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Financial Reporting Manager

  • Permanent Management EE position

  • Cape Town CBD, Western Cape

  • Market Related cost to company

  • Job 2241408 | Ref AF_0807_4555

  • Posted 07 Aug 2018 by Afrizan Personnel


About the Position

Manage the team that executes the management of the period end close including group accounting, external reporting financial and non-financial information, reporting systems as a Financial Reporting Manager at an international oil and gas company.

  • Coordinate the financial close process on a monthly/quarterly/annual basis
  • Oversee the integrity of the GL system and associated financial and non-financial systems which interface with the GL
  • Generate key Financial information for board subcomittees
  • Generate consolidated and separate Annual Financial statements for statutory entities
  • Coorindate the external audit process
  • Ensure Group and Statutory information is reconciled and understood
  • Contribute to the long-term business planning exercise of the Record to Report Tower; develop and cascade annual business and continuity plans for the team including priorities, goals and performance metrics
  • Lead and / or support the establishment, forecasting and management of annual operations budgets for the department
  • Generate and support the GBS Centre, Tower and business vision, strategy and action plans
  • Lead and develop a high performing team
  • Review the operational performance of the team regularly against defined objectives, plan corrective action accordingly
  • Provide support for regular operational performance updates to management
  • Responsible to planning and co-ordinating key timelines, reporting on milestones and key risks and driving interventions required for statutory and group deliverables
  • Responsible for managing the financial close process on a monthly/quarterly/annual basis including analytical review and supplementary data co-ordination
  • Work with the team to drive the accuracy of master data related to general ledger chart of accounts, and alignment to global best practices and reporting requirements
  • Manage relationship with the Business Partners, IT&S, Embedded Finance, GBS and external stakeholders, including external auditors, (negotiate and manage service level agreements) and drive cross functional collaboration. Work with senior internal BP partners to ensure alignment between GBS and local business strategy and priorities
  • Identify, resolve and develop solutions for complex, escalated and systemic system reporting and final reporting problems to ensure consistent and high-quality customer service at all times
  • Support the development of service level agreements, process performance indicators and internal / external benchmarks against best-in-class practices
  • Support the development, implementation and training of Record to Report global and local finance policies, procedures and practices in compliance with legal & regulatory requirements and industry best-in-class practices
  • Proactively plan, develop and monitor implementation of quality and process improvement by leveraging technology, continuous improvement initiatives, best practices and data-driven management. Track progress and suggest recommendations for improvement as required
  • Regularly track and lead efforts to proactively manage associated risks and update supporting procedures
  • Support projects with ad hoc data requests
  • Identify opportunities for continuous process improvement and lead the implementation thereof

About The Employer

  • CA/CIMA/ACCA, Honours Degree in Finance, Accounting or similar field (CA strongly advantageous)
  • At least 10+ years relevant post qualification experience in a financial reporting and management role with proven ability in interpreting and reporting on key Financial and Management information. Experience in balancing financial and business needs to deliver business performance. Experience in leading and developing high performing teams. Experience in managing external audits would be beneficial

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