• Financial Manager at Safari365

  • Posted on: 13 February, 2018 Deadline: Not Specified
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  • Based in Africa, we offer customers from all over the world the ability to access local knowledge and savings directly from a true destination specialist when planning a luxury safari to Africa. Safari365 was started in 2005 and now specialises in tours to 9 different African countries. Head-office is based in Cape Town (South Africa), with satellite offices in USA, Brazil and Australia. Today, more than 1500 clients annually elect to travel with Safari365 due to the excellent service, rates and passion for Africa we provide.

    Financial Manager


    Job description

    Safari365 is an 10 year old company with approximately 30 staff working in the African tourism industry. Our vision is to grow a thriving, integrated travel company that offers life enriching opportunities for clients and staff alike, whilst increasing Africa’s sustainability through tourism.

    The role of Financial Manager is a new appointment to Safari365 and will encompass the following purposes:

    • Responsible for the financial health of Safari365 and two other related tourism entities in a fast moving environment.
    • Produce insights and financial opportunities strategies based on sound financial management.
    • Oversee control and reporting functions
    • Be a part of the management team guiding senior executives in making sound business decisions in the short and long term

    Finance Manager Job Duties:

    • Monitor the day-to-day financial operations within the company, such as payroll, invoicing, and other transactions across 3 companies in three different jurisdictions in multiple currencies
    • Oversee financial department employees, including financial assistants and accountants
    • Manage budgeting for all departments
    • Contract outside services for tax preparation, auditing, banking, investments, and other financial needs as necessary
    • Track the company's financial status and performance to identify areas for potential improvement
    • Seek out methods for minimising financial risk to the company
    • Research and analyse financial reports and market trends
    • Provide insightful information and expectations to senior executives to aid in long-term and short-term decision making
    • Review financial data and prepare monthly and annual reports
    • Present financial reports to board members, stakeholders, executives, and clients in formal meetings
    • Stay up to date with technological advances and accounting software to be used for financial purposes
    • The ability to work unguided and autonomously within the Safari365 modus operandi
    • Establish and maintain financial policies and procedures for the company
    • Understand and adhere to financial regulations and legislation.

    Finance Manager Skills and Qualifications:

    Advanced degree in accounting, business, economics, finance, or a related field; several years of experience in a finance role; superior mathematical skills and data analysis; leadership skills and experience; employee management; understanding of data privacy standards; solid communication skills, both written and verbal; public speaking skills; deep understanding of business principles and practices; superior attention to detail; organisational skills; planning skills; research skills; analytical skills; critical thinking skills; problem-solving skills; computer skills; multi-tasking abilities; integrity, honesty. Experience with management of HR issues an advantage.

    All applicant details will remain fully confidential.

    Circa R40,000 pm basic salary plus applicable management incentive

    A full time position working from our offices in Cape Town Foreshore.

    Start date ASAP

    Method of Application

    Applicants should thier CV to marcus@safari365.com

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