POSITION: Chief Financial Officer

NATURE OF BUSINESS: Consumer Goods Sector

SUMMARY OF EXECUTIVE OPPORTUNITY: Assume responsibility for planning, directing, managing and controlling the company’s financial activities, tax, fiscal, governance and investor relations operations of the JSE listed company. Lead the finance function of the Company in terms of defining financial control and reporting, risk management and growth and profitability in support of the organisation’s local and global strategic plans


  • Handle the Investor Relations role expected of a listed CFO
  • Essential to hold a Chartered Accountant qualification. Additional post graduate qualifications would be desirable

  • At least ten years of progressively responsible financial experience for a major company or division of a large corporation preferably gained within the consumer goods sector

  • Essential to have listed company experience and be recognised by relevant sector analysts as a highly regarded individual

  • Useful to have international experience

  • Useful to have had prior M&A experience

  • Sound knowledge of GAAP, IFRS, King 3 Report, JSE Listings Requirements and relevant legislation (Tax, Company, Property, Insurance Law)

  • Must have a good understanding of audit and risk assessment processes and principles

  • Must understand how to formulate and execute business strategies as well as effectively lead a team of professional staff

  • Should have experience in partnering with an executive team and have a high level of written and oral communication skills            


    • Assume responsibility for the effective leadership and management of the position. Assist the Chief Executive Officer and Business Directors with the overall company strategy development, refinement and implementation
    • Oversee the issuance of financial information as well as ensure the timely preparation of IFRS compliant Annual Financial Statements for the Group and report financials to the Board, Executive Management and the JSE in line with JSE requirements

    • Ensure compliance with regulatory requirements for the sectors in which they operate

    • Contribute towards the overall growth and profitability of the Group and engender a style of management that encourages an ethos of excellence and a mindset of continuous improvement

    • Assume overall accountability for managing all financially related governance compliance activities and ensure that the company complies with all legal requirements

    • Accountable to propose group capital structure and to implement efficient financing with capital providers after board approval 


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