Finance Manager

  • WSP Group Africa (Pty) Ltd
  • Bryanston, Gauteng, South Africa
  • Nov 28, 2019
Permanent Accounting & Tax

Job Description

Introduction

THE COMPANY
WSP is one of the most diverse consulting firms in Africa. To further our strategic business expansion plan, we are seeking new employees who are loyal, committed, competent and proud to work for us. We are committed to the achievement and maintenance of diversity and equity in employment.

Specification

KEY ROLE
The Finance Manager's role is responsible for ensuring the process of timely and accurate financial reporting for all WSP entities; including period-end management accounts and year-end statutory accounts. Supports the Head of Financial Accounting with consolidated budgets, forecasts, interpreting financial results. Responsible for compliance with company secretarial matters and assists with compliance in tax matters. Responsible for internal and external reporting by collaborating with various stakeholders in the business where necessary.
KEY RESPONSIBILITIES
PERIOD-END REPORTING:
  • Accurate and timely reporting of balance sheet accounts in line with WSP Group reporting timetable, including the preparation and review of Balance Sheet reconciliations
  • Review of corporate accountant's journals and preparation of any further/adjusting period-end journals
  • Consolidation of month-end financial information for the whole business (including all entities in the group) and internal reporting for relevant stakeholders
  • Responsible for submission of month-end financial information on HFM (Oracle Hyperion Financial Management system)
  • Responsible for preparation of monthly Regional pack for submission to Canada
  • Local contact for Canada regarding all HFM and reporting related queries
  • Manages the intercompany process
  • Prepares and analysis of key financial ratios
  • Business Unit Report standardization
FORECASTS AND BUDGETS:
  • Consolidation of forecasts and budgets
  • Preparation of the budget pack and forecasts and supporting schedules
FINANCIAL REPORTING:
  • Managing the preparation of annual financial statements
  • Managing the audit process
  • Half-year and full-year reporting pack and supporting schedules for Group reporting
  • Managing the preparation of consolidated annual financial statements in terms of IFRS
  • Assistance with internal and external audits
  • Preparation of quarterly Board and Exco Financial input for packs
  • External/other stakeholder reporting
  • Fixed Assets Control
TAX:
  • Ensures tax compliance in the following areas: Income tax, VAT, WHT and PAYE
  • Preparation of annual tax returns, provisional tax returns for all entities in the group
  • Coordinates tax advice for project bids
PAYROLL:
  • Review and sign off the payroll
  • Review monthly payroll journal
  • Support the Payroll manager with technical queries
  • Automate the monthly payroll journal and maintain effectiveness after implementation
  • Implement systems to improve efficiency in the payroll function
TREASURY:
  • Prepares cash forecasts to be submitted forth nightly
  • Manages FX exposures
  • Review and release all creditor payments
  • Ensure that cashflow is effectively managed
COMPANY SECRETARIAL:
  • Manages the maintenance of all company secretarial records and changes arising in conjunction with the external service provider
OVERSEES THE CORPORATE ACCOUNTANT AND THE AP & TREASURY SUPERVISOR:
• Weekly team meetings
• Manages workloads
• Set objectives in conjunction with the Head of Financial Accounting
MANAGING CONTROLS AND RISKS WITH FINANCE FUNCTION
• Assesses the effectiveness of current controls and business processes
• Documents and communicates risk when detected and proposes suggested solution
• Seeks ways to drive efficiencies within the finance function
HEALTH AND SAFETY
• Role model standards for SHEQ performance and behaviour consistent with the company's health, safety, environmental and quality vision and policies by influencing those around you
• Contributing to the identification of SHEQ risks and driving processes to achieve Zero Harm
• Embracing, displaying and promoting the company values and ensuring a safe working environment is maintained at all times

Requirements

QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE REQUIRED
• CA (SA) qualification
• 3-5 years post article experience
• Oracle HFM experience preferable
KEY COMPETENCIES AND GENERIC SKILLS
• Excellent people management skills and ability to work with people on all levels of the business
• Very Strong Excel skills
• Proactive, organised and strong personal drive
• Adaptable and resourceful in an ever-changing environment
• Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
• Sound organisational and time-management skills
• Attention to detail
• Building and maintaining relationships

Application Deadline

Dec 05, 2019