POSITION: Financial Director

NATURE OF BUSINESS: Road Assist and Emergency Services Company

JOB LOCATIONJohannesburg, South Africa

REPORTS TO: Shareholders


Assume responsibility as the Financial Director for the financial functions of the company, and ensure effective financial direction and control within the business

Proactively adding value to the management of the business

Drive revenue growth

Adding value to client partner relationships


Must have had at least five years Senior Management exposure at Executive Committee level

Chartered Accountant (South Africa), or equivalent is essential

Must have managed the Financial function within a business with a turnover of at least R200 million

Must be able to demonstrate an entrepreneurial flair with positive results

Demonstrate the ability to work collaboratively with Functional Managers and the Business Leader to develop and create business plans

Knowledge of audit and risk assessment processes and principles

Understanding on how to formulate and execute business strategies as well as effectively lead a team of staff

Must have demonstrated an ability to establish robust systems and controls and build a performing team

Attention to detail with the aptitude and interest to quickly understand the details and be prepared to ‘roll up sleeves’ when necessary

Team player


Must be a dynamic, analytical leader who is decisive and assertive at an Executive level.

Works actively and supportively with all Functional Heads, often in an informal and ad hoc manner, to provide creative ideas, understand the financial risks and implications of decisions and to support fellow Business Managers.

Assist the business with the overall company strategy development, refinement and implementation.

Work with functional leaders to develop budgets and plans which will lead to an overall corporate budget.

Ensure statutory compliance across all financial, tax, audit and foreign exchange functions.

Co-ordinate external audit activities

Send your details in confidence to: cheyne.fitchet@woodburnmann.co.za

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