BDO South Africa Ongoing Job Vacancy – Apply Now!

Posted on :

10 Mar, 2022

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Finance Jobs in South Africa

BDO’s global organisation extends across 167 countries and territories, with 97 292+ people working out of 1728 offices – and we’re all working towards one goal: to provide our clients with exceptional service. Our firms across the organisation cooperate closely and comply with consistent operating principles and quality standards.

At BDO, we believe in investing in our people to help them grow, both professionally and personally. The foundation of our business is strong relationship, with colleagues, clients and other stakeholders and we work hard every day to make this a reality. Our commitment is to create unlimited growth by giving our people continuous opportunities.

BDO in South Africa has a vacancy for a Senior Finance Manager for its Shared Services line in our Johannesburg office.





Job Title: Senior Finance Manager
Location: Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
Reference #: EXA_03
Contract Type: Permanent
Salary: Market Related

Job Summary:
The Senior Finance manager is responsible for the financial deliverables of the department i.e. financial reporting, data analysis, investment portfolio activities etc. The individual will work with the Head of Finance and CFO in developing strategies and plans for the long-term financial goals for BDO.

Main Duties and Responsibilities:
Strategy Development and Implementation
•Implementation of the three year business strategy, and related business concepts of BDO drive
•Developing a business plan and internal process design to support the strategy.
•Implementation of the designed strategy supported by the adequate staff, projects planning and completed projects, effective resource planning and utilisation to reach fulfilment of service and business requirements.

Financial Management:
•Providing Finance transaction processing & reporting services to BDO
•Drawing up & executing a budget & operating plan for BDO Finance that achieves the goal of service delivery excellence
•Responsible for the development and maintenance of excellent relationships with stakeholders – customers, suppliers, bank, procurement, Governance Board, regulatory authorities, auditors & employees
•Responsible for the development and execution of effective control systems regarding transaction processing & reporting
•Providing leadership & guidance to the BDO Finance team

Responsibility for allocated company within BDO group
•Reviewing monthly service line management accounts
•Performing/ ensuring that year end and month end procedures are completed timeously and accurately
•Adhering to the monthly calendar deadlines
•Processing entries as required
•Reviewing and reconciling accounts as required
•Reviewing monthly reconciliations
•Responsible for external audit of Companies, Financial statements and Tax return
•Authorising payments
•Cash flow forecasting compared to cash flow results
•Reporting anomalies to Head of Finance BDO

Assuming overall responsibility for several transaction streams
•Completing provisional and final tax calculations
•Review provisional and final tax returns
•Assisting with Internal and External Reporting
•Assisting with the implementation of controls, policies and procedures relating to the above
•Ensuring information is accurate and complete
•Responsible for maintaining and developing reports for the above
•Responsible for collating and distributing the month end reports
•Reviewing payroll nationally
•Facilitating the budget process
•Overseeing the import of the budget into Maconomy
•Prepares OPSCO / EXCO packs
•Reviewing VAT reconciliations and payments
•Attending to accounting queries
•Attending to service line queries
•Assisting in ad hoc projects
•Calculating and processing Intercompany interest journals
•Reviewing WIP and debtors for reasonability
•Managing external and other audits
•Managing the trade receivables function

People Development and Management:
•Responsible for administration and management of several staff members.
•Monitoring, training and development of staff.
•Knowledge sharing and upliftment of finance team skills base
•Providing Financial Management Training as required
•Providing management training and guidance for team members in a supervisory role
•Reviewing the work of colleagues when necessary to identify compliance issues and provide advice or training as deemed necessary

Personal Development:
•Keeping abreast of relevant changes on own field of work i.e. law amendments, new practice notes, attend technical meetings, etc.
•Identifying personal areas of development and engaging with the Head of Finance to upskill and improve through training, formal development programs and online self-development
•Writing thought leadership commentary/ blogs and technical articles for BDO, participating in interviews and panel discussions representing BDO and Finance initiatives

Qualifications & Requirements:
•B.Com, B.Compt, BSc or other relevant qualification
•Registered as a CA(SA) with SAICA
•At least 6 years post-articles proven experience in Reporting/ Management accounting
•Advanced Excel skills
•Good knowledge of Financial systems environment and understanding of the interaction between different modules and functional areas
•Sound knowledge of IFRS, Tax and Companies Act
•Excellent knowledge of CI and KPI concepts and links to financial performance parameters
•Implementation of financial accounting philosophy and measurements within operational environments
•Has a well-developed knowledge of business operations
•Ability to identify key drivers and opportunities to improve business performance

Job Competencies:
•Analytical Skills (for Finance Managers)
•Organisational skills and ability to prioritise
•Attention to detail

BDO Core Competencies:
•Communication skills
•Leadership Relationships and Collaboration
•Exceptional Client Service
•Business Growth
•Engaging people and working well as part of a team
•Inclusive Agile Leadership
•Quality, Risk management and Operational transformation

The appointment will be made in terms of the firm’s Employment Equity Policy.
Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.


By sending us your application, Curriculum Vitae, academic records, qualifications, or any other personal information as defined by POPIA:
1.You have disclosed up to date and accurate records; and
2.You agree to us keeping your records in our data base as per our Retention Policy.

By agreeing to the terms herein, you give BDO South Africa the authority to process your personal information. This consent will remain valid until such time as we have received instructions from you to request, subject to any applicable law and where appropriate, the correction, updating or deletion of your personal information held by us. You further acknowledge and declare that all personal information supplied to BDO is accurate, up to date, not misleading and complete in all respects.


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Application Deadline: 31/03/2022

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