Financial Controller Vacancies

Posted on :

22 Jul, 2013

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Finance Jobs in South Africa

Financial Controller Job Vacancies

BSG (Africa) has an opportunity for a Financial Controller within the Cape Town Finance Department

Main Purpose of the Role:

The Financial Controller will play a key role to support and manage the business risk and drive financial performance through cost control and project profitability


  • Matric (good maths and/or accounting results)
  • BCom Degree/CA(SA)

Job Objectives:

  • Team Management:
    • Responsible for goal setting and performance management of finance team
  • Financial Controls:
    • Review of payroll, month end payments, balance sheet reconciliations
    • Ensure financial controls adequately adhered to
    • Implement controls to manage financial risk within the business
    • Review of annual insurance cover and provision of information
    • Implementation of financial improvements and control using project methodology (Prince 2)
  • Management Reporting:
    • Review of Annual Financial Statements & Management accounts for all subsidiary entities
    • Management account compiliation, variance and metric analysis and commentary
    • Assistance with board reporting and quarterly business reporting
    • Assistance with review of BSG (Africa) Annual Financial Statements
    • Assist with calculation of balance scorecard and risk
  • Budgeting:
    • Budgetary reporting design & improvement
    • Arranging calculation of metrics to assist with budgeting
    • Completing budgeting and revised budgeting templates for divisions completion
    • Project managing annual budget preparation and revised budget preparation
    • Reviewing divisional budget and revised budget submissions
    • Monthly long term cash flow
  • Statutory Requirements and Taxation:
    • Staff loan, bonus provision and leave provision calculations and reconciliations
    • Providing technical accounting theory
    • Complete provisional tax and annual tax information and complete returns on E-Filing
    • Complete efiling for PAYE, VAT
    • Review VAT reconciliation
  • Remuneration and Bonusing Process:
    • Collation of feedback and reporting of ratings to divisional heads and calculation of final bonus
    • Completion of salary information for the remuneration committee
    • Completion of salary metrics


  • BCom with 5-6 years relevant experience or
  • A newly qualified CA (SA) with 1-2 years commerce experience


  • IT & consulting knowledge (preferable but not necessary)
  • Pastel Accounting Package (not critical)
  • Projects Billing Approach
  • Grasp for management accounts and budget principles
  • Sound knowledge of GAAP
  • Knowledge of the VAT Act and Income Tax Act, PAYE.
  • Familiarity with the Companies Act.
  • Financial reporting
  • Investment opportunities (not critical)
  • Company secretarial work

Skills and Abilities:

  • Use of Microsft Office
  • Excellent use of Excel
  • General management
  • Negotiation skills
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Business writing skills
  • Presentation skills

Key Performance Areas:          

  • Creditor management as outlined by the business
  • Fixed asset management as outlined by the business
  • Cash management
  • Monthly reporting  & reconciliations
  • Stakeholder management within Insurance and Banking as well as internal stakeholders


  • Willing to travel to Johannesburg


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