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Finance and Risk Manager

Remuneration:R600000 - R700000 per year negotiable cost-to-company 
Benefits:Included in package
Education level:Degree
Job level:Management (Snr - Executive, 5+ yrs)
Own transport required:Yes
Travel requirement:Occasional
Company:Ideal Candidates

Job description

The role is being created to support the company’s scaling objectives by unlocking additional value through specialising and compartmentalization responsibilities, improving field budget management, managing risk and logistics. The main elements of the Field Finance & Risk Managers’ objectives are listed below.

Finance – Manage the entire field budget for project related expenses, acquiring new assets, internal budget etc. Monthly dashboard of overall project budgets indicating costs saved, cost saving opportunities going forward, piggybacking applied, reduction in costs due to negotiations, overlapping of projects and car hire forecasts. Costing projects and approving costs on Acumatica or similar system.

Risk – ensure the company is covered by updated SLAs and NDAs with our suppliers, project contracts, assets are protected and tracked. No labour issues, minimal car damages, car insurance and tracking tools monitored and reported monthly. Suppliers health report (risk to AA, financial agreements etc.). Manage the supplier vetting process.

Logistics – Utilize tools to track car hires, optimal usage of cars and assets, best routes / piggybacking for time and cost efficiencies. Forecasting of required cars and assets per month. Identify cost saving opportunities in accommodation, travel, labour and other cost items. 

Key Outputs

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Drive a 10% reduction in COS (with Field Excellence & Productivity Manager)

Strengthen relationships and loyalty with suppliers (90% retention of preferred suppliers)

Automate field finance / risk reports and reduce time spent on manual reporting by 50%

Instil a sense of trust, comfort and accuracy in Field Finance

Optimize field travel, long term rentals, accommodation, subsistence and assets.

Areas of responsibility and key outcomes

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Track project budgets weekly
Flag managers and line manager on predicted risks and losses
Submit upfront predicted COS saving per project and track budgets against predictions as well as actual budget

Tracking Finance
Create an automated COS report that track current COS as well as previous project budgets (tracker projects)
Send suppliers a monthly breakdown of projects worked on, funds agreed, funds already available for payment in 2 weeks’ time as well as upcoming projects and likely budgets and allocations

  • Ensure Acumatica & Workbook is up to date and COS is loaded and tracked correctly
  • When projects are completed to update Accumatica and close off open POs
  • POs to be loaded and approved prior to project briefings with suppliers
  • Suppliers to obtain funds prior to going in field on a % basis aligned with project length

Attending Industry Workshops, Conferences & Online Training courses
  • The role requires that the incumbent is always in a constant learning process, as it is mandatory to be up to date with the latest finance products and quality measures, conditions of the market, and emerging trends / methodologies.

Managing supporting staff
  • Train and manage supporting staff as well as other managers in field on various methodologies, create training material and have regular training sessions.
  • Update supporting staff’s KPIs annually to align with what the business requires
  • Ensure supporting staff are managed and career planning completed, regular performance discussions and one-on-ones.

Risk : Agreements and contracts
  • No supplier may carry out any type of work if there are no signed SLAs, NDAs and project contracts in place
  • Track assets (tablets, Vodacom sim cards, asset rentals) on a monthly basis
  • Track car damages
  • Be the custodian of managing car insurance for long-term car rentals

Risk / Supplier Health
  • Report on risks and supplier health per month
    • Put in place measures to monitor and cushion risks

 Implement systems / protocol
  • Make use of technology and innovative tracking / reporting tools to enable automating
  • Systems to enable monthly report to be supplied to line manager

  • Utilize tools to track car hires, optimal usage of cars and assets to reduce error and mismanagement of car hires
  • Semi automate calculation of best routes / piggybacking opportunities for time and cost efficiencies.
  • Forecasting of required cars and assets per month in logistics report
  • Identify cost saving opportunities in accommodation, travel, labour and other cost items. Drive down expenditure by 10% in YE21 compared to YE22.


Qualifications: Minimum Degree or higher. Recommended A bachelor’s degree in a related area such as business or economics, psychology, logistics, supply chain management or marketing

Research Experience  minimum 5 years experience in Field Finance and Risk management with market research company.

Driver’s license: Code 8 and own transport

Travel: Yes

Working conditions: Office bound 80% of the time and the other 20% spent with suppliers.

Overtime: As and when required


Able to work under pressure

Driven and solution orientated

Strong problem solving and reporting skills

Gregarious & tenacious

Strong cost control and budget protecting

Strong relationships with suppliers

Delivery focused and attention to detail

Posted on 30 Jul 15:47

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