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Nature of Business:

JOB location:

Chief Financial Officer

Materials Handling Equipment Supplier

Johannesburg, SOUTH AFRICA

Company Background:

International Materials Handling Equipment Group.


Position Summary:

Reporting to the Managing Director the Chief Financial Officer will have responsibility and authority for the management of the finance and administration departments of the company.


Key areas of activity:

  • Compilation and implementation of the budget
  • Planning and pursuit of strategic goals such as order intake, sales, Earnings before Interest and Tax (EBIT) and EBITDA, as well as cash flow and working capital management
  • Implementation of the strategic goals
  • Ensuring compliance with group reporting and accounting requirements
  • Contributing towards the development of country-specific strategies for profitable growth

Key Attributes Required:

  • Chartered Management Accountant or Chartered Accountant
  • At least ten years post qualifying financial and management experience
  • Must have gained experience as a financial executive in a multi-national operation and it would be useful to have had international experience within the USA, UK or Australia
  • Ideally gained management experience with a small industrial company or of a business unit within a larger industrial group
  • Solid experience in the management of people and ideally with management experience of other disciplines
  • A good working knowledge of cost accounting and product calculation, ideally in a plant engineering business
  • Track record of success in working capital management
  • Experience in international trade transactions and foreign exchange dealings
  • A working knowledge of SAP FI/CO and Microsoft Office
  • An ability to speak German would be an advantage