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Financial Manager – Cape Foods / Cape Town

Financial Manager – Cape Foods / Cape Town

Reports to: Executive Director
Location: Montague Gardens, Cape Town

Purpose of the Role:

To be accountable for the accounting operations of the company, to include the production of periodic financial reports, the maintenance of an adequate system of accounting records, and a comprehensive set of controls and budgets designed to mitigate risk. To enhance the accuracy of the company’s reported financial results and ensure that reported results comply with generally accepted accounting principles or international financial reporting standards.

Key Performance Indicators for this role (but not limited to):

  • Oversee the operations of the accounting department, including the design of a supporting structure adequate for recording and processing day-to-day transactions to achieve the department’s goals and objectives.
  • Provide leadership and mentoring to all staff in the finance department ensuring they are adequately skilled and trained to achieve success in their respective roles.
  • Manage and ensure that all production processes and procedures are followed to ensure that the production goals are met.
  • Develop and drive continuous improvement.
  • Management of the financial accounting function, including inventory, debtors, creditors, VAT, fixed assets, general ledger, company taxation, cash flow, forex and insurance.
  • Review and submission of weekly and monthly results to Libstar.
  • Review and submission of monthly management accounts to Libstar.
  • Preparation on quarterly board packs.
  • Management of the payroll, review and sign off monthly payroll.
  • Budgeting and forecasting.
  • Monitoring and interpreting cash flows and predicting future trends.
  • Producing Financial reports related to debtors, creditors.
  • Facilitating the half-year and year-end audit process.
  • Liaison with external and internal auditors.
  • Governance and Compliance including improving internal controls.
  • Performance management of Finance staff, including setting of KPI’s.
  • Manage finance related systems and internal controls.
  • Management of Net working capital and forex exposure
  • Provisional and income tax computation
  • Management and drive production efficiencies
  • Ensure tax and legal Compliance.
  • Assist with ad hoc projects.

Role Capabilities:

  • Problem solver and ability to work under pressure.
  • Ability to work within and lead a diverse team.
  • Accuracy and attention to detail.
  • Strong analytical skills with the ability to plan work and meet deadlines.
  • Excellent attention to detail.
  • Good verbal and written communication skills.
  • Excellent numerical and financial calculation skills.
  • Excellent analytical skills.
  • High level of Computer literacy, especially Excel and ERP systems.
  • Good people management skills (motivation, team building, discipline).
  • Self-motivated and able to work without supervision.
  • High levels of personal discipline.
  • Excellent planning and organising skills.
  • Trustworthy.
  • Deadline driven and results orientated.
  • Ability to work on own initiative, prioritize work and handle pressure.

Qualifications and Experience:

  • BCom Accounting Degree or Equivalent
  • CA qualification preferrable
  • Demonstrated knowledge related to Accounting and Enterprise Systems, Taxation legislation, etc.
  • Minimum of 5 years relevant experience within a similar role.
  • Knowledge of Syspro will be advantageous.
  • Experience within the FMCG environment would be advantageous.


    Please e-mail your CV to Megan Matthee at; with a motivation highlighting why you should be considered for the position.
    Application deadline: 14 June 2024
    If you have not received a response within four weeks of the closing date for applications, kindly consider your application unsuccessful.

    Note: To consider any application for employment, we will have to process your personal information. The Protection of Personal Information Act, 4 of 2013 (POPIA), provides that when one processes another’s personal information, such collection, retention, dissemination, and use of that person’s personal information must be done in a lawful and transparent manner.

    To give effect to the above, we are required to provide you with information regarding the processing of your personal information. This information is recorded under the HR Processing Notice, which can be accessed and viewed here .

    Financial Manager – Cape Foods / Cape Town

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