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  • Posted: Nov 6, 2020
    Deadline: Nov 13, 2020
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    Distell is a great company rooted in South Africa, crafting leading liquor brands for people to enjoy responsibly at every occasion the world over. We create exceptional brands with strong consumer focus offering real value for money across the pricing continuum. Distell Group Limited is Africa’s leading producer and marketer of spirits, fine wines, ci...
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    Management Accountant - Wellington

    The Role

    • Applications are invited for the above mentioned position based at the James Sedgewick Distillery at Distell Wellington. The successful person will report to the DistilleryManager Wellington..

    Key Performance Areas would include, but are not limited to:

    • Ensure a cost effective and efficient financial support platform to provide a value adding financial service to the site and its business partners
    • Responsible for the operational cost management of the site
    • Optimize financial processes to ensure accurate standards of the site (Production overheads, Loss % allowance
    • Render effective and efficient operational cost control at the site
    • Monthly reporting of the site to management and Supply Chain Finance Centre
    • Build effective relationships with external and internal stakeholders
    • Implement new ideas and improve methods, systems and work processes that will lead to higher quality, better results in reduced or reduced cost
    • Support and assist managers in compiling OPEX and capital budgets / forecasts
    • Contribute and evaluate inputs and motivations for amounts ensuring that meaningful targets are set per cost centre
    • Co-ordinate processing of budget / forecasts and effective financial control for year end
    • Management reporting of OPEX and Liquor and material variance explanations
    • Report on status of capital budget and manage and co-ordinate asset register
    • Settlement and confirmation of production and quality orders
    • Assist and guide cost centre managers with financial information, proper variance declarations interpretation of expenses
    • Highlight areas of concern in OPEX or variances and recommend corrective action where possible
    • Ensure site complies with ICC, self-assessments, stock takes and internal audit programs
    • Responsible for site excise accounts and liaise with Supply Chain Excise Centre
    • Management subordinates effectively

    The successful candidate must have the following experience & qualification:

    • Relevant Accounting degree
    • CIMA qualification will be highly advantageous
    • Minimum 3 years relevant business experience
    • Advanced MS Office skills
    • Sound knowledge of SAP and /or other ERP systems
    • Communication skills that include excellent negotiation skills, ability to network and excellent presentation skills
    • High energy levels and a self-starter
    • Good analytical skills and ability to interpret and present financial and statistical data
    • Strong decision making and problem solving ability
    • Opportunity seeking attitude with sound business skills and judgement
    • Excellent time management skills and a sense of urgency
    • Ability to work independently with little or no supervision
    • Ability to work accurately under pressure
    • Adaptable to change

    Reference number: 17211

    Closing Date: 13 November 2020

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified? Go to Distell on to apply

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