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Finance Controller

South Africa Gqeberha / Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape ZA, South Africa
Closing date
May 22, 2024

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Job Role
Contract Type
Full Time
Our client in the FMCG Industry is seeking a Financial Controller to their Finance Department in Port Elizabeth. Duties & Responsibilities:
  • Successfully lead and motivate a team of clerks.
  • Strive towards creating a work environment where Creditors Clerks can achieve goals and meet objectives.
  • Ensure that all processing deadlines are met.
  • Ensure that all invoices / credit notes are correctly captured on Pastel / Syspro.
  • Assist with processing if and should the need arise.
  • Reviewing of Reconciliations:
  • Ensure that reconciliations are reviewed before submission to Managers / Directors.
  • Assist Creditors Clerks with reconciliations when required.
    Account Queries:
  • Ensure that all queries on the accounts are kept to a minimum by assisting the Creditors Clerks where required.
  • Analyze and provide feedback on all queries on a regular basis.
  • Cashflow and banking:
  • Cashflow management for various Entities.
  • Assist with SARB applications.
    Stock control:
  • Ensure that all stock movements are processed daily and that all stock is accounted for.
  • Ensure that Stock Reports are up to date, balances with physical stock on hand and are sent out as required.
  • Ensure that all stock related queries are kept to a minimum by assisting the Clerks where required.
  • Analyze and provide feedback on all queries on a regular basis.
  • Ensure that stock is costed correctly and accounted for accurately.
  • Facilitate the administration of the monthly stock count.
  • Management accounts
  • Compile management accounts monthly.
  • Assist with intercompany bill backs.
  • Reporting
  • Compile weekly management dashboard.
  • Compile weekly / monthly reporting requested by management.
  • Compile reports on forward contracts which have been entered into.
    New Employees:
  • Assist in the training of new employees added to the team when required.
  • Assist with monthly review of Clerks' performance.
  • General ad-hoc duties as requested by management from time to time.
  • All and any other related tasks and duties as required by the Employer from time to time.
Minimum qualification and experience:
  • Matric / tertiary qualification in Accounting or Finance.
  • Min 5 years' experience dealing with the financial aspects of Accounts Payable.
  • 3 - 5 years' experience in a similar role supervising a team of Clerks.
  • Intermediate to advanced Excel skills essential (VLOOKUP's, Pivot tables etc.).
  • Experience on systems such as Pastel / Syspro will be advantageous.
  • Experience in reviewing and reconciling general ledger accounts.
  • Proficient in the use of the MS Office suite.
  • Experience in dealing with different currencies will be advantageous.
Soft Skills:
  • Strong leadership skills.
  • High attention to detail.
  • Strong organisational skills (organized and methodical).
  • Ability to multi-task.
  • Team player.
  • Ability to lead and motivate a team.
  • Ability to handle pressure in reviewing large volumes of work.
  • Ability to work in a pressurised environment.
  • Proficient in meeting deadlines.
  • Understand and display emotional intelligence.
  • Strong work ethic.
  • Ability to take instructions and follow standard operating procedures.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

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