Manager: Group Finance

Posted 2 years ago

Our well know automotive passenger vehicle client is looking to employ an experienced Manager: Group Finance, reporting to the Executive: Finance.


Job Description
  • Ensuring all Internal and Head Office deadlines are adhered to;
  • Be actively involved in Internal and External audit reporting;
  • Ensuring information and reports received from Financial Managers are accurate;
  • Training of Financial Mangers, mostly on accounting issues, VAT and policies and procedures;
  • Reviewing monthly General Ledger audit files;
  • Assisting Dealer Principals and Financial Managers with queries;
  • Preparation of financial information and reports for the Franchise Executive (board packs and presentation);
  • Ensuring payments are made timeously and accurately with correct authorizations in place;
  • Ensuring that expenses are recognized in correct periods and disclosed correctly;
  • Ensuring completeness, validity and accuracy of provisions and accruals;
  • Assisting Financial Managers with setting and monitoring of annual budgets and quarterly targets for all dealerships;
  • Ensuring accuracy of all dealerships’ monthly commissions and authorization;
  • Ensure that you have correct staff in the correct positions;
  • Visiting dealerships to ensure that all policies and procedures are adhered to and that segregation of duties is adhered to;
  • Implementing new company policies and procedures as instructed or discussed;
  • To develop systems and reports that easily assist management in the management of their businesses;
  • To ensure that required functions are correctly carried out by Financial Managers and dealership management;
  • To assist Financial Managers in obtaining the assistance from dealership management to carry out their functions effectively;
  • To establish best practice amongst dealerships;
  • Ensure that all Company assets are managed properly (vehicle stock takes weekly, daily parts perpetuals, two wall-to-wall stock takes annually, two fixed assets counts annually, NATISs & key controls);
  • Analyze financial accounts and financial ratios;
  • Advise Franchise Executive, Finance Executive and Dealer Principals of areas for possible improvements;
  • To ensure that costs are controlled, analysis and all cost savings are achieved.
Position Overview Our client’s Passenger Division currently holds a vacancy for a Manager: Group Finance for their Passenger Cars Gauteng East businesses.

Reporting to the Executive: Finance, this position requires someone with vast experience in the financial field to oversee the Finance & Accounting function of the group and to ensure timely provision of group financial and statistical reports for management.

Specific Role Responsibilities Minimum requirement:

  • Communication:
    • Able to communicate professionally at multiple levels in a professional, polite, and rational manner even when under pressure.
  • Interpersonal competence; effective at working with people.
  • Financial management and performance reporting
  • Financial and commercial thinking.
  • Financial and accounting control
  • Sound knowledge and understanding of financial, accounting, and tax concepts, financial statements, trial balance, financial record-keeping process, etc.
  • Analysing and reconciling financial information and data, identifying auditing discrepancies and reporting on such, ensuring root cause analysis is carried out and corrective and preventive measures are implemented.
  • Problem-solving skills and sound judgement.
  • Decision-making and action orientated.
  • Conflict resolution
  • People management and development skills, including effective delegation ability.
  • Time management, including the ability to respond to and resolve queries and issues in the minimum amount of time.
  • Able to work independently and under pressure.
  • Improvement orientation
Qualifications and Experience
  • Relevant tertiary qualification
  • Financial Manager within the retail motor industry
  • Experience minimum 10 years
  • Autoline/ Kerridge or DRIVE experience mandatory
  • EXCEL advanced
  • General knowledge of generally accepted accounting policies
  • Valid Driver’s License
  • Clear Criminal Record
  • Clear Financial Record


  • Our client is an Equal Opportunity Employer and preference will be given to Employment Equity candidates.
Skills and Personal Attributes
  • Professional
  • High level of detail and accuracy
  • Energetic and self-motivated
  • Resilient
  • Hard-working
  • Deadline driven
  • Organised and disciplined.
  • Someone who upholds professional ethics and values.
  • An independent thinker; comfortable taking a stand in the interest of good governance and isn’t easily pressured.
  • Must be assertive and mature in outlook



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