Financial Controller

Eastern Cape
Our Client a multinational manufacturing company in South Africa is looking for a Financial Controller for the Port Elizabeth site.
You will have a BCOM, preferably CIMA with a minimum of 5 years of experience in a manufacturing environment
This is no desk job, we need someone who is out there getting their hands dirty and asking questions and actioning account variances. Self-starter who has a high-stress tolerance along with good work and time management.
Financial Strategy:
General Financial Management:
  • Provide financial analysis and support to management and all operational areas of the business
  • Monitor and support debtors and creditors
  • Maintenance of the fixed asset register
  • Control intercompany balancing
  • Review weekly payroll
  • Review and action Financial variances (Budget / Forecast)
  • Review and action Balance Sheet Account variances
  • Ensure compliance with IFRS
  • Maintain the plant CAPEX & Tooling Reports
  • Generate information and reports for internal and external use
Internal Control:
  • Comply with Internal Controls
  • Maintain and Review the Risk Register
  • Participate in the budget/forecast process
  • Prepare budgets and forecasts for plants
  • Prepare plant P/L and balance sheet forecasts
Financial Reporting:
Financial Pack:
  • Prepare financial reports and returns (Monthly BU/Plant Financial Pack)
Flash Results:
  • Compile the BU/ Plant Flash Results and analyse variances
Weekly Sales Report:
  • Compile and review Weekly Sales Reports
General Ledger:
  • Prepare Provisions and Accruals
  • Compile Royalties schedule for month-end processing
  • Prepare general ledger journals
  • Compile general ledger reconciliations
CAPEX, Tooling & Fixed assets:
  • Prepare & maintain a CAPEX and Tooling register tracking actual spend against approved spend, planning future profitability & cash flows of the projects.
  • Prepare CAPEX requisitions with all relevant information regarding the CAPEX project.
  • Support useful life and residual value of Fixed Assets analysis
  • Maintain the BU/Plant Tooling Reports
Audits and Year-End Processes:
  • Prepare and plan Year-end Statutory Audit (external and internal) in line with the consolidated Audit plan
  • Prepare and arrange royalty audits
  • Calculate landed cost on all import shipments
  • Prepare / Review DA 190 (Declaration of Imported Components and Raw Materials)
  • Investigate Purchase Price Variances (PPV)
  • Generate variance report of Actuals to budgeted information
Stock Control:
  • Compile daily stock holding report
  • Oversee Stock Takes
  • Assist with investigating stock count variances
Cash Management:
  • Oversee cash management function of the plant
  • Monitor daily cash positions and cash flows to ensure settlement and maximise performance
  • Manage cash flow and working capital for the plant
Debtors Management:
  • Review debtors age analysis, providing an analysis and action plans for debt collections
  • Review creditors age analysis and GRNI providing an analysis and action plans
  • Review Forex Forecasts
  • Plant FEC contracts based on AP requirements
Continuous Improvement:
  • Identify improvement opportunities and make recommendations for improvements
  • Participate in Continuous Improvement initiatives
  • Prepare financial reports and returns
  • Generate information and reports for internal and external use 
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