Senior Commercial Finance Manager (Executive Level)

  • Sapientis Talent Management
  • Paarl, Western Cape, South Africa
  • Jan 31, 2017
Full time Accounting

Job Description

Commercial Manager | Finance (Executive Level)


A successful specialist Manufacturing Conglomerate seeks a skilled, dynamic and commercially astute strategic Commercial Finance Executive


As a key member of the Executive Management Team, the successful candidate will report directly to the General Manager and assume a strategic role that includes leading and supporting the financial functions and decisions of the business and its Board of Directors.


Location: Cape Town, South Africa


Package: Guaranteed 7 figure CTC, with generous bonus structure

For a confidential discussion please contact us or email your CV to (Reference: CFM_C_WP)




Duties and Responsibilities

  • Overseeing monthly management accounting (and drafting monthly commentary)
  • Planning and managing annual budgeting process (and monthly variance reporting)
  • Preparing annual consolidated financial statements
  • Planning and managing the year-end process and liaising with auditors
  • Preparing forecasts and scenario planning
  • Negotiate and manage Company contracts with major suppliers
  • Treasury management, including managing foreign exchange transactions
  • Manage and control all IT Systems and function within the Company
  • Manage and provide manufacturing reporting including variance analysis and inventory management
  • Risk and corporate governance management
  • Attending to tax computations and returns
  • Developing and implementing improved financial policies, procedures, systems and internal controls
  • Managing the logistics function including procurement and distribution
  • Manage mergers and acquisitions processes
  • Leading and supporting the financial functions and decisions of the business and its Board of Directors

Minimum Requirements

You will need to meet the following requirements:

  • Possess a degree in accounting or finance, and be CA(SA) qualified.
  • 8+ years finance / financial management experience, with at least 3 years relevant experience in senior financial management roles
  • Manufacturing / Consumer Goods industry experience is crucial
  • You will have experience within the Insurance industry (non negotiable)
  • Demonstrated the ability to set performance metrics and manage the accounting and treasury functions
  • Have the business acumen, leadership skills and fortitude sufficient to be an effective strategic partner to the General Manager
  • Possess strong leadership capabilities complemented by a collaborative approach to business management




90000 CTC