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Finance Manager Position

Position Information

Reference: SKY005

Position: Finance Manager

Reporting To: Executive – Finance

Division: SkyNet South Africa

Location: Elandsfontein, Johannesburg, South Africa

Employment Type: Permanent

Posting Date: 24 March 2023

Closing Date: 31 March 2023

Purpose of Job

To efficiently execute the allocated Financial Manager’s roles and responsibilities

Main Responsibilities

  • Provides accurate, timely, reliable, and complete financial information to management by researching and analysing accounting data; preparing reports, performing transactional processing and close, consolidate, reporting procedures. 
  • Executes on the financial reporting, budgeting, and accounting function for Skynet RSA  
  • Prepare monthly journal entries and maintain fixed asset registers. 
  • Prepare monthly balance sheet recons. 
  • Prepare monthly profit and loss statements for all branches and all business units, approximately 21 branches/business units.  
  • Perform variance analysis on all GL accounts. 
  • Be involved in the improvement of the financial statements. 
  • Prepares asset, liability, capital account entries by compiling and analysing account info. 
  • Documents financial transactions by entering account information. 
  • Recommends financial actions by analysing accounting options. 
  • Summarizes current financial status by collecting information; preparing balance sheet, profit and loss statement, and other reports that management may require. 
  • Responds and addresses financial audit queries. 
  • Substantiates financial transactions by auditing documents. 
  • Maintains accounting controls by preparing and recommending policies and procedures. 
  • Guides accounting clerical staff by coordinating activities and answering questions. 
  • Reconciles financial discrepancies by collecting and analysing account information. 
  • Secures financial information by completing data base backups. 
  • Maintains financial security by following internal controls. 
  • Answers accounting procedure questions by researching and interpreting accounting policy and regulations. 
  • Complies with financial legal requirements (including Tax, Vat, IFRS etc) by studying existing and new legislation, enforcing adherence to requirements, and advising management on needed actions. 
  • Prepares special financial reports by collecting, analysing, and summarizing account information and trends. 
  • Prepares the budget for all branches and business units within the RSA accounts. 
  • Maintains customer confidence and protects ops by keeping fin information confidential. 
  • Maintains professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops; reviewing professional publications; establishing personal networks; participating in professional societies. 
  • Contributes to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed.  
  • Carry out all duties in accordance with ISO specifications. 

Skills and Knowledge

  • Ability to manage own work to ensure deadline achievement. 
  • Good planning and organising skills. 
  • Ability to communicate at all levels. 
  • Computer Literate (MS Office with Advanced Excel skill) 
  • Attention to detail, meticulous. 

Minimum qualifications required for this position

  • Bachelor of Commerce in Accounting Degree. 
  • Completed Articles training to become a Chartered Accountant will be preferred. 
  • CA(SA) recommended. 
  • Experience in financial accounting field. 
  • Logistics or courier business experience.  
  • South African citizen with clear criminal record