Assistant Financial Manager CA(SA) Durban


Large manufacturing company seeks an Assistant Finance Manager to manage and cotnrol all financial accounting functions relating to one of the Business Units based in Ghana.  Oversee the centralised servcies established for the company projects division and assist in the implementation of governance and control within the business unit.  B.Com Honours + Articles and minimum 3 years post articles commercial experience is essential and qualified Chartered Accountant is preferred.

Duties & Responsibilities

Financial Accounting

  • Review financial statements across the business unit to ensure compliance with IFRS;
  • Assisting finance manager with annual budgeting and forecasting process;
  • Preparation of monthly and quarterly executive committee packs for submission to the Finance Manager;
  • Providing information and support to auditors as and when required;
  • Conducting internal audits as and when required;
  • Producing ad-hoc reports and analysis for the Finance Manager

Business Unit – in Ghana

  • Analysing sales reports for inclusion in management pack;
  • Adjusting work-in-progress and floor stock and amending stock valuations accordingly;
  • Comparing budget versus actual materials consumed account and investigating variances for passing necessary adjustment journals;
  • Conducting variance analysis and investigating differences with the cross-border team;
  • Analysing all operations department accounts for variance reporting, including high value exception reports;
  • Conducting meetings with relevant management as and when required to resolve queries and variances;
  • Assisting the Financial Manager with the development of policies and procedures;
  • Monitoring the compliance with set policies and procedures through daily, weekly and monthly checklists;
  • Performing a cash management function;
  • Calculation of quarterly sales incentives in terms of the contracts of employment;
  • Present financial results as part of the Ghana management committee;
  • Assist in the monitoring and review of taxation compliance in country;


  • Oversee the back-office accounting function of the company Projects lab;
  • Assist the Finance Manager in the performance of due diligence reviews on the repurchase of prospective franchises;
  • Develop and monitor internal processes and controls for adoption by repurchased branches;
  • Review statutory tax returns prepared by the bookkeeper (VAT);
  • Prepare statutory tax returns (corporate income tax, IT14SD and ad hoc SARS queries) for review by the Finance Manager

Governance and Control

  • Assist the Finance Manager in implementing identified improvement projects in existing processes, both IT and non-IT related;
  •  Assist the Finance Manager in the development and monitoring of policies and procedures;
  • Identify efficiencies and recommend improvements within the   business unit;
  • Rectify internal and external audit queries;

Ad hoc tasks

  • Conducting internal audits as and when required;
  • Producing ad-hoc reports and analysis for Finance Manager;
  • Completing and submitting Statistics SA surveys;

Desired Experience & Qualification

  • Qualified CA(SA);
  • Approximately 3 years post article experience
  • Excellent knowledge of relevant statutory regulations (VAT, Companies Act);
  • Advanced Excel knowledge;
  • Strong administrative skills;
  • Excellent communication skills;
  • Excellent assertiveness skills;
  • High attention to detail;
  • Good time management skills;
  • High EQ and the ability to handle pressure;
  • Highly structured with the ability to follow tasks through to completion;
  • Self-starter who works unsupervised;

Package & Remuneration