  • Manage and deliver audit on time.
  • External audit report with no material queries.
  • Enforce accounting policies that comply with IFRS.
  • Preparation and approval of IFRS position papers for internal and external purposes.
Annual financial statements and shareholder/regulatory reporting -
  • Responsible for timeous delivery of group annual financial statements.
  • Shareholder reporting in line with shareholder requirements.
  • Regulatory financial compliance reporting (local and international).
Internal finance reporting -
  • Responsible for the review and submission of the monthly and quarterly reporting requirements for the group.
  • Responsible for submission of presentations for all key internal management meetings relating to financial performance and reporting requirements.
Competent and independent finance structure -
  • Contribute to ensuring best practice finance structure in place.
  • Ensure career development, engagement and succession for team.
  • Independent G/L system.
  • Develop and maintain group finance policies that are aligned to Shareholder requirements.
Other -
  • Support provided to deputy of finance on ad hoc projects.
  • Maintain external relationships with key suppliers and shareholders and ensure that all key deliverables are adhered to.
  • Team management to ensure career development, engagement and succession.
  • CA (SA) or equivalent.
  • Specialist knowledge of IFRS, tax and regulatory environment.
  • Minimum three to five years of experience as a financial manager of a group of companies with foreign exposure – highly advantageous.
  • People management experience.
  • Financial services or retail experience.
  • Creative problem-solving skills.
  • Solution-orientated.
  • Excellent communication skills and ability to interact at all levels.
  • Able to deliver accurate outputs.
While we would really like to respond to every application, should you not be contacted for this position within 10 working days please consider your application unsuccessful.


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Posted on 13 Jun 12:22

Michelle Roberts

087 351 0743
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