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  • Posted: Apr 11, 2023
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    Imperial is an African and European focused logistics provider of outsourced, integrated freight management, contract logistics and market access services. Ranked among the top 30 global logistics providers, the group is listed on the JSE in South Africa and employs over 27 000 people in 32 countries. With a focus on five key industry verticals - automotive, chemicals, consumer, healthcare and industrial - the group’s deep experience and ability to customise solutions ensures the ongoing relevance and competitiveness of its clients.
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    Finance Director

    Job Function:

    • Compliance With Existing Statutory and IMS Regulations Regarding Finance
    • Assist in internal and external audits
    • Participate in New client Take-On
    • Periodical analysis of client profitability (operating profit in relation to invested capital
    • Involved in mergers and acquisitions, from due diligence to contractual stage, and disposals from time to time
    • Manage trading contacts
    • Review and advice on management decisions to ensure optimal impact on the financial success of the company
    • Process supplier payments
    • Capital allocation decisions to be thoroughly assessed including capex and investment decisions; buy vs lease decisions to be properly assessed
    • Contribute to the setting of budgets, minimise expenditure and manage costs and assets effectively
    • Monthly analysis of the financial performance of the business unit compared to budget expectation and prior financial periods
    • Manage the financial position of the company with the objective of maximising profitability and return on invested capital
    • Ensure compliance to the Limits of Authority.
    • Provide guidance to executives in the company to ensure strategic and financial reporting objectives are met
    • Track projects costs and progress
    • Oversee drafting of annual financial statements in accordance with International Financial Reporting Standards
    • Quarterly reporting of internal controls.
    • Internal management packs and dashboards
    • To ensure that all agreed EMS objectives as per the department are achieved in as far as is practicable
    • Periodic balance sheet reviews to ensure accuracy of IMS financial position·
    • Foreign exchange management by ensuring foreign currency related exposures are addressed in accordance with Imperial guidelines
    • Drive the timeous and accurate completion of the budgeting and forecasting processes.
    • Drive and manage the cost savings initiatives within IMS.
    • Develop, implement, and ensure compliance with the Group's financial processes, policies and disciplines.
    • Continuous improvement of internal financial and operational processes.
    • Prepare and / or coordinate monthly flash reports.
    • Manage and implement new accounting standards within IMS.
    • Update customer profitability data monthly and report on underperforming contracts.
    • Ensuring that funding structures at IMS are optimal and aid businesses in motivating funding requirements to the Asset and Liability Committee.
    • Co-ordinate and assist with the internal and external audit process.
    • Identifying and managing risk (financial and non-financial) throughout IMS along with Imperial's risk department.
    • Responsible for ensuring that efficient internal controls are implemented and maintained throughout the company
    • Provide ad-hoc projects and reports as required.
    • Manage overall financial functions
    • To ensure that all Corrective Action/ Preventive Actions proposed on internal and external audits are closed out/ implemented within required timeframe

    Qualifications required:

    • Bachelor of Commerce degree in Finance /Accounting
    • Certified Public Accountant – CPA(K)
    • Masters in Business Administration or related field would be an added advantage

    Experience required:

    • 10+years' experience in a similar environment, of which 3 - 4 years' as FD or equivalent level.
    • Previous experience within a similar business would be an advantage.
    • Commercial acumen at a strategic level
    • Excellent leadership and interpersonal skills required.

    Behavioural competencies:

    • Knowledge and experience in local finance regulations
    • Computer skills
    • Ability to communicate and network effectively
    • Ability to take control and exercise leadership
    • Ability to give direction and take responsibility
    • Have an understanding of the business, commerce and finance
    • Ability to manage pressure and cope with setbacks
    • Be able to apply own expertise effectively

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified? Go to Imperial Logistics on to apply

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