• Senior Finance Manager (FTC - 12 months) Johannesburg
  • OLIVER Agency in Johannesburg, , South Africa
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  • 3 days ago

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Role: Senior Finance Manager (FTC - 12 months)

Location: South Africa (remote)


Working in partnership with our client, the Senior Finance Manager will be responsible for overseeing the finance function within the South African market, partnering strategically with the local Senior Leadership team and Client Leads to drive forecasting accuracy, growth and profitability within region. This position requires a highly commercial and strategic individual who can act as a key business partner.


This role will manage the local finance team overseeing day to day financial management (financial accounting, cashflow, budgeting, forecasting, tax, commercials) and ensure ongoing process improvement. You will report in to the EMEA Finance Director and will collaborate with the broader EMEA Finance Team on a regular basis.

• Ownership of weekly P&L forecast ensuring timely and accurate submission incl... preparation of detailed analysis and commentary for senior management
• Oversee preparation of month end and yearly management accounts incl provision of monthly variance analysis and written commentary for discussion with key stakeholders
• Collaborate with Client Leads and Local Management to formulate and monitor financial plans and budgets
• Lead budgeting and forecasting initiatives, maintaining financial models and standardised templates for planning
• Drive business performance through influencing senior leaders with critical information and analysis
• Support communication between Regional teams and Global teams to ensure alignment and consistency
• Cashflow Management
• Statutory Reporting
• Audit management, Tax and Compliance
• Assist BBBEE Audits and in particular oversee our supplier base and initiatives to ensure maximum compliance.
• Drive process improvements and simplification
• Drive the business to proactively manage costs and optimise cost base
• Mentoring, management and development of direct reports
• System Implementations

• CA (SA) or CIMA
• >7 years' experience post articles
• Experienced strategic, commercial financial leader
• A proven business partner who can quickly establish credibility with non-financial stakeholders
• Excellent communication skills with a pro-active, collaborative approach, a can-do attitude and a keen attention to detail
• Can successfully prioritise, deliver on commitments and achieve Local, Group wide and Statutory deadlines
• Thrives in a fast paced, change environment and is always looking to improve/develop process to maximise efficiencies
• Prior experience of Netsuite & Adaptive would be a benefit
• Prior experience or knowledge of South African BBB-EE codes and audits would be advantageous.
• Any cross border African or broader EMEA experience would also be a benefit.


Many companies talk about having a unique and thriving business model, but the Inside Ideas Group truly does. This means that we have been named in the top 500 of the Financial Times fastest-growing companies in Europe 2018!

What IIG does is provide clients with dedicated, on-site agencies that are built from the ground up. These agencies live and work right at the very heart of our client's organisation. Delivering precisely the skills and capacity they require, complemented by brand talent from our whole business on everything from planning to execution

This business model creates a truly entrepreneurial, fast paced, challenging and rewarding environment to work in!

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We are a company built on our values, we have given you a brief overview below but would love to tell you more.

Be Ambitious to succeed

Be Imaginative to push the boundaries of what's possible

Be Inspirational to do groundbreaking work

Be always learning and listening to understand

Be Results-focused to exceed expectations

Be actively pro-inclusive and anti-racist across our community, clients and creations

We've set ambitious, market-leading environmental and social goals around sustainability at OLIVER. We have committed to be net zero by 2030 and take far-reaching action on DE&I in the sector. We expect everyone to contribute to our mission, embedding sustainability into every department and through every stage of the project lifecycle.

Inside Ideas Group and its affiliates are equal opportunity employers committed to creating an inclusive working environment where all our employees are encouraged to reach their full potential, and individual differences are valued and respected. All [suitable] applicants shall be considered for employment without regard to race, ethnicity, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, neurodiversity, disability status, or any other characteristic protected by local laws
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