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A Private tertiary education company based in Durban, with an established national footprint with over 18,000 students is looking for a Finance Professional with 3 - 6 years work experience with a preference for a minimum of 1-2 years Financial Manager experience.


  • Responsible for preparation and presentation of management accounts for reporting to the CFO / CEO / shareholders
    • Prepare and present management dashboards, with an emphasis on identifying and analysing KPIs
      • Management of KPI frameworks and data analytics to support management and board decision making
        • Preparing commentary for monthly management reporting packs
          • Managing accounting processes in the finance function
            • Increase capacity / capability in the finance function and drive process improvements
              • Reports directly to audit and risk committee
                • Assists CFO in preparing annual budgets and monitoring monthly deviations to budget
                  • Performing financial analysis by campus, cluster and operating division
                    • Participating directly in the setting up and mapping of financial systems to enable such analysis
                    Success will be measured in line with the following:
                    • Timeous delivery of month end management accounts and KPI reports
                      • Accuracy of management and financial reporting
                        • Contribution towards shaping management decisions and driving profitability
                          • Provision of suggestions that improve company KPI’s
                            • Decentralized financial reporting (by campus/division/cluster)


                            • CIMA (preferable) or CA (SA)
                            • BCom Accounting/Finance; honors is a plus
                            • Big 4 Audit Experience or TOPP Articles
                            • 3 - 6+ years post articles accounting experience required, with a preference for minimum of 1-2 years FM experience (or similar experience) in prior role
                            • Computer literate - proficiency in excel, word and PowerPoint are prerequisites. Exposure to a fully integrated computer system an added advantage
                            • Understanding and management of complex ERP systems and integrated reporting incorporating key non-financial KPI metrics
                            • Enterprise Software, Technology or Payments experience advantageous.
                            • Prior experience in the interpretation and use of accounting standards and the Companies Act

                            Prior experience:
                            • Design and implementation of management accounts
                            • Worked in an auditing / financial control environment (with exposure to latest IFRS standards)
                            • Preparation of board materials
                            • Conversant with accounting systems and management information systems
                            • Experience handling large amounts of data

                            Other qualities:
                            • Strong personality to ensure they can stand their ground and not be a "yes" man/women and buckle (applies appropriate level of professional scepticism)
                            • The ability to identify weaknesses in the control environment and implement appropriate operating controls and procedures
                            • Goal-oriented "do-er" who has the ability to roll up their sleeves as opposed to an overseer
                            • Track record of being highly organized
                            • Ability to work in a team environment
                            • Good communication skills
                            • High degree of integrity
                            • Commercially astute with an attention to detail
                            • Builds relationships quickly but also able to make tough decisions
                            • Proactive and a can-do attitude
                            • Able to work autonomously but knows when to ask for help


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