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Head of Controlling - Africa

Durban   •   R1,100,000 - R1,200,000   •  Permanent

Bullet points

  • An exciting opportunity to join an international conglomerate.
  • The prospect of influencing the African footprint with significant importance.

About Our Client

Our client is an international leader in flexible and modular packaging and is a specialist with three main focus lines. As a global conglomerate, they are seeking to increase their African footprint in accordance with their strategic targets. Our client is one of the worlds leading manufacturers of packaging goods and materials, their primary clients are amongst some of the worlds largest multinationals to date and with the expansion throughout africa the list of blue chip clients is set to increase.

Job Description

The successful incumbent will be responsible for, but not limited to the following responsibilities:

  • Succesfully lead and manage the financial controlling function with a focus on the analysis, costing, budgeting, forecasting and reviewing of various accounts,books,ledgers and journals.
  • Take both a leading and participative role with the aqusitions of new entities throughout Africa.
  • Develop, implement and monitor both new and existing controls and regulations whilst improving the efficiency and effectiveness of all plans aligned with the different business units.
  • Take the proactive role of partnering with the business from a strategy perspective concerning movements of current trends and future trends.
  • Conduct due diligence reports for the business.
  • Review the profitability of business in Africa on an ongoing basis.

The Successful Applicant

In order to be considered for this position the incumbent will meet the following:

  • Possess a professional qualification that is completed, either a CA(SA) or CIMA, this is not negotiable.
  • Possess an above average working experience in the manufacturing and/or packaging industry.
  • Have extensive knowledge of the African continent pertaining to the political, social and economic factors that will surround business activities in and around Africa.
  • Possess a minimum of 7 years' experience in costing and controlling.
  • An individual who has experience in SAP/BAAN would be preferable.

What's on Offer

This position offers a lucrative package to an individual that brings both the experience and track record to take advantage, for the chance of a lifetime to join a fast paced, goal driven company that is at the forefront of its industry.