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  • Posted: Nov 21, 2019
    Deadline: Not specified
  • EarthStream is a technology & engineering recruiting specialist providing talent across multiple industry sectors many of which share commonality in their technology dependence. Engineering is at the heart of what we do from software and hardware to security, electronics and infrastructure, through to industry specific engineering disciplines. We unde...
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    Chief Financial Officer

    We are seeking a Chief Financial Officer (Contract role, initially 3 – 6 month period) , Based in Johannesburg, working for a major Oli & Gas organsiation. 

    The Chief Financial Officer will lead and manage full financial and commercial functions including budgeting, reporting, financial and risk management, with a focus on sound corporate governance whilst getting actively involved in operational matters. Main functions include financial reporting, budgeting, taxation, financial processing, supply chain, debt management, risk management, process improvement and working capital management. Company is majority owned by a JSE listed company. Position reports to the Subsidiary MD and the Board with a dotted line to the Group CFO.

    Main responsibilities:

    • Formulate Corporate Strategy and Prepare Strategic Plan
    • Review Existing Strategies and Projects
    • Manage and Improve Business Performance
    • Monitor service levels
    • Monitor financial performance
    • Track performance against business plan
    • Assess improvement opportunities and plan implementation
    • Develop Business Improvement Plans
    • Working Capital Management
    • Inventory management
    • Debtors management
    • Creditors management
    • Debt management
    • Optimisation of gearing ratio
    • Management of debt commitments
    • Risk management
    • Maintenance of risk register
    • Control self assessment
    • Implementation and monitoring of controls
    • Financial Controlling & Reporting
    • Review transaction processing
    • Review management of the general ledger
    • Review financial closing (monthly, half yearly and yearly)

    Processes in operating model:

    • Formulate financial strategy and plan for the subsidiary businesses
    • Manage and improve business performance
    • Working capital management
    • Debt management
    • Risk management
    • Financial controlling and reporting
    • Margin and profitability analyses


    • Adherence to strategic and financial plan
    • Initiatives for continuous improvement
    • Revenue growth rate
    • Volume growth rate
    • Cost optimisation
    • Correct, on time and compliant statutory, regulatory and monthly reporting
    • Timely discharge of financial obligations
    • Timely collection of accounts receivable
    • Management of capital expenditure vs budget
    • Compliance with laws and regulations
    • Team performance management
    • Timely, accurate and reliable financial reporting (monthly, half yearly and yearly)

    Required minimum work experience

    • Chartered Accountant with 8-10 years experience. Previous experience with subsidiaries of JSE listed companies and industry knowledge would be advantageous.



    • IFRS
    • Companies Act
    • Income Tax Act
    • VAT Act
    • NERSA
    • SAPIA
    • Corporate Governance
    • Strategic thinking
    • King IV
    • Risk management
    • Other relevant legislation
    • Sage X3


    • Self starter
    • Negotiation skills and conceptual thinking
    • Cross cultural & functional awareness
    • Strategic agility
    • Quality orientation
    • Personal motivation
    • Motivating others
    • Global acumen
    • Positive disposition
    • Developing strategic relationships
    • Attention to detail
    • Business acumen
    • Entrepreneurial thinking
    • Initiating change
    • Promoting the development of others
    • Decision making
    • Transparency
    • Team work
    • Integrity
    • Communications skills – verbal and written
    • Creative thinking
    • Assertiveness
    • Problem Solving
    • Project Management
    • Delegation
    • Leadership

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified? Go to EarthStream on to apply
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