POSITION: Financial Executive

NATURE OF BUSINESS: South African Subsidiary of FMCG Production and Retail

JOB LOCATION: Johannesburg

REPORTS TO:      Executive: International (directly), and Group Chief Financial Officer (dotted line)

SUMMARY OF EXECUTIVE OPPORTUNITY: Responsible and accountable for the administrative, financial and risk management operations, which includes the development of a financial and operational strategy, metrics tied to that strategy and the ongoing development and monitoring of control systems designed to preserve the company’s assets and report accurate financial results. Accountable for reporting on operations of the International Division including joint ventures, individual country operations (including manufacturing operations).



  • Must be a Chartered Accountant with at least ten years of progressively responsible financial experience for a major company or division of a large corporation especially in the Fast Moving Consumer Goods sector.

  • Useful to have had exposure of doing business in Africa, understanding of pricing models as well as merger and acquisitions.

  • Experience should include leading the finance function for complex operations (production/supply chain/raw material supply) requiring cross functional and cross business relationships with sales and marketing.

  • Ability to interrogate data is essential as is ensuring the “financial hygiene” of the accounting data.

  • Must have demonstrate expertise in the following fields: business controlling, management accounting, internal controls and risk management, tax compliance and treasury.

  • Should have experience in partnering with an executive team and have a high level of written and oral communication skills.

  • Experience in SAP system.


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