Financial Manager- Durban

Financial Manager- Durban

Our client in the automotive parts industry seeks a Finance Manager to oversee the full finance function, including developing and implementing financial strategy, overseeing accounting, and leading a collaborative team.
 
This role is ideal for an experienced financial professional who thrives in a dynamic environment and desires a departure from the typical corporate structure.
You will be based in our Clairwood office and lead a team of 4 finance staff.
 
Desired Skills, Experience & Qualifications
    • BCom/ BCompt / Finance degree
    • SAIPA qualification advantageous
    • Tax practitioner with current knowledge (advantageous)
    • Highly intelligent and a problem solver
    • 8+ years accounting experience (5+ years in management)
    • Professional written English for supplier and customer communication
    • Emphasis on confidentiality and accuracy, with a proven track record of meeting deadlines
    • Hands-on with the ability to handle multiple tasks
    • Dynamic and assertive personality
    • Cares about staff and builds relationships
Software Requirements (Non-negotiable):
    • Sage Evolution Experience
    • Pastel Payroll Partner
    • SARS Efiling (including EMP201, EMP501, VAT201, etc.) and SARS Easyfile experience
    • Microsoft Office – intermediate level (pivot-tables, V-Lookup, linking formulas)
 
 
Reporting Responsibilities:
    • Oversee accounts receivable and payable functions.
    • Oversee the Bank & Cash function including assisting with payment approvals
    • Reconcile balance sheet accounts.
    • Prepare regular reports (weekly/monthly) including sales, inventory, cash reconciliations, and payroll.
    • Compile monthly management accounts and generate quarterly reports.
    • Oversee cash flow, working capital, and credit lines.
    • Develop and implement cost-control measures to optimize profitability.
    • Prepare and present financial statements to management and stakeholders.
    • Preparing budgets and financial forecasting.
    • Collaborate with departments to align financial goals with business objectives.
    • Audit preparation
    • Compile tax packs
    • Preparing and filing statutory returns – VAT/EMP201/EMP501/etc.