Head Of Finance

Head Of Finance Job Description Template

Our company is looking for a Head Of Finance to join our team.


  • Analyse and report on balance sheet recons and costs;
  • Oversee debtors, creditors and cashbook management;
  • Preparation and review of consolidated monthly reports and commentary for financial results;
  • Preparation of budgets, forecasts and co-ordinate annual audits;
  • Assets, Procurement, Commercial contracts and Insurance management;
  • Income tax and VAT compliance and submissions, month end reviews and variance reports;
  • Preparation of key business drivers for group management reporting;
  • IFRS implementation;
  • Dealing with Stakeholders;
  • People management;
  • Manage cash flow and banking including overseeing all payments and international transfers (eg SARB approvals);
  • Overall responsibility for Founders Factory Africa finances and reporting;
  • Improvement and implementation of controls and processes across the business to improve operational and financial efficiency;
  • Prepare annual company budgets, monthly management account packs and year end accounts;
  • Manage relationship with third party advisors including bookkeepers, auditors and tax advisors.


  • CA(SA);
  • 2 Years minimum experience in a managerial role;
  • 5 Years post article experience (Commercial Expperience);
  • Embedded Value Reporting;
  • SAM;
  • Experience of corporate tax regimes (specifically corporation tax, VAT and transfer pricing) in South Africa and UK;
  • Significant experience of leading a Finance function;
  • Ambitious, entrepreneurial, pragmatic, commercial, highly analytical, clear communicator, comfortable with ambiguity;
  • Experience of HR procedures would be an advantage;
  • Experience of financial control, forecasting and accounting ideally under both South African and UK standards;
  • Willing and able to be hands-on, with a focus on doing the work rather than overseeing it;
  • Ability and confidence to present complex information in a clear and concise way to our board directors and corporate investors;
  • Experience of working in a start-up environment (highly desirable);
  • Qualified chartered accountant;
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to lead and work effectively in team situations.