Financial Manager

Short Job Description: 

A well-established importer of school and lifestyle products requires a Financial Manager with 5-10 years' experience. National and international expansion is underway within the company. This is a permanent role to start immediately.

Where will the person be located? (Town/Suburb/Remote): 
Work from home, and office presence in Edenvale
Select which one of these best describes the role: 
Hybrid - office & remote
Main area of expertise required: 
Accountant (Non-CA)
Accounts Receivable / Debtors Control
Financial Analysis & Reporting
Financial Control: Inventory & Fixed Assets
Financial Management
Import, Export & Customs
Required Qualification: 
Bcomm Accounting Degree or similar
List of required computer software skills: 
Xero / MS Office intermediate / Dear Inventory (ERP) a plus
Estimated hours: 
Full-time, 8 hours per day Monday to Friday
Remuneration in ZAR: 
R55k to R60k per month experience dependent (possibly negotiable for the right person)
Remuneration term: 
Job posting date: 
Monday, November 22, 2021
Full Job Description: 

Financial Manager role, mostly work from home. 



  • Overall management of the organisation’s finance, planning, cost efficiency, reporting and analytics, and financial planning.
  • Forming part of the management team and working closely with the owners in growing the business.
  • Prepare monthly management accounts for presentation to senior management.
  • Supervise/manage the outsourced accountants.
  • Act as the link between owners, staff and external service providers in all financial matters.
  • Experience in inventory management
  • Annual budgeting and planning for the organisation (local and international)
  • Strong Excel and ability to extract and manipulate data from Xero to create meaningful reports (or similar online accounting package),
  • Cash flow management and forecasting.
  • End of month trial balance review and sign off including ad hoc journal entries.
  • Understanding and raising of accruals, provision and repayments.
  • Assist in monitoring sales incentives for sales staff.
  • Enhance and manage pricing strategies for trade customers.
  • Analysing existing business operations.
  • Working capital and cash flow management skills and experience.
  • Assist with management of debtors. Following up on delays on payments, and ensuring monthly payments are processed timeously.




  • BCom Accounting Degree or similar
  • Completed articles or a minimum of five years’ financial management experience essential.
  • Advanced knowledge of Excel and bookkeeping programmes.
  • Sound understanding of VAT, PAYE and company statutory requirements.
  • Strong financial/costing/accounting and analytical skills.
  • Interpersonal skills, the ability to develop positive working relationships with individuals and teams are essential.
  • Proactive with good self-leadership.
  • Advanced problem-solving and decision-making abilities.
  • Resilient and open to working with various personalities.
  • A competent communicator who is approachable and trustworthy.
  • Mature and responsible attitude towards work with the ability to take ownership of projects and also get your hands dirty when necessary.
  • Ability to successfully multi-task and manage financial projects across the organsiation
  • Attention to detail.
  • Time management and organisational skills.
Application process:
Before applying check that your CV is comprehensive and that the roles and responsibilities demonstrate your capabilities and experience rather than a list of tasks. Always write in full sentences. You have up to 12 places of previous employment to demonstrate your skills, use as many as you feel are required but always include more than one. Write a motivational email explaining why you should be considered for the role. The motivational email will be seen before the CV and is submitted to the client with the CV. If you have not heard back within 14-21 days please assume the application was not successful.

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