Financial Controller - ZA Markets

Cape Town, South Africa

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A great opportunity to join a well established group of companies in the Online Travel Industry, based in Cape Town.

This challenging position awaits a dynamic, self motivated individual who has excellent communication skills, thrives under pressure and meets deadlines, a multi-tasker and must have a keen attention to detail.

Key Deliverables

  • Reviewing monthly results of ZA markets, including trial balances and supporting schedules/recons;
  • Providing guidance and assistance to ZA market accountants;
  • Preparing the monthly management reporting pack for the group with commentary on performance for:
    • Month;
    • Year to date;
    • Variance reporting on the above compared to prior year and budget/forecast;
  • Liaising with ZA market auditors and ensuring the timeous submission of financial statements and tax assessments for ZA markets;
  • Reviewing cash flow forecasts and assessing funding requirements;
  • Reviewing intercompany invoicing and reconciliation of intergroup loan accounts;
  • Reviewing daily, weekly and monthly ZA market KPI’s;
  • Working with Business Intelligence to automate internal control processes;
  • Acting as second approver for ZA market bank payments;
  • Ensuring the accuracy of financial information in the company database;and
  • Preparing ad-hoc financial reports and assistance to the CFO.

Skill Requirements

  • Minimum Bcom Honours in Accounting or CA (SA) would be advantageous;
  • 3-5 years of experience in a Financial Team/division;
  • 1 – 2 years in a lead financial role (not management but senior in a team);
  • Previous experience working with International Africa Markets to your advantage;
  • Excellent Pastel and Quickbooks knowledge (at least one);
  • Excellent MS Excel skills;
  • Strong analytical, financial and numerical skills; and
  • IDU reporting software knowledge will be an advantage.

Minimum Personal Competency Requirements

  • Highly Accountable;
  • Warrior Spirit;
  • Strong focus on execution;
  • Agile;
  • Meticulous;
  • Flexible;
  • Thrive under pressure; and
  • Integrity and honest.

To apply for this awesome opportunity please send us your CV (maximum 3 pages), to: Please include a copy of your academic certificate and transcript (marks).
The reference for this opportunity is “Financial Controller - ZA Markets”.
Please insert this into the subject line of your email application. Any applicants not meeting the minimum requirements will not receive a response. Please note that we reserve to right to amend, freeze the role or not hire. The final appointment will be at the discretion of Travelstart. Good luck!

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