Job Description

Our Client, a leader in design, manufactures, source and supply promotional and retail products to customers worldwide. Their state-of-the-art headquarters and manufacturing facility is based in Cape Town, and sales and sourcing offices in Johannesburg and Hong Kong, with strong representation in China as well.

Position Summary:
Responsible for managing the Finance division and for implementing tactical initiatives to
support strategic decisions.

  • Essential: Relevant tertiary qualification and CA (SA)
  • Minimum 5- 8 years' experience in a financial leadership role managing a medium size
    finance team
  • Demonstrated and proven track record of implementing and improving accounting
    systems, processes, management information and financial reporting
  • Knowledge and experience in all areas of financial planning, analysis and overall
    financial management
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Oversee and manage the financial operations of the Group
  • Contribute and participate in strategic and tactical processes in the business, including financial modelling to support new business development, and other strategic initiatives
  • Provide financial analysis and insights to management regarding the historic and forecast performance of the business, through the management accounting process
  • Maintain high quality financial disciplines and controls throughout the Group and ensure that measures to mitigate risk are effectively implemented
  • Develop and maintain systems, policies and procedures necessary to ensure effective and efficient financial management of the Group
  • Coordinate and facilitate governance and compliance across the company in accordance with industry and the Group’s frameworks in order to monitor and mitigate financial and other risk
  • Preparation of financial and management reports and ensure the financial results of the business are complete, accurate and timeously recorded in accordance with applicable accounting standards, relevant legislation and Company guidelines
  • Manage the external Audit and preparation of the annual financial statements
  • To ensure that financial and reporting obligations of the Factoring House (Investec), regarding customers are met timeously and accurately on a monthly basis
  • Ensure a sustainable working capital position by applying systematic cash flow forecasting, collection and payment controls and rigorous cash flow management metrics
  • To continuously identify and implement improvements regarding processes and reporting
  • Custodian of profitability and efficiency through oversight of inventory procurement, Forex hedging in line with group policy and gross margin by management of selling prices
  • Overseeing annual stock take and calculating the provision for obsolescence
  • Superuser of ERP system, includes working with consultants to continuously improve and customise the system, as well as support users with any issue they might experience or identify
  • Facilitate and finalising of the Annual BBEEE audit
  • Preparing of all Provisional tax and Income tax as well as Dividend Withholding tax calculations/returns
  • Solving of tax queries from the South African Revenue Services
Skills and Abilities:
  • Proven experience in planning, forecasting, evaluation, monitoring and reporting
  • Proven and sound financial and risk management skills
  • Ability to lead and manage change
  • Exceptional problem-solving ability
  • Ability to communicate, present and influence at all levels of the organisation, including management and executive level
  • Advanced skill in Microsoft Office, especially MS Excel
  • Acumatica (ERP) experience and knowledge - advantageous
  • Results driven and able to meet deadlines in a fast-paced work environment
  • Ability to perform under pressure

Working Hours:
  • 08h00 - 17h00, Mondays to Fridays
Salary and Benefits:
  • Market related based on level of experience
  • Provident Fund
  • Office based with relaxed environment

Should you wish to apply for the position, please apply directly via this job board, please ensure that you quote reference number 202221 subject heading or email body.

Surgo (Pty) Ltd will consider all applications in terms of its Employment Equity (EE) and is committed in maintaining diversity in its’ appointments. Surgo (Pty) Ltd, therefore also encourages people with disabilities and from other diverse backgrounds to apply. Due to the high volume of applications, should you not receive feedback within three months upon submission, you can assume your application was unsuccessful and we encourage you to reapply.

Your CV will be kept on our database for us to contact you should any future vacancies become available. If you do not wish for us to keep your CV for any other positions, please email


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Full-Time Regular
Cape Town Western Cape
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