Financial Director

Multinational Industrial Products





Company Background:

The company retails industrial products.


Position Summary:

To assume responsibility and authority for effective leadership and efficient management of the finance function of the company's retail operations. Developing the finance strategy; assisting in the achievement of annual EBIT and cash flow targets; multinational financial reporting; driving change in the finance function and in the business; and driving internal control and business integrity.


Key Attributes Required:

  • Must be a CA (SA) with 10 years experience in a financial function of a retail organisation, at least four of which must have been as Head or Second in charge of a finance division.
  • Must have managed a staff complement of at least 40 people and have been accountable for an annual turnover in excess of R1 billion.
  • Must have relevant retail exposure in order to contribute effectively to strategic planning; budgeting; forecasting; and the understanding of changing market conditions and being able to take corrective action when required.
  • Must have multi-national reporting experience.
  • To ensure that senior executives and divisional management understand key dependencies, risks and opportunities in all plans, forecasts and proposals.
  • Able to make presentations to the Board.
  • To ensure that the finance department is well managed, organised and staffed with capable individuals.
  • Able to introduce a style of management that encourages innovation and better ways of doing things; and contribute to the overall growth and profitability of the company.