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Chief Finance Officer - SSA - Johannesburg, South Africa

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Job Details

Job ID: #15172
Job Location Johannesburg, South Africa
Company Type Logistics
Job Role Chief Finance Officer - SSA
Joining Date ASAP
Employment Type Full Time
Monthly Salary Negotiable

Preferred Candidate

Career Level Middle Management
Years of Experience 10
Residence Location Johannesburg, South Africa
Gender Not Specified
Nationality SA ID
Degree Finance-related university degree with a focus on Finance/Accounting or equivalent qualification

Job Description

Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Job Status: Interviews in Progress

Our client is looking for an experienced CFO to join their team.

Manage and control Express Sub-Sahara Africa Finance activities in the areas of controlling, financial reporting and control, budgeting, accounting, Net Working Capital, investment, tax, and fiscal related and risk management matters in accordance with the group policies and guidelines and local business environment.
Key senior member of the Sub-Saharan Management team, providing Financial Management and Controlling service to the specific business area(s) of larger-scale / complexity across several countries – multi-country scope
Focus on ensuring the positive business impact of Finance within own area, Business partner of Express Sub-Saharan CEO and leadership team: Provide financial support to CEO as well as assist him and his team to grow the business strategically via financial/business decision support, business risk assessment, etc.
Professional leader and line and budget manager for large Finance function involving multiple finance specialism
Manage cross-country diversity – leadership and stakeholder management of multiple senior country and regional people
Manage increased exposure to corporate matters (e.g. obtaining cash for investments)
Influence wider financial strategy and policy and represent own business areas in wider forums, with a significant impact on business strategy and performance
Lead on major / most complex financial initiatives or issues, drawing on internal and external specialist expertise as needed (business strategy, future acquisitions)
Manage service relationship with the large business unit as a member of senior business team
Develop controlling solutions that reflect best practices and work across multiple businesses areas / functions / countries or clusters

Key Skills
Very good analytical, conceptual, and problem-solving skills
Proactive and able to work under pressure
Assertive, persistent, and able to challenge
Good presentation and communication skills
Able to influence, negotiate and resolve conflicts
Team player with good leadership skills

  • Job Role: Chief Finance Officer - SSA
  • Industry: Accountancy / Finance
  • Salary: Negotiable

Required Skills

10 Years of Experience
Finance-related university degree with a focus on Finance/Accounting or equivalent qualification
Qualified finance professional with a strong accounting background
8-10 years experience in a financial management role, including 5 years of managerial experience in a large organization
Previous CFO / Finance Director experience for a medium-size country entity or very senior Finance Managers with a broad Finance background, e.g. combination of a big-4 background and finance commercial roles with experience in dealing with Finance teams.
Team leadership – large team
International /cross-country experience
Experience of financial transformation initiatives
Proven experience dealing with senior stakeholders, being a member of the country/sub- regional senior management

Additional Requirements

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