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Investment Controller

Finance
KwaZulu-Natal

Our client, a global manufacturing company, is looking for an experienced investment controller who will be responsible for the submission of various data to the company, fixed cost control, projects post implementation reviews and control as well as general support to the company’s central controlling team.
 
Education and Experience required:
 
  • Minimum of 2 years relevant commercial experience
  • Experience with continuous improvement initiatives
 
  • BCom Honours (Accounting) or similar equivalent commercial qualification
  • Chartered Accountant (SA) (Advantageous)
  • Must have completed SAICA training contract (Articles)
 
Key Responsibilities:
  • Coordinate Investment committee meetings
  • Review financial calculations for all material projects including NPV and potential disposals of assets and working capital impacts
  • Monitor project returns and reporting thereon
  • Coordinate post investment reviews and review related financial analysis
  • Coordinate approval of variations from approved budgets
  • Coordinate budgeting/forecasting for project approvals and spend
  • EBIT and working capital impacts of implemented projects
  • Report on capex approvals and phasing of spend as well as foreign exchange impacts
  • Review material capitalisations for adequate componentisation
  • Provide support on operational excellence improvements in the mills
  • Provide support on continuous improvement projects
  • Manage 2 direct reports responsible for projects accounting
  • Provide technical IFRS and group policy support to the business
  • Assist with Fixed asset verifications
  • Ad hoc Projects reporting tasks
 
Critical Skills required:
  • Capex project management and IFRS technical skills
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Analytical thinker with high attention to detail
  • Adopts a Continuous Improvement approach in their work
  • Self-management and self-motivation with high integrity
  • Able to work to tight deadlines and under pressure
  • Confident to deal independently with Senior Leaders
  • Competent in the use of SAP Finance / Accounting modules
  • Microsoft packages, with advanced excel
  • Project management/controlling (Advantageous)
  • Investment evaluation/decision making