Broadreach Careers – Director: Finance

Website BroadReach

Job Description:

The purpose of the role is to direct the financial accounting and treasury management activities for the BroadReach Group i.e. the constituent business units, legal entities and the Group Shared Services unit. The incumbent will provide oversight of the BroadReach Group’s general ledger accounting systems and related procedures as well as work with other financial management staff in the assessment and implementation of business process improvements that promote greater efficiency and enhance internal controls.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Oversee and direct the BroadReach Group’s accounting functions, including financial reporting, revenue recognition and customer billing process, cash receipts and accounts receivable, accounts payable, banking and related processes, payroll, cash management and the technical accounting for the BroadReach Group.
  • Develop an in-depth knowledge of these functions and step in to assist from time to time.
  • Lead and manage the BroadReach Group accounting team in a manner that promotes teamwork, encourages collaboration, and embraces the idea of continuous improvement while creating a satisfying work environment where team members can thrive.
  • Supervise the trial balance/general ledger balance reconciliation statements and justifications of accounts within the required deadlines.
  • Prepare or review consolidation reporting and end-of-year accounts, tax statements, etc.
  • Direct work process assessments and identify and implement improvements to policies, procedures, internal controls, and tools that realize greater operating efficiencies and enhanced customer service support.
  • Check that the BroadReach’s accounting procedures and principles are correctly applied to ensure the quality and reliability of the Group’s accounts as well as compliance with IFRS, US GAAP, UK GAAP and other local financial reporting frameworks.
  • Keep informed about changes in tax and accounting regulations, industry best practices and alert on changes they may generate in BroadReach systems and processes.
  • Support and supervise BroadReach Group’s monthly close process in close coordination with other senior finance staff.
  • Analyze monthly management accounts for the BroadReach Group, monitoring and evaluating various critical accounting data and prompting managerial action.
  • Ensure compliance with legislation through timely compilation and submission of returns to the registrar of businesses, tax authorities, etc.
  • Act as primary liaison with the external accountants and lead both internal and external audits in the periodic review of the BroadReach Group’s financial records. Is further responsible for the implementation of agreed upon recommendations, related to areas of responsibility, resulting from the audit findings
  • Ensures that the accounting department is staffed with qualified financial personnel capable of meeting the objectives and responsibilities, noted above.
  • Build a highly effective finance/accounting team through training, development, coaching and mentoring.
  • Monitor and adjust the workload and procedures used by finance team members to maximize efficiency, employ checks and balances, as well as take advantage of new technology.
  • Conduct due diligence activities on M&A targets.
  • Perform other duties as may be required by management from time to time.

Job Requirements:

  • Bachelors’ degree in finance/accounting or related field
  • Completed 3 years training program at a reputable audit firm
  • Chartered Accountant qualification i.e. CA(SA), CPA, ACCA, CIMA, etc.
  • Post graduate degree in finance/accounting related field coupled with a chartered accountant qualification.
  • 5-10 years of progressive accounting and leadership experience of which more than 3 years’ is experience in managing a team of qualified accountants in a matrixed environment.
  • Sound knowledge of US Government cost accounting principles and their practical application in US and non-US businesses.
  • Strong knowledge of major accounting frameworks such as IFRS, US GAAP as well as internal control frameworks.
  • Experience in multi-currency, multi-company, and multi-jurisdictional accounting.
  • Demonstrable experience coordinating internal or external audits.
  • Experience in conducting training/capacity building for finance as well as non-finance staff.
  • Demonstrable experience working collaboratively with others within the larger finance organization as well as across departmental functions and take appropriate action when required.
  • Ability to provide effective business solutions and collaborate with other senior management team members in problem resolution.
  • Demonstrated respect, flexibility, and tact; excellent listening, reasoning, and negotiating skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to form, lead and develop high-performing teams.
  • Excellent computer skills and exposure to accounting packages.
  • Strong relationship builder with strong client service orientation and demonstrable ability to build rapport and credibility with peers, superiors and other stakeholders.
  • Ability to communicate directly, persuasively, and effectively with others in business.
  • Ability to be proactive and work independently, with the skill to adapt and drive change where necessary.
  • Ability to prioritize and plan a challenging workload as well as concurrently advance multiple tasks and projects with limited supervision while juggling conflicting priorities.
  • High levels of ethics and morale judgement.
  • Ability to demonstrate BroadReach’s core values to the finance team by modeling behaviours.

Job Details:

Company: BroadReach

Vacancy Type:  Full Time

Job Location: Cape Town

Application Deadline: N/A

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