EXECUTIVE SEARCH STATUS: Completed

 POSITION: Senior Manager: Finance

 NATURE OF BUSINESS: Logistics - Freight Management

 JOB LOCATION: Isando, Johannesburg

 REPORTS TO: Divisional Director (directly); Logistics Financial Director (dotted line)

 SUMMARY OF EXECUTIVE OPPORTUNITY:

Responsible and accountable for the day to day planning and management of all financial and administrative operations of the Freight Management and Services Division. This includes maintaining reliable, accurate and timeous financial systems and internal control procedures, ensuring timely and accurate financial reporting and proactively managing credit risk.

The incumbent will play an important role in the senior management team of this division and must be able to contribute to this team by analytically understanding the financial information and thereby recommending management actions.

KEY EXECUTIVE ATTRIBUTES REQUIRED:

  • Should preferably be a Chartered Accountant although candidates with a BComm, BAcc or similar degree will be considered

  • At least ten years of progressively responsible financial experience for a major freight management business

  • Detailed knowledge and experience of Freight Clearing and Forwarding is essential

  • Exposure to foreign currency transactions – debtors, creditors and FECs is essential

  • Good knowledge of ERP systems (Core Freight an advantage)

  • Able to assess commercial contracts for suppliers, debtors and tenders

  • Identify and act upon opportunities to create value (i.e. becoming a business partner to senior management).

     

    KEY JOB PERFORMANCE AREAS:

  • Assume responsibility for the day to day planning and management of all financial and administrative aspects of the division, including the management of the financial staff

  • Maintain reliable, accurate and timeous financial information systems and internal controls

  • Ensure timely and accurate financial reporting and accounts preparation

  • Compilation, analysis and distribution of monthly management accounts

  • Compilation, analysis and distribution of budgets and forecasts

     

    Note:  Part of the Woodburn Mann process involves verification of your qualifications. Many clients also request that potential candidates complete criminal and credit checks.