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Snr FM: service, technology and administration (Financial services)

Cape Town (Cape Town), Western Cape (South Africa)
R800,000-850,000 Per Annum CTC Neg

Permanent management level position at Financial services in the Financial (Insurance) industry.


Posted by SA Headhunters Recruitment on 26/02/2012 Ref #Snr FM: CT CJ Ref# 1362165

Solid position for a sound financial strategist. Listed company in financial services is hunting for a CA(SA) , CMA, CIMA or MBA achiever to be appointed as a Senior Financial Manager: service, technology and administration in Cape Town.

This role has responsibility for a significant business unit, function or segment, defining and implementing financial strategy in the unit/ function/ segment, and ensuring the ongoing financial soundness and profitability of the unit/ function/ segment. The incumbent is individually accountable for achieving results through other managers and their teams, over periods of 1 to 3 years. There is a strong business partnering component and the ability to influence key stakeholders regarding key requirements on deliverables is essential.

  • Senior finance person with 8-10 years experience in a large organization (preferably Blue Chip)
  • Ability to build rapport, influence key stakeholders, lead a team of finance professionals, work with other senior finance people collaboratively
  • Operate as a Business Partner to key Exco members
  • Has broad commercial skills beyond finance
  • Heavy weight in strength of character
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to lead change
  • Strong influencer


Key result areas and work descriptors:
Generic KRA’s:
Financial Reporting
·Accountable for preparation of financial reports and record keeping for business unit.
·Produces business financial reports with meaningful analysis and commentary.
·Includes consolidation of accounts.

Financial Strategy
·Translates strategy into business plan over periods of 1 to 3 years.
·Contributes to and implements financial strategy through other managers and their teams.
·Drives commercial aspects of business.
·Plays an active role in the Finance community and champions the financial soundness and profitability of the business unit.
·Looks for opportunities to minimise tax and improve the organisation's position.

Governance & Compliance
·Ensures best financial operating practices are in place.
·Responsible for internal and external audit liaison.
·Ensures tax, legislative and statutory requirements are met.
·Ensures IAS compliance within a unit.
·Ensures that internal controls are operating effectively to mimimise risk and financial loss to the segment.

Management Effectiveness
·Manages service delivery through a team of Financial managers for periods of 1 to 2 years.
·Manages the HR function for the department as well as all day-to-day staff administration.
·Drives operational excellence through area of supervision.
·Holds first line managers accountable for managerial work, including selection, performance management and talent management.
·Develops MOs and specialists under supervision.
Role Qualifications andExperience:
  • ·CA (SA)/CMA/MBA/CIMA qualification.
    ·At least 8 years Industry experience.
    ·Contributes to and implements financial strategy.
    ·Translates strategy into business plan.
    ·Monitors financial processes and performance for business unit/segment.
    ·Accountable for preparation of financial reports and record keeping for business unit/segment.
    ·Drives commercial aspects of business.
    ·Ensures best financial operating practice and IAS compliance within a unit.
    ·Responsible for audit liaison as well as tax, legislative & statutory requirements. Influences business on corrective actions required on issues raised by financial accountant.
    ·Could include consolidation of accounts.
    ·Looks for opportunities to minimise tax and improve the organisation's position.
    ·Has responsibility for significant business unit, function or segment.

    CV’s should urgently be submitted to (no spaces between characters:) laetitia @ saheadhunters. co. za(no spaces between characters:)  IMPORTANT: Be sure to use Snr FM STA: Cape Town in the subject line of the e-mail. Failure to do so may result in your CV being filed in the wrong category which will have a negative impact on your application. Phone Laetitia on


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