Financial Controller Vacancy

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Financial Controller

The main purpose of the role is to provide financial management of the South African Short Course portfolio.



Key responsibilities

  • Manage all accounting operations for a major business unit within GetSmarter.

  • Improve and implement internal controls, both systems and manual, to ensure strong systems integrity across a variety of systems.

  • Propose and motivate for new systems and additional development to improve our customer experience.

  • Provide financial decision making information of the business unit for EXCO and other teams within GetSmarter.

  • Manage the month end process for the business unit up to trial balance

  • Ensure compliance with relevant laws and regulations related to the business unit level.

  • Assist with annual budget and quarterly forecast process.

  • Manage a team of 5 outstanding individuals.


Job requirements

  • Chartered Accountant with a strong inclination towards technology.

  • Understanding of drivers of financial performance.

  • Great interpersonal skills.


Job specific competencies

  • Strong understanding of accounting, and the ledger impact of systems transactions.

  • Experience in high volume transaction processing, financial services or e-commerce would be helpful.

  • Great skills with data management, including excel and google sheets, and wish to learn new reporting skills and tools;

  • Strong understanding and interest in systems development, system controls and data integrity.

  • Interest and understanding in the use of technology to improve business performance.

  • Ability to integrate information from various systems into a single point of reference in an understandable format.

  • Experience managing a team

  • Experience configuring and managing and ERP system

  • An willingness to grow other members of the team.


Remuneration:  Negotiable depending on experience
Job level:  Mid - Senior Level

  • Permanent
  • 40-hour working week
  • Overtime and after hours may be required

Reports to:  Chief Finance Officer
Start Date:  As soon as possible
Reference:  #GSFC