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Financial Manager

Location:Cape Town, Westlake Business Park
Education level:Degree
Job level:Management Jnr-Mid
Company:EDGE Learning Media (Pty) Ltd

Job description

The Financial Manager will be responsible for the full finance function and the financial health of the business. The FM will produce financial reports and present to the Executive team. The FM will ensure all legal requirements are met as well as supervise the Financial Accountant. 

Key responsibilities:
  • Report to the executive committee and implement long-term financial strategies developed by the Board to ensure the achievement of the business's financial goals
  • Produce detailed monthly cash flow forecasts
  • Develop annual budgets in collaboration with the CEO
  • Maintain and lead with SARS requirements, including submissions of payments and reports
  • Ensure compliance with all statutory requirements relating to financial control, financial management and accounting  
  • Ensure appropriate external audit arrangements are in place and manage the audit process
  • Ensure that all balance sheet reconciliations are produced on an accurate and timely basis to include bank reconciliations, debtors, creditors and inter-company accounts  
  • Maintain the accounting software and the website regarding price changes
  • Ensure implementation and adherence to finance policies, procedures and systems across all teams
  • Comply with the performance management system and produce staff appraisals for direct reports as listed above
  • Oversee accurate and timely feedback from the accounts department regarding the ordering process (SOs and POs)
  • Maintain the accounting filing system so that documentation is readily accessible
  • Review and authorize monthly payroll reports and payments
  • Respond to escalated department queries and/or financial issues
Manage the Finance Function and oversee the output of direct reports:
  • Financial Accountant, Office Administrator and Office assistant
Prepare financial recons and monthly management accounts
  • Monthly accounts and recons
  • Presentation to directors and shareholder at monthly executive meeting Actual expenditure against forecast
  • Detailed sales analysis on a daily and monthly basis
Calculate and implement the management of costings and pricing
  • Assist departmental managers with compiling accurate rate cards and project costings
Manage the legal system by updating all company contracts and represent Legal Function to Executive
  • Manage supplier relationship terms
  • Oversee Logistics and Supplier function including managing supplier relationship terms
Property and facilities management
  • Maintain body corporates for all properties
  • Manage building projects
Special Projects
  • Corporate Governance – Compliance
  • Implement and manage IT infrastructure and SLAs with external service providers

Company Description

EDGE Learning Media is a publishing house and eLearning provider that specialises in creating and delivering learning media (both printed and digital) in the post-school market for higher education providers, colleges and corporates.


  • Undergraduate qualification in Accounting/Finance/Business Administration
  • Postgraduate qualification
  • Two years’ experience in role of FM
  • Two years’ management experience
  • Excellent written, verbal and presentation skills with the ability to communicate effectively in a business environment
  • Project management skills
  • Proactive and self-motivated
  • Excellent leadership skills

Posted on 12 Mar 11:58

Kim Cruickshank

+27 21 702 0686
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