Finance Manager - Cape Town, South Africa
- Harare, Zimbabwe
|Job Location||Cape Town, South Africa|
|Company Type||Retail FMCG|
|Job Role||Finance Manager|
|Employment Type||Full Time|
|Monthly Salary||R50 000 - R80 000|
|Career Level||Senior Management|
|Years of Experience||5|
|Residence Location||Cape Town, South Africa|
Duties & Responsibilities
Budget and Financial Management
Prepare monthly management accounts and ensure that all financial reports are collated timeously and accurately
Analyze financial data, project future trends to prepare financial forecasts, and conduct reviews and reconciliations continuously to evaluate possible risk.
Manage and report on the working capital and cash of the business to ensure that cash is optimized in the business
Ensure a robust control environment around the finances of the business unit, with the regular reconciliation of accounting records
Lead the overhead and cost control of the business unit
Ensure that all deliverables are prepared accurately, and all deadlines are adhered to for the annual company audit
Facilitate annual budget process by providing guidelines, evaluating feedback from business and presenting reports and strategic initiatives to executive management
Apply financial tools to prepare budgets in line with the business plan to achieve business objectives. Evaluate and take corrective action where required.
Conduct financial feasibility studies on new business opportunities with existing brands, new brands, new channels, new markets or new openings
Project management of special projects including setting objectives, deadlines, financial models, implementation & follow through
Process Improvement and Efficiency
Benchmark financial key performance areas and business processes against Group standards and industry best practices.
Continuously challenge the status quo to ensure business sustainability.
Identify and report on trends and out of line situations to establish and recommend business resolution based on analysis and evaluation.
Keep abreast of current and new changes within the finance industry to ensure compliance.
Ensure adherence to the required corporate governance standards and contribute to the development, update and implementation of policies and procedures where required.
Business Solution Generation
Advise and recommend business solutions based on appropriate analysis and evaluation.
Provide professional financial support to the business in terms of project viability, insightful financial reporting, internal advice and implementation of sound financial policies
Optimize performance through the implementation of best-operating practices within financial accounting areas of control.
Highlight relevant out of line situations - initiate actions and recommend corrective action to the relevant stakeholders.
Facilitate recommendations/suggestions on business development initiatives and ensure alignment to business needs (current and future)
Business Relationship Management and Networking
Recommend and advise stakeholders on best practice and Group Finance methodologies.
Optimize the business operations effectiveness by partnering with business.
Identify retail-related opportunities based on appropriate analysis and evaluation and advise or recommend relevant solutions.
Attention to Detail
Planning and Organising
Persuading and Influencing
Entrepreneurial and Commercial Thinking
Deciding and Initiating Action
Adapting to Change
Delivering Results and Meeting Customer Expectations
Coping with Pressures and Setbacks
Advanced financial acumen
Expert corporate finance knowledge
Excellent communication skills
General tax knowledge
5 years’ experience as a Finance Manager
Advanced Excel, Word, and PowerPoint
Finance experience in the luxury/cosmetics retail industry is advantageous
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