Our client in the Retail industry is looking for a Financial Controller for maternity relief.
Strategic Business Development • Understands and interprets business trends (economic, competitive, etc.) and provides financial insights to help restaurants make the right decisions. • Ensures all financial materials for areas of responsibility are consolidated for internal and external presentations. • Assists in the preparation of the annual plan including compiling and uploading information into the reporting system.
People Training, Coaching and Development • Assists with the selection, development and coaching of accounting staff to create the best financial talent for their country, develops them for future opportunities within the system. • Builds strong relationships and fosters teamwork among department and staff to achieve maximum performance. • Brief oversee and guides team to achieve the company and department goals. • Identifies development opportunities and ways to address personal development needs. • Provides training in areas of financial expertise to members of team and other departments. • Acts as a coach and mentor to direct reports.
System Development • Manages and develops the Executive Financial Accounting System (EIS) and ensure the correctness of all information provided. • Train people to use the systems and extract relevant information to help them manage the business and respond to initiatives underway. • To provide timely and effective reports for broadcasting to designated users. • To calibrate with I/S and Accounting in financial system improvement and define opportunities. • System Optimization -SAP/ QlikView /Restaurant systems
Profitability Growth • Coordinates the preparation and presentation of the country annual financial plan for stores. • Interprets trends and forecasts financial results of the country. • Identifies gaps between monthly forecasted results and targets, make recommendations to ensure annual Company financial goals are achieved. • Projects results, on time, to all relevant parties. • Provides information to management teams on the current profit picture and areas of risk. • Builds systems and runs reports that provide timely and accurate information with regards to GAP analysis to relevant departments. • Brand extension support
Financial control and reporting • Ensures that financial practices are sound and in accordance with accounting rules as well as company guidelines, policies and procedures. • Ensures people understand and are complying with the procedures and processes. • Establishes and maintains internal control procedures to safeguard corporate assets. • Ensures all systems and data processing tools have integrity built into them. • Manages the reporting systems to provide relevant information to the key stakeholders, Country and Corporate, departments and operations. • Manage the Month-End reporting for Restaurant Accounting
Requirements • Matric • People Management experience • Strong financial skills • CA or CIMA Qualification