Financial Controller

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Job Description

Responsibilities :

Primary Functions:

Oversee finance and accounting for the South Africa facility
Partner with GM to drive business and oversee control environment and reporting results
Support Strategic Planning Process and develop Annual Operating Plan

Finance and Accounting Responsibilities:

Develop and maintain standard costs, review variances
Provide necessary information for analyzing sales margins
Ensure accurate and timely financial reporting to US division
Implement and maintain Policies and Procedures
Oversee local treasury functions and banking relationships
Work with Internal Audit annually for maintaining and testing COSO documentation
Ensure execution of annual external audit
Ensure compliance with local reporting and tax requirements

Management Responsibilities:

Mentor, develop, and evaluate staff performance

Essential Functions:

Lead using the company’s values, including active participation in kaizen events and Lean problem solving
Commit to the company’s Mission and address safety issues
Develop knowledge of the company’s products and processes
Partner with other areas to support business goals

Supervisory Responsibilities:

Set objectives and monitor performance
Select, train, and motivate employees
Develop employee skills and personal development plans
Non-Essential Functions:

Identify employee training needs
Assist in recruitment
Help evaluate employee performance
Distribute reports
Provide software application training
Assist in software testing


Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting
7 years of experience in a manufacturing environment or industrial operations
Strong understanding of IFRS, South Africa’s GAAP, as well as US GAAP
Good understanding of taxes
The ability to speak English
Personal computer proficiency in Microsoft Office Word, Outlook and Excel
Experience working with an ERP system (JDE, SAP, QAD, etc)
Passion and integrity with the drive to excel and deliver exceptional results
Familiarity with QAD, Hyperion or Discoverer applications


Salary negotiable