Regional Financial Manager: Reporting and Control

Posted 3 years ago

Our automotive retail client is looking to employ a highly experienced and skilled professional for their vacancy based at Head Office.

Job Description
The Regional Financial Manager: Reporting and Controls is responsible for:
• The accurate and timely reporting of financial and operational results
• Assisting the Financial Director with monitoring the Internal Control environment within operations which includes ensuring that internal controls are operating effectively as intended, monitor and report on adherence to internal controls by the greater workforce and take remedial actions where required in order to enforce company policy.

Qualification and experience requirements
• CA(SA) qualification;
• 3+ years post article experience; and
• Experience in the automotive industry will be an advantage.

Personality and qualities
• Energetic and motivated;
• Ability to maintain a positive attitude;
• Proactive thinker;
• Approachable;
• Team player (working well with other staff members);
• Active problem solver;
• Taking own initiative (self-starter);
• Strong analytical skills;
• Ability to handle and work effectively in a high-pressure environment
• Results and deadline driven

• Honesty and Integrity;
• Responsibility and Accountability;
• Dedication; and
• Loyalty.

The Regional Financial Manager: Reporting and Controls work includes but is not limited to:
Financial Reporting:

• Review of monthly flash and final reported numbers together with Management Team;
• Attend monthly internal flash review meeting and present monthly results;
• Monitor that all internal and external deadlines related to all reporting are met;
• Review Hyperion packs loaded for accuracy and completeness, and provide feedback to the Management Team on the outcome and queries raised;
• Conduct monthly analytical review of financial results (income, expenses, balance sheet items) and compare against budgets/prior year/industry movements/manufacturer targets and provide findings to Management Team;
• Give guidance on what is expected to be included in monthly General Ledger file recons and monitor that the files and related information are of a high standard by reviewing the files and providing feedback to the Executive Team;
• Ensuring that monthly review notes raised in General ledger reviews and other operational reviews are acted upon and closed timeously;
• Consolidation of annual budgets and forecasts;
• Identification and implementation of efficiencies in terms of reporting;
• Assisting in training of all staff involved in reporting; and
• Compilation/Preparation of all reporting requirements (monthly recurring and ad-hoc reporting).

Internal Control and Governance:

• Monitoring and test the design and implementation of internal controls and ensuring that the control environment including related review mechanisms are designed to adequately and timeously address any non-adherence with internal controls or detected ineffectiveness; with the key being preventative controls;
• Providing feedback to the Management Team on any control deficiencies or lack of sufficient controls identified and action plans to address them, with follow up feedback on the status;
• Ensure that new internal controls are implemented with immediate effect;
• Identification of new controls that will benefit the businesses; and
• Actioning and resolving any control deficiencies identified or pointed out by auditors or employees;


• Responsible for assistance in all ad hoc queries received from Distributor and Retail Head Office;
• Review VAT, tax and PAYE and ensure accuracy, completeness and validity. Also ensure that recons are performed on a monthly basis;
• Ensure that the Companies best interest is always first priority;
• Due to the responsibility of your job, there is always going to be issues outside of your job description that need to be addressed that you will be held responsible for.

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