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  • Posted: Nov 19, 2021
    Deadline: Not specified
  • Since our establishment in 1918, Sanlam has been a prominent part of the South African business landscape. We have always held a long-term view of how business adapts to the demands of the environment in which it operates. Today, in a dynamic world, we see an evolving set of social, economic, political and environmental imperatives that require our skilful ...
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    Head of Finance

    Key Responsibilities     

    • Manages end-to-end finance function.

    • Design and develop robust financial management and reporting systems and processes that will lead the finance function to becoming a high-performing and highly effective department.

    • Manages all accounting, management and financial reporting, budgeting, forecasting and financial analysis of the Company.

    • Oversee the financial accounting and management reporting function and ensure reports are prepared and produced timeously.

    • Manage the month end process and produce monthly management accounts, provide analysis to executive team and relevant budget owners.

    • Provides financial guidance and advice to management consistent with the overall financial policy of the Company and the group.

    • Timeously and accurately prepares and reports on the Company’s financial performance against budget and forecast on a monthly basis.

    • Reports to the Group Financial Reporting team to ensure timeous consolidation of group results.

    • Prepare year end annual financial statements in accordance with IFRS, Company policies and procedures.

    • Maintain a comprehensive system of controls over accounting transactions and functions

    • Co-ordination and review of the financial reconciliations.

    • Cash management on a daily, monthly and annual basis including the payment of claims, commission and other expenses.

    • Assess and manage possible financial reporting risk and provide mitigation plans.

    • Liaise with External and Internal Auditors.

    • Partnering and liaising with managerial staff and other colleagues.

    • Staff management and development.

    • Assisting on adhoc projects.


    What will make you successful in this role?

    Formal Qualifications     

    • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting 

    • CA (SA) with at least 7 years post articles experience


    Working Requirements and Knowledge    

    • Sound knowledge of IFRS 

    • Sound knowledge of the Income Tax Act and Companies Act

    • Managerial/supervisory experience

    • Insurance/Financial Services industry experience will be advantageous

    • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Outlook and PowerPoint 

    • Advanced Excel skills, ability to work with lookups and pivot tables will be advantageous


    Behavioural Competencies, Skills and attributes    

    • Strong organisational, analytical and interpersonal skills

    • Strong verbal and written communication skills

    • Self-motivated to learn new concepts and participate in new projects

    • Attention to detail

    • Good decision making and problem solving skills

    • Able to build effective teams

    • Able to work under pressure

    • Reliability in terms of adherence to deadlines

    • Good verbal and written communication

    Knowledge and Skills

    • Financial analysis and planning
    • Financial Management and controls
    • Financial Reporting
    • Financial Risk Management
    • Management of employees

    Personal Attributes

    • Manages complexity - Contributing strategically
    • Business insight - Contributing strategically
    • Courage - Contributing strategically
    • Builds effective teams - Contributing strategically

    Core Competencies

    • Cultivates innovation - Contributing strategically
    • Customer focus - Contributing strategically
    • Drives results - Contributing strategically
    • Collaborates - Contributing strategically
    • Being resilient - Contributing strategically

    Turnaround time

    The shortlisting process will only start once the application due date has been reached. The time taken to complete this process will depend on how far you progress and the availability of managers. 

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