Hands-on Finance Manager South-Africa

posted on: 25/06/2018 -

The Job

Joining our fast-growing affiliate in South-Africa, you will report to the Country Manager with a dotted line to the HQ finance function in Belgium. You will be responsible for organizing the accounting and administrative processes and for ensuring the internal control rules and procedures are installed and applied correctly.

More specifically you will:

  • Supervise and manage the accounting tasks (G/L, A/P, A/R, bank statements, VAT, Tax, etc.) as well as the timely and correct legal and other mandatory reporting together with the head accountant
  • Report on the evolution of stocks, outstanding receivables/payables and cash flow
  • Perform margin analyses and provide management with insight on the cost price and margin
  • Coordinate the timely monthly financial reporting to the head office
  • Prepare the Audit Reviews (6 months/Yearly) and provide assistance to the tax return preparation for the auditor
  • Review the monthly cash flow and P&L and monitor performance against budget
  • Contact person for VAT and banks reporting
  • Liaise with the different responsible people about monthly performance
  • Coordinate the yearly budgeting process
  • Timely identify financial and internal control risks and implement action plans
  • Manage the local balance sheet in terms of foreign exchange exposure and financing (working capital & fixed asset finance)
  • Fulfill special projects as needed

Your Profile

  • You have obtained a respected master’s degree in accounting or finance
  • You have minimum 5 years of experience in a similar function
  • You have a good experience in cooperating with banks and treatment of FX volatility
  • You have good knowledge of English to business level
  • You have good knowledge of ERP-systems (maintenance, follow-up and implementation)
  • Preferably, you have experience of working in an affiliate environment
  • Preferably, you have prior working experience in Africa.
  • You are proactive and not afraid to take initiatives
  • You have an open personality and you have strong written and oral communication skills, as well as the ability to build effective working relationships at all levels within the company
  • You are rigorous and diplomatic
  • You have an analytical and critical mind-set
  • You are stress resistant, punctual and focussed on achieving deadlines
  • You make the bridge between day to day financial processes and business performance and risks

A multinational of Belgian origin

Manuchar is a global trading, logistics and distribution company, with more than 25 years of experience and headquarters in Antwerp, Belgium.

We operate with our own people (+ 2000 FTE) and through our own local infrastructure in over 40 countries, mainly in emerging markets.

Our trading activities cover Chemicals, Steel, Polymers, Pharmaceuticals, Wood, Spare Parts, Paper and Cement. Our distribution and also local value added logistics are mainly focused on Commodity and Specialty Chemicals.

Ingredients of our success? We know the products, markets, global & local logistical solutions and have the necessary financing capabilities.

But most of all … We have the people that make it work!

Manuchar offers

  • a job full of variety with long-term perspectives in an international environment
  • cooperation with motivated & skilled colleagues in an open company culture
  • an attractive remuneration package including fringe benefits
  • a nice workspace where you can fully develop your talents


If you want to take up the challenge and join an international fast growing team of dynamic colleagues, please send your application letter and detailed CV here via our online recruitment tool CVWarehouse.

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