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Divisional Financial Executive

Construction and Engineering Projects

Johannesburg, SOUTH AFRICA

Company Background:

Division of a Major Construction and Engineering Group


Position Summary:

Assume responsibility and accountability for the financial health and governance of the division and its subsidiaries.


Key areas of activity:

  • Participate in the Division's strategic planning processes by providing financial leadership and commercial acumen
  • Provide high standards of financial control and ensure effective management of working capital
  • Make presentations on the Division's results, forecasts and future plans to the investment community and large corporate stakeholders
  • Support the tender risk committee in analysing the financial risks of larger tenders
  • Build strong financial management capability across the Division



Key Attributes Required:

  • Chartered Accountant
  • At least ten years post-qualifying experience with a minimum of five years heading the financial function of a business with a turnover in the region of R1 billion
  • Ideal to have worked in the financial function of a heavy industrial or construction and engineering environment of a listed company
  • A thorough understanding of Accounting Standards such as GAAP and IFRS and other relevant legislative frameworks
  • The ability to translate business strategy into actionable financial plans
  • Successful track record in financial planning, managing relationships with banks and providing high standards of financial control and effective management of working capital
  • Familiarity with evolving global financial policies and procedures as well as commercial, tax and legal matters