Executive: Chief Financial Officer - 12879

Job No: 12879
Executive: Chief Financial Officer

Location:  Hillcrest Durban
Reporting to: CEO
Direct reports:
Salary:  Market related dependent upon experience

Our client a game-changing, independent financial services provider with the audacious goal to shift the life of every South African for the better.

  • Born free, they opened their doors in 1994
  • Have grown consistently by over 40% in the past 18 months.
  • With over 750,000 customers,
  • They are probably the most exciting company that you've never heard of!

Purpose of the Role:

  • Responsible for overseeing the business financial goals, objectives and forecasts.
  • Provide useful financial insights to help make better decisions about formulating and executing business strategy.
  • Accountable for the financial and collections management of the company, including the development of a financial and collections strategy

Key Responsibilities:

  • Responsible to deliver on agreed Net Profit
  • Lead Collections.
  • Responsible for forecasting over a current +3-year period.
  • Fulfils treasury function through cash forecasting and ensuring sufficient cash resources are available to support the business strategy.
  • Holds all Commercial Relationships.
  • Responsible for month Board Pack.
  • Improve profitability of the business.
  • Analysing the customer base and making recommendations accordingly to protect the bottom line (net profit forecasts).

Knowledge, Experience & Skills:

  • CA (SA)
  • 10 years working experience (post articles commercial experience)
  • Demonstrated excellence in managing finance, accounting, budgeting, control and reporting.
  • Strong analytical skills and experience interpreting a strategic vision into an operational model.
  • Ability to assess complex situations and use creativity to solve problems.
  • High level of business acumen
  • Sound analytical and decision-making skills.
  • Deep understanding of business and financial literacy.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Presentation and negotiation.
  • Strong attention to detail combined with strategic thinking ability.
  • Ability to debate in a constructive manner and challenge conventional wisdom.
  • Ability to grow and develop a senior team.
  • Ability to prioritise and handle multiple tasks within strict timeframes within a fast-paced environment.

Personal Characteristics:

  • Forward thinking
  • Commercially focused
  • Leadership style inspirational with a balance of strategic skills and strong ‘people’ orientation
  • Well rounded, resilient and self-aware individual who is open to change and personal development
  • Entrepreneurial, free thinker who will challenge the status quo and push boundaries
  • Must have the capacity to grow their strategic ability
  • Confident – someone who is able to hold their own with shareholders and be resilient in a demanding environment
  • Hands-on approach
  • Self-motivated