Finance Director / Head of Finance (Banking/ Insurance / Reporting / Strategy/ Treasury / Governance) – Cpt, South Africa

Location: Cape Town, South Africa
Date Posted: 09-10-2017
Reference: THJ

Responsibilities:

Financial Strategy
  • Aligns financial and governance strategy to needs in the external market (inclusive of legislative changes).
  • Contributes to and is individually accountable for implementing the broader financial strategy across the company and group over a 3-5 year period.
  • Translates strategy into business plan
  • Understand the economic drivers of the business and drives decision making to ensure the best economic value for all stakeholders.
 
Financial Reporting
  • Accountable for preparation of audited annual financial statements at company, the group level in accordance with IFRS.
  • Accountable for preparation of management accounts and financial reports and record keeping for the company and the group through other managers and their teams.
 
Capital Management
  • Accountable for the capital management of to ensure that the company has the most efficient capital structure.
  • Oversees economic capital modelling in order to determine the most appropriate level of risk capital required.
 
Treasury Management
  • Sets the funding strategy and plan for the Group.
  • Ensures that the business has sufficient and cost effective short and medium term funding lines with banks and the Group.
  • Manages engagements with debt advisors, arrangers and rating agents.
  • Managing excess liquidity in the most return efficient manner.
  • Designs and implements the hedging strategy of the business.
 
Business Planning
  • Develops and takes accountability for the business plan for both the lending and transactional banking businesses.
 
Tax Management
  • Accountable for all tax returns of the businesses.
  • Drives engagement with SARS (in consultation with Group Tax) relating to business specific tax matters.
  • Looks for opportunities to minimise tax liabilities and risks of the organisation.
 
Governance & Compliance
  • Ensures IAS compliance within the company and group.
  • Ensures best financial operating practices are in place.
  • Ensures tax, legislative and statutory requirements are met.
  • Responsible for internal and external audit liaison and external audit fee negotiations.
  • Sets financial policies for the business.
 
Risk Management
  • Monitors financial processes and performance for business unit/segment.
  • Participate in Risk Management processes and forums of the business.
 
Management Effectiveness
  • Manages staff and aligns staff performance contracts to business plans.
  • Develops specialists under supervision.
  • Holds first line managers accountable for managerial work, including selection, performance management and talent management.
  • Leads teams to optimise delivery.
 
Requirements: Qualification and Skill
  • Chartered Accountant or equivalent qualification
  • 7 - 10 years relevant Financial Services experience
  • 5 - 8 years’ senior management experience
 
 
 
 
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